TBT The Book Thief: Book Review

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


#7.0 TBT Cross Stitch

I’m using Thursdays throwback this week as an opportunity to showcase some of my old cross stitch projects I’ve completed over the last few years. Here are just a few of them…

bring on some stitchy motivation!!

Most of these are pieces I completed & gifted to other people (my fave thing to do with finished xstitch)

If you would like any more details about the designs used just comment below & I’ll do my best to dig out the original post!

#27 Xmas Decks

Hey Stitchers,

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!

xmas desks

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…

xmas deck 3

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! 😀

Found on Easy via Pinterest
Found on Easy via Pinterest

(Its not about Netflix & Chill but Netflix & Stitch! :P)

#11 TBT Cross Stitch *09.04.15*

Hi there,

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 🙂

Happy stitching 🙂

Kim x