Today on Booking Through Thursday:
"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 husband enjoys reading history books more than I do. We have at least one six-foot bookshelf full of history books and historical biographies. Occasionally I will pick up one of our history books and read it because I like to learn the truth about the periods in history that I often read about in my fiction books.
Here recently I have been interested in historical biographies, and I have read East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart and I am currently reading Queen Victoria: A Personal History.