My relationship with HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE is a bit backwards. Usually, I seek out the book before watching the movie, but I didn’t in this case. Howl, a tortured wizard with a penchant for snazzy dressing and a weakness for hair dye, was the perfect animated hero. Sophie was also a nuanced heroine with a tinge of sadness so common in Miyazaki films, and Calcifer just cracked me up. I ended up loving the film and I knew I had to read the book.
These days, I tell everyone that Twitter is great for a lot of reasons, but especially for the writing community.
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From EW’s Shelf Life column. I’ve already bought all of the books a couple of times now and I was thinking of re-reading them, but I’m on the fence about whether I will actually buy the ebooks. I wonder what the illustrations look like in digitized form? I love ebooks for convenience, but there’s still something about paper books.
Originally posted on Shelf Life:
[ew_image url="http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/i/2011/07/18/Harry-Potter-Sorcerer_212.jpg " credit="" align="left"]In 2007, the publishing industry was rocked by two colossal events: the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the debut of Amazon’s first Kindle e-reader. Nearly five years later, these phenomena will finally collide — as of today, all seven of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels are available in e-book form.
But here’s the potential fly in the Amortentia: HP fans already own copies of the septet. Heck, because I have two siblings and we all hate sharing, there are no fewer than three copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince floating around my childhood home. Audio versions of each book in the series — recorded by Jim Dale in the U.S. and Stephen Fry in the U.K. — have also been available for years at this point. Do Potterheads feel the need to own the series in up to three…
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