Thursday, January 15, 2009
I am trying REALLY hard not to over-commit myself, but I just couldn't help joining this reading challenge. It is called "War Through the Generations" Reading Challenge, and for 2009 the theme will be WWII. You only have to read five WWII-related books during the year (or more if you would like.) Heck! I've already read two and I wasn't even trying!!!
Now as most of you know, I drift towards these books as a matter of instinct. My husband is from Poland, and his family grew up in the throes of WWI, WWII and the Solidarity movement. We have visited many places in Germany and Poland that both inspired me, and made me sick to my stomach. Reichstag in Berlin, various German bunkers (including the one hosting the assassination attempt in Valkyrie), the monuments erected to commemorate the Warsaw ghetto uprising, and even Auschwitz. There's nothing like seeing this stuff in person to give you a good smack in the face. Anyway, I digress.
My goal this year will be to read 10 books related to WWII. Like I said, I have already read Suite Francaise and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I have "Resistance" by Owen Shears in my TBR Reading Challenge, and a friend of mine recommended a trilogy written by Richard J. Evans that was about the Third Reich. I'm off! If anyone would like to join this reading challenge (although I think I am the last to join!), click here. I'm off!
Posted by Sandy Nawrot at 10:35 AM