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Howl's Moving Castle: Book Review

Howl’s Moving Castle Book Review

Reviewed by Vivian, Breanna, Wilaine

Summary by Goodreads:

Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. 725 more words

Book Review

Tuesday Book Report, December 16, 2014

I had hoped to read more titles this week, but time seemed to slip away from me as I covered shifts and dealt with other life things. 876 more words

Adult Fiction/Literature

Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones

I’m pretty sure that Charmed Life was my first book by Diana Wynne Jones, although I’m never sure when was it that I first read it. 663 more words


The Box Of Delights by John Masefield

…’The Wolves are Running…’

Kay Harker, on his way home from boarding school for the Christmas holidays, receives this odd warning from a mysterious old Punch and Judy man on the train. 344 more words

Peter Pan

The ads before the main event: the poetry before The Faerie Queene

Before one can begin reading The Faerie Queene, one must first read endless pages of pre-feature-presentation poetry.

It’s not that bad, of course. The fascinating thing about the Commendatory Verses (important men at court writing short poems to the effect that this Spenser guy’s work is worthwhile) and the Dedicatory Sonnets (Spenser writing his thanks and praise to the various men who commended his work and/or otherwise sponsored him) is the aspects they choose to praise. 1,050 more words

Diana Wynne Jones

Sound And Fury

I couldn’t really think of a blog post this week. Yanno: work, the dog, the hubby . . . a new tv show . . . 308 more words

A Writer's Life

Zine, not herd

Magazines come in all shapes and sizes, finesse and finish, from professional to amateur, glossy to gauche. With its largely leisure associations it’s strange to realise the word has industrial and even military origins, from the Arabic  508 more words