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Booking Through Thursday: Biographies

btt buttonThere 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?

iamspockI think it would really depend on who the biography is about…if it’s a fascinating life, then it would probably still be interesting if not well-written. And a not-so-interesting life could surely be made interesting due to being well-written.

I don’t read biographies, though…or at least, it’s been a good 15 years or so. Then again–maybe I’ve read some, or excerpts, for “research” for school. But offhand, the only one I can think of that I read for myself, because I wanted to, for leisure, was actually an autobiography or something close to it, in I Am Spock, about Leonard Nimoy.

amazingfaithI’ve been sort of toying with reading a biographical work about Bill Bright, the founder of Campus Crusade for Christ…though given my track record lately with books vs. comics, it’s not likely to happen anytime soon.

There’s a comics publisher–I’m at a loss as to its name off the top of my head right now–that has been putting out biographical comics on various celebrities and politicians. And though I’m a comics person, I have found myself with zero interest in those.

deweyRunning with stream of consciousness here…

I missed last week’s Booking Through Thursday (I caught up this week)…but I enjoyed Dewey, Marley & Me, and Wesley the Owl…which I guess now that I think of it, are autobiographical in terms of the authors…and biographical about the wonderful animals.

In THAT context…I suppose I’m interested in biographical works about animals (primarily furry-pets…cats or dogs) who’ve had a profound impact on their humans’ lives.

3 Responses

  1. Yes, most pets are much more fascinating than most of the celebrities writing autobiographies right now! But I think I’d want good writing, no matter what the genre or subject.

  2. Gotta be interesting!
    Here’s My BTT

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