Saturday, January 5, 2013

Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)Goodreads Synopsis:    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.

My Thoughts:

-    This was an enchanting book!  I really enjoyed it.

-    There were a few slow parts in the middle, but it was still entertaining.  The ending is the best!

-    I love the relationship between Howl and Sophie.  The bickering cracked me up!  I loved a lot of their dialogue. 

-    I love the Miyazaki film of this, and while they are very different, I love them both.  The book and movie seem like 2 different entities to me.  They are both unique and wonderful.

-    I'd love to have a door that went different places.  I'd make one got to my hubby's work, then he could come and go easily.  He could even come home for lunch.  I'd make one go to the mall or a grocery store.  I think I'd make a door that goes to the park as well, just for my little gnome.  

-    I loved Calcifer!  I want a fire demon!

-    So, can Howl time travel as well?  I was confused on the part with Howl's family. 

-    The characters were wonderful, the story was so enthralling, and the scenes were so real!  Great story!

-    Oh, and I'd have a door that went to the ocean.  


  1. Just got this one on the Kindle! Here's hoping it's sooner rather than later that I actually read it!

  2. I really want to read this one!! I saw the movie and it's so cute. I can't imagine how adorable the book must be! :)

  3. I need to read this one but I've been worrying about the slow parts. I'll have to be in the mood when I get to it. I'd so have a door to the ocean too!

  4. I've read other books by her, but I ended up seeing the Miyazaki film before I read the book. I love both, and getting to see the differences between the two was really fun!