Friday, March 7, 2014

The Book Thief

My review: Wow, this book was amazing. It brought me to tears. The character's all had a heartrenching story that spoke to me. But Liesel story spoke to me most. Her story of hope in times of war. I feel alittle like Liesel who can't think of any words to say. This book was amazing.

What The Book Is About: Set during World War II in Nazi 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 something she can’t resist — books. With the help of her best friend, Rudy, she learns to live on Himmel Street after her brother dies on the train ride there. She learns to read thanks to her accordion-playing foster father, Hans Hubermann, and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man who took refuge in her basement. This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul and human spirit.

I give it 5 Stars.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely girls at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week is Unread Popular Authors

George R. R. Martin

The Game of Thrones books, I hear are really good.

Veronica Roth

The Divergent Series

Cassandra Clare
Veronica Rossi
j.r.r. tolkien

Jane Austen

John Green I can't think of 2 More.

Monday, March 3, 2014

It's Monday! What are you reading?

It's Monday! What are you reading?
Read Last Week
Jamie Fraser, erstwhile Jacobite and reluctant rebel, knows three things about the American rebellion: the Americans will win, unlikely as that seems in 1778; being on the winning side is no guarantee of survival; and he’d rather die than face his illegitimate son — a young lieutenant in the British Army — across the barrel of a gun. Fraser’s time-travelling wife, Claire, also knows a couple of things: that the Americans will win, but that the ultimate price of victory is a mystery. What she does believe is that the price won’t include Jamie’s life or happiness — not if she has anything to say. Claire’s grown daughter Brianna, and her husband, Roger, watch the unfolding of Brianna’s parents’ history — a past that may be sneaking up behind their own family. Reading This Week

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. By her brother's graveside, Liesel Meminger's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Grave Digger's Handbook, left there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordion-playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor's wife's library, wherever there are books to be found. But these are dangerous times. When Liesel's foster family hides a Jew in their basement, Liesel's world is both opened up and closed down.

What are you reading?