Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Book Thief

I finished an amazing book today. It's called The Book Thief by Marcus Zukas. Jonathan and I went over to his twin's house to watch the Cowboy game and my thought was, "Fantastic... I can finish my book!" (Don't get me wrong - I am a Cowboy's fan but we were going over there two hours early.) 

As I was on the last few chapters I left the room to finish the book because it was starting to get awkward when I was crying in the living room and on the verge of weeping.

So instead of trying to give you a review of this book, I'll leave it to my mom since she's already written a review.

....As I was thinking about this book and why I became so emotional at the end I came to a conclusion. When I was in Peace Corps I traveled to Munich, Germany alone and took a day trip to Dachau Concentration Camp. That was emotional to say the least. I wandered the camp with my iPod and spent a lot of time reflecting about the human race and the power that we can be entrusted with. 

After I left the camp I headed back to Munich and wrote in my journal for a long time. I always intended on sharing those thoughts and maybe one day I will. I've never shared my journal entries from when I was traveling/backpacking. (I spent a lot of time writing when I was traveling through Bosnia and Croatia as well.) Perhaps one day I'll get up the courage to share those thoughts.

Either way, go to my mom's blog and read about The Book Thief. Then read it yourself.


PS. Jonathan just finished Unbroken. Another great book - you should read that one too! :) 



2 comments:

Vicki Goode said...

So glad you have finished this! One of the most thought provoking and enjoyable books I have read in a long time. And JLN has finished his too! Unbroken is right up there in the Good Reads dept too!

Anonymous said...


There was a very real perception that bi-racial was much worse for the white than it was for the person of color. The liberal culture screamed racism when there is a very reasonable explanation for this reality::::
In this white punishment known as the United States the person of color has already adopted the disfavors/temptations intended for another race. But by associating/mating with a person of color the white is newly adopting the disfavors of another culture.
And this is the reason why people of color are not welcome in the United States. The gods control everything:::The perception they want to create, the thoughts they want you to have.
People of color can't recover from absorbing the temptations from two cultures. And why they become more and more like so many blacks in America:::Veterans at absorbing the temptations of two cultures.
To further illustrate this is why California's educational system/funding was ranked #1 when California was white:::Education being the basis of the affluent economic system. Now even public higher education has become unaffordable.

The gods placed us all into our own corners of the globe. As such for thousands of years we spent time and reproduced with out own kind.
This is why mobilty/travel, biracial unions/offspring and partaking of other cultures is a sin::::
Each has it's own elements of disfavor, and by experiencing other cultures you are being exposed to these disfavors, which if people may adopt will make their state even worse than prior.
The United States has been considered a "melting pot" where rejects from around the world were sent when kicked out of their motherland.
Remember, this concept of cultural diversity is an element of the liberal platform the gods used to promote societal decay, revealed on the map with the "beast" that is the SanFranciscoBayArea and the spread of social deterioration that spread to the rest of the country and eventually to the entire globe.

Ronald Reagan spent the communist block into submission with defense buildup, and in the process increased the National debt from $1 trillion in 1980 to $6 trillion when he left office.
W charged both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to the national debt, honest numbers to come.
The gods used W to initiate the "Great Recession" with deliberate legislation/regulation changes, allowing the sub-prime fiasco and corporate irresponsibility/criminal behavior which led to the multi-trillion dollar stimulous package, pocketted by Republican friends and donors::::$5 trillion charged to the National credit card.
This corruption is one element of evil in the party of good. War mongering is another.
Damned if you do, Damned if you don't::::With the Democrats you subscribe to social decay via liberlism, which WILL lead to the Apocalypse. Republicans are being used by the gods to bankrupt the United States, ultimately motivating people to the point of "desperation prayer" once anarchy presides::::Punishment designed to correct your behavior.

Not only is doing the right things important (praying, attoning for your sins, thinking the right way:::accepting humility, modesty, vulnerability), so is avoiding the wrong things important as well:::"Go and sin no more".