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January 08, 2012

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bermudaonion (Kathy)

The trailers for War Horse make me tear up - I bet I'd cry like a baby if I saw the movie.

Penny

Yes, the trailer for War House had me crying, no one would go see it with me as I would be a huge mess. I have my Bess Crawford series diligently waiting for March. Looking foward to the start of this readalong!! (And Season 2 opening of DA was fabulous!!!)

Michelle B

The trailer for War Horse has me tearing up also - not sure I can see the movie in the theater, I may need to wait for the DVD. I have DA on DVR to watch with my daughter - can't wait!

Jessica @ Quirky Bookworm

I got sent The Confession for review -- and really enjoyed it! I liked Rutledge's character a lot.

Mike

"Here, the mother-daughter writing team of Charles Todd"
It's a mother-son writing team.

Martha @ Hey, I want to read that

Hurray, for a Bess Crawford read-along. I can't wait, I have tried the Rutledge books yet but I'm looking forward to them. Aren't you so thrilled Downton is back?

Carl

War Horse is just fantastic. The WWI era has been a fascination of mine for many years, thanks for the giveaway...Carl

Anne

The trailer is wonderful and this movie would be memorable. The Confession sounds unforgettable and my favorite era.

Anna

My daughter and I can't wait to see War Horse and read the book. We're focusing on WWI books this year on War Through the Generations, so I'm especially excited!

Debbie W.

Would love to read the latest Charles Todd book and am very interested in seeing War Horse. I love Downton Abby and cannot wait to see it next week!

Lisa Anne Zilney

My knowledge of this period in history is, unfortunately, not what it should be . . . this would be an excellent starting point :o)

Margaret

I am totally addicted to the Ian Rutledge books. I'm about half-way through the series. These books have ignited in me an interest in WWI and that period of time. I didn't know that my grandfather was in WWI until after he died and I went to live with my grandmother. She showed me the medals he'd received from being gassed. My only regret is not hearing about his experiences directly from him. Charles Todd's books have helped bring my grandfather back to life for me and help me understand why he didn't talk about it. I'm also grateful to be introduced to this website, too! :)

April Hussong

The years of the Great War (including the buildup and aftermath of the war itself) hold a certain fascination for me, so this is a great time to indulge that interest, what with my recent discovery of Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs series, Downton Abbey Season 2, and the War Horse movie (like Penny above, I will be a mess!). I somehow had not heard of the two Charles Todd series, but I just downloaded the first book in each to my nook to rectify such a sorry oversight!

Janet Oberfoell

War Horse is on my book club reading list for this spring, and The Confession looks great too. I'm looking forward to reading both!

Katie @ cakes, tea and dreams

I haven't yet read any Charles Todd books - but clearly I need to! Great guest post.

Amanda

O wow. I can not wait to see The War Horse. I find books and movies set during WWI to be fascinating. I always think of John Singer Sargent's painting Gassed where he painted soilders who were gassed and couldn't see. Haunting. The Confession looks good too. I just added it to my must read list.

Laurie Sunde

This looks very interesting to me, a little outside my normal reading material, but its always good to venture out a bit into other types of books :)

Susan

I did not realize this was a book. I saw the movie, and was so emotional. What a dunce not to realize that horses were used as work horses, to move ammunition, tanks, cannons. What terrible conditions Joey had to go through. But, that is not totally what the movie was about. The love between Joey and the boy.The journey he had to take, with different experiences. I actually posted my review on my blog if you are interested http://susansliterarycafe.blogspot.com.

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