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MinDea
The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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Hey! It's the end of #MonthOfZusak so I am posting open discussions for each of his 4 books people said they were going to try to read this month.

Please comment below to join the conversation for The Book Thief!
@AuthorAMonth #EadieB

MinDea I absolutely love this book! It was not aaaaaaas good the second time around but I loved it. 11mo
julesG I truly liked this book. But, as a German, I also had some issues with it. Especially with some of the German language and swearing. A lot of it was translations from English into German that no German would say like that. Some of the swearing was very inventive. Even my friends from Bavaria did not know those words. 11mo
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MinDea @JulesG 😆😆😆 I would say I had that top ofind when I was reading this the second time around and wondered how it would really be said. I remember getting tired of the whole Saumensch and Saukerl part in the book. 11mo
julesG What really rubbed me the wrong way was when Liesl and Max were called "the German and the Jew" - I'd understood "the communist's child and the jew", since both are actually German, even if Max had lost his citizenship due to his religion. 11mo
MinDea Who was your favorite and least favorite character? 11mo
MinDea @julesG yes! That did bother me too but I think it was your last point there. He was no longer a German cause he lost his citizenship because he was Jewish. 11mo
julesG Saukerl is okay. But it's often used in a playful, rather admiring way. Saumensch I had never heard before. Or "arse scratcher" = "Arschkratzer" doesn't make sense in German. Some of the things the second band of thieves by the river said didn't sound German either. And I'd already said that we don't say crystal clear. 11mo
julesG I know that not a lot of the things going on during the nazi time made sense. So, I'm willing to let that hang in the air, but I still hate it. 11mo
julesG For the record, German windows open like doors. They have hinges. You cannot slide them up. Having seen my fair share of German houses from the last 1000 years, I can assure you, sliding windows are a rarety. 😉 11mo
julesG My favourite characters were Death, Max and Hans. 11mo
MinDea @julesG 😆😆😆 it's funny the little things you notice. I would never have wondered if German windows do in fact slide up! Here we have both kinds so it wouldn't be weird if I read that in a book. 11mo
MinDea @julesG yes! They're all the best. And Liesel. I love her. 11mo
julesG Don't get me started on things I notice in books/films. It's an annoying form of OCD. 😁 11mo
BookwormAHN @julesG I wondered about some of those words and phrases. Also though I think Rosa was rather like the comic relief of the book. 11mo
julesG By the way, the street names of Molchibg - a fictitious town - are weird, too. 11mo
julesG @BookwormAHN Rosa was very uncommon. Given that she must have been born in the late 19th century. No woman would have sworn like that. 😁 11mo
BookwormAHN My favorite characters were Liesel, Rudy and Hans 💚 11mo
MinDea @BookwormAHN yes! Rudy. 💙 His friendship with Liesel if such a great one. 11mo
MinDea Did everyone like that you knew what heartache would be coming in the book from the beginning since Death gave it all away or did you wish he had not spoiled things to come? 11mo
MinDea I actually wondered if any of those books were real that Liesel stole. 🤔 11mo
julesG It's WWII Germany. I actually expected worse. But, still felt for the characters and was very relieved to see Max had made it out of Dachau. 11mo
julesG @MinDea Apart from Mein Kampf, they all seem to have been books invented by Zusak. 11mo
thereadingowlvina Truth be told, I DNF this book. I really tried but the writing did not work for me. I'm frustrated with myself as this is a book that I always wanted to read. I think I'll watch the movie instead. #unpopularopinion 😪 11mo
MinDea @thereadingowlvina maybe audiobook would work? It is definitely worth the read but yes his writing style is different and in his other books I definitely struggled with it. 11mo
thereadingowlvina @MinDea That sounds like a good idea. I think I'll give the audioook a try! 😊 11mo
BookwormAHN @thereadingowlvina I listened to the audio book version and it was very entertaining. 11mo
thereadingowlvina @BookwormAHN Awesome! I'll give it a try! 😁 11mo
That-Bookish-Hiker I really loved this book. Knowing what was going to happen beforehand didn‘t ruin the story for me which is weird cause it generally does. I cried so much when Rudy, Hans and Rosa died. I also cried hard when she saw max walking towards the concentration camp. 😭😭 Rudy, Liesel, and Max were my fav characters. 11mo
MinDea @That-Bookish-Hiker I remember being like what the hell! Why tell me that at the very beginning but he wrote the book in such a way that it actually made it better knowing. Oh Max. 💔💔💔 11mo
MinDea @thereadingowlvina I have struggled with popular books before too but really wanted to get through it. I've heard the audiobook is really good but what I do when this happens is I read a chapter a day. That way I slowly make my way through it and hopefully it starts to pick up but have had ones where even a chapter a day I struggled with. 😆😆😆 11mo
Tanisha_A This book, y'all! I loved it. I know I am going to read it again. It's something to be visiting over for the things it teaches you. I loved the relationship between Rudy and Liesel. ❤️ 11mo
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MinDea
I Am the Messenger | Markus Zusak
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Hey! It's the end of #MonthOfZusak so I am posting open discussions for each of his 4 books people said they were going to try to read this month.

