My house was built in 1889. How strange to realize that many people have lived here before me, and I don’t know their stories.
History makes me smile. I read Streets of the Near West Side a few weeks ago, and now I’m reading City of Big Shoulders. I also skimmed through Iranians in Chicagoland, which actually mentions some Baha’is (both historical and current). These books are in addition to a couple of fantasy books, Child of the Covenant, and a book on a sect of Christianity.
What do you like to read about?
[QUOTE]What do you like to read about?[/QUOTE]
Who said I like to read? What if I hate reading??
Well…if I had to pick something to read, it would have to be a picture book 😛
But in all seriousness, anything music related or tech related (geek) usually captures my attention. I also like any sort of spy books and other neat little non-fictional stories.
Yay for history! The two books that really blew my mind, Chicagoland-speaking, were a biography on Richard J. Daley and a novelized history of the Worlds Fair of 1893. That book, which I may not have discussed with you a whole lot, was awesome.
The book covered the deliberations about building the Fair, the process of construction, the evil machinations of a resident serial killer, and the subsequent demise of the Fairgrounds. Very interesting stuff, that.
Andrew: that worlds fair books sounds amazing. I want to hear more about it…and perhaps check it out myself.
oh did i mention books suck? 🙂
Ok Mr. Zeb, now you’re just being difficult. Its attitudes like yours that are destroying this nation’s young people…
A little honesty never hurt anyone 😛
I’ve been in a periodicals phase for, oh, the last eight years. Science, cars, music, planes, geography, psychology, anything. You name it, I read it in a magazine or online. In the past several years I can’t remember finishing a book, though. What is wrong with me?