Thursday, February 17, 2011

Throwback Thursday (3)

Let's talk about those books already on the shelves, yours or the stores.

I have a post for books I'm looking forward to coming out;
Looking Forward To...

But what about all those wonderful books that are ALREADY on the shelves?
Whether it be on your shelf waiting to be read or on the shelves in the stores waiting for you to give it a good home.

So, I thought I would share a book a week that is just waiting for me to travel through it's world.

Now... where do I start?  I think I'm going to look at the WANT list today...

This book I found on at a fellow bloggers.  But I'm sorry as I can't remember who's today.  It sounds like a fun fantasy read.

Howl's Moving Castle

Goodreads Synopsis:
In the land of Ingary, such things as spells, invisible cloaks, and seven-league boots were everyday things. The Witch of the Waste was another matter.

After fifty years of quiet, it was rumored that the Witch was about to terrorize the country again. So when a moving black castle, blowing dark smoke from its four thin turrets, appeared on the horizon, everyone thought it was the Witch. The castle, however, belonged to Wizard Howl, who, it was said, liked to suck the souls of young girls.

The Hatter sisters--Sophie, Lettie, and Martha--and all the other girls were warned not to venture into the streets alone. But that was only the beginning.

In this giant jigsaw puzzle of a fantasy, people and things are never quite what they seem. Destinies are intertwined, identities exchanged, lovers confused. The Witch has placed a spell on Howl. Does the clue to breaking it lie in a famous poem? And what will happen to Sophie Hatter when she enters Howl's castle?

Diana Wynne Jones's entrancing fantasy is filled with surprises at every turn, but when the final stormy duel between the Witch and the Wizard is finished, all the pieces fall magically into place.


  1. Heey
    I did a post a little like yours!! Here's the link!!
    Howl's Moving Castle looks great BTW!!

  2. Hi Juli! Thank you so much for leaving your link. :) And glad you enjoyed the posts. You have a great list of books there too. I think for 3 or 4 weeks I have the WANT list featured, then I'll go back to the poor sagging shelves of books. ;D Thank you!

  3. Awesome idea for recommending older books- I totally get caught up in new and arc too often.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  4. I didn't read this one, but I enjoyed the animated version of this story. Hopefully you'll get this one and then I will see what is different between the book and the movie! :)

  5. I have never read anything by her, didn't finish watching that movie either. but still it sounds good

  6. I can't believe you never read How's Moving Castle. It's a fantastic book. One of my favorite YAs. After you finish this one you have to read her Chrestomanci books. I love those as well. You are in for a treat!

  7. Brandi Leigh - I usually get caught up with the new books too. But the already printed books need some love too. ;) So then I came up with this post. :)

    Melissa (Books&Things) - Oh, I didn't know there was an animated version of this story. Hm, I might have to check it out. I now have to find this book somewhere and get it. ;D

    Blodeuedd - I've never read anything by this author either, but it kind of caught my eye, so thought what the hay if I can find it anywhere I'll try it. :)

    Simcha - Oh, so glad to hear you enjoye Howl's Moving Castle. :) Now I need to go get the book. :) Oh, where to begin. Thanks!


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