**ETA: Mar, 2, 2012. Today I officially completed this challenge as I signed up to take a DIP, reading 3 related books. Since the challenge runs for the rest of the year I will however continue to participate and see if I can make it to another level.
I have found out from this challenge though that I naturally read books set during WWII and have had to actively seek out books from WWI. I learnt a lot just from my 3 books and will have to make a point of adding more WWI reading to my natural selection of books as in reality I enjoy the social history of the time period more than that of WWII. **
I've always wanted to join this challenge since I really do read a lot of war books, both historical fiction and memoir plus the occassional biography/true story. Sign-ups are here. World War I is the theme this year and I already have a book that qualifies on hold at the library so I'm going to officially sign up for the 1-3 books level but will, of course, try move up to higher levels by year end. A movie or two is also allowed. There is also going to be a group read along of A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway.
Here are the levels:
Dip: Read 1-3 books in any genre with WWI as a primary or secondary theme.
Wade: Read 4-10 books in any genre with WWI as a primary or secondary theme.
Swim: Read 11 or more books in any genre with WWI as a primary or secondary theme.
These are my books read:
Email links to reviews @ warthroughgenerations at gmail.com
Reviews listed here.
(possibles War Horse by Michael Morpurgo & movie, Dear Canada books)
1. Shot at Dawn: World War I, Allan McBride, France, 1917 by John Wilson
2. Prisoners in the Promised Land: The Ukranian Internment Diary of Anya Soloniuk, Spirit Lake, Quebec, 1914 by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
3. Brothers Far From Home: The World War I Diary of Eliza Bates, Uxbridge, Ontario, 1916 by Jean Little
Dip Level Finished
4. Silver Threads by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
5. Lone Hawk: The Story of Air Ace Billy Bishop by John Lang