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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
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Feb 23, 2012

it was amazing
Recommended to Russell by: Patricia Sanchez
Recommended for: writers, holocaust readers
Read from August 21, 2011 to February 23, 2012 — I own a copy

Three quarters of the way through this book I was beginning to lose faith in its beauty. I'm sure it was hard to sustain for the author at this point. However, in the end it lived up to expectations. The writing became so beautiful again. It was almost making me cry. Though it took me a great while to finish, this book was very much worth the read, and highly recommended.
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Reading Progress

06/29 page 30
5.43%
07/01 page 83
15.04% ""the words were on their way, and when they arrived, Liesel would hold them in her hands like the clouds...wring them out like the rain.""
07/02 page 97
17.57% "I love the poetic style of writing."
07/10 page 197
35.69% "So many sentences that just resonate with meaning!" 1 comment
08/21
7.0% "Ok, I'm restarting this one, for a good friend.... you know who you are!"
08/22
12.0% "re acquainting myself with the book"
08/24
17.0% "Ahh, I hope I finish this before school starts, or someone will be mad at me!"
09/02
43.0% "Wow, who knew Death could tell a story with such eloquence and sensitivity. Enthralling!"
09/03
44.0% "Hoping I get a chance to finish the book this time!"
09/05
53.0% "She gets the monicker Book Thief... good day of reading and napping!"
09/14
58.0% "Haven't had much time to read, but I just enjoy the writing here so much."
10/01
68.0% "Haven't had much reading time on this, but I love the writing so much"
10/05
71.0% "Getting it in slow bits, but I'm enjoying every word."
10/17
76.0% "Not getting much of a chance to read this, but I relish every page."
12/31
79.0% "slowly trying to get through the end, not that it isn't wonderfully written, but that I am having difficulty finding time."
01/01
83.0% "Max's fairy tale was wonderful.... hoping to finish this book soon."
02/21
90.0% "Ok, I am going to finish this book soon.. FINALLY!!! It is wonderfully written, and I have to get to the end."
02/09 marked as: read
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message 1: by Jennifer (new) - added it

Jennifer It's on my to-be-read list, and I think Noah just picked it up. :-)


Russell Cool beans. The writing is just beautiful!


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