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The Call by Peadar O'Guilin

The staff at Booka Bookshop, which is a thriving and wonderful source of good books and great coffee, raved about this novel. ¬†Peadar O’Guilin will be at Booka next week to read from her novel, ¬† 362 more words

Book Review

BOOK REVIEW | Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (3.5 stars)

Verdict: Fun, easy and humorous read with an unfortunately vague ending.

Sophie Hatter is the eldest of three, which in Ingary means she’s nothing special. She’ll never go on adventures or achieve greatness but, being shy and humble to a fault, she’s resigned to her fate. 293 more words


Bookshelf Tour #11

“How about making a bargain with me?” said the demon. “I’ll break your spell if you agree to break this contact I’m under.”

In the land of Ingary, where seven-league boots and cloaks of invisibility really exist, Sophie Hatter attracts the unwelcome attention of the Witch of the Waste, who puts a curse on her.

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The stories that started it all

If I asked you right now what stories you loved best, what would you say? Are there any stories that have stuck with you for over a decade? 842 more words


[Book Review]-- Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones


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. 338 more words

Howl's Moving Castle: Book vs. Movie

I’m starting a new thing on this blog, in which I discuss adaptations from book to movie. These won’t be reviews, and I won’t try to systematically cover every book-to-movie adaptation ever; they just exist so that I have a place to share my… 809 more words


Hexwood by Diana Wynne Jones

Title: Hexwood

Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Date read: April 6, 2017

Rating: 5 stars

Genre: Fantasy/Sci-fi/Contemporary/Time/Arthurian

Age: Toeing the line between YA and Adult? New Adult? 556 more words