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Howl's Moving Castle
Howl's Moving Castle | 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. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there's far more to Howland herselfthan first meets the eye.
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ozma.of.oz
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Posting this early because I will be sleeping tomorrow morning!

The comfort and convenience of home plus the ability to travel and explore new places? Yes please! ❤️

#SundayFunday Hope everyone has a good Sunday and don‘t forget to tag me in your answers!

Clare-Dragonfly Ooh, what a great choice! 2w
dabbe It would have to be Pemberley, and I'd have to be Elizabeth so that I could be with Darcy. (I hope my husband would understand. :-)) 2w
ozma.of.oz @dabbe Oh great choice! 2w
hopebeths Bag end in all the comforts of the shire 1w
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peanutnine
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We haven't been camping yet this season but here's a pic from an outing last year with a favorite reread 🔥
#Campfire #OminousOctober @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs 📚🔥🧡 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🔥 2mo
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ozma.of.oz
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It‘s time for #LetterH !

📗 Howl‘s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
🖋️ Drew Hayes
🎥 Holes
📺 Hannibal
🎤 Hozier
🎶 Hell‘s Coming With Me by Poor Man‘s Poison

Hope everyone‘s had a good #ManicMonday ! @CBee

vivastory Hannibal 👏🔪🥩 2mo
CBee Thanks for playing 😊😊 2mo
sarah-bear Hozier🙌🏻 2mo
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NataliePatalie
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Mehso-so

We read this for bookclub recently. It was ok, but I thought I'd like it more. I like the movie better! 🤫 We had a good conversation about it though which is what bookclubs are about, anyway.
@Blueberry

Blueberry 💜 bookclub 2mo
shanaqui Aw, I think the movie and book are so different it's hard to judge which one is “better“. There's so much more Welsh stuff in the book which got cut from the movie... which makes sense, but kinda sucks. 2mo
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mariaku21
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I absolutely loved reading this one the first time that I went out of my way to go get my own copy.

Howl is just sooooo and then Sophie is just enough of her own person so be able to just deal with him that they work together. Even when they're arguing, there's this undertone of appreciation and respect for the other that I missed the first time but noticed on the re-read.

ManyWordsLater I loved this book... (And the movie) 😬🤷‍♀️ 🏰👵🧙🪄 (edited) 2mo
mariaku21 @ManyWordsLater I love the cartoon too so much but book Howl and Sophie are different and I just loved them too 2mo
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underground_bks
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I‘ve been meaning to watch this movie for nigh on a decade now but had to read the book first, of course! What a delightfully zany fantasy with a wonderfully dramatic titular character, a charming cast of supporting characters (with a show stealing Calcifer!), and an even more beautifully and cleverly written main character in Sophie. The witchcraft, yammering skull, and ambulatory scarecrow make this a particularly fun read for Autumn too!

akaGingerK I love both book and film, but/because they are very different but similarly cozy 2mo
underground_bks @akaGingerK the biggest difference for me was the war! This edition of the book has a Q & A with the author about the film and it was really interesting! Both her and Miyazaki grew up during WWII. 2mo
akaGingerK Oh, interesting- I should look for that Q&A! 2mo
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Kenyazero
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I also wanted to show off this awesome cover art design piece I found randomly on behance.net! It‘s posted by Ewa Baran and it‘s amazing 😍 the character designs on the behance page are also awesome. #FanArt

https://www.behance.net/gallery/77768843/Howls-Moving-Castle-Book-Cover

Clare-Dragonfly I love it! 4mo
LibrarianRyan I love that. 3mo
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Kenyazero
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I loved the anime adaptation as a teen, and read and loved the book as well. I decided to make my husband listen to the book with me because he loves the movie, and he loves the book just as much! I also got more out of it this time around. My reading comprehension could be pretty low when I was a teen (due to forgetting to synthesize and focusing on translating letters to words). Definitely didn‘t remember the parallele worlds! #magic #Classic

ozma.of.oz One of my favorites! Have you read the other two in the series? 4mo
Kenyazero @ozma.of.oz Yes! And I‘m rereading them right now by listening to them with my husband :) they‘re fun reads as well! 4mo
ozma.of.oz ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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RavenclawPrincess913
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Aquamarina and me currently listening to it love studio ghibli

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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I can‘t remember what the cover was like on what was probably a library copy the first time I read HMC… but I‘m the proud owner of the cover on the top left.

