Thursday, August 25, 2011

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 answer:

I love reading history books, you are not alone!! I think it's important for people to read about others doing interesting and great things so that they can be inspired and encouraged by them. Also, they say that learning about history helps us not to repeat the mistakes of the past!

Right now, my hubby and I are listening to 1776 by David McCullough on audiobook. It's fascinating to hear a detailed, true-life account of the Revolutionary War. I kind of feel like history books are like fantasy books...they really take you out of your own life and mind and truly transport you to another place.

So overall, not my favorite genre, but one that I definitely indulge in now and then :).


  1. I've been meaning to read 1776, it looks like a great book.

    Here's mine:

  2. I remember 1776 rather fondly: you may also like "Washington's Secret War", which covers the grim politics of that same year. Alas, even our venerable founding fathers could be a bit petty.

  3. Sounds interesting, enjoy!

  4. 1776 sounds like a great read, thanks. Love your site btw.

    Here's Mine: House Millar - BTT


  5. I've picked up 1776 a few times at the library or the store, but haven't actually put it 'in' the basket yet. Might have to give it a try!
    Here is my answer!