Sunday, December 06, 2015

2016 Challenges: World at War (Joining my own challenge)

World At War Reading Challenge
Host: Becky's Book Reviews
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Duration: December 2015 - December 2016
Goal: My goal is to get at least two bingos on my card; I'd love to fill the whole card though!!!

The categories:

  • Any book published 1914-1918
  • Any book published 1918-1924
  • Any book published 1925-1930
  • Any book published 1931-1938
  • Any book published 1939-1945
  • A nonfiction book about World War I
  • A nonfiction book about 1910s and 20s
  • A nonfiction book about 1920s and 30s
  • A nonfiction book about 1930s
  • A nonfiction book about World War II
  • A fiction book set during World War I
  • A fiction book set 1918-1924
  • A fiction book set in the 1920s
  • A fiction book set in the 1930s
  • A fiction book set during World War II
  • A book set in the United States or Canada
  • A book set in England, Ireland, or Scotland
  • A book set in Europe
  • A book set in Asia or Middle East
  • A book set elsewhere (a country/continent not already read for the challenge)
  • A book focused on "the war"
  • A book focused on "the homefront"
  • Watch any movie released in 1940s
  • Watch any movie released in the 1930s
  • Watch any movie about either war 
Becky's Fulfilled Categories:



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1 comments:

Serena 9:06 AM  

Do you have a place for review links?

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Review Policy

I am interested in reviewing books and audio books. This blog focuses on books written for middle grade on up (essentially 10 to a 110). I review middle grade fiction and young adult fiction (aka tween and teen).

I also review adult books.

I read in a variety of genres including realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, and chick lit. (I've read one western to date.)

I read a few poetry books, a few short story collections, a few graphic novels, a few nonfiction books.

I am especially fond of:

  • Regency romances (including Austen prequels/sequels)
  • Historical fiction set in the Tudor dynasty
  • Historical fiction and nonfiction set during World War II
  • Jewish fiction/nonfiction
  • dystopias
  • apocalyptic fiction
  • science fiction (especially if it involves time travel and alternate realities)
  • fantasy
  • multicultural books and international books

I am not a fan of:

  • sports books
  • horse books
  • dog books if the dog dies (same goes with most pets actually except maybe fish)
  • westerns (if it's a pioneer story with women and children, then maybe)
  • extremely violent books with blood, blood, and more blood

I am more interested in strong characters, well-written, fleshed-out, human characters. Plot is secondary to me in a way. I have to care about the characters in order to care about the plot. That being said, compelling storytelling is something that I love. I love to become absorbed in what I'm reading.

If you're interested in sending me a review copy of your book, I'm happy to hear from you. Email me at laney_po AT yahoo DOT com.

You should know several things before you contact me:

1) I do not guarantee a review of your book. I am just agreeing to consider it for review.
2) I give all books at least fifty pages.
3) I am not promising anyone (author or publisher) a positive review in exchange for a review copy. That's not how I work.
4) In all of my reviews I strive for honesty. My reviews are my opinions--so yes, they are subjective--you should know my blog will feature both negative and positive reviews.
5) I do not guarantee that I will get to your book immediately. I've got so many books I'm trying to read and review, I can't promise to get to any one book in a given time frame.
6) Emailing me every other week to see if I've read your book won't help me get to it any faster. Though if you want to email me to check and see if it arrived safely, then that's fine!

Authors, publishers. I am interested in interviewing authors and participating in blog tours. (All I ask is that I receive a review copy of the author's latest book beforehand so the interview will be productive. If the book is part of a series, I'd like to review the whole series.) Contact me if you're interested.

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