Friday, July 12, 2019

The Friday 56 (156) & Book Beginnings: Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.


2294528Synopsis from Goodreads...
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 Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye.

Beginning: "In the land of Ingary, where such things as seven-league boots and cloaks of invisibility really exist, it is quite a misfortune to be born the eldest of three."

56: "It would be a thin blue face,: she murmured, "very long and thin, with a thin blue nose. But those curly green flames on top are most definitely your hair."


Comments: I've talked about Howl's Moving Castle for the Friday 56 before, but I'm sharing it again because I recently reread it. I also used this book as an example in an upcoming blog post. I love this book. It's been four years since I first read it, and it's such a great story. It was nice to reread it. Have you read Howl's Moving Castle or seen the movie adaptation?

14 comments:

  1. I really need to read this book. I've only heard great things about it. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  3. I have never heard of the book, but the extracts are catchy. Hope I will pick it up one day.

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    1. I hope you enjoy Howl's Moving Castle if you ever decide to read it. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  4. I've seen the movie, but I never realised there was a book too!

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    1. If you liked the movie, then I'd recommend giving the book a try. The story is pretty similar to the book, but the movie made some changes to the plot as well as the characters. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  5. I really enjoyed this too and realized I never wrote my review. Need to fix that!

    My Friday 56 from The Experiment

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  6. I knew there was an anime movie, but I wasn't aware there was a book.

    My Friday 56

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    1. I know what you mean. I saw the movie first, and then read the book years later. In fact, Howl's Moving Castle is just the first book of a trilogy. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  7. Sounds quite interesting. I don't think I've seen this before.

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    1. Howl's Moving Castle is an interesting story, and I recommend reading the book and watching the movie. Thanks for stopping by!

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