I suppose it was inevitable that eventually I’d stumble into an interest in steampunk, especially with my recent sci-fi Regency spoof idea. I’ve never gone out searching for steampunk before, but the more I learn, the more intrigued I am. Part of my research involved picking up Howl’s Moving Castle — although I admit I got it for the kids, and at the time, I didn’t really know what it was about, just that it was highly recommended.
Oh. I *loved* this movie! We watched it today in bits and pieces (Princess Monster has been home sick all week and I snuck in some lunch time with her). I guess it’s not strictly “Victorian” but perhaps closer to Edwardian or even WWI in feel, but I loved it just the same. It’s definitely one of our Netflix tries that I’m going to add to our family collection. I could watch it over and over. Next in my queue is Steamboy, which I specifically added because of the steampunk themes.
I’ve also added Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti to my wishlist, and my current non-fiction read is Inside the Victorian Home by Judith Flanders.
Do you have any other Victorian or Steampunk recommendations to share?