Late last year, I decided to write to my favorite author and tell him how grateful I am for the book he wrote. The Book Thief made me fall in love with words. It made me realize how words in itself may seem elementary but when put together can be so moving and extraordinary. The Book Thief triggered in me the desire to put words together, to write something that could touch a heart, move a soul. To put it simply, this blog wouldn’t exist right now had I not read Markus Zusak’s masterpiece.
Today, I received this in the mail. From Markus Zusak. A brand new edition of The Book Thief with a short note inside. Written and signed by Markus Zusak himself.
I honestly never thought that writing a letter would lead to this. I feel like I’ve won the lottery. I feel like I’m about to burst into a million tiny bubbles of joy.
If you ever read this, thank you, Mr. Zusak. Truly.