Wednesday, December 24, 2008

world War II Challenge for 2009

The WWII challenge promises to be a good one. You need to commit to at least 5 books and be signed up. The challenge runs from January 1st, 2009 to December 31st, 2009. For more details see here. Actually I should have done this challenge throughout '08. I think I read more than 6 this year but 6 more sure won't hurt.
Here is my list:


1. Night of Flames by Douglas W. Jacobson
2. The Moon Looked Down 3***by Dorothy Garlock did not review

3. Guernica by Dave Boling did not read

4. It Happened in Italy by Elizabeth Bettina 4****
5. Night of Many Dreams by Gail Tsukiyama4****
6.Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet 5*****by Jamie Ford

8 comments:

  1. You'll do this challenge in no time! I had a lot last year too and I don't normally read that many about WWII but they were great books. I haven't picked any challenges yet. I need to look at them closer to see what I can accomplish without being too far off the mark.

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  2. Merry Christmas! I just wanted to let you know that I sent you an email telling you that you won Cross Country. So if you see an email from kalea_kane...don't chuck it. :) Good luck in your challenge!

    Kelly

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  3. Sounds like a good challenge. I read Suite Francaise and liked it.

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  4. I recently saw your post about reading Irène Némirovsky's Suite Française and I wanted to let you know about an exciting new exhibition about her life, work, and legacy that opened on September 24, 2008 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage —A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City. Woman of Letters: Irène Némirovsky and Suite Française, which will run through the middle of March, will include powerful rare artifacts — the actual handwritten manuscript for Suite Française, the valise in which it was found, and many personal papers and family photos. The majority of these documents and artifacts have never been outside of France. For fans of her work, this exhibition is an opportunity to really “get to know” Irene. And for those who can’t visit, there will be a special website that will live on the Museum’s site www.mjhnyc.org.

    The Museum will host several public programs over the course of the exhibition’s run that will put Némirovsky’s work and life into historical and literary context. Book clubs and groups are invited to the Museum for tours and discussions in the exhibition’s adjacent Salon (by appointment). It is the Museum’s hope that the exhibit will engage visitors and promote dialogue about this extraordinary writer and the complex time in which she lived and died. To book a group tour, please contact Tracy Bradshaw at 646.437.4304 or tbradshaw@mjhnyc.org. Please visit our website at www.mjhnyc.org for up-to-date information about upcoming public programs or to join our e-bulletin list.

    Thanks for sharing this info with your readers. If you need any more, please do not hesitate to contact me at hfurst@mjhnyc.org

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  5. Kaye, we're so glad to have you on board for the challenge! What a great reading list! I LOVED The Kommandant's Girl, as well as the sequel, The Diplomat's Wife. Happy reading!

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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  6. This was an easy challenge for me too as I so often read books on this theme anyway. I've read Guernica too, although not for the challenge. And I own a book by Gail Tsukiyama so I have yet to try her work. I haven't got around to Nemirovsky's books yet-shame on me but I will. I won a copy of Hotel on the Corner and have saved it for the Japanese lit challlenge, I missed last year's. Here's my post about the challenge, and I'm off to read those two reviews.

    http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/2009/01/war-through-generations-reading.html

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  7. FYI; For all 2009 WWII Reading Participants, the giveaways are up and ready for entrants.

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

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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