Tag: The Book Thief

My “Crossing” Booklist: Ten Favorite Books I Would Take To The New World (2020 Edition)

My “Crossing” Booklist: Ten Favorite Books I Would Take To The New World (2020 Edition)

Posted February 27, 2020 in Bookish Things // 2 Comments

You know that old question: “If you were stuck on a desert island and could only have 10 books, which 10 would you pick”?  It’s an old question, and one that pops up on Top Ten lists all the time.  In fact, I’ve already done a post like this, back in 2018!  At the time, the Top Ten Tuesday meme had a lot of great answers I’d ever thought of… including books that would actually be useful on a desert island. Honestly, I always interpreted that questions as “you’re stuck on an island, what books would you read over and over […]

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What’s America’s Favorite, Iconic Book?

What’s America’s Favorite, Iconic Book?

Posted August 9, 2018 in Bookish Things // 6 Comments

Have you guys heard about this “Great American Read” television show?  If you use the Goodreads web platform, it’s difficult to miss – the ad has been plastered all over mine for a couple months. There’s a lot of interesting books on this list, although I can’t imagine choosing just one book for an entire country.  PBS came up with 100 books for this competition, a mixture of popular modern reads and timeless classics.  I’ve read 37, how many have you read? 1984 by George Orwell ✓ A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole X A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving X A Separate […]

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The Books In the Places I Remember

The Books In the Places I Remember

Posted July 24, 2018 in Uncategorized // 26 Comments

In The Hazel Wood, Alice searches through her memories and finds books.  The books  she read when she was living in California, the books from Montana or Ohio… for Alice, her memories are in the places and in books.  I don’t think I’m quite like Alice, but a lot of my memories have books imprinted into them. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak I read The Book Thief aboard the Norwegian Breakaway in 2015.  I had already seen the movie by then – I went to see it by myself at an afternoon matinee on one of my odd Wednesdays off and […]

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Top Ten “Older” Books I Don’t Want People To Forget

Top Ten “Older” Books I Don’t Want People To Forget

Posted July 10, 2018 in Memes // 23 Comments

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is a freebie, and as such, I decided to go deep into the TTT archive and come up with something close to my heart.  You, my lovely followers, will know that I’m not always on top of the hottest books.  Sure, I read Children of Blood and Bone the month it was published, but it took me a year to get to The Hate U Give and I just read the hugely popular The Perks of Being a Wallflower last month (it was published in 1999).  I love reading older books, ones that may have been hyped […]

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Why Book Clubs Aren’t Really My Thing

Why Book Clubs Aren’t Really My Thing

Posted March 30, 2018 in Memes // 20 Comments

I am such a solitary reader. I feel like that’s a fair thing to be?  After all, unless you’re reading aloud in a circle or recording and audiobook or something equally fantastic, it’s so much lovelier to dig into a novel in a quiet corner so you can really immerse yourself.  And you know what else I really love?  Picking my own books. For about a year, I agreed to join a friend’s book club at work.  It was a small group that eventually dwindled out.  Our biggest problem?  We had one girl who liked romance, one who liked NYT […]

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