Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mailbox Monday: Howl's Moving Castle & Chi Running

What a fabulous combo: One fanciful, one practical.  One a borrow, one a buy.

I'd heard of Howl's Moving Castle, read about it in fact on a few book blogs.  And then when a friend-colleague (another divine Ms. M.) raved about it it and offered it to me, I simply had to snatch it up.

Once I'm through with the outstanding Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (an ARC, coming out in the spring, so put it in your queue because it will wow you, guaranteed) and American Gods by Neil Gaiman (I've read many of his but somehow missed this one), I'm off to chase the modern-classic YA fantasy Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones.

And then I simply had to get back into a running routine despite a constantly-aching-and-worse-during-exertion Achilles tendon (and how apt that re-exploring his story is such bliss while experiencing his pain is such agony), and so I invested in a kit from ultra-marathoner Danny Dryer, including his book Chi Running.  In just two runs, my injury's starting to stabilize, and I can feel myself shifting toward a much more fluid gait.  If you're at all interested in a uniquely non-harming approach to building technique for a lifetime of energizing and peaceful running, I urge you to visit his website to check out all his approach might offer you.

Off to take a blissful run and then curl up with a good book.


p.s. Need to know what other readers found on their doorsteps this week?  Why not visit The Story Siren for her weekly "In My Mailbox" blog hop AND "It's Monday. What are you reading?" blog hop at Book Journey?

1 comment:

As the Crowe Flies and Reads said...

I've heard great things through the years about Howl's Moving Castle but I never did read it. Maybe I will after you post your review...

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the ride Madeline Miller takes her readers on. It was a memorable one for me.

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