Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The TMZ - ish Bits of Lit Post

Okay, I admit that this is a little silly, but I love when celebrities tell interviewers what they are currently reading. In her recent April interview with Elle magazine Madonna said that she is currently reading The Book Thief by Marcus Zuzak. The Book Thief tells the story of a young girl living in Nazi Germany whose only source of pleasure is devouring the books she steals. An interesting aspect of this novel is that it is narrarated by the Grim Reaper, who is a surprisingly sympathetic figure. While sad and heartbreaking at times, The Book Thief is also touching and heartwarming.

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