Food, Drinks, Books and Laughs… Why didn’t we start a book club sooner? When Heidi approached me to join her and her mother’s book club, she was unaware of my 30 things while I’m 30 list. So it was perfect timing. What a great group of women. Everyone was so unique, with distinct ideas, colorful views, interesting outlooks and yummy snacks. I can’t wait until the next meeting. Our group has decided to read The Hunger Games next, which I’ve read. So I’m going to try to work my #6 and continue to read lots of new books. I love a good suggestion. Please let me know any good titles that are worth reading. Hopefully during our next book club I'll remember to take a group photo.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. When I read the summary of The Book Thief, it informed me that it was narrated by personified Death, takes place in Nazi Germany and is about a young girl, her foster parents and a fist-fighting Jewish man. I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy this book and how hard of a read it would be. But I was pleasantly surprised. It was a page turner. I couldn’t put it down, along with the Kleenex. It was a moving, touching and heart-wrenching story with touches of humour along the way. It’s deeply moving and difficult to stop reading. The hardest part for me to read was when Papa was sent to war to work for the Nazi Party. I own a photo of my Gramp on a platform in his uniform leaving for war, so the feeling and words written by Zusak reminded me of how many families would have lived through this moment, even German families. The importance of teaching our young ones about the Wars and Remembrance Day is so important. Lest we forget.