This week I’m using throwback Thursday to share with you all an oldish book review I posted on my old blog. (One that deleted many moons ago) but can still be found on amazon & goodreads.
The sentiment is very much still there with this book, I read this review & I still remember the feeling I had when I finished it. Definitely still recommend this book & need to add to to the list of books to re-read in the future.
Have you read it? What did you think?
Book review of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
So just this minute i have literally finished reading The Book thief and it was absoloutely amazing. I was actually moved to tears and if im honest its extremely rare for that to happen.. in fact i can only think of two books that have done that!
I thought it was really important to get on writing this as soon as I finished to capture how much I enjoyed this book by the end.
When I first started reading this book I was huffing and puffing a bit, it was a christmas present and i’d put it on my wishlist as it sounded good. When I got round to reading it I found it very difficult to read as it was is written from Death’s persepective about a young german girl called Liesel during the second world war. Once i’d got used to the unusual style of writing I started to really enjoy it… its a capitivating story that pulls you in without you realising it.. then BAM its the end of the book and you are genuinely gutted by what you have just read!
I won’t ruin the ending but I will say it is a very sad story.. but to be honest a book based in world war two isnt exactly going to be cheerful is it??
I will keep this short and sweet but if you enjoy books based in the second world war, like learning a little German and have a taste for a good Book then this is the one to pick! I’d recommend it to anyone and beg you to give it a chance!
“I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race – that rarely do I even simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant…I AM HAUNTED BY HUMANS.”- Markus Zusak- The Book Thief
I hope this week is treating you all well. I’ve had a tough few days at work & to top it off, I wrote out this week’s TBT post, published it & it’s disappeared! Its very odd. It just sums up my week. BRING ON THE WEEKEND!!
If you end up seeing a slightly different version of this post again, Sorrryyyy :’)
The Mr has invited a friend over to play some table top games this weekend so It means I have an excuse to make a den in the bedroom with my laptop playing Netflix & Stitching. Sounds like my kind of heaven ❤
This week I wanted to share with you some Xmas decorations I made a few years back. I’m feeling so cold & Christmassy at the moment so It fits well with my mood!
I really like the colours & that I can bring this out each year to decorate/personalise my tree! 🙂 It was a free kit from yet another cross stitch magazine!
Below is the second one that came with the kit…
I know it’s pretty traditional for Christmas card to be stitched each year, what do you do? I know stitching a decoration made a nice change for me. If you have stitched something different before, share it in the comments below! I’m hoping your comments & posts will help me make it to the weekend 😛
what do you all stitch for xmas? or do you give it a miss entirely?
Anyway, only one day until the weekend! 😀
(Its not about Netflix & Chill but Netflix & Stitch! :P)
Above is my TBT post of the week! It’s a small project I completed for one of my best friends. I always feel bad that I can’t name the designer, but I can tell you it’s another design I used from one of my cross stitch magazines!
The more I post these TBT posts, the more I feel like I need to somehow keep a log of where I got the design from & who designed it! How do you do this? Any smart ideas?
When you stitch, who/what do you stitch for? I really enjoy stitching for other people… It gives me purpose & I love handing over a handmade gift… It usually means so much more! Saying that… I can’t decide if I’ll stitch this particular friend a gift again… I was in her room recently & couldn’t see this anywhere! I half thought it would have pride of place somewhere! Silly me!
My other reason I’m feeling this way is because recently I stitched her a card & she left it in the pub! 😦
So yeah, one more day at work until my weekend can begin! Saturday has been left free just to stitch 🙂