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books0977:

Sophie Nélisse as Liesel Meminger in The Book Thief (2013).
While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.


The movie obviously couldn’t live up to the book, but I still liked it. And the acting was great—especially the girl who played Liesel.
books0977:

Sophie Nélisse as Liesel Meminger in The Book Thief (2013).
While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.


The movie obviously couldn’t live up to the book, but I still liked it. And the acting was great—especially the girl who played Liesel.

books0977:

Sophie Nélisse as Liesel Meminger in The Book Thief (2013).

While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.

The movie obviously couldn’t live up to the book, but I still liked it. And the acting was great—especially the girl who played Liesel.

Tagged: #the book thief

laviebelem:

Highlights from this year’s brooklynbookfestival, including a hilarious talk with Bob Saget and John Leguizamo. Oh and the totes! It was very difficult to not add to my ever-growing tote collection, not to mention my book collection too. 

Man what a good day!

Tagged: #BKBF
Me: I just finished reading [your novel] An Untamed State, and I just wanted to tell you... That I had nightmares the entire time I was reading it.
Roxane Gay: Good! That's what I was going for!

Sorry if some of my posts from the Rushdie event go up twice, I think some of them are taking a really long time to load so I tried multiple times, thinking it hadn’t worked.

Tagged: #sowwy
When you’re young you have to fake control, and when you’re old you have to fake energy.
- Salman Rushdie on writing and editing at “The Writer’s Life” panel at the 2014 Brooklyn Book Festival

Today was a wonderful day, and this was one of the most wonderful parts. Time to drink some chai, enjoy that it’s still warm enough to sit outside, and absorb some of Roxane’s amazingness.

Salman Rushdie, Siri Hustvedt, Catherine Lacey, and Steph Opitz about to start “The Writer’s Life” panel at the 2014 Brooklyn Book Festival. Oh I am so excited!!
Salman Rushdie, Siri Hustvedt, Catherine Lacey, and Steph Opitz about to start “The Writer’s Life” panel at the 2014 Brooklyn Book Festival. Oh I am so excited!!

Salman Rushdie, Siri Hustvedt, Catherine Lacey, and Steph Opitz about to start “The Writer’s Life” panel at the 2014 Brooklyn Book Festival. Oh I am so excited!!

Publishers are like, ‘We don’t know who your market is, we don’t know who we’d sell your book to,’ and I’m like, ‘What do you mean? Like… People with reading skills?’
- Roxane Gay, talking about writers of color at the “This Woman’s Work” panel at the 2014 Brooklyn Book Festival
Tagged: #BKBF #Roxane Gay
It’s harder to be a writer of color.
- Roxane Gay (as compared to being a feminist writer) at the “This Woman’s Work” panel at the 2014 Brooklyn Book Festival.
Tagged: #BKBF #Roxane Gay