Thursday, September 28, 2006


two books i have read recently, that you really really really should read

the book thief, by markus zusak

Which in turn brings me to the subject I am telling you about tonight, or today, or whatever the hour and color. It's the story of one of those perpetual survivors--an expert at being left behind.

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

I saw the book thief three times.

so very very amazing. it has so much in it...i dont want to try and explain it, just know that it isnt like all the other books set in nazi germany. it is so much more. please read this book

also, markus is cute in a college boy kind of way. he needs to get a little more scruffy anf grubby for my liking though

the history of love, by nicole strauss

"The first language humans had was gestures. There was nothing primitive about this language that flowed from people's hands…The habit of moving our hands while we speak is left over from it….Holding hands, for example, is a way to remember how it feels to say nothing together. And at night, when it's too dark to see, we find it necessary to gesture on each other's bodies to make ourselves understood." (p.74)
when i started this book, i just read and read and read at any moment i could. its about a girl who is named after every girl in her parents favourite book, its about a man, his friend, its about the girls mother and little brother, and its about everything you'll ever need

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