Shoot That Book: The Book Thief

Shoot That Book combines my passion for books and my tendency to become trigger happy with a camera. My lack of photography skills is compensated by my enthusiasm. Basically, I like taking pictures of books.

I started reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak a few weeks ago and I’m still not done reading it! I previously mentioned that it’s partially because I have the paperback copy and nowadays, it’s a lot easier for me to read on my Kindle (which is why so many of my physical books have remained unread) so that’s one reason. Another reason is that I’ve been really busy with work the past few days and by the time I get back to the flat at night, I don’t even feel like reading. But I will definitely finish it this weekend! Whether I’ll be able to post a review of it is another matter. In the meantime, here are a couple of Instagram shots that I’ve taken of the book:

The Book Thief plus latte

Last weekend: my copy beside a hazelnut latte

The Book Thief the Standover Man

I was pleasantly surprised by the illustrations inside the book.

The Book Thief Word

I also really like the definitions of certain words.

What about the rest of you, what are you currently reading?

WWW Wednesdays: November 20

WWW Wednesdays

WWW WEDNESDAYS… is a weekly event where you share (1) What you’re currently reading, (2) What you recently finished reading, and (3) What you think you’ll read next.

Yay, it’s Wednesday and the middle of the week. Just a few more days until the weekend. I’m looking forward to this weekend because I’ll be seeing two movie adaptations: Catching Fire on Friday and then Ender’s Game on Saturday. I hope I’ll be able to squeeze in some reading time as well. So here’s a quick mid-week update care of WWW Wednesdays.

The Boneshaker

I just finished reading The Boneshaker by Kate Milford, which we are discussing in the YAckers book club. I had a hard time getting into it because I found the first half slow but things picked up towards the end. But by that time, I just wasn’t invested in the characters so I didn’t like it as much as I was expecting. Still, check it out if you’re a fan of MG fantasy because it might be something that you’ll enjoy.

Welcome to Envy Park

I just started reading Welcome to Envy Park by Mina V. Esguerra, a Filipino chick lit novella, on my Kindle. It’s always fun to read Mina’s books because I can relate to the characters. Even more so for this one because the MC worked for five years in Singapore and is now back in Manila. I’m liking it so far. I’m also in the middle of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak but I have the paperback and I usually leave my copy at the flat. Since I do most of my reading on the train, I haven’t made that much progress on it. This made me realize that I’m really using my Kindle a lot more these days so maybe I should get more ebooks rather than physical copies in the future.

For Darkness Shows the Stars

As for my next read, I haven’t really decided what to pick up next. I think I’ll just go with what I feel like. If I’m in the mood for fantasy, maybe For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund, followed by Across the Star-swept Sea. Or the Touchstone trilogy by Andrea K. Höst. If I’m in the mood for contemporary YA, I’m considering Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (since I enjoyed reading Fangirl), Girl Defective by Simmone Howell and Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller. As you can see, there are way too many tempting options in my TBR pile. But I think having a hard time deciding what to read next is a good problem to have so it’s all good. 🙂

What about the rest of you – what book have you just finished, what are you in the middle of and what are you planning to read next? Have you seen Ender’s Game or Catching Fire? If yes, what did you think of it?