Great Philosophy

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..."-Dr. Seuss

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Finally checking back in!

"Fences such as the one at the heart of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
still exist; it is unlikely that they will ever fully disappear. But whatever reaction you have to this story, I hope that the voices of Bruno and Shmuel will continue to resonate with you as they have with me. Their lost voices must continue to be heard; their untold stories must continue to be heard; their untold stories must continue to be recounted. For they represent the ones who didn't live to tell their stories themselves. "
John Boyne
Dublin, 2006

Have been reading quite a bit lately, but haven't been posting about the books. Have read Easy on the Eyes by Jane Porter. Not really that much into chick lit, but it wasn't a bad read. Read The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton and really liked the writing and the story. Will definitely pick up another of her books very soon. Have been trying to read books that are on others wishlists at PBS so that I can give others a chance to read them. Have been getting a lot of my wishes fulfilled on that site and really am trying to reciprocate by reading the books that people are really looking for.
Am currently reading The Boy In The Striped Pajamas. Think that it is wonderful coming from a child's point of view. Have heard some reviews stating that they can not believe that this child was so naive. I personally think that a nine year old boy who has led kind of a sheltered life would be naive to all the carnage and destruction that was Nazi Germany. How aware were any of us at 9?

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