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this is a good book for the history and background of the priory, and the story itself. however, i think i like the movie better. it was almost too much info in the book. but it is worth reading!
How many have you read? (In college I had a t-shirt that said, "Celebrate Freedom: Read a Banned book." Gosh I loved that shirt. ) :: 40 Banned Books UPDATED: I'm agreeing with the comments and I think that is the point about sharing about banned books. The reasons seldom make sense to those of us who believe in the freedom to read. Here's more info: www.ala.org/...
The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books.
The Top 32 Popular Fiction Books for Book Clubs. Of the 32, I have read a total of 4. I already have 12 of the books on the list, but haven't read them yet. There are 2 books on the list that I tried to read, but couldn't get through. Finally, several of the remaining 14 books on this list are ones that I would like to read in the future. Overall, a great list!
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).
A good friend recommended this book to me. I honestly think this is the best love story I have ever read. The love this father has for his son is so powerful, I wept throughout. Yes it is dark. But strangely beautiful.