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Never waste a minute; always take a good book with you where ever you go.

Books make a Home... (by H o l u n d e r)

Only read nine of these so far. I think The Glass Castle is next, thanks to my wonderful sister-in-law who is the perfect person to recommend a book. I wish I had her in my classroom to cater to the continual requests for good recommendations in the genre of (fill in the blank).

The Book Thief is a novel by Australian author Markus Zusak. Narrated by Death, the book is set in Nazi Germany (a period when the narrator notes he was extremely busy.) It describes a young girl's (named Liesel Meminger) relationship with her foster parents, Hans and Rosa, the other residents of their neighborhood, and a Jewish fist-fighter who hides in her home during the escalation of World War II.

“Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is a proof that humans are capable of magic.” Carl Sagan