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  1. Janet F
    Nov 02 - 4:05 pm

    I want to read this book because I put it on my to read list but I have not gotten around to reading it. I would like to read it before I see the movie.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. anne
    Nov 02 - 5:16 pm

    This novel would be a treasure which I would find captivating since it is profound and meaningful. I would read it before seeing the movie.

  3. Julie
    Nov 02 - 7:23 pm

    I read this book probably four years ago or so, and I honestly remember next to nothing about the plot or even the characters. But I remember loving and savoring every bit of the writing. Zusak has such a brilliant way with words!

  4. Elizabeth Bevins
    Nov 02 - 7:47 pm

    I have read the book. I’ve read all of his books! I would love to share this with someone.

    • Jennifer
      Nov 03 - 3:18 pm

      He told us he’s working on something else now — he has been for a long time, but it’s hard after writing THE novel. But he said he won’t give up until he finishes, so more good things to come from him, hopefully!

      The other post is up about re-reading. I’d love to hear your take.

  5. Sue
    Nov 02 - 7:48 pm

    I’ve had the book for several years and have not read it. I did see the trailer for the movie recently and that reminded me that I should read it:)

    • Jennifer
      Nov 03 - 3:20 pm

      Yes, that was me for many years. Glad I finally made myself pick it up. I had started to feel like it was a book I “should” read, but I’m glad I really loved it when I finally did read it.

  6. DarcyO
    Nov 02 - 8:03 pm

    I haven’t read the book, but it’s one that I want to read because of all the great reviews.

    • Jennifer
      Nov 03 - 3:19 pm

      I was glad it lived up to the hype.

  7. Kim Henrichs
    Nov 02 - 8:10 pm

    I read the book last year after the recommendation from a friend. Loved it!

  8. nicole
    Nov 02 - 10:23 pm

    I first read this book this summer around the end of june. Im seriously in love with this book! I can’t wait for the movie!

    • Jennifer
      Nov 03 - 3:21 pm

      I don’t think the movie will disappoint you! I was in love with the book after reading it too.

  9. Jen E
    Nov 03 - 3:09 pm

    Like you, I’ve heard about this book at least a million times in the blogging community and always with gushing reviews. How can you not want to read a book with reviews like that? I was just telling my husband earlier today how I really should read this!

    • Jennifer
      Nov 03 - 3:19 pm

      Yes, you should! I was glad it didn’t disappoint after all that hype. It had started to feel like a book I “should” read, but I’m glad it was a book I loved reading.

  10. Cindy Brooks
    Nov 04 - 12:16 am

    I’m wondering why I haven’t heard about this book before now. Maybe I was just busy at the time it came out and wasn’t reading much. I’d love to read about this side of the Holocaust and I’m anxious to experience the writing you’ve discussed!

    • Jennifer
      Nov 06 - 10:42 pm

      You’ll definitely be hearing about it now, for sure!

  11. shelly
    Nov 04 - 9:09 am

    I haven’t read this yet, but I want to because I think it’s important to read books about historical events like this. The more informed we are, the more likely we are to learn and not repeat the same mistakes of the past.

  12. Angela s
    Nov 04 - 9:48 am

    I wanna read it because I have heard so many good reviews on the book! Can’t wait to read it myself!

  13. Angela s
    Nov 04 - 10:06 am

    I wanna read it because I’ve heard so many great reviews for it.

  14. riTa
    Nov 04 - 10:24 am

    The review sold me! And I loved the movie trailer. I love words. They are my love-language. Writing is my gift and calling. So, YES, words are alive.
    I want to see the movie and/or read the book!

    • Jennifer
      Nov 06 - 10:43 pm

      Thank you. Yes, either the book or movie tells the story well, and no matter what order you experience them in, you’ll probably end up doing both eventually.

  15. Stephanie
    Nov 04 - 1:55 pm

    I have wanted to read this book for a long time! I am so excited to see the movie as well (after reading it, of course). It sounds like such a beautiful story!

  16. Liz
    Nov 04 - 2:14 pm

    When did you first read the book, or if you haven’t, why do you want to?

    This is one of those occasions where I feel as if I’ve been visiting another planet. I’ve neither read, nor even remember hearing about, The Book Thief. So I want to read it now, to close the culture gap.

