Sunday, January 15, 2012

Recovery going well & Book Review

My recovery is going well. I still have about 3 1/2 weeks left of my restrictions but no issues. The doctor said everything went well and no complications at all.

Now on to my book review. I read a book last year called "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak. (click on author to go to his page).  This is a wonderful book to read. I loved the way he wrote the book from a different point of view. Here is a copy from his site on what the book is about.

   The Book Thief
Knopf Books | Hardcover | 978-0-375-83100-3 | March 2006 | $16.95
Knopf Books | Paperback | 978-0-375-84220-7 | September 2007 | $11.99
Knopf Books | Unabridged Compact Disc | 978-0-739-33727-1 | September 2006 | $51.00
About the Book:
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. . . .

Set during World War II in 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 when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.
This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

The Point of view the story is told in is Death. Death is telling you the story of this little girl and her encounter's. If you get a chance to read this book please do. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.