Cold Mountain

by Charles Frazier | Romance | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0871136791 Global Overview for this book
Registered by jamesmum of Richmond, British Columbia Canada on 7/27/2004
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by jamesmum from Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Sent to SqueakyChu as RABCK for her daughter.

Journal Entry 2 by wingSqueakyChuwing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Wednesday, August 04, 2004
Thank you so very much for this book. My daughter must read it before she begins college at the end of this month. When she's finished with the book, I hope to read it and then move it along to someone else. Perhaps someone else has a child who needs to read it for school?! ;-) If so, just let me know!

Edit 08/03/04: Well, she read part of it and didn't like it. I'm keeping it now so that I can read it later.

Edit 10/29/12:: My daughter confirmed that she only read *one page* of this book when she decided not to read any more of it!


Journal Entry 3 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Saturday, October 13, 2012
Soooooo.....

Now I've decided to read this book for a TIOLI challenge (Challenge # 9 for October, 2012) to read a book about survival. More information about this and other TIOLI challenges on LibraryThing can be found here:

http://www.librarything.com/topic/142687#t

Journal Entry 4 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, October 29, 2012
I'll never finish this book in October so I'm moving it to the November TIOLI challlenge (LibraryThing.com - 75 Books Challenge in 2012 group) to read a book with a culinary fruit in it. The fruit is a blackberry. The challenge is listed here:

http://www.librarything.com/topic/143952#3661153

The good news is that I like this book much better than I thought I would...so, thanks again, jamesmum!

Journal Entry 5 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Thursday, November 08, 2012
My review:

I was rather hesitant to begin this book as I heard that it was "slow" reading. Surprisingly, I found a lot to like about this story of two individuals during the time of American Civil War. It is in North Carolina where young Ada's father dies and she inherits his land. Inman is the Confederate solider who deserts his battalion in Frederickburg, Virginia, and begins his walk home to Ada, whom he believes he loves. His journey is long, but his trek is broken up by the colorful and unique characters he meets along the way. His interactions with these individuals in a background of native plants and animals provide the kind of action needed by this otherwise quietly told story.

My only complaint is about the very ending which I felt was too sudden and harsh. It seemed out of character with the otherwise meandering tone of the story and left me with too many unanswered questions. Despite the jarring effect of the story's conclusion, this was a very solid read about hard life at the time of the Civil War.

Journal Entry 6 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Alexandria in -- Wild released somewhere in the state, Virginia USA on Saturday, December 22, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (12/22/2012 UTC) at Alexandria in -- Wild released somewhere in the state, Virginia USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I'm releasing this book at the 2012 Annual BC in DC Holiday party book buffet. Thanks, authorauthor, for hosting at your home in Alexandria, Virginia!

Journal Entry 7 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Sunday, December 23, 2012
I brought this book home from the BC in DC holiday party at authorauthor's house.

Released 6 yrs ago (4/21/2013 UTC) at Day of the Book (street festival) on Howard Avenue in Kensington, Maryland USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I'm releasing this book at the Kensington International Day of the Book Festival in Kensington, Maryland, USA.

This afternoon street festival celebrates the International Day of the Book with live music, author readings, open microphone, activities for children and adults, storytellers, ...and books, books, books! Local authors, book artists, publishers, booksellers, and literary groups line Howard Ave in Historic Old Town Kensington to show, sell, and discuss their works. All activities are free, rain or shine.

Journal Entry 9 by e-reader2013 at Kensington, Maryland USA on Sunday, April 28, 2013
Caught at Kensington Maryland Day of the book fest (Sunday April 21, 2013).

Have heard about the book, so time to read it.

When done, already have a friend who wants to read so it will be a controlled release. Thereafter, who knows?

Thanks for sharing & releasing into the world.


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