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The Sound in Silence: In Praise of Song in Books

Or, The post with many links.

I was on a rereading kick lately and came across, in the Vancouver Public Library, a few new Ellis Peters mysteries I’d never read before. 1,182 more words

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Review of Charmed Life – Book 1 of The Worlds of Chrestomanci by Diana Wynne Jones

I’ve been reading this entertaining series – see my review of Witch Week here – to my granddaughter, who is becoming a confirmed fan of speculative fiction, and during the summer holidays we have recently completed this classic. 323 more words

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Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones

The story of Abdullah and his rescue mission is so fun it’s unreal. I picked this book up because it was recommended by Jo, or rather, she wanted me to read it and review it. 352 more words

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Book Review: Howl's Moving Castle

Howl’s Moving Castle

By: Diana Wynne Jones

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance

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. 636 more words


Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

I picked this book up because I’ve always loved the movie. I thought it would be interesting to read what had been changed for the film and what they had kept in, I’m a sucker for things like that normally. 241 more words

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Howl's Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones (Spoilers)

Sometimes a book comes along that you desperately wish had been with you for years. How much time was wasted simply not reading this book? How much pleasure would you have derived from it at various ages? 642 more words

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Lessons Learned from Diana Wynne Jones: What She Plots About When She Plots About Love Pt. 3

Part 3: I Despised You Three Chapters Ago, But NOW…

As I said in my preface post a week or so ago, Deep Secret utilizes a romance arc we often see in stories and films: the terrible first impression (cue the trombone) that ends in happy love (cue the strings). 2,032 more words