One of the blogs I follow is Shhh…mommy’s blogging. There is a link here on the right hand side of the page. Late last year she mentioned that she would be doing a reading challenge for 2012 so I thought I would give it a go. I do have a pile of books on my bedside table, waiting to be read, but I thought this would be a good way for me to perhaps get those books read that I keep putting to one side in favour of the latest release.
I have chosen for my first book. . . . . All quiet on the western front.
No I haven’t read it before. The copy of the book that we have, was published in 1969. This is my husband’s copy, he had read the book before I met him. Obviously it is a book I have put off for quite a while!
When writing this post I thought I would check out the various book covers for this title as I am always interested in how things change over time. The following book covers give you some idea of how the publishers have changed their marketing.
As the weather has been really hot here and ideal for “doing nothing” I am almost finished this book. Good book reading weather!
I have since added a page to the top of my blog. You can find it here. I will list the books I read in the challenge on the page and give a link to the reviews.
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Yay! Welcome to the challenge, I’m about 75% through my first book (And Then There Were None) as well so I’ll be writing the review this weekend. Again, I’m so glad you’ve decided to join me!
I read this in Year 11 for History and found it to be an incredible read. Your husband’s copy was the edition I read 🙂
My husband is a keen reader of history. Not sure if he had to read it at school, probably he did.