Listening to: Tears Don't Fall by Bullet For My Valentine
Reading: Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Read the book it's based on!!!! It is amazing!!!!!
I've had the books for about a year but haven't read them because of coursework and stuff like that but as I read the first one to which Hayao Miyazaki based the film on, I've come to realise just how great it is!
It's quite a bit different to the film but it doesn't take anything away, it kinda adds to it! The characters are far more developed, not critising Miyazaki by the way, the man is a legend, but they do seem more relatable. Howl is far more childish and more self centred (and I quote; 'He spent only an hour in the bathroom the next morning.'), Sophie is more fiesty, Micheal (or Markl as he's known in the film) has a far bigger role and Calcifer is much more sarcastic.
Why am I so hyped up about this? Because Howl's Moving Castle is my all time fav film and to read the original and discover it's so good makes me really happy~
And the author is British! Bonus!