Here's today's 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.
I honestly can't remember the last time I read a nonfiction biography or history book. I've read lots of historical fiction, but that's slightly different. I've also read a number of historical picture books. The only thing I can come up with as an answer is that I've read children's biographies of Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, a number of famous artists, and many famous women since I teach a unit on biography in my second grade class. So I guess I value reading biography and history, but don't tend to do it as my personal recreational reading.
What about you?