Booking Through Thursday: 8/25/11 Read real history books?

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly event hosted HERE. A Weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading

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.

Yara's Answer: I honestly can't remember the last time I read a history book. It was probably back in college and because I had to. History books are not the kind of book I will pick up to read for fun. If I have questions or want to know something about the past I will most likely Google the information or check on Wikipedia.

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  1. Some of these answers might be making me more interested in historical books.
    Here's Mine

  2. god bless google! But sometimes finding a historical fiction is a good way to digest history!
    Here is my answer!

  3. I like both true history and fictional.

  4. I absolutely love historical fiction, but I'm usually a little wary of a nonfiction. That being said, I've read some autobiographies that were really good! I know it's sort of considered a "classic," but it's still an autobiography, Frederick Douglas' slave narrative is really good! It teaches a lot about what slavery was really like.

  5. Google is our friend, lol! Some non fic history can be very good, it just seems hard to find.

    Here's Mine: House Millar - BTT



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