SO you might have noticed that there was no Loony Blurbing yesterday because…I, um, forgot about it.
BUT NEVER FEAR. I’m back. And I’ve been thinking about Loony Blurbs and have decided that from now on, it will be a monthly link-up. I just think it’s easier that way. So I’ll do my post early on next month, and you guys can do yours whenever you want throughout November. And I’ll have the titles posted on the Loony Blurbs tab.
What do you think of that??
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Every day is unique when your castle can move between dimensions and time. Not that Howl’s complaining. One day he might be underwater, another on a space colony. And plus, Castle is Howl’s friend. It’s always just been the two of them.
But one day, when Howl wakes up and looks out his bedroom window, he hasn’t moved. They’re in the same place as the day before. Has the magic run out? And just why did this have to happen in a medieval setting?
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Eleanor is an environment nut. So when there’s a threat to her beloved Cerulean Park, she vows to fight. The only problem is that as a developer, her mum’s part of the agency that wants to demolish the park.
Mother and daughter are going to have some serious talks.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Markus can’t help it. He’s a book thief. He doesn’t steal anything else – fancy jewellery and money don’t bother him. And they have to be specific books too. Books about dragons and fairies don’t interest him. Markus needs all the books he can on how to be cool. Unfortunately what was cool in the 80s doesn’t make him very popular at school.
Maybe he should have stolen those $200 overalls, because there’s no way he’s going to use them again.
But Markus is going to learn that books aren’t going to tell him all he needs to know.
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Lois is starting to think the fairies are just messing with her. “Lois, you can become a fairy when you’ve counted all the grains of sand on the beach.” “Lois, come back when you’ve shaken hands with all the ants on Earth.”
“Lois, come back when you’ve numbered the stars.”
An epic journey across the universe. An impossible task.
And besides, there are more fairies who dwell within black holes. And they are so much cooler.
The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket
But it becomes about a million times worse when the carnivorous carnival arrives in town to rival her family’s. Not that everyone else knows it – the goblins and the elves could easily be mistaken to be human. Sniz is the only one who knows better.
But to help save her own circus, she’s going to have to face her fear of clowns. And that’s not going to be easy.
The Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salerni
In that eighth day, their adult path is supposed to become clear. But for Diane, the eighth day does nothing of the sort. She’s more confused than ever. And at the Choosing Ceremony, she freezes up. She can’t do it.
So she goes back to the world of the eighth day – the first in history. If she’s to become an adult anytime soon, she’s going to have to figure out what kind of person she wants to be. Only problem is that the world of the eighth day is collapsing – Diane might not even make it out alive.
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff
Rump is a misunderstood little thing. He didn’t want anyone’s first-born child – those things scream and are disgusting at the best of times. All he wanted was for someone to notice him. It’s pretty sad when nobody can even remember your name…surely it’s not that hard.
So at the Academy for Misunderstood Villains, he re-invents himself as Rump, The Boy Who Can Devour A Very Large Steak In Approximately Four Minutes. The title suits him.
He’s finally found friends at the Academy. But then prissy little Cinderella arrives, and things start going missing. Someone is stabbed with a stiletto.
Who’s the villain now?
You can link up with the linky tool below – all the way up to the 1st of November, so that gives you a whole week! I’d love to see what you come up with.