Monday, 7 April 2014

April's Mailbox Monday

It's the first Monday of April and therefore by extent the first Mailbox Monday of Apil. Mailbox Monday is hosted over at its own website, Mailbox Monday by LeslieSerena and Vicki

One of the books I just loaded onto my Kindle is Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. I watched the movie Saturday night and absolutely fell in love with it, so now I'm reading the book and although it is different, I am really enjoying it. 

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.

I also just got Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections from the library for my 100 Classics list. 
3805After almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson’s disease, and their children have long since flown the family nest to the catastrophes of their own lives. The oldest, Gary, a once-stable portfolio manager and family man, is trying to convince his wife and himself, despite clear signs to the contrary, that he is not clinically depressed. The middle child, Chip, has lost his seemingly secure academic job and is failing spectacularly at his new line of work. And Denise, the youngest, has escaped a disastrous marriage only to pour her youth and beauty down the drain of an affair with a married man—or so her mother fears. Desperate for some pleasure to look forward to, Enid has set her heart on an elusive goal: bringing her family together for one last Christmas at home.

So, what's in your Mailbox?

7 comments:

  1. I've only seen Howl's the movie but I bet the book is great. Enjoy!

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  2. I really enjoyed The Corrections...a lot more than his later book, Freedom. Hope you like it, too. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  3. I had no idea Howl's Moving Castle was based on a book. Although I haven't seen the movie either, so I'm probably not one to talk!

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  4. Hope you enjoy the books in your mailbox. Happy reading!

    Here is my POST!!!

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  5. Howl's Moving Castle sounds really good! Happy Reading!

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  6. Both are new to me! Enjoy!!

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  7. I don't know either book. I hope they are enjoyable for you.

    Have a wonderful reading week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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