2016 Classics Challenge – The Book Thief

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was taking part in the 2016 Classics Challenge and that I would try to ensure that one book a month would be a “classic” – however classic is defined. The first book I’ve chosen is The Book Thief, the Markus Zusak novel…

A To Z Bookish Survey

A few weeks ago I picked up on a meme that brilliant book blogger Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner was running. As always I’m a little late to get my entry in but here we go with my A-Z of reading survey….

The Book Thief Trailer

The first trailer for the film adaptation of Markus Zusak’s brilliant The Book Thief has been released. As my review explains, I love The Book Thief. It is one of the few books released in the past decade that I would call a true classic and I’m evangelical about getting as many people to read it as possible…

Top Ten: World Book Night Books

This week saw the UK celebrate its 3rd annual World Book Night and the US its 2nd. 23rd April was chosen as the date as it is the UNESCO World Book Day, the anniversary of Shakespeare’s death (and probable birthdate) and the anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes…

World Book Night 2012

World Book Night is an opportunity for those of us who love books to share our passion with those who may not be such big reading fans. In just one night 1 million books are distributed by over 20,000 ‘givers’ – a great celebration of adult literature..

#BookTwub 1 – The Book Thief Discussion Points

The Book Thief is the first book chosen for #BookTwub, the new Twitter book club. I picked it partly because it is a book that I loved as soon as I read it and wanted to share with people…

The Book Thief

When I was planning the first meeting of #BookTwub, the new Twitter based book club, I knew I wanted a novel that was powerful, popular and would appeal to a wide audience. It seemed obvious to me fairly quickly that The Book Thief was the perfect choice…

#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….