Thursday, August 25, 2011

Booking Through Thursday #12


Booking through Thursday is a weekly meme where we discuss a bookish question.


This Weeks 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.

I think probably the last time was when i read Anne Franks Diary. I think i don't read historical novels, because when i read i want to be taken somewhere else, i want my imagination to go wild and just get out of real life for awhile. I want to be in a fantasy land and live through the characters in my books. If a novel is about real events, then its not in my imagination and i probably don't want to be in their shoes. Maybe i should try to read more sometime down the road, but it just seems so boring and out of my element. 

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