    • Jennifer
      Nov 06 - 10:44 pm

      I hadn’t heard about it much lately, but I did hear about it a lot 3 or 4 years ago as a “must read.” It just took me a while.

  17. Staci A
    Nov 05 - 5:11 pm

    I haven’t read it yet, but am very interested after seeing the movie previews!

  18. Cynthia R
    Nov 05 - 10:13 pm

    I read this book about 3 years ago and thought it was amazing. One of my favorites of all time. I also liked his other book I am Messenger.

    • Jennifer
      Nov 06 - 10:44 pm

      I haven’t read that one yet, but I need to.

  19. soha molina
    Nov 05 - 11:10 pm

    Just bought it o Kindle. Heard a lot about it.

  20. Ann B.
    Nov 06 - 10:40 am

    I want to read this because I saw the trailer and it looks awesome. I also think my teen daughter would love this to read also.

    • Jennifer
      Nov 06 - 11:15 pm

      My daughter liked it, and she doesn’t always gravitate towards more serious or “sad” books.

  21. Alisha Hawk
    Nov 06 - 11:13 am

    I like 2 read all different kind of things.

  22. Barbara H.
    Nov 06 - 5:08 pm

    I’ve heard of it but somehow I didn’t quite grasp what it was about. This post make me want to read it NOW! I love to read, and read about those who love books and words, and this window into the life of “everyday people” during WWII sounds fascinating.

    • Jennifer
      Nov 06 - 10:45 pm

      I’m glad to hear that, because I felt like the review didn’t say much, other than “read it.” But yes, I guess the information I gleaned from Markus Zusak helped me flesh it out a bit.

  23. DEBIJOT
    Nov 07 - 12:06 am

    I saw the movie preview and it sounds like a great story.

  24. JenS
    Nov 07 - 12:23 am

    I haven’t read it, but the story definitely caught my attention. I enjoy reading books before seeing the movie – and wanting to see the move ensures I get the book read!

  25. Michelle H
    Nov 07 - 5:15 pm

    I would like to read it because all of the advertising about it has whetted my interest.

  26. rachel travis
    Nov 07 - 8:24 pm

    I haven’t read it yet but I just added it to my bookshelf!

  27. Tabathia B
    Nov 07 - 8:40 pm

    I saw the trailer and fell in love with the story it reminded me loosely of diary of anne frank

  28. samantha w
    Nov 07 - 10:19 pm

    I haven’t read it, but the story just sounds so intriguing and like a book you just can’t pass up.

  29. Natalia
    Nov 07 - 11:17 pm

    My daughter has this book and I wanted to read it… but still no time

  30. Anita Yancey
    Nov 08 - 9:11 am

    I have not read the book. I would like to read it because I have been told it was a great read. Thanks for having this giveaway.

  31. deanna hanson
    Nov 08 - 10:26 am

    I haven’t read it but sounds like something I might try

  32. wendy rozema
    Nov 08 - 11:12 am

    I haven’t read the book yet, but I would definitely like to!

  33. Angela Ash
    Nov 08 - 3:46 pm

    I’d like to read The Book Thief because it sounds very interesting. If it’s been on the NYT Bestseller list for 300 weeks then it’s got to be good. I enjoyed your review which adds to my interest.

  34. Mozi Esmes mom
    Nov 08 - 8:35 pm

    I haven’t read the book, but it looks like one I’d really enjoy.

  35. Amy M
    Nov 09 - 12:21 pm

    I read it when it came out and got some buzz. I’d love to have a copy to pass on.

  36. heather c
    Nov 09 - 2:06 pm

    Haven’t read it. We have a rule in this house that you can’t see the movie until you’ve read the book. That’s my goal here. Thank you!

  37. Christine Jensen
    Nov 11 - 12:09 am

    I haven’t read it yet, but it is the favorite book of a very good friend, so I really want to read it!

  38. Holly F
    Nov 11 - 7:02 am

    I haven’t read it yet but it’s on my list of books to read (after the 2nd and 3rd Hunger Games books).

  39. amyc
    Nov 11 - 2:30 pm

    This is the first time I have heard of this book and sounds really like one read not to be missed!

  40. Cordelia
    Nov 12 - 12:56 pm

    I haven’t read it yet, but I’ve had it on my wishlist for the longest time.
    I’ve heard so many great reviews of the book!

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