This is my first attempt to read a historical romance novel. In fact, it is only recently that I am trying out different genres since I read by author before. And in my attempt to widen my book collections (and with a friend’s convincing prowess), I began to read this book (unfortunately, pdf version because I am yet to find the book. but i will find it, that’s for sure). My plan is to just take a peek on Kleypas’ writing style because  I am really careful when it comes to reading something from an author I haven’t tried yet.

And guess what, I wasn’t able to stop reading! And that was despite the fact that I never had the patience to read a book in soft copy form. But I just could not make myself stop reading. Her words totally captured me. I fell in love with Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent so much that when I glanced at the clock, it was already 3 in the morning. =”>

This might be my first attempt to read a book like this, but it will definitely not going to be the last.

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I first fell in love with Howl when i watched Hayao Miyazaki’s animated film Howl’s Moving Castle. So, I was ecstatic when I learned that it was originally a novel by Diana Wynne Jones. It was not easy to find where i can buy this book so i literally traveled hours to go to the bookstore where it can only be bought. And i have no regrets! This book is a treasure. I am so happy and blessed to be able to discover DWJ. 

She never fails to amaze me with her witty and magical way of writing. She always presents the magical world in her books in a manner that will make you believe that such world really exist somewhere out there.

Another thing why I love this book is because it made me years younger. While i am reading Howl’s Moving Castle, I could not help myself from giggling and swooning over Howl and Sophie. Reading it was so much fun. 

Well, of course, just like any book adaptations, there are many things different from the movie and the book. Like, the movie is more romantic than the book, I still enjoy the slight romance in the book. I love both. I love Howl’s somewhat cool handsomeness in the movie but I also love the playful, womanizer and humorous Howl in the book. and oh, of course, we should not forget Calcifer, the most adorable fire demon of all. 

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