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by Markus Zusak | History
Registered by KimKerry of Prescott, Arizona USA on 3/19/2008
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Kiptos): permanent collection


10 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by KimKerry from Prescott, Arizona USA on Wednesday, March 19, 2008

9 out of 10

I enjoyed this novel so much I've purchased several copies to give away as gifts.

This goes to imuzak12 as a welcome-to-BookCrossing gift (and an "I'm sorry I didn't include you in my bookbox" olive branch).

Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 2 by imuzak12 from Virginia Beach, Virginia USA on Friday, March 21, 2008

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I just received this book@Key West, Florida, USA, from very generous KimKerry today. Thank you so much! I am going to read this as soon as I finish reading books I am currently reading.

I definitely will pass your kindness forward! 


Journal Entry 3 by imuzak12 from Virginia Beach, Virginia USA on Wednesday, April 09, 2008

10 out of 10

I finish reading this book today. It was a wonderful story, and I loved very much. I am considering buying my own copy in future so I can read again.

This book has many good messages: power of book, power of word, and tragedy of war, of cource. Characters in this story was also very interesting and charming. My favorite was Rosa Hubermann, Liesel's foster mother. I liked Part Eight and Ten, and I couldn't read Part Ten without tear. Also, I liked to read how Liesel loved books. Her excitement reminded me of my own memory in my childhood. How excited I was at library, how much I liked the smell of books, and how much I loved to spend the time at library. I remember some books I liked in those days, and maybe I would like to read them again...


My co-worker is going to have Cardiac Catheterization on Friday, and she has to go the hospital 150-miles away from here. Since she is going to ride Greyhound and will have lots of extra time after the procedure, I am going to lend her this book. She is a book lover, and I hope this book will soothe her. 


Journal Entry 4 by imuzak12 from Virginia Beach, Virginia USA on Thursday, April 24, 2008

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My co-worker really enjoyed this book as much as I did.
Now, this book goes to another person in my office.
After that, I am planning to offer this book for bookring. 


Journal Entry 5 by imuzak12 from Virginia Beach, Virginia USA on Wednesday, July 02, 2008

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ISBN-10: 0375842209
Book Type: Paperback
Pages: 576 pages
Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 1.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.6 ounces

Synopsis: By her brother's graveside, Liesel Meminger's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Grave Digger's Handbook, left there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordion-playing foster father, learns to read> Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor's wife's library, wherever there are books to be found. But these are dangerous times. When Liesel's foster family hides a Jew in their basement, Liesel's world is both opened up and closed down. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.

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This book finally comes back to me … with no journal entry. How sad…
I am going to offer this book as a booking for U.S. only. This is my FIRST bookring to host.
Rules are ...

1. Please journal when you receive the book, when you finish reading it, and when you mail it to the next person.
2. Put the book at the top of your TBR pile. Please finish reading within 6 weeks as much as possible.
3. If you need to keep the book longer than 6 weeks, please let me know so. I perfectly understand that our lives sometimes suddenly get busy. I just want to make sure that the book is not being forgotten.
4. After you read the book, please PM the next person on the list for their address. If you have any problems with contacting the next person, please PM me.
5. Mail the book to the next person on the list.
6. If you are the last person on the list, please PM me for address and mail back.
7. This is the most important one: ENJOY READING!

P.S. Thanks to those BCers who had organized bookrings/rays before me. Your journals & threads helped me to organize and start my first bookring!


Here is the order:
1. LoriPed (OR)
2. spaceystacey (NJ)
3. ivylibra224 (MO)
4. ladilee24 (DE)
5. krin511 (MD)
6. dastephan6 (MA)
7. kerbam1421 (MD)
8. -- come back to me.

 


Journal Entry 6 by imuzak12 at Keizer, Oregon USA on Friday, July 11, 2008

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Released 8 yrs ago (7/11/2008 UTC) at Keizer, Oregon USA

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This book is mailed to LoriPed as a bookring. I hope you'll enjoy it.
USPS DC#: 9102165561353003054375

**I list my bookrings at The Bookring Directory!
 


Journal Entry 7 by loriped from Keizer, Oregon USA on Monday, July 21, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Received this book today. I am just about finished with the one I am reading so I should be able to start it in the next couple of days. Thanks. 


Journal Entry 8 by loriped from Keizer, Oregon USA on Friday, August 01, 2008

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I first heard of this book at a library conference I attended last fall. At the time I almost bought it, but I already had about 10 books in my basket so I decided to get it later. When it came up as a bookring I decided to sign up. I am so glad I got to read this during my summer vacation as I just know that I would have made all kinds of excuses for putting off my school work while I read this book.

This book is very thought provoking and beautifully written. In the interview with the author at the end of the book, Markus Zusak said that it took him three years to write this book. I am so glad he took his time to revise what to me is a great book. I can't begin to count the number of times tears came to my eyes as I read Liesel's story. This is a book that I will be recommending to my friends for a long time.

Thank you for including me in this book's adventure. I have the address for the next person and will mail it out on Monday. 


Journal Entry 9 by spaceystacey from Bridgeton, New Jersey USA on Monday, August 11, 2008

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Received in the post today. Will be reading before the end of summer and passing onto the next reader on the list.

A beautiful bamboo bookmark was included.

I understand now what all the fuss is about this read. It really is a must read. Liesel is such a delightful character, she adjusts so well to her circumstances. The relationship between her and her foster father is very touching.



