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Howl's Whiny Bitchfest // Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

It is an oft-repeated piece of ‘wisdom’ that “the book is always better than the film”. Obviously, this is a crock of shite. 

I think most of us bookworms have gone through a small-minded phase of sneering at movie goers who didn’t read the original novels, in the same way fifteen year old Maddy thought I Wasn’t Like The Other Girls because I didn’t like One Direction.* 1,806 more words

Rage Reviews

Nightstand Books June {2017}



June is already zipping by and it’s long time for a look at my nightstand and what I’m reading! 1,363 more words


Howl's Moving Castle

How did you come across the book?

You know what? I’m a big Miyazaki fan… I don’t know if you’re familiar with him or not. He is an animator and makes movies… and he turned this one into a movie a while back.

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A Short Reading List

Hello, hello!  As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been slacking on my reading lately, but I’ve started up again.  I thought I would use this week’s post as a chance to share the next five books on my ever-expanding reading list.  1,185 more words


Monthly Wrap-up: May 2017

Hi guys, haven’t been much reading nor blogging for me lately due to lots of exams and essays now… I managed to read eight books, but at least they were all actually good and I finished an entire series (too soon… still not over it). 336 more words

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