The year 2014 nearly comes to its end…..and so does our sail to the past: History Reading Challenge 2014. This post is my final harbor where I would disembark to the present time. For you who is still catching us up, take your time, the linky will still be opened for at least 18 more days (from the date of this post). You are not required to do a wrap up post, but doing one would be very good to let us know how you have enjoyed our sail.
For my part, I have completed all six books I have intended to read:
Roman Lives by Plutarch
Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician by Anthony Everitt
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
Surprisingly, I have enjoyed all of them; especially Cicero, Decline and Fall, Professor and Madman, and Bury My Heart. Roman Lives were a bit tedious, but as I love the topic, I enjoyed it nevertheless. The Prince was very interesting; I have even had a good time analyzing it for my WEM project.
In short, every history I have read was a blissful moment for me. I didn’t really expect to love history after this challenge; my first intention was to encourage myself to learn to like history, but I ended up loving it! So, I am very grateful for doing this challenge in the first place, and I also want to thank you all who have been taking this journey with me. It’s been a fun year of challenge!
Don’t forget, there will be two giveaways at the end of the challenge. I decided to extend the deadline for submitting reviews and analysis to January 4th, 2015. I will pick two winners randomly on the 5th. For all of you, who have not posting your reviews and or analysis, please do it when there is still time.
The two winners of the giveaways are:
1. Listra (for review post no. 39 - on linky)
2. Ruth (for analysis post no. 6 - on linky)
Congrats for both winners!
Last but not least, please share your feelings about this challenge, and books you have read!