Musing Mondays (April 26)

Musing Mondays2 Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about the war books

With yesterday being Anzac Day, I thought I’d ask a theme question this week. Are you a reader of war books? And if so, do you have any favourites?

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I am a fan of war books, actually – though I hesitate to use the word ‘fan’ when the subject matter runs to the horrific.

I think the first war-time book I ever read, or at least can remember reading was Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl. I read it while still in primary school and it was the first time I really started to understand what war meant on an individual level – up until then war had simply been a concept talked about during history.

I have also enjoyed John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Morris Gleitzman’s Once, and Geraldine Brook’s March – but these are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head. I’m sure you’ll all remind me of the ones I’m forgetting.

27 comments :

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I haven't read too many myself.

Here is mine

Matt said...

Not a huge fans on war but am okay with literature with war setting. My musing is up. :)

Li said...

Great question! Here's my response: http://www.rulethewaves.net/blog/?p=1357

Marg said...

My post on Sunday was about this exact topic in honour of Anzac Day.

Fan doesn't seem like the right word does it, or to say that you really enjoy them, but I do find it fascinating to read them

Yvonne said...

Mine is here

Vicki said...

Here's HERE

gautami tripathy said...

I liked today's musings. Here is mine:

Musings/Whereabouts

fredamans said...

Love this week's question!

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/04/musing-war-books.html

Kim said...

Great question! I didn't read Anne Frank's diary until I was an adult.
Here is my post:
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2010/04/monday-tidbits.html

vampireprincess said...

Mine this week
http://vampira2468.wordpress.com/2010/04/26/a-time-for-war/

caite said...

no, not a big fan of war stories..or war settings for books, as I discuss in My Post.

Nise' said...

My Musing.

Kristin said...

Great question. Here's my musing.

Lynda said...

Hi
Mine is here.

MizB said...

My answer is here.

~MizB

Dana said...

Sorry to say it Rebecca, but I have a smaller response to this topic just because I don't read a lot of war books. Either way you can find my thoughts on the subject here:

Reading Amidst the Chaos

Mash1195 said...

Guessing that "The Diary of Anne Frank" will be on most lists today.
My answer is posted here

Emily said...

here's mine:

http://theninjalibrarian.blogspot.com/2010/04/musing-mondays-5.html

Lori said...

LOL, shows me how ignorant I am, I had to look up Anzac Day, never heard of it, or if I did, I never paid attention to it.

Here's Mine.

okbolover said...

I like reading war books. I'm a huge history buff.

Here

sadie607 said...

Here's mine

http://somanybooks123.blogspot.com/2010/04/musing-mondays-war-books.html

(I'm not sure how to make it a direct link like some of those above). Anyone want to let me in on the secret to making a short clicky link?

Tim said...

Here's mine. (I was actually surprised to see how much in this field I've read this year.)

Sadie:

Just like any hyperlink on your blog: (<a href=", etc.)

Sheery said...

Here is mine:

http://sheeryhall.blogspot.com/2010/04/musing-mondays_26.html

The Book Resort said...

Not too many...

Here's mine:

http://thebookresort.blogspot.com/2010/04/musing-mondays-april-26th.html

Bryan R. Terry said...

My Musing is HERE

mominsanity said...

Here's mine.

Mystica said...

Not exactly war stories but those set in the period of the first and second world war fascinate me