Day Five: Your “comfort book”

This post is part of the 30 Day Book Challenge.

Have I spoken about this book enough? No? Ok, let’s keep going then.

I first read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak when I was in my Leaving Cert year. A friend of mine loaned it to me, and I sped through it. It made me laugh, cry, and despair, and it still sits top of my favourite book list four years later.

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For my birthday this year, I asked my mother to give me my own copy of the book, together with my favourite scented candle (Yankee Candle’s Sweet Apple, for anyone who’s buying in time for Christmas.) My plan was to bring both with me when I moved overseas. When homesickness struck (which it was bound to at some point), I would light the candle, fill a cup with Lyon’s tea, and dig into the book a second time. Yes, I honestly can’t believe I’ve only read it once either, when you consider how much I’ve talked about it..

Unfortunately, weight restrictions meant I had to leave the candle at home. It’ll be brought over in another trip, though. As for the book, I haven’t needed to take it out yet, and I’m hoping it will get a little easier and soon I won’t need the book at all.

I’ll probably still read it anyway though.


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