Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

Here's hoping you have a happy, safe, and healthy 2018.



  1. Happy New Year. Looking forward to some interesting reviews in 2018. I post mine on Thursdays and (sometimes) Mondays when I need to catch up. I might have some WW1 books this year that might interest you and around 50% of my non-Fiction is British & European history so I'm sure that'll interest you. Have a good year ahead!

    1. I have been lurking around your blog this AM, I think we have some interests in common! I am looking for some good WWI books - especially anything about Gavrilo Princip, but there simply is not much. Most of the books I have looked at about WWI don't even mentioned his name. I look forward to your recommendations and reviews, Happy New Year!

    2. My 'plan' - yeah, right - was to follow WW1 through from 2014-2018 reading about the corresponding year 1914-1918 so this year I'd be reading how the war ended. Needless to say that didn't happen. What I'm going to *try* to do this year is 'bookend' the war by reading about how it started and the consequences afterwards.

      My latest idea is what I call my Triple Reads where I read 3 books in (fairly) quick succession on a related subject. My 3 about the start of WW1 have 2 in there about the assassination. If you haven't come across them already they are:

      The Assassination of the Archduke - Sarajevo 1914 and the Murder that Changed the World by Greg King and Sue Woolmans

      The Trigger - The Hunt for Gavrilo Princip: The Assassin who Brought the World to War by Tim Butcher.

      The third book is a general history of the aftermath of that event across Europe in July 1914.

    3. I LOVE THIS GOAL! Totally sounds like something I would come up with also, very cool. Sorry it did not quite work out the way you intended it too, but your new plan sounds perfectly fine.

      I read Butcher's book a couple years ago, and the King/Woolmans book is on my To-Read. What is the third book called that you are going to read?

      Thanks for sharing these ideas, I really like them.

    4. Oh, I'm FULL of good ideas - just not too good at following up! [grin]

      The 3rd book is:

      July 1914 - Countdown to War by Sean McMeekin

    5. Ha, I am the same way. Big ideas and then...sometimes I follow through and sometimes I get distracted.

      I added that book to be my TBR and found this one also:

      A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire by Geoffrey Wawro


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