I was tagged by Stephanie from Adventures of a Bibliophile to do the Seasons of Book Blogging Tag, which was originally created by Jordyn at J. Bookish. Thank you to Stephanie for bringing this lovely tag to my attention by tagging me to do it – and I apologise for it taking a few weeks for me to actually complete this (you can see that by the fact she tagged me back in November, whoops!) But let’s waste no more time…
RULES AND REGULATIONS
- Thank the creator (so she can see all of your answers!) and the person who tagged you.
- Begin with the month in which you have been tagged and move forward from there!
- State the best gift you’ve ever been given after you answer the question for your birthday month.
- Tag whomever you’d like when you’re finished… or else you’ll be “it” forever.
- Have fun, of course!
November is the month when we’re reminded of how much we have to be thankful for. Choose one book you’re grateful for having read and give a shout-out to the person who recommended it!
I’m really thankful that I read Marcus Zusak’s The Book Thief, on the recommendation of… I’m not sure who but considering I first read it in October 2009, I can only assume it was someone at secondary school, probably my English teacher Miss Colabella, a teacher to whom I am forver grateful for encouraging my love of Literature onto a higher level and eventually to university. But the book itself is extremely well known by now, all I have to say to recommend it is that it takes the unique perspective of Death as he watches Germany throughout World War II, specifically a girl called Liesel who enjoys stealing books. It has some truly beautiful turns of phrase, including the book’s closing lines, and I’m really glad I read it because it taught me more than any other book how possible it is to do beautiful things with words. Continue reading