FABIO COULD NEVER.

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Kempfme
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Pickpick

This was an entertaining middle grade story about a moving castle.

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WriterAtHeart
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What a delightfully light fantasy story about a young girl turned elderly and an eccentric wizard. While I have seen the Miyazaki film, I enjoyed the novel just as much.

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HeyT
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According to goodreads I originally read this eleven years ago. It‘s my book club pick this month so I felt a reread was in order and I loved it just as much as the first time. Sophie is probably one of my top five heroines because she just goes with it and carries on the best she can.

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Eva_B
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Mehso-so

A couple of teenagers I know convinced me that I really should read this book. I liked the humour and found the story fun. I can see why kids love it. But I felt the writing could have been better.

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HeyT
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There are no words for the cover of this edition. I‘m so happy I decided to check out the library‘s copy instead of hunting for the one I know I have around here somewhere. Started this today as it‘s the monthly pick for SFFBC.

TheAromaofBooks I really can't imagine a better cover for that book 😂 5mo
peanutnine Wow great cover, so intense lol 5mo
shanaqui Ha, I can't picture anything but the Studio Ghibli Howl/Calcifer now, but that's a pretty great cover! 5mo
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ravenlee
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Today‘s BN #bookhaul - top is for the kiddo and the rest are mine. I‘ve been looking for the tagged for years! But I screwed up, forgetting the summer reading program doesn‘t actually start until 1 July, so kiddo couldn‘t get the book she picked. After working there for years, twice, and doing it as a parent for years now, you‘d think I‘d remember. Of course, it‘s 100 degrees and feels like the height of summer, so there‘s my excuse.

tokorowilliamwallace I've actually considered ordering Chainani from thriftbooks for one its recent sales, as a YA/middle-grade I could be interested in trying out, but was unsure. I've done a lot of other library loans and purchases recently, including an online or from 7stories Press for their hardcover sale. 5mo
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Booksbymybed
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Comfort reread, and will have a comfort rewatch of the movie soon. I really love this book, and I love that it is so different from the movie that I can heartily enjoy both.

truthinfiction I have watched and loved the movie. That postcard is beautiful. I hope to read the book soon. 6mo
Booksbymybed @truthinfiction happy reading, I hope you like it! 6mo
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SpeculativeFemale
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After years of loving the movie, I finally checked out the book and found that I love it just as much!

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shanaqui
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Always fun, and an interesting use of John Donne's Song (which I confess I remember not actually liking).

Love how cross Sophie is about having fallen in love with Howl.

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shanaqui
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Huh! Remember my post earlier with the pic of Leigh Halfpenny? That was kind of apt, because it turns out that in the book Howl *did* play rugby, and played on the wing -- a position that Halfpenny does play (or used to, at least; I've only ever seen him play at full-back in the last few years). I'd forgotten this detail! That does make me happy.

Clare-Dragonfly I thought I remembered that Howl did play rugby! But I wasn‘t sure whether I was making assumptions based on not being in the UK myself. If I‘m not remembering details it must be time for another reread 😁 10mo
shanaqui @Clare-Dragonfly I'd thought I remembered it and then discounted it because Howl's so vain (and rugby's... a very physical game, even rugby union, which is what Howl surely played as a Welsh boy), but I was right the first time! 10mo
Clare-Dragonfly Maybe he learned magic so he could pretty himself up again after a match! 9mo
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shanaqui
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Another reread, because my brain's been needing the cosy familiar. I love that Howl's Welsh, and that we get a hint of how very accented his voice must be (“there's a welcome in the valleys!“, ack, I know exactly how he'd say it, lilting up and down). And his Welsh Rugby jersey! Wonder which region he'd support... He's probably too pretty to play rugby, but we do have chaps like Leigh Halfpenny (pictured), Dan Biggar, etc...

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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This turned up in the post today 🥰

Another pin for the “no one is going to get the reference” collection…

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gnarbear
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Inspired to read by my favorite movie, this book is one of the few that I can say makes a movie even better after reading. Having just as many similarities as differences, the story itself explains more of the movie as you read, while only making you love your favorite characters more. I still prefer the movie, but this was a nice little read.

