January 3, 2011

War Through the Generations

Challenge Summary:
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.

Rules:
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.

**Note**
*Participants anywhere in the world are eligible for most prizes in the post-challenge drawing!**
*Prize drawings will be for participants finishing the minimum 3-5 books.
*Participants can always read more than their initial goals, and even if you sign up for 11+, but read just 3-5, you officially completed the challenge and are eligible for prizes.
You can decide which books you’d like to read right away, or you can choose them during the course of the challenge. Check out the Recommended Reading: U.S. Civil War (page is coming soon) page for suggestions.

***Attention Participants***
We wanted to try something a little different this year, and we thought that it would be fun to do a group review here on War Through the Generations midway through the challenge. Book to be determined in the coming months.
How to sign up:
Leave a comment on this page with your reading goal. Please spread the word about the challenge on your blogs. Feel free to do a sign up post and leave a link to your post here.
Everyone who signs up will be listed on the U.S. Civil War Challenge Participants page.
Sign ups will be ongoing.

**Once you’ve signed up, please visit the Buttons page to snag some for your blog for use in your sign up post and book reviews! (New U.S. Civil War Challenge buttons forthcoming)**

Share your reviews with fellow participants:
If you have a blog and have reviewed a book you’re counting toward the challenge, please email the review links to warthroughgenerations AT gmail DOT com. We’d be happy to post the first paragraph (or the first few sentences, depending on paragraph length) and a link to your blog.

If you don’t have a blog but would like to share your thoughts on a book you’ve read for the challenge, please write up a review and email it to warthroughgenerations AT gmail DOT com. Please include the name you wish to be displayed as author of the review.
If you have any questions, please email us at warthroughgenerations AT gmail DOT com. We hope you will join us for a year filled with great books!

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Challenge Start and Ends Dates: January 1,2011 - December 31, 2011

My Progress: FAILED - 4/5 - 80% Complet

My List:

2) The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane
3) My Name is Mary Sutter - Robin Oliveira
4) Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

Final Thoughts\

Another challenge I've attempted 3 or 4 times, and one I keep getting close, but not finishing in the end. This one was harder to find books that interested me. But it also forced me to read Little Woman, which I never read before and had been on my TBR list for a while, so in the end I'm happy with how the challenge went for me.

One response to “War Through the Generations”

Serena said...

We've added you to the participants page! Thanks for signing up!

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