Please comment below to join the conversation for I am the Messenger!
@AuthorAMonth #EadieB

MinDea I enjoyed this one quite a bit. I thought it was interesting. Who was your favorite person he had to help and who did you dislike the most? 11mo
Tove_Reads Hmm, I have to say I did not get on a first name basis with any of the characters. They all felt distant to me. I loved the book thief, but this one, not so much 🤷🏼‍♀️ 11mo
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MinDea Yes! I am sitting here thinking and the only character I remember is The Doorman. 😆😆😆 I think I enjoyed this one because I struggled with Underdogs and read this one while trying to get through Underdogs. It was better than Underdogs but not near as good as The Book Thief that's for sure. 11mo
That-Bookish-Hiker I really enjoyed this book since it was the first I‘ve read of Zusak. I really liked the family he got Christmas lights for. It was so simple but he made them so happy. 11mo
MinDea @That-Bookish-Hiker yes that was probably my favorite one too or the old lady he read to. 11mo
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MinDea
Underdogs | Markus Zusak
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Hey! It's the end of #MonthOfZusak so I am posting open discussions for each of his 4 books people said they were going to try to read this month. Please comment below to join the conversation for Underdogs!
#AuthorAMonth @EadieB

MinDea I had a hard time getting through this one. I really struggled. I did not connect with this family at all and I found the repetitive writing very annoying. I liked some aspects of the book but mainly he just bothered me. 🤨 11mo
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MinDea
Underdogs | Markus Zusak
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I had a hard time working my way through this book for several reasons but mainly I struggled with the style he chose to write these 3 stories in. Lots of repetiive things, random thoughts, etc. However, one thing I will say about Markus Zusak is that he sure knows how to make you feel for his characters. He writes real human stories and and real human emotions. Things we can all relate to. Things we all feel.
#MonthOfZusak #AuthorAMonth @EadieB

MinDea #Shadow and #Burley passed out on me 😆😆😆 #Shippy #CatsOfLitsy #DogsOfLitsy #PetsOfLitsy #CatSitting #DogSitting #GeezThatIsALotOfHashtags 😆😆😆 @Zelma Look!!!! They tolerate each other so well now! 💙 11mo
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I‘m about 100 pages into Bridge of Clay, and it‘s starting to make a little bit of sense. For the first 60 pages or so, I had no idea what I was reading. The NY Times says it‘s the kind of book that can be life-changing. I‘m still waiting for that bit. #MonthofZusak #AuthorAMonth @MinDea