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MeatPiie
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Mehso-so

?July 2021
The book is REALLY close to the Ghibli movie, BUT I think that this is one of the cases where I the movie is better than the book!
The story feels a little bit "old", and some passages are not really clear (like the ending!), but it also goes deeper on some other aspects that the movie does not mention…
I would say that the books and movie complement each other!

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BiblioLitten
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From talking to hats to invisibility cloaks…to the land of Ingary before I hit the bed. ✨
This book makes me want to pretend tomorrow is Sunday.

#currentlyreading #bookstomovies

tokorowilliamwallace This is quality Dreamland fodder! Do you find any of what you read influencing your REM sleep dreaming? I keep telling myself that if I could record my dreams or have such a vivid memory of them as they are in my unconscious state, then I could write all these cool stories, books, or screenplays! 12mo
BiblioLitten @tokorowilliamwallace Oh yes! I did have a dream journal for the longest time until I stopped. I doubt if they were cool though. The last book to give me crazy, vivid dreams was 12mo
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peanutnine
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Spent yesterday in front of the fire, finishing up this blast from the past. I haven't read this since middle school and it was just as fun and magical as I remembered ✨

I also made a bunch of progress on some other reads, reaching 9 hours after Day 1 of the #20in4 readathon 👍🏻
@Andrew65

Andrew65 That‘s brilliant 👏👏👏 12mo
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Balibee146
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My reading has been very sporadic throughout 2020 and 2021 so this relaxed #readathon is right up my street.
My Goals are:
📖 Finish Howl's Moving Castle
📖 Finish my audio book Chatter
📖 Make a sizeable dent in my next read (tbc)

#novelnovember @Andrew65

TrishB Good luck 👍🏻 13mo
Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊👍 Hope the Readathon helps. (edited) 13mo
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Balibee146
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Surprising that I've never read this before, so channelling my inner kid.
Hate the cover but never mind.
#currentlyreading

Johanna414 Oh wow, I've never seen this version before! That cover is really something... 😂 13mo
wanderinglynn I just read that in October. I enjoyed it! 13mo
Eyelit I‘m dying over that cover! 😄 13mo
wordslinger42 That cover is... unusual 😂😂 I've never seen that edition before. I love the story, though! 13mo
batsy That cover 😅 But I loved the book; hope you enjoy! 13mo
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short_soprano
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4/5 ⭐️s // a delightful story, and so fun to read! however, I think I may like the movie even better than the book…. 🙊

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Kimberlone
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All movies and TV shows I watched over the Halloween weekend for #Scarathlon2021. Muppets Haunted Mansion was the only thing I hadn‘t seen before, and it was very cute! #TeamHendrix

Saknicole An epic weekend of watching. 12mo
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Catsandbooks
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Loved Howl's Moving Castle! 🔥
#scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix

mcipher My local theater is playing it on the big screen and I‘m SO EXCITED!! 13mo
Catsandbooks @mcipher That's awesome! Have fun!! 13mo
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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I loved the book but could remember nothing of the movie, so I started rewatching it. Oh my word, he changed so much! There are so many delightful details and plot lines in the book that completely disappeared. Really worth the read for any true fantasy lover 😉 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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Life has been rather crazy lately and reading has been slow. Started Henrietta Lacks, haven't finished it. Started Lillian Boxfish, finding it quite boring for some reason. But then I picked up Howl's Moving Castle, which I got at the farmers market a few weeks ago. I never read it before. So far, I'm really enjoying it and it's actually making me want to read, not social media or TV or anything else in my down time.

BarbaraJean Oh, I loved this one! And this particular cover is hilariously terrible…😂 13mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @BarbaraJean it's so awful! But it's the cover on the copy I bought so I had to use it 😂 13mo
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wanderinglynn
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A magical, enchanting, fantastical story about a young woman, the oldest sister, who feels trapped. This book is well-written, imaginative, and funny with creative and unique characters. Loved it.

I also appreciated the recommendations on the last page.

Book 2 for #Screamathon & #SpookOWeen readathon

#roaringwolf - Book with purple, orange, or green cover 💜💚

alisiakae I love when books have recommendations at the end! 👻 1y
TheSpineView 🤩📖 1y
AlaMich What edition is that? That‘s a much better cover than others I‘ve seen. 1y
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wanderinglynn @AlaMich Harper Collins UK 2009 1y
Roary47 That is a gorgeous cover! 😍 14mo
Littlewolf1 Now I‘m gonna get this book 14mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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A work friend out of nowhere told me that she thought the book started out well but went downhill and then a few days later was like BUT HOW GOOD WAS THE MOVIE?

