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I very much enjoy reading for pleasure.  While all of us have some serious reading to do, enjoying a good book is one of the pleasures of life - to go with good friends, good family and of course, good wine.

I will mention a book or two on our e-journeys together – after all, we won’t run out of plants to talk about or experiences to share, so why not share a good book or a good movie.  We won’t runout of those any time soon either.

My first book I want to share is also a movie.  Unfortunately, I have not had a chance to see the movie, and may not do so, as it came and went pretty quickly here.   However, the book was so good, I do not mind not seeing the movie.

The book I am referring to is “The Book Thief” by Marcus Zusak.  This short synopsis does not convey the story well – suffice it to say, The Book Thief will keep your attention.  It did mine.

            The book is set in Nazi Germany, not a pleasant venue to be sure, and is narrated by Death. It concerns a poor young girl, her relationship with her foster parents, the other residents of their neighborhood, and a young Jewish man who hides in her home during the escalation of World War II. Perhaps like me, you will share times of happiness, sadness, and incredulity with the characters.

No plants in it, no horticulture - but Man nor Woman cannot live by plants alone.  Have fun.

Dr A

AuthorAllan Armitage