I had joined at the “Dip” level (as in “taking a dip” not “Dawn, you’re a dip!”). This was a commitment to five books, as follows:
- any genre (children’s, fiction, non-fiction) and any format (print, audio, e-book) counts
- overlaps with other challenges are allowed
- book can take place before, during, or after the War, with the Vietnam War taking primary or secondary theme
- a movie or two can supplement books for the challenge
How’d I do? You can see by the title of this post that I didn’t complete the challenge (maybe I AM a dip?!?). I read two books:
I might claim partial credit for starting the amazing novel Matterhorn (Karl Marlantes) on audio. Bronson Pinchot is the reader; he is fantastic – any accent, age, gender … he can pull off the voice. I borrowed it on Playaway from our library, and just didn’t allow enough time to listen to it; after racking up almost $10 in late fees, I returned the audio, about one-third of the way into it. I do have the print edition which I bought via Powell’s Indiespensibles, so I WILL read it some day …).
So, I’ll take half-credit for Matterhorn, which brings my total to 2.5 books read for the challenge — I’m half a dip!
War through the Generations’ theme for 2011 is the US Civil War … will you dip, wade, or swim with this one?