August 25, 2011

Booking Through Thursday


Today's question:
Sometimes I feel like the only person I know who finds reading history fascinating. It’s so full of amazing-yet-true stories of people driven to the edge and how they reacted to it. I keep telling friends that a good history book (as opposed to some of those textbooks in school that are all lists and dates) does everything a good novel does–it grips you with real characters doing amazing things.
Am I REALLY the only person who feels this way? When is the last time you read a history book? Historical biography? You know, something that took place in the past but was REAL
My answer:
Ironically I commented on a blogging buddy's post yesterday regarding her love of this genre and how much I respected her.  I, for one do not enjoy reading books of this period.  The dialogue is hard for me to understand and it reminds me of when I was in school and it was mandatory reading.  Maybe someday when I get caught my tbr bookcase....I just might try reading one from that era again and I know exactly who I will go to for advice.  And that will be Bev from My Reader's Block 


Kate Maxwell said...

Very pretty site!
There are some good historical fictions out there... not all have dialogue that's hard to follow!
Here is my answer!

kaye said...

I don't know what the hell is going on here. I've tried to leave a comment 6 times and it keeps telling me I don't have permission to post on this page after I've selected google profile. I'm logged into my blog. I did upgrade my browser yesterday.Too weird! I had the same prob on another one of your posts but then it did show my penguin avatar and name (Kaye) but this time I can't get it to work.

Anonymous said...

My favorite genre is Historical fiction, but sometimes I enjoy true history.

Anya Millar said...

Some historical non is good but most is too dry or convoluted.

Here's Mine: House Millar - BTT


bermudaonion said...

I don't read much history either.

Gigi Ann said...

I didn't play along today, because I very seldom read history novels, and didn't have anything to share. I played a different meme today.

Cristina said...

I agree with Ayne that some historical books are too dry and convoluted. I do love history though. I just wish they were written differently. I enjoy historical fiction though. I did a different meme. I keep forgetting this one and I like it so much.

I, too, am having problems posting.

Bev Hankins said...

Not all historical fiction is like the period fiction I read....I just like to do it the hard way. lol. Here's my BTT answer: