Saturday, November 28, 2009

challenges round-up

Wow! I finished up two challenges recently: The 2009 Young Adult Challenge and War Through the Generations: World War II.

Favorites from both?

War Through the Generations was what finally got me to read Davita's Harp by Chiam Potok - and am I GLAD that I did, that book is amazing. I also really loved The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti, a very interesting twist on your typical World War II book.

From the YA one, standouts were The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. Both grabbed me and wouldn't let me go until I was finished. This is my second year completeting this challenge and what do you know - I'm ready to sign up again!! I'll have a post about that forthcoming :)

I just want to say that since I began participating in book challenges two years ago now (happy anniversary to me!), I have stretched my own horizons so much (thanks, Melissa, since your "Expanding Your Horizons" challenge was the one that got me going!). I feel like they are such a good way for me to meet goals and try things I never would have - plus, the community is great :)

Thanks to all those of you who take the time to run the challenges - it's so much fun!


bermudaonion said...

Congratulations on finishing the challenges!

Anna said...

Congrats! I hope you'll consider joining us in 2010 when we focus on the Vietnam War.

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