I am in a comic book club, and from time to time I have a book before we actually select it. We selected Preludes and Nocturnes for this next meeting, which kicks of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series.

I had been meaning to read this for so long, because I was gifted this version, but I’d constantly get distracted. I really looked forward to hearing what ‘the fuss’ was about—and it turned out REALLY well.

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Sophie lives with her two sisters and her stepmother. When the girls are sent to live with other people, to make their apprenticeships, Sophie is lucky to stay with her stepmother. She makes the beautiful hats that keep a roof over their head. But one day she listens to one of her sisters, and realizes maybe she’s being used.

Soon Sophie has crossed paths with the wizard Howl (rumored to eat the hearts of young women),

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The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

Samantha Sweeting is always at work… Well, at least it feels that way. Working at one of the highest-considered firms in London, Samantha is on her game. Yes, her desk is a mess, but she is 100% on her game. However, when she starts cleaning off her desk, she notices a memo on her desk that could completely derail her career. Without realizing it, she shuts down and gets on the train–finding herself in the middle of nowhere.

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