#BookTwub Launches

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Thu 29 Sept – 8pm

I’m announcing today the launch of a Book Club which will meet via Twitter.  I’m also pleased to announce that the first book will be The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

#BookTwub will meet at 8pm on the last Thursday of each month.  We’ll discuss the set book using the hashtag so that everyone can follow the conversation.  On the day of the discussion I’ll post my review, and then during the hour I’ll post some questions/discussion points to encourage the conversation.

We’ll discuss The Book Thief on Thursday 29 September at 8pm.  I’m not going to review it now, but I’ve picked it because I fell in love with it when I first read it a couple of years ago.  I’m also not alone – in a recent poll by World Book Night it was voted the nation’s third favourite book just behind To Kill A Mockingbird and Pride and Prejudice.

The novel is about 9 year-old Liesel, a little girl fostered by a Munich family in the late 1930s.  Liesel is obsessed with reading and steals books to help her escape the horrors of the coming war and the anti-semitic activities taking place around her.  In a hugely inventive move the story is narrated by Death who encounters Liesel at various points in her life.

The Book Thief is available in paperback and on Kindle.  I’m also sure that the vast majority of local libraries will have at least one copy available – it was such a massive hit.

I hope you agree that this a cracking book to kick off #BookTwub and I really look forward to you joining the discussion on Thursday 29th September at 8pm.  On the night, I’ll also provide an opportunity for participants to select the next book for the October meeting.

Please let me know you’ll be taking part by using the RSVP function below. Please ignore the use of the word ‘ticket’ – obviously there’s no charge other than getting hold of a copy of the book to read it in advance of our discussion.

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  1. I do want to join this, but I won’t be around at all for this first ‘meeting’, a real shame as I loooooove this book.

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