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I don’t have much to blog about (even though there’s 6 inches of snow on the ground; no pictures either – Brandon deemed the snow too powdery for a proper snowman,  so the kids aren’t even interesting in playing in it). So I’m just chilling out listening to:

Collide – Howie Day

Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

The Scientist – Coldplay

Ride – The Vines

Live and Let Die – Paul McCartney and Wings

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

Sunday Morning – Maroon 5

I just finished The Book Thief which is an excellent book – I’ve never read anything quite like this. Narrated by Death (aka the Grim Reaper), it tells the story of Liesel, an adolescent girl growing up in WWII Germany. The subject matter is difficult, but the author does a masterful job of weaving sarcasm and dark humor into the story line. Maybe I just like sarcasm and dark humor, but I couldn’t put the book down this weekend. The author crafts fantastic descriptions – I love them – here’s a sample:

At times, she would watch him. She decided that he could best be summed up as a picture of pale concentration. Beige-colored skin. A swamp in each eye. And he breathed like a fugitive. Desperate yet soundless. It was only his chest that gave him away for something alive.

You must put this book on your reading list for 2009, if you haven’t already read it.

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