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A Ghost of a Chance

I didn’t want to read more short stories.  And I wanted to avoid comedy (or attempts at humor).  Mostly I wanted to pull another book out of the Pile which does severely limit my options.   656 more words


Friday Face Off : Where there’s fire there’s…

Here we are again with the Friday Face Off meme created by Books by Proxy .   This is a great opportunity to feature some of your favourite book covers.   287 more words

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#1977club - some previous reads

Well, we’re halfway through our week of reading from 1977, and I thought I would take a look at some previous reads – both on the blog and off. 436 more words

Book Review: The House with the Chicken Legs / Sophie Anderson / 9 - 12

Published by Usborne

This reminded me of Diana Wynne Jones’ book Howl’s Moving Castle – after all there aren’t many buildings that move about in literature and I certainly recommend both. 120 more words

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#1977club - here we go! :)

Yes, time for another week of reading, discovering and discussing books from a particular year – and this one is 1977. We reach a more modern decade than we’ve been covering up until now, and one which certainly takes us away from… 267 more words

Howl's Moving Castle


We had thought that the final film in the Cameo Cinema’s Studio Ghibli season had eluded us – but, luckily for us, they have scheduled a Thursday lunchtime screening of… 415 more words


Howl's Moving Castle

This book wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. Odd, given that I’ve never seen the Studio Ghibli masterpiece based on it; but the tone of that movie wasn’t difficult to get from the trailers I saw. 462 more words

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