Re: What are you reading?
posted at 12/28/2013 2:12 PM EST
In response to royf19's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
In response to billge's comment:
Yeah Roy if wasn't in school, or playing ball, I was reading and going to the library. Simpler times, less tv and no computers. and djc Vermont eh, where about in Vermont and now? Used to wofk some Vermont towns, wnen I lived in NH, now in NC Used to know a Dave Buffum from Nebraska I think at the beach
I could never understand reading works of fiction. I know that it is not real, so I have a problem connecting with it. So I generally read non-fiction, generally about financial matters. Last book I read was The Big Short. That was a couple of years ago, but I read it five times. It's amazing how nothing ever changes.
I read more fiction when I was younger, mysteries like Agatha Christie novels and some others. I've read a bunch of Michner novels because I liked the way he blends fictional characters in real historical situations where the history is real.
But I love history, so now I tend to read mostly history. There are some fiction that might seem interesting -- Dan Brown, Grisham, Clancey -- and every now and then I'll get one but it takes a lot for one of them to get on my current reading list.
Have you ever heard of William Martin? Writes historical fiction based on actual events with some fictional element thrown in, most of them set in New England. Back Bay is about a missing Paul Revere tea set stolen from the White House in the War of 1812. Cape Cod is about the missing log of The Mayflower's captain. I highly reccomend all of his books.