Book Club - The Book Thief

  • March 21, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Since the Good Omens meetup went so well, let’s have another book club meeting! A few people suggested The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, so I thought we could give that a try. A brief summary of the book, from Amazon.com:

“It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.

This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.”

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  • Catharine C.

    Thanks to everyone who came out! I'm going to be adding a new Book Club meetup to the suggested events, so if anyone's interested in attending the next one, please respond!

    March 23, 2013

  • Catharine C.

    I'm here, but it's a little more crowded than last time. I did get a spot at a large table with a few other people sitting at it. My copy of The Book Thief is on the table for anyone coming to meet up.

    March 21, 2013

  • Andrea

    Unexpectedly have to work late tonight :(

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ahhh last minute scheduling conflict, so I won't be able to make it after all :(

    March 21, 2013

  • Catharine C.

    Just a note for everyone showing up: I'm going to try to be there 10-15 minutes early and grab the large table in back. Whichever table I grab, I'll lay out my copy of the book cover-up on the table. So whenever you guys arrive, look for the table with a copy/copies of The Book Thief on it :)

    March 21, 2013

  • Caitlin

    Maybe one month I will not be working on a thursday :(

    March 21, 2013

  • Kath

    Schedule conflict :(

    March 20, 2013

  • Miri G.

    Just found out I have to work last minute. Boo and bullfrogs, and I just finished the book last night! Hope to attend another event soon =)

    March 20, 2013

  • Candace Elise F.

    There in spirit!

    March 20, 2013

  • Amanda

    Bah, not going to finish the book in time

    March 18, 2013

  • Julie

    oops, theater plans that night

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wish I could make it, I will be traveling. Is anyone intersted in reading 2013?

    March 7, 2013

  • Sophie M.

    Sorry won't be able to do that after all :(

    February 22, 2013

  • Malory

    I really want to go! Wednesday would be better for me as well.

    February 17, 2013

  • Kate

    Yay for the 21st!! Thank you!! Can't wait to hear what you guys have to say about this book.

    February 17, 2013

  • Audrey H.

    If I can finish the book by then, I'll come! Have to finish the one I'm reading now first.

    February 16, 2013

  • Amanda

    Wed is a better day for me but I'll do my best to make it to this one

    February 15, 2013

  • Amanda

    Wed is a better day for me but I'll do my best to make it to this one

    February 15, 2013

  • Julie

    Conveniently, I have already read this book.

    February 15, 2013

  • Sophie M.

    I'll try to find time to read it!

    February 15, 2013

  • Kate

    Any way this could be Wednesday the 13th or earlier? I was one of the people who suggested this book, but I'll be out of town the 14th-18th. Would hate to miss it!

    February 14, 2013

    • Kate

      The 21st would be great!

      February 14, 2013

    • Catharine C.

      Great! :D I've changed it to the 21st.

      February 15, 2013

  • Catharine Corrigan changed the date and time from Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM to Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    February 15, 2013

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