*The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780375831003 Global Overview for this book
Registered by snarkhunting of Atlanta, Georgia USA on 1/13/2009
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by snarkhunting from Atlanta, Georgia USA on Tuesday, January 13, 2009
From back cover:

"How does it feel anyway?"
"How does what feel?"
"When you take one of those books?"
At that moment, she chose to keep still. If he wanted an answer, he'd have to come back, and he did. "Well?" he asked, but again, it was the boy who replied, before Liesel could even open her mouth. "It feels good, doesn't it? To steal something back."

Journal Entry 2 by snarkhunting from Atlanta, Georgia USA on Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I haven't yet had the opportunity to read this book, but I'm appalled at the idea that it's been sitting on the shelf for so long, especially considering it's currently one of the most sought-after books! So the heck with it, I'm organizing a bookring.

Shipping order has not been finalized. I'll need to find a few more participants who are willing to ship internationally prior to sending this book off on its journey. Thank you so much to everyone!

(4-14-09: Edited to remove primary participants list to avoid confusion. The correct shipping order is listed below.)

Journal Entry 3 by snarkhunting from Atlanta, Georgia USA on Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Reserving some space for my review. BBS.

Journal Entry 4 by snarkhunting from Atlanta, Georgia USA on Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Sorry about the delay, everyone. Let's get the shipping order finalized so I can send this book on its way.

Here we go:

Crossing-Guard (Canada - Canada or US only)
rockyhorror1978 (Canada - Canada only)
Dreamer-kitty (Canada - will ship anywhere) <--- BOOK IS HERE (Contacted via PM. Will ship on Jan 8th)
Mozette (Australia - will ship anywhere)
Mizuchy (Romania - EU only)
katacs (Hungary - EU only)
Laui (Netherlands - EU only)
martaenmichiel (Netherlands - will ship anywhere)
gunvor (Denmark - prefers EU)
Fluffy-Owl (UK - prefers EU)
BokOrm09 (UK - EU only)
faerie-glen (Germany - will ship anywhere)
Hayes13 (Italy - will ship anywhere)
deepdowne (United Arab Emirates - will ship anywhere)
amcamp1644 (South Korea or US - will ship anywhere)
alltoohuman (US - US only)
MicNanDec (US - prefers US)
Elsiah (US - prefers US)
shpriz1 (US - US only)

...and then back home to me.

I think most of you already know how these things work, but just in case, here's how it goes. First, please make a journal entry when you receive the book. Then take your time and enjoy the book. (A month should be more than enough time for everyone.) When you're nearing the end of the book, please send the next person in line a PM to request shipping information. When you've finished the book, please make an entry to let us know what you thought and to let us know you're mailing the book to the next participant. Finally, make release notes and send the book along to the next participant.

If possible, try to reuse the envelope the book arrived in. (Be kind to the earth!) ETA: The book is a little heavier than I estimated...please feel free to use the least expensive method of shipping.

I'll be sending a PM out to the first participant tonight. Happy reading, everyone!

(04-11-09: Edit to remove user "chucklesthescot.")
(04-12-09: Edit to add user "BokOrm09.")
(04-15-09: Edit to add user "Fluffy-Owl" and note about shipping.
(07-19-09: Edit to add user "martaenmichiel.)

Journal Entry 5 by snarkhunting at -- BookRing, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (4/14/2009 UTC) at -- BookRing, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA



On its way!

Journal Entry 6 by Crossing-Guard from Langdon, Alberta Canada on Thursday, April 23, 2009
Thanks allthesepieces. The book arrived today and I am excited to read it.

Journal Entry 7 by Crossing-Guard from Langdon, Alberta Canada on Friday, May 08, 2009
Thank you so much for sharing this book. It is a beautiful touching story about the human spirit and what it can endure. Beautifully writen and leaves lots to pounder. With the economy the way it is I think it is important to remember that we do indeed have it very lucky and truly do not understand loss of this scale, at least I don't (and hopefully never will). Thank you for making me realise how truly blessed I am! I hope that one day when death comes for me, my soul will also sit up straight!

I have the next address and will try to get this off soon.

Journal Entry 8 by Crossing-Guard at on Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (5/19/2009 UTC) at



Sorry for the delay in passing this on, it's been one of those weeks. I will get it to the post office tonight after work. Enjoy!

"Nothing links man to man like the frequent passage from hand to hand of a good book."

Walter Sickers

Journal Entry 9 by rockyhorror1978 from St. Catharines, Ontario Canada on Monday, May 25, 2009
Totally psyched! This book arrived today! Thanks for forwarding it to me with the note Crossing-Guard! Will read and forward! I will start... now.

This is a granted book on my wishlist.

Journal Entry 10 by rockyhorror1978 from St. Catharines, Ontario Canada on Sunday, May 31, 2009
Every now and then, a book comes along that revives my faith in the kindness of humanity, this is one of those books. Set against the backdrop of one of the most atrocious historical events, we follow the life of an extraordinary girl and her community. Through their lives we are given the opportunity to be truly thankful for all that we have.

Being written from the perspective of death offered the book a unique writing style and the seemingly unbiased and sometimes satirical view of humanity and the characters around Liesel. This book despite it's dark undertones was easy to read and I couldn't put it down.

Thank you to allthesepieces for sharing this book.

Journal Entry 11 by rockyhorror1978 at on Monday, June 01, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (6/3/2009 UTC) at



Being sent to the next reader, Dreamer-kitty! I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did! :)

16 June 2009: I have been sick and unable to get to the post office. I will send the book out tomorrow.

"Anyway -- because we are readers, we don't have to wait for some communications executive to decide what we should think about next -- and how we should think about it. We can fill our heads with anything from aardvarks to zucchinis -- at any time of night or day."
— Kurt Vonnegut

Journal Entry 12 by Dreamer-kitty from Saanichton, British Columbia Canada on Monday, July 27, 2009
Arrived safe and sound!!! Thanks Rockyhorror1978.

Journal Entry 13 by Dreamer-kitty at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, January 15, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (1/15/2010 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada



Mailed to Mozette today by airmail, should make it there in about 10 business days/2weeks.


Journal Entry 14 by wingMozettewing from Logan City, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I received this book on one of the hottest days this year! And I was on my way to the Logan Art Gallery to do my volunteer work too. So, I'll begin reading it there; then get my nose back into it pages before too long when I get home. I've been waiting for a good book to come along and pull me out of my melancholy state for a bit now. Thank you!

Journal Entry 15 by wingMozettewing at Slacks Creek, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (2/17/2010 UTC) at Slacks Creek, Queensland Australia



Unfortunately, I've been unable to get my head into this book as much as I'd like. It's not the story of the girl and her obsession with the written word, it's the surroundings and her life that bothers me; it's when it was written. At least I gave it a try and now know I won't read it again. So, this one will go on my unfinished reads pile.

It's being sea mailed to Romania tomorrow morning on my way to volunteer work. Happy travels and I hope the next person enjoys more than I did.

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