Thursday, August 25, 2011

Booking Through Thursday: History


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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.

It's been quite awhile since I read anything historical. I used to read those Dear America books. You know, the ones that retold historical events from the point of view of one of the people there. It's historical fiction, but still historical. Other than that, though, I'm not really much of a history girl.

What about you? When was the last time you read something historical?

4 comments:

Vicki said...

I've never seen the Dear America books. I'm going now to check them out!
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Kate said...

Have you read any Ann Rinaldi? I love her books, as she takes a young female character and places her in an 'American Event' and how it affects her.
'A Break with Charity' is a great one about the Salem Witch Trials!
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Tribute Books Mama said...

I never heard of the Dear America books, I'll have to look into them.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/08/booking-through-thursday_25.html

Anya Millar said...

Never heard of 'Dear America' but it sounds good. I like some historical non... thanks

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