Yes, it has taken me this long! I mentioned the book in an earlier post but just finally finished reading The Book Thief today. If you haven't yet read it, go forth and read it. It's a beautiful book with a simple message: Words can save your life.
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
I couldn't post this immediately upon finishing it as I was still crying. Since I've become a mother, I admit to crying during movies, television shows and even a few commecials but it is a rare event when a book moves me to actual tears. Markus Zusak has created characters I will not soon forget.