War Through the Generations Reading ChallengeDecember 1, 2008 at 8:43 pm | Posted in Books | 10 Comments
Tags: 2009 Reading Challenge, War Through the Generations Reading Challenge
I cannot tell you how excited I was to read Serena’s post at Savvy Verse and Wit this evening about the new reading challenge she is co-hosting with Anna (Diary of an Eccentric): War Through the Generations. I’ve been in a blogging funk recently since I’ve sat myself down and forced a schedule to complete my current ARCs by the end of January. That hasn’t changed, but just reading about this challenge reminds me of just why I’m disciplining myself for the next two months – to have the freedom to join reading challenges! What a breath of fresh air!
Their first challenge deals with WWII. To participate in this challenge, you need to pledge to read at least 5 books written about WWII. Because I don’t want to jump from the frying pan into the fire, I’m pledging to read 6 WWII related books next year – or one every other month. On the off months, I’m planning to highlight a book about WWII that I’ve already read.
One of the books I’m going to read is The Diary of Anne Frank. I’ve never read it before (which I find somewhat unbelievable – how did that happen?). I’m also going to read Atonement and the Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. I don’t know what I’ll do with the other three, but I live less than 25 minutes from the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA. I’ll make a trip there to see if I can’t find some inspiration. It will be interesting to see how these books come together.
This is going to be exciting, and I hope that you will join us!