MelissaSue81 I‘m listening to the audio now.. I have NO idea what‘s going on. 11mo
BridgetteM @MelissaSue81 Glad I‘m not the only one confused! 11mo
MinDea I haven't started it yet but I think all lot of people feel the same way 🤨 11mo
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Joanne1 It was my book of 2018 and definitely life-changing for me. 11mo
BridgetteM @Joanne1 That‘s encouraging! The farther I get the better the book gets. :) 11mo
jelsie I'm just starting out with this one too. 11mo
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MinDea
Underdogs | Markus Zusak
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I am still working through #Underdogs for #MonthOfZusak. Not my favorite book. Have felt like bailing on it several times but am sticking with it. I think the second story in this book was better than the first so hopefully the third one will be even better.
#AuthorAMonth @EadieB

#Chloe curling up with me for her nightly snuggling while I read. I so don't want to go to work tomorrow! #CatsOfLitsy @mcipher

That-Bookish-Hiker Chloe! I love this pic. 😻 11mo
Reviewsbylola What a great pic! 😍 11mo
mcipher Chloe! She‘s so cute!! 😻😻 Hope you enjoyed that third story. I hate books like that, when they feel like a chore. 11mo
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MinDea Thanks @That-Bookish-Hiker! She is a sweet girl! 11mo
MinDea Thank you @Reviewsbylola I took it using the new night mode on my phone's camera. It's such a cool feature! You'd never know it was pretty dark in the room except for my reading light! 11mo
MinDea @mcipher seriously! It really does feel a tad like homework. 😆😆😆 I just want to like it so bad because it's Markus Zusak but I just don't. 😒 11mo
OrangeMooseReads She‘s so pretty 😻 ... good luck with the book. 11mo
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MinDea
The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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Hauntingly heartbreaking and yet heart warmimg at the same time, this book just tears into you and puts you back together with an accordian shape hole in your heart. So good!
#MonthOfZusak #AuthorAMonth @EadieB #TheBookThief

#Burley enjoyed his day home with his mama but back to work tomorrow! #DogsOfLitsy

JaclynW Wow! Your review has bitten me! I really need to FINALLY get to this book! I must make it a priority for 2019. Your puppy is adorable by the way! 11mo
MinDea @JaclynW I would highly recommend this book! It's so good. 💙 Thank you! He is quite the little sassy ham in this photo! 😆 11mo
TrishB A wonderful book 💜 11mo
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Klou I got this one for Xmas. Glad you enjoyed it. I can't wait to read it! And can I just say, your pooch is so cute!! 😍😍 though he looks slightly mischievous in this photo 😂❤ 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm Glad you liked it! 💗 11mo
MinDea @Klou yes he is a sassy little puppy in this picture! 😆 11mo
Klou @MinDea 😂looks like he's up to no good! Aaw 😍 11mo
MinDea @Klou well he did get that lump of coal in his stocking! ???? It says coal on one side and "I was good(ish)" on the other 11mo
Klou @MinDea oh that is just too cute!! 😂😂 what a great gift!! 11mo
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julesG
The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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#TheBoxer in this story, is the German jew Max whom Liesl and her foster parents are hiding in the basement. After regaining some strength, he pretend boxes against Adolf Hitler to keep fit.

#WinterWonderland @TrishB @Cinfhen

TrishB Great pick, from a great book ❤️ 11mo
julesG @TrishB Still glad @MinDea persuaded me to join the #ZusakAMonth and read it. 11mo
julesG It should be #MonthofZusak though 🙈 11mo
Cinfhen Totally forgot he was a boxer 🤭 11mo
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Tanisha_A
The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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A note from Death - "I've seen so many young men over the years who think they're running at other young men. They are not. They're running at me."

Can we let everyone know this over a loudspeaker which speaks to the world? #MonthofZusak #AuthorAMonth

batsy Oof. 💔 11mo
julesG Small but noteworthy! Indeed! 11mo
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MinDea
The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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Made some progress but not as much as I hoped! #Burley is very sleepy right now #DogsOfLitsy
#MonthOfZusak #AuthorAMonth #DayOfReading

mcipher Awww! Burley‘s first Christmas!! ♥️ 11mo
Gaylagal2 Soooooo cute!🐾❤️ 11mo
MrBook 😻😻😻 11mo
GypsyKat So stinking cute!!!! 😍😍😍 11mo
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