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Reading Challenge 2011: War Through the Generations

Posted on: December 24, 2010

I have discovered something I haven’t noticed before on other book blogs:  Reading Challenges!  The goal is to read the suggested number of books for the challenge’s theme between January 1 and December 31, 2011.  This year I have decided to participate in two challenges that should still allow me to review books for the authors and publishers I have networked with.

The first challenge I will be participating in is the War Through the Generations Reading  Challenge.  This year the focus is Civil War literature.  As my friends and family know, I have a great love for Wartime literature and films, and the history of warfare.  I get this from my Dad (Hi, Daddy, love you! :D)  I am looking at reading 9 to 11 books that pertain to the Civil War.  Here is information pertaining to the challenge from the host blog:

War Through the Generation‘s 2011 reading challenge will be the U.S. Civil War.  The challenge will run from January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011.


This year you have options when reading your fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, etc. with the U.S. Civil War as the primary or secondary theme.

Books can take place before, during, or after the war.  Books from other challenges count so long as they meet the above criteria.

Dip: Read 3-5 books in any genre with the U.S. Civil War as a primary or secondary theme.

Wade: Read 6-10 books in any genre with the U.S. Civil War as a primary or secondary theme.

Swim: Read 11 or more books in any genre with the U.S. Civil War as a primary or secondary theme.

Additionally, we’ve decided that since there are so many great movies out there about U.S. Civil War, that you can substitute or add a movie or two to your list this year and have it count toward your totals.  We nabbed this idea from a few challenges in 2009, particularly The Everything Austen Challenge at Stephanies’s Written Word.

I am looking forward to this challenge!  Check back on Sunday for the other challenge I have chosen to participate in.  I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas, and remember – JESUS is why we have Christmas!  Thanks to His birth, we can have eternal life in Heaven with God the Father.  Merry, Merry Christmas!


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