Thursday, July 14, 2011

Booking through biographies

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There are so many crappy biographies … would you rather read a poorly-written biography of a fascinating life, OR an exquisitely well-written, wonderful read of one of a not-so-interesting life?

It depends.I like biographies. Sometimes I read fictionalized ones too. What I can't read is biographies of so called celebrities, like movie stars,and or half-naked singers. What is there in their lives that I want to know, aspire to know? Nothing! 

Lives of Poets, writers, soldiers interest me. And I would RATHER read poorly written biographies about them than reading a well written biography of, say Paris Hilton!!!

10 comments:

Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

Haha I would still stay away from a terribly plodding book about one of my favorite people, though, it's probably hard to find such a thing, given my preference in people.

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

I just dont know about this question. It was hard for me.

My BTT answer, if you are interested.

Veens said...

I don't think I would read bios much. But I did read Somaly Mam's, which was very touching and made me cry.

Bev Hankins said...

I'm not big on bios, but when I do read them (like anything I read) I want them to be well-written.

Here's my full answer: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/07/booking-through-thursday-biographies.html

jlshall said...

I haven't read much nonfiction of any kind for quite a while. But if I did, I'd still want it to be well-written.

Eileen Leacock said...

I agree what biographies should inspire but the person must had lead an interesting life or why are we reading about them.

http://edwardsgranddaugther.blogspot.com/2011/07/there-are-so-many-crappy-biographies.html

bermudaonion said...

That's a tough question - I'm not sure I can answer it!

Tribute Books Mama said...

It was a hard question.

here's mine:

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/07/booking-through-thursday_14.html

Vicki said...

My answer was similar, which seems not to be the popular one.
Here's My BTT

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

I agree!