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Best Book Ever

Jul 18, 2022

Maci Nelson is a landscape designer, educator, and podcaster. She launched the Landscape Nerd Podcast in 2020, and has collaborated with leaders in landscape architecture, ecology, and art. She is also an avid reader, and she joined me today to talk about “Howl’s Moving Castle,” a book she loves because the landscapes in the animated movie deeply inspired her.


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Host: Julie Strauss



Guest: Maci Nelson



Discussed in this episode:

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Howl’s Moving Castle Film Comic by Hayao Miyazaki (this is the graphic novel based on the art of the 2004 animated film from Studio Ghibli)

There is also this beautiful companion book of the sketches and concept art from the movie: The Art of Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl’s Moving Castle Movie

Spirited Away Movie

Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones

House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Best Book Ever Episode 098 – Sivan Hong on “The Sense of an Ending” by Julian Barnes

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