Saturday, November 7, 2009

Booking Through Thursday - It’s All About Me


Late as always :)

Which do you prefer? Biographies written about someone? Or Autobiographies written by the actual person (and/or ghost-writer)?

Actually I prefer neither one.. I prefer fiction to any kind of auto/biography.. I did try to read a biography once, although the author was funny I just got bored in the middle of the book. I tried an autobiography but didn't finish the book either.. So I just guess it's not my cuppa tea ;)

For this week's BTT

3 comments:

Dorte H said...

Sometimes I get confused by these memes and think I have commented (but that was Sherrie´s blog, I think).

I like both biographies and auto-biographies provided that they are well-written by someone who has something to say.

I don´t read them very often, though - there is not nearly enough crime in them ;)

mjmbecky said...

I actually really like autobiographies and have read quite a few. I usually prefer the ones written by the person, or at least coauthored so that I know they had their hand in it. I'm not as big on the "historical" ones, as I tend to like the internal feelings and emotions in a person that led to their life's choices. I don't know if that makes sense.

I think it's okay if you don't enjoy biographies. You still get some of these character traits and reasons behind why people live the way we do in fiction. In fact, I prefer fiction as well, but I love the options of both. :)

DeSeRt RoSe said...

Dorte, yeah I agree.. I remembered that I did read some auto-biographies that I did enjoy that were actually shocking and disturbing like "A Child Called It" by Dave Pelzer and "Where There Is Evil" by Sandra Brown.
But these books are rare events that's why I didn't remember them right away :)
And if they are true crime, then that would be a plus :P

mjmbecky, I would really love to enjoy certain biographies but I can't bring myself to read them so I usually prefer fiction :)

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Books Read In 2007

  • PS, I Love You by Cecilia Ahern
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
  • Where There is Evil by Sandra Brown
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  • New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
  • The Sins of the Fathers by Lawrence Block
  • Time to Murder and Create by Lawrence Block
  • Drop Dead Sexy by Elisa Adams