I decided to read Howl's Moving Castle so that I could take part in the Book Jamboree. The idea is to read a book each month and then illustrate a character/scene or front cover - whatever really! Anyway, Howl's is Februarys book so I thought I'd download it and see what it was all about (I hadn't seen the anime!) and I loved it. It's such a sweet, charming, and magical book which revolves around a character called Sophie who works in a quaint hat shop. Unfortunately a witch curses Sophie and she is transformed into an old lady! She sets out to set things right and encounters Wizard Howl and then all sorts of craziness happens. I actually watched the movie after I had read the book, and I really enjoyed that too although the story is a little different. I'd recommend both!