Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I hate to Tudor my own horn

For any of you who've followed my Good Reads widget, you might notice I recently read The Other Boleyn Girl, and I really enjoyed it. I've always liked biographies, and I enjoy knowing what real people did in their real lives, but I've never really gotten into Historical Fiction, and I can't really figure out why. I HATE history. I don't memorize well, hence those classes were always really painful for me. That's intensely sad since my father TEACHES history, but I digress....
So, here it is, I want to read some more historical fiction.
I actually got a non-fiction book about the Tudor Dynasty, and it's not nearly as interesting reading about facts....
So, have you read some historial fiction, and did you like it?
I've never read the Work and the Glory (mostly because I got tired of hearing people bear their testimony of the books), I think I'd like it. Although, I will admit that I forget that this isn't how it REALLY happened, but just someone's interpretation. I'll just have to keep reminding myself. Perhaps I can put it on my new phone. :)

6 comments:

  1. Hi Hilary!
    I have a great historical fiction to recommend: Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross. We just read it for my book club. Oh. my. goodness. I couldn't put it down. I have a couple of others to recommend too, if you're interested.
    Sarah

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  2. Anonymous9:58 AM

    I think the only historical fiction I read was Gods and Generals about the Civil War. It was interesting and I liked how it was written. Didn't finish it though but that is a bad habit of mine!

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  3. Whoops that is my comment above!

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  4. Hi Hilary!
    Another MUST READ is "These is My Words" by Nancy Turner. Seriously. Awesome. Historical fiction.
    Sarah

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  5. I love historical fictions! There's always "A Tale of Two Cities"--does that count? Or "Uncle Tom's Cabin". I'm into the classics right now. . .

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  6. I just read "These is my words" on our cruise and you must read it....really, really good!

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