12/20/2008 This book was posted off to the next reader in MO. about 2 weeks ago. I am sure that it is not lost but just hung up in the post with all the Christmas items. 


Journal Entry 10 by ivylibra224 from Kimberling City, Missouri USA on Thursday, January 08, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Received in the mail today! 


Journal Entry 11 by ivylibra224 from Kimberling City, Missouri USA on Friday, January 23, 2009

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I really enjoyed this book. I liked that it was narrated by death himself. The characters humanity was really brought out in the tough times as well. It made me wonder what I would be willing to do (or not) in those circumstances. Would I stand my ground and do what I believed to be right, or would I cave and go along with the majority just to save my own skin?

I sent this off to ladilee24 yesterday. 


Journal Entry 12 by ladilee24 from Newark, Delaware USA on Wednesday, January 28, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Just arrived in the mail. I'm looking forward to it. 


Journal Entry 13 by ladilee24 from Newark, Delaware USA on Tuesday, February 10, 2009

This book has not been rated.

I'm still reading this, but wanted to note that gecko4ever has asked to be skipped due to other commitments. I've contacted the next reader. 


Journal Entry 14 by ladilee24 from Newark, Delaware USA on Friday, February 13, 2009

8 out of 10

Liesel's story touched me, and will remain with me for quite a while. Though I admit to being a bit confused at the beginning of the story, I was quickly sucked into the life of this young girl, her foster family and the people on her street. I too loved the relationship between Liesel and her foster father. The ending was very moving as well.

Sending off to krin511 this morning. 


Journal Entry 15 by krin511 from Olney, Maryland USA on Tuesday, February 17, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Arrived today - thanks! 


Journal Entry 16 by krin511 from Olney, Maryland USA on Saturday, March 07, 2009

8 out of 10

This was a beautifully written, thought provoking book about words, friendship, hope and love despite fear and uncertainty. I especially liked the interactions between Liesel and the people around her. I also liked Death as a narrator who sees both the good and bad in humans. 


Journal Entry 17 by krin511 at To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, March 16, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (3/16/2009 UTC) at To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Mailed to dastephan6! 


Journal Entry 18 by dastephan6 from Lawrence, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, March 22, 2009

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got the mail this weekend. will start as soon as i finish the book i am reading now 


Journal Entry 19 by dastephan6 from Lawrence, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, June 25, 2009

9 out of 10

this was a great book. at first i didn't think i was going to be able to get into it, as i'm not big on history or other languages (that's because i'm jealous that i can't speak them). but as i forced myself through the beginning, i began to love it. this book makes you laugh, cry, and care for the characters. as death follows lisel, you really get to see what a brave young girl she is. 


Journal Entry 20 by dastephan6 at Bookrelay, A Book Relay -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, June 25, 2009

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Released 7 yrs ago (6/26/2009 UTC) at Bookrelay, A Book Relay -- Controlled Releases

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being sent out to the next person! hope you enjoy! 


Journal Entry 21 by kerbam1421 from Halethorpe, Maryland USA on Tuesday, July 07, 2009

10 out of 10

I received this book yesterday, 7/6/09. Thank you for including me. I have 2 and a half book ring books in front of this one. When it rains, it pours! However, I will be done with it by the 6 week deadline.

UPDATE: I started reading this one last night, 7/19/09.

FINISHED: 7/26/09 - I loved this book. It left me speechless. I loved when Max made the first book for Liesel. I felt so sad for Liesel and all of the loss that she had to see in her young life. This book really opened my eyes to the fact that not everyone agreed with Hitler and his people were suffering, not as worse as the Jews in the concentration camps, but they were suffering as well. I feel that if I was Liesel, I would be a "book thief" as well. A great book describing the power of words, and the devestation words can have on a country/the world. I recommend this book to anyone. Thank you so much for including me in this ring. This will be sent back home as soon as I get the address. Thanks again! :) 


Journal Entry 22 by kerbam1421 at Landover, Maryland USA on Thursday, July 30, 2009

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Released 7 yrs ago (7/30/2009 UTC) at Landover, Maryland USA

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Off to its' home today! Thanks again! :)

DC# 420330409102150194711766345943 


Journal Entry 23 by imuzak12 from Virginia Beach, Virginia USA on Sunday, August 02, 2009

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Thank you for all participants of this bookring! The book is home now after one-year-journey. It was my first RABCK to receive and the first bookring to offer. I enjoyed to read other member's journals and am glad that it ends now with a great success.

I asked any more interests in the U.S. to read this book on the forum, but I got no response despite of the fact that many members put on their wishlist. Maybe they haven't updated their wishlist or already signed on other bookring.

So, the journey within the U.S. is over for this book. I am going to offer it for either Int'l bookray or RABCK.


8.8.09---
Kiptos is the winner of my RABCK. As soon as I get her mailing address, I am going to mail it out!
 


Journal Entry 24 by imuzak12 at For RABCK winner!, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Singapore on Thursday, August 13, 2009

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Released 7 yrs ago (8/13/2009 UTC) at For RABCK winner!, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Singapore

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Mailed this book to the RABCK winner, Kiptos. Enjoy reading! 


Journal Entry 25 by Kiptos from Singapore, n/a Singapore on Tuesday, August 25, 2009

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I received this book yesterday and I'm looking forward to reading it soon. Thanks again, imuzak12, and for the lovely Hemingway Home bookmark. 


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