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Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Title: Howl’s Moving Castle
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Date Started: November 17
Date Finished: November 21
Format: Mass trade paperback from library co-op

Let’s get this out of the way before I continue this review: I have seen this movie multiple times and I love it, so when I heard that it was based off a book I decided that I should better get this book and see what was changed from page to screen. 239 more words

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The Books That Made Me a Reader

Inspired by this post from the Nerdy Book Blog

When I was a child/tween/teenager, I took great pride in calling myself a reader. My parents would refer to me as their reader (never mind that my older sister is capable of reading far faster than me), my aunts and uncles would give me books on most gifting occasions, and I loved collecting stories. 995 more words


The Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones

I agree with JennyThe Lives of Christopher Chant is waaayyy more fun than Charmed Life. It has tons more plot, and the almost constant presence of a kick-ass goddess (who seems to be Indian from the sounds of it!) forms a nice counterweight to the boy magician. 641 more words


Topographical diversions

Of course, books aren’t the only things that we can read. Anything with written or printed words count, naturally, but if you are musically literate you’ll also be familiar with notation, the ‘dots’ that singers and instrumentalists can transform into sounds as much as letters do for speech. 905 more words


The Ogre Downstairs

Author: Diana Wynne Jones

My rating: 4.5 of 5

Johnny, Caspar, and Gwinny are pretty much convinced that their new step-father is the worst thing that could have happened to him; he’s grumpy, demands quiet all the time, doesn’t understand children at all, and gets angry at the slightest things. 454 more words

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TTT: Books You're Still Not Over

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme by The Broke And The Bookish. This one is a random pick from their list of previous topics. 655 more words

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Book Review - Howl's Moving Castle

I was planning on doing my reviews immediately after experiencing a product since whatever I’ll be writing about will still be fresh in my mind. However, I don’t think that really works in favor of… 745 more words

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