So during those times like yesterday, I pull out a favorite like this one: Howl’s Moving Castle. I may go back and watch the movie too. The reason I like the book over the movie is because the movie condenses the story and many of the details are lost. To be fair, I have watched the movie and enjoyed it too.
Sophie trims hats and talks to them. What she doesn’t know is that as she is talking to them she is putting magic into them. This brings her to the notice of one of the most wicked witches in the land.
She manages to clean a wizard’s house, talk to a fire demon, and learn a little magic. This is a classic coming of age story written by one of the foremost young adult authors, Diana Wynne Jones.
It is my comfort reading.