Wednesday, May 24, 2006

This is becoming a habit, I'm procrastinating thesis writing by knitting and typing this. The baby blanket is still on needles. I finished The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak last night. It's a great young adult fiction set during World War II In Munich, Germany. The tale is based off of the author's mother's girlhood in German. It was a hard story to read. It was well written and well told. It is also brutally honest in it's portrayal of life in Germany during the war. It's a wonderful book that should be read by as many people as possible. The media blitz it's getting also is interesting to me. The author was on a speaking and signing tour with two other authors this past spring. He has been on Good Morning America and Weekend All Things Considered. Kopft (owned by Random House) is really pushing this book. It's plain to see why; it's that good. Charlie Gibson talked about being sent the book, picking it up at random and not being able to put it down. He then said it was annoying because he had no one to talk to about it. I recommended the book to Danielle as well. Hopefully, the library she works at will buy it. It really is worth a read.
Currently on TV: Daniel Deronda

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