Civil War Reading Challenge Giveaway

For those of you who have finished your reading goals, we’ve got a modest giveaway for you. Anna and I have had a tough year financially, so we’ve only got a small giveaway this year. We wish we could do more.

As a thank you for participants, 1 winner will receive Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier and Jarrettsville by Cornelia Nixon, both are gently used.

Please leave a comment below with your email to be entered. The giveaway ends Jan. 31, 2012, and is open internationally.

Movie Review: COLD MOUNTAIN

The War Movie Buff recently reviewed the movie Cold Mountain for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge 2011.  Here’s an excerpt:

First let me dispense with the question of whether “Cold Mountain” deserves to crack the Greatest 100 list. No, because it is not a war movie. It is a romance and road picture set in a war. With that said, it does a good job bringing to light the situation on the home front in the South. This makes it a very good historical movie. It is the rural companion to the upper class “Gone with the Wind”.

Read the full review.

**Attention participants: Remember to email us a link to your reviews, and we’ll post them here so we can see what everyone is reading!**

Review: COLD MOUNTAIN by Charles Frazier

Jules’ Book Reviews reviewed Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge 2011.  Here’s an excerpt:

The book also shows the other side of the civil war, instead of showing the battles, it shows how those left behind carried on with life, with what little provisions they had, and in a sense struggled for survival. Soldiers are seen throughout the book, as they hunt for deserters and the “enemy”, but they are more in the background, and don’t overpower the important side of the story, which is self-discovery during a time affected by war.

Read the full review.

**Attention participants: Remember to email us a link to your reviews, and we’ll post them here so we can see what everyone is reading!**

Review: COLD MOUNTAIN by Charles Frazier

Moored at Sea recently read and reviewed Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge 2011.  Here’s a snippet:

“I just recently finished the book “Cold Mountain”, a book concerning several people in the South during the Civil War (as a side note, I found the storyline about the man kind of dull and overcooked – I am curious is me and my proclivities, or if other people felt this way?). Two of these people, Ada and Ruby, are women living in a little town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s deep into the war, at the point when almost all men are engaged in the war, and the women are, as it were, left behind doing the work they’ve always done, plus the work, in their case, of running a farm.”

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**Attention participants:  Remember to email us a link to your reviews, and we’ll post them here so we can see what everyone is reading!**

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