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Thursday, August 25, 2011
Booking Through Thursday: A Whole Lotta History
This week'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."
I love, love, love non-fiction history as well as historical biographies. I've always loved diving deep into a true story. Sometimes the true stories are even more fantastic than the fictional stories that I also love to read. I also think that it's incredibly important for all of us to have a decent background in our historical knowledge. It's so important to know how we got to where we are today. Probably my favorite historical period to read about is WWII. I can't get enough of it. So many things that happened during WWII still affect the way that our world and politics are today.
What say you?