Update: 2016 War Reading Challenge

In the interest of timeliness; we’ve decided to let the war challenge be empty this year.

Instead, we want to invite everyone to join Becky’s Book ReviewsWorld at War Reading Challenge.

Click on the image below and find out the details.  There’s bingo and a wide variety of ways to participate.

Have fun in 2016 with this challenge, and we’ll see you again in 2017!

2016 War Reading Challenge


Thank you to all the challenge participants who worked hard last year (2015) reading books related to any war.  Everyone did a great job.

This year, we haven’t made a plan, as real life has overstepped into the blogging life.  We’re reassessing our priorities and trying to keep this challenge going for everyone.

With that in mind, we’d like to hear from you.  Would you like a theme this year or for half the year?  If you do, any suggestions?

We’ll pick one of the suggestions with the most comments in favor, of course.

If there is no clear winner, or you prefer, we could do another “any war” reading challenge, like we did in 2015.

Please let us know; this is your challenge too!

Pearl Harbor Remembrance


Honoring Our Veterans, Today and Every Day

Never Forget, Remember Your Blessings

Memorial Day 2015







Memorial Day is a federal day of remembrance. It began as a way to remember those who died during the U.S. Civil War, but now it is a day to remember all who have served in the military, including our current troops.

Many people take the time to visit the graves of their loved ones who were veterans of war, while some have just placed flags on graves for those who served, even without knowing those soldiers personally. This is a day of remembrance for those who lost their lives in war.

While I agree that these men and women should be remembered, I also urge you to remember those who currently serve (and yes, they are celebrated in November). But I think the sacrifices these troops make, and in some cases, the legacy that they continue, is just as important as those who have passed before us.

I’m lucky to know many current members of the military who have bravely fought, served, and returned home in one piece, but there are so many who are still emotionally, psychologically, and physically scarred. These men deserve our care and consideration on this day. Rather than have a cookout or place a flag on a grave — though you can still do those things, too — why not volunteer in a VA for an hour or take some hard-earned cash and donate it to a veterans organization, like the Wounded Warrior Project.

Enjoy the time you have off with veterans and family. Make the most of it before it’s gone.

2015 War Through the Generations Challenge


You’ve probably been wondering where we have been, other than this past year’s read-a-longs. We’ve been busy. And 2015 doesn’t look like it is going to let up any time soon.

This year, read books — fiction, poetry, or nonfiction — about any war. Add your review links to Mr. Linky and designate what war it is and title of book in parentheses — i.e. War Through the Generations (Matterhorn – Vietnam)

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