Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Books I'm Reading

In literature I have been reading a book called "The Hobbit". It is the prelude to "The Lord of the Rings." It is pretty good.

The other book I have just finished is called "Rifles for Watie". It is about a young soldier in the Civil War, his adventures, and stuff like that. It is one of my favorite "real" books in the whole world. Now that I have read it, I'm into the Civil War books. I am starting to read "The Red Badge of Courage", and my mom said that I can go to the library and see what books they have there. I can't wait! The library is my favorite place, 'cause I love to read. Actually, the library, and the book store are my favorites!

Do you have any recommendations for good Civil War era books to read?


Craig said...

I have always loved history, and stories that are based on history. I have read the 'Red Badge of Courage'. It is a great book.

I can not think of any books to recommend at the moment, but a movie I bet you would like is 'Shenandoah' with James Stewart. A great movie set during the civil war.

Anonymous said...

The library and bookstore are among my favorite places too. I also love to read. Two of my favorite books about the Civil War era are Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt and The Root Cellar by Janet Lunn.

KODELLE said...

Oops! That last comment was mine.

katie said...

My little bro Alex is/was crazy about the Civil War. I know he will have some good recommendations.

wild murdocks said...

River loved reading the Hobbit. I'll have to introduce him to that civil war series, it sounds interesting! Right now he's reading the Narnia series, for the second time, and is finishing off the Lemony Snickets series at school. I love reading too. When I was your age I loved the Anne of Green Gables series.

Henry Cate said...

This is non-fiction, but I greatly enjoyed Victor Davis hanson's "The Soul of Battle : From Ancient Times to the Present Day, How Three Great Liberators Vanquished Tyranny" There is about a hundred pages on how Sherman broke the South's back. Fascinating reading.

You might see if you can get it from your library.