I just finished reading The Book Thief…
It was amazing…
That’s all that needs to be said.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .
Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.
This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.
The Book Thief gets a Midnight Book Rating of Midnight. My book club meets tonight to discuss it, and I just hope I don’t start crying. I’m still a little shaken up. That’s what an amazing read should feel like.
Okay, moving on, it’s Day 4 of the Dollar Bin Horror 30 day challenge!
Day 04 – Your favorite werewolf film: Underworld
You know, I wasn’t a huge fan of the werewolf when I was younger. I’m a vampire girl to the bone. I liked An American Werewolf in London, liked Wolf, but I never thought of werewolves as hot until Underworld. Of course it helps to have the smoldering yumminess of Michael Sheen and Scott Speedman to make a case for werewolves being sexy and superior to vampires.