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Subject: 2014 Challenge: Your EOY Comments
Date Posted: 10/27/2014 12:25 PM ET
Member Since: 10/17/2006
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Perhaps November is not too early to start summarizing our first World Lit Reading Challenge.  If we share our opinions (brickbats and bouquets) on how it went, we can decide what, if anything, to do about a "Challenge" for 2015.

As it turns out, I read in fewer categories than I had projected, but I read more in a single category (particularly the sub-Sahara category).  And I read one truly great book  All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque, that didn't fit in any of the 2014 categories, but was indisputably a "World Lit" title.  It was set on the battlefields and in the trenches of World War One, in Germany and France.

No matter what, I certainly intend to keep on reading "world lit" books, while  feeling appreciative of the master wordsmiths who turn them into English.