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Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. I've only seen the movie and wanted desperately to read the book because I loved it so much. Verdict? The book is just as good if not better. Obviously, like most movies, it left out certain details that I appreciate very much in imagining the world created. Sometimes I don't get why movie people leave out certain plot lines that only serve to make the story stronger. I like Sophie, she's a sympathetic character that doesn't put up with any of Howl's nonsense. I love how she comes to her own once the spell is put on her and stops caring about what others think. It's a really fun book and makes me feel like a kid again. It's one I can't wait to share with my kids.
What I'm Writing:
I haven't gotten as much writing done as I would have liked. We had family in town this weekend and I prepping for them most of last week. My husband was also in Colorado when the floods hit and barely made it out before things got really bad. Thankfully he's back safe and I know not everyone over there is that lucky. I'm setting a goal for next week to have the next major revisions done. There aren't that many, just one that really is kicking my butt at the moment.
What Inspires Me Right Now:
Sweaters, jeans, boots, hot chocolate, pumpkins....I see a pattern forming here. I love fall and it's cooling down over here. I can't wait to finally stop using our sprinklers and stop mowing our lawn every weekend. Of course there's all those leaves to round up, but I enjoy raking, it's good exercise and I love the smell of fallen leaves.
What Else I've Been Up To:
Trying to catch up on my sleep. It's my favorite pass time. And potty training. I won't go into the nitty gritty details, but it's been quite the adventure. I've already potty trained two boys so a girl kind of threw me for a loop, but it's going well. So I'm pretty much up to the mommy things in life, not that it's a bad thing, but I'm so ready to dive back into my writing.