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Teaser Tuesdays: The Book Thief

September 16th, 2014 (02:20 pm)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along. Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.


I've just finished reading the remarkable novel, The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak. You've probably heard of it. It's set in Nazi Germany and is about a young girl, Liesel Meminger, who copes with the destruction, brutality, and uncertainty around her by stealing books.

My Teaser is from early in the book, page 29, and is about the first book Liesel steals, when she is nine years old. She is at her brother's funeral and notices that a young gravedigger has unknowingly dropped something in the snow. Liesel can't even read, so she has no idea what the slim black volume is about. But she takes the book and hides it in her suitcase, under her clothes. Later, says the narrator, the gravedigger wonders where the book is. Here is the Teaser:
Zusak - The Book Thief

I'm sure he would never have suspected the girl, and yet, there it was — a black book with silver words written against the ceiling of her clothes: "The Grave Digger's Handbook, a Twelve-Step Guide To Grave-Digging Success, Published by the Bayern Cemetery Association." The book thief had struck for the first time — the beginning of an illustrious career.


Posted by: fuonlyknew.com (fuonlyknew.com)
Posted at: September 16th, 2014 07:41 pm (UTC)

I finally broke down and bought this yesterday. I have to know what the buzz is all about!
Here is my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/09/16/teaser-tuesdays-81-free-short-story-raker-by-christopher-a-gray-move-over-robocop/

Posted by: Kimberly (TurninThePages)
Posted at: September 16th, 2014 09:12 pm (UTC)

I've got this one collecting dust on my shelf, hopefully I can get to it soon. Good teaser :)

Here's my Teaser Tuesday (http://turningthepagesx.blogspot.ca/2014/09/teaser-tuesday-61.html)
-Kimberly @ Turning the Pages (http://www.turningthepagesx.blogspot.com/)

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: September 16th, 2014 10:19 pm (UTC)
mathA Good Story

I enjoyed this book a lot. Hope you are too!
Here's the link to my Tuesday post: Tumbleweeds. (http://sandranachlinger.blogspot.com)

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