My favorite way to read books is by listening to them. I use Audible for this purpose. I listened to twelve books in 2022. This is my 2022 Books List. The average book was eleven hours and thirty-two minutes long. The shortest one was six hours and 45 minutes and the longest was 15 hours and 7 minutes. Three were mysteries, six were history, three were health base and one was fiction. I hope to read more fiction books in 2023, but I like a good book about historical events.
My book recommendation for today is So Sad to Fall in Battle
So Sad to Fall in Battle: An Account of War Based on General Tadamichi Kuribayashi’s Letters from Iwo Jima | IndieBound.org. This book made the Japanese on the island real men with families, dreams and hopes just like the Americans who were fighting them. It is the book the movie Letters from Iwo Jima was based on.
My first choice for the book challenge is A Treasury of Great Poems by Louis Untermeyer (editor). It is a book that I have had for over 20 years now and still will pick up occasionally and find a new poem that I have not read or read an old one in a new way.
I am currently reading the book Germany Ascendant by Prit Buttar which is a reminder that for most of us we are doing ok and life is not that bad compared to what those before us had to go thru.