Wednesday, December 26, 2007

One Down, Far Too Many To Go



I just finished my first Christmas vacation read. Wow! If you have not read this book, you need to read it soon, this week, tomorrow, today!

Are you still reading this blog? Log off, and drive your blog-addicted self to a library or bookstore and buy this literary gem. If you are planning to take my AP Language or AP Literature classes next year, you can get a jump on your summer reading. Yessssirrrrrrrr, that's going to be the summer read for those two classes. You won't be disappointed in the time and emotional investment you put into this book.

It's wonderful.

6 comments:

Josh Evans said...

What's this one about? I had a few books lined up myself for Christmas break, but alas, I have failed to read any yet. I want to try to at least finish one, probably Hugh Laurie's "The Gun Seller."

D. Rohde said...

I probably will not read it, but whoever this book thief is; I hope he was caught and locked up for a long, long time.

JBrandt said...

Ahhh, my young apprentice. The Book Thief is actually a young, German girl growing up in 1940. Yes, WWII is a factor. Yes, she is troubled by the furor over the Fuhrer. Yes, she is trying to figure out what life will hold. Yes, she wonders why her mother abandoned her, and who will raise her, teach her about life, teach her to read and such...
It's the most compelling work of fiction I've read in some time. Death is the narrator. Immediately throw out your youthful preconceptions and Hollywood defintion of Death. Death narrates this book, not Satan. Yes, in this book, there is a difference. The description and writing style is compelling. Read it!

Steve Ng said...

Sorry I haven't been pedanticly putting comments on your post. Yes they are good indeed, however I have been reading words that far surpass yours. As much as I like the JB blog there is another author named Paul. Here is just a little taste of what his diction, and control of the langauge is like.

Paul writes, And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness."

CresceNet said...

Gostei muito desse post e seu blog é muito interessante, vou passar por aqui sempre =) Depois dá uma passada lá no meu site, que é sobre o CresceNet, espero que goste. O endereço dele é http://www.provedorcrescenet.com . Um abraço.

aarong1204 said...

I know that I have been lax on posting as of late as well, but I still am anxiously awaiting the Motor City Bowl/Ron Paul blog that you had a specific photo for...

Ford Field football + Dr. Ron Paul = Perpetual euphoria and freedom.