🥺😬

Again the context for this one was that it CAME OUT OF NOWHERE - I was minding my own business when one of my favourite books was slandered directly to my face. The audacity 😉😭😂

peanutnine 😂😂😭 dang now I want to reread 1y
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Meghan1
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I thought it started slowly, but I ended up enjoying it.

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Soubhiville
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I feel like I am one of very few people who haven‘t ever seen this movie.

I‘d rate the book a soft pick. I‘m sure if I‘d read it as a kid I‘d have loved it. I did like Sophie and her habit of talking life into inanimate objects.

JanuarieTimewalker13 I haven‘t seen film either, but I‘d like to read book! 1y
IamIamIam 🙋‍♀️ The book is on my list also! 1y
Hooked_on_books I haven‘t seen or read it! 1y
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esurient
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I love Jones' extravagant hand with the thesaurus here. Shrieked / bawled / bellowed / screamed. Delightful!

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Good fairy tale. As an Auntie, I love all the Aunt references.

'Aunts are terrible. They go for you with hat pins."

#booksandbrewsclub ??

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esurient
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Oh, this book has spoiled me for all romantic couples fighting with each other.

Johanna414 I really need to reread this - I think I missed a lot of the subtext when I was younger 1y
esurient @Johanna414 I'm enjoying my own reread hugely. 1y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag Love all the different options 😊 1y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Possibly the most pleased I‘ve ever been with a quiz result 😂

https://uquiz.com/quiz/5LkBbE/what-chaotic-scene-from-howls-moving-castle-are-yo...

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Lylah
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Work has been stressful and whenever I‘m stressed I open this boom back up 🥺

vivastory I keep seeing this posted & hearing about this book. Might be a sign from the book universe 1y
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Eggs Well done 👍🏼📚🏙👏🏻 1y
Ast_Arslan @Eggs thanks 💙💜 1y
MayJasper They all look a bit creepy 😱 1y
Ast_Arslan @MayJasper 😂😂 I didn't notice before, but you're right 😂😂 1y
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readordierachel
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A total delight! I had been curious about this book since seeing the Miyazaki adaptation (a favorite). It did not disappoint! Quite different from the movie, which makes some significant changes that give the story a darker tone. The book is much more whimsical, funny, and just all-around charming. A story I will revisit. 5⭐

I listened to the audio, expertly narrated by Jenny Sterlin. Pic above is the folio society edition, which I covet.

Trashcanman You're back ❤❤ 2y
MarriedtoMrT I love both the book and the movie with a passion despite (because of?) their differences. 2y
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gossamerchild Oh, that's an incredible edition! And I agree, @MarriedtoMrT , somehow the differences work for this story 😁 2y
BarbaraBB Hi! So good to see you 🤍 2y
batsy Nice to see you back ❤️ And I adore this book! That Folio edition 😍 2y
readordierachel @MarriedtoMrT @gossamerchild Yes, the differences really complement each format. One of the rare instances where book and movie are equally good! 2y
readordierachel @BarbaraBB Good to see you too ❤ 2y
readordierachel @batsy Nice to see you too ❤ Isn't it something? 2y
BiblioLitten Good to see you back 😊💕 2y
readordierachel @BiblioLitten Hi ❤❤ Hope you're well 2y
EvieBee What a beautiful edition! Also 👋🏼 🤗 (edited) 2y
readordierachel @EvieBee Hi! 👋🏼❤ 2y
DivineDiana I covet many of the Folio editions! 2y
readordierachel @DivineDiana They are generally gorgeous 😍 2y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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“I think we ought to live happily ever after,” and she thought he meant it. Sophie knew that living happily ever after with Howl would be a good deal more hair raising than any storybook made it sound, although she was determined to try. “It should be hair raising,” added Howl.
“And you‘ll exploit me,” said Sophie.
“And you‘ll cut up all my suits to teach me.”

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Manoshgirl51
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Mehso-so

*Novel Watching Crew January 2021 Pick*

I don‘t know why, but this was not clicking with me. Maybe because I have outgrown middle grade, but it was a combination of several elements. After reading, I watched the movie which I seemed to enjoy more. I felt like the story made more sense that way and it was easier to follow.

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