NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!

Lezlie



Thursday, December 18, 2008

2009 War Through The Generations Challenge


OK. I've explored some ideas for this one, and I'm in. The link to the official rules and signup for this Challenge can be found here. And here are some of the books I'm thinking about:

The Splendor of Silence by Indu Sundaresan
Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
Skeletons At The Feast by Chris Bohjalian
House of Meetings by Martin Amis
Plot Against America by Phillip Roth
The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
After Dachau by Daniel Quinn (Alternative History)

COMPLETED: 5/5 as of May 6, 2009
**COMPLETED**

1. Skeletons At The Feast by Chris Bohjalian
2. Day by Elie Wiesel
3. Survival In Auschwitz by Primo Levi
4. Killing Rommel by Steven Pressfield
5. The Bridge Over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle




13 comments:

Anna said...

Glad to have you on board!! I was hoping you'd sign up!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Jo-Jo said...

Cool...I kind of figured it was a matter of time before you hopped on board for this one!

Lezlie said...

Anna & Jo-Jo ~ I had my eye on this one, that's for sure. I just wanted to get a better handle on my possibilities before I flipped the switch. There is such an interesting array of books when you dig around for a while!

Lezlie

Heather said...

ANother challenge?!? You're awesome!

Dar said...

I'm thinking of adding Skeletons to my list and I'm really leaning to getting Schindler's List in too. Hmmmmmmmm, way too many plans going on and probably not enough time. lol.

Serena said...

Welcome Aboard! I'm glad to see the list of participants is growing.

Dar: I loved Schindler's list. I've had it for years. I may do a two-for and review the movie as well.

Skeletons looks like another good one...guess I will have to check it out.

Lezlie said...

Heather ~ Thanks! It's easy to sign up for them. The hard part is actually finishing them. :-)

Dar ~ I'm only committing to the minimum number of books for this one. The first five I read that qualify will be it! If I read more later in the year, they will be a bonus.

Serena ~ Thanks! I'm glad you're getting such a good response. A suggestion for the future would be War In Antiquity. I have some great books for that! :-)

Lezlie

Serena said...

War in Antiquity. that would be a good one. I'll give you a hint...2010 will be a very controversial war in the U.S. past...

Lezlie said...

Serena ~ Whatever it is, sign me up! :-) I guessing Viet Nam, which would be great! I'm want to read some more O'Brien, and that would be the perfect excuse. :-)

Lezlie

Anna said...

Congrats on finishing the challenge! I'll add your reviews to the site soon. I'm a bit behind right now. Just have to set aside a weekend afternoon to catch up.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Lezlie said...

Thanks, Anna! That *would* be a lot of work!

Lezlie

Serena said...

FYI, all 2009 WWII Reading Challenge Participants; giveaway information can be found here:

http://warthroughthegenerations.wordpress.com/2010/01/07/international-2009-wwii-reading-challenge-giveaways-revealed/

Lezlie said...

Thanks, Serena!

Lezlie