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Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Book Thief

The Book Thief
Do you ever decide to be hipster and not get into something because EVERYONE and their dog is into it? That was kind of me and the Book Thief. I'd heard a lot of good things about it, seen WAY too many quotes from it on Pinterest (man I haven't been on Pinterest in forever!), and I decided to wait until everyone got over it to read it. 
Although I did buy it, and consciously did not read it.

Well guys, I gave in, and I read it. I loved it! It was amazing and it's one that I will probably re-read eventually. I loved the way things were described, it was all very poetic. I love when prose is not only functional, but beautiful. I bawled at the end of it. Even though I'd seen the movie, I knew it was coming! I didn't cry when I saw the movie, but that book... it got me. Maybe I just needed a good cry, but either way, I was still sniffing twenty minutes after I finished the book. 

In other news, do you know how much you can accomplish when you don't watch any TV? In college I never watched TV, partly because I didn't have much time for it, and also because I was trying to live my life intentionally. Not just wasting it away in front of the TV or computer. 
On Monday I didn't watch hardly any TV. Instead I played my violin for awhile (been months since I've touched it), I read The Book Thief, I practiced my spanish, I did Zumba... it was a wonderful day! So I think I'm going to cut my TV way back. Which is a little hard because that's how I spend time with my little sister. Not that we don't do other things as well, but we do watch TV together. But, I just love my life, myself so much better when I'm not watching TV all the time. I want to live my life more intentionally (thanks for the idea Merr :) ) 

What are you reading? Any suggestions for me? I really need another good book to read and it's going to be hard to follow The Book Thief! If you've read it, what did you think?
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  1. Seriously, this book is THE greatest piece of writing I've read in a long time. I cry through the whole dang thing, and I've read it several times. Ha! But, really.

    1. Right? I actually kind of read it out of order, but it was still amazing!