Tuesday, July 22, 2014
It needed to be read in bits and dabs. I'm just glad I'm through it.
A story about growing up and the power of words. Set in WWII Germany, illiterate Liesel begins her journey as a book thief, stealing the Gravedigger's Handbook before she is even able to read it. Thurs begins her love affair with books, when her foster father teaches her to read it as he calms her nightly nightmares.
Death is the narrator of the book, and it took me a while to get into it, but I ended up enjoying the book immensely. I listened to the downloaded audio of the book, and wondered half-way through if I would have enjoyed it as much in a printed format. Its time and place jumps around a bit, and Death makes frequent aside comments, so I question if I'd have had the same feelings for the book had I "read" it.
Go for it. It's an unusual and haunting read.
Meghan had reviewed this book and really liked it so I thought I'd give it a go. Of course, I then had to wait for both of my kids to read it before I got a chance. Imagine being a teenager and finding out your parents wear costumes and meet with other costumed people. You'd think they were superheroes, but wait, what if it turned out they were actually super villains?
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Anyway, regardless of all that, I really loved this series.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
I love anything fairytale based, and this series has been a lot of fun. What happens when the Prince Charmings of our stories are actually as suave, dashing and great as the tales make them out to be? The Princes are tired of having their characters maligned and names forgotten, and they'll continue to try to be heroes until it kills them. This is a really fun series.