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Booking Through Thursday 9/10

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Today’s Booking Through Thursday question is:

What’s the most informative book you’ve read recently?

– It’s a tie between When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman (History) and Contagious by Scott Sigler (Science). The first book has a lot of history that I am not very familiar with and I found myself wanting to look up these characters on Wikipedia to get a feel for who they are and how they played a part in this book. Whether it’s historically accurate I am not sure, but it sure seems like it. I found myself learning a lot about this time period and it’s become a very rewarding experience. Whereas in Contagious there’s a lot of science involved in the book but it’s not complicated or difficult. It’s easily explained with simple examples (as I’m not very scientifically oriented) so you can picture and understand what’s going on there’s hardly any huge scientific words so it’s not as intimidating as you think.

That’s really as informative as I can get! what about you guys?

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Written by Karoline

September 10, 2009 at 6:49 am

11 Responses

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  1. Hmm, I thought it was going to be the instruction manual from The Beatles: Rock Band. Did you get it? I saw it last night at Staples, and thought about getting it…

    Michael

    September 10, 2009 at 7:24 am

    • LOL!!! no I wish though!!! that’s one of the few Rock Band Games where I will be singing my lungs out! 🙂 I will rent it first though.

      Karoline

      September 10, 2009 at 3:46 pm

  2. I love books that have me searching Wiki! Glad I’m not the only one ;p

    Virginie Barbeau

    September 10, 2009 at 7:33 am

  3. Me three, my choice The True History of the Kelly Gang made me do lots of googling, and also Mr Pip as I wanted to find out more about the context.

    novelinsights

    September 10, 2009 at 8:47 am

  4. Very cool! I can’t say what I’ve learned except maybe “Don’t upset the Capital of Panema or else” LOL! Cool post!

    Krista

    September 10, 2009 at 8:57 am

  5. I have just put the Sharon Kay Penman on my to-read list. You are the second person that has found this book to be informative and it sounds good.

    Deanna/ibeeeg

    September 10, 2009 at 10:19 am

  6. I keep hearing good things about When Christ and His Saints Slept. I should really check that one out.
    And seriously, what would we do without wikipedia to give us more history on people and places? Well, I’d probably just spend more time in the library checking out the encyclopedias…
    BTT

    alitareads

    September 10, 2009 at 10:57 am

  7. Contagious – love this book!!!!! Did you read Infected? Another good one! Great choice – I didn’t think of this one but there was quite a bit of science thrown in!

    cjz111

    September 10, 2009 at 11:37 am

  8. Both of these books sound good. As for me…nothing really. Not lately, I have been busy reading government crap for work 😦
    Informative and confusing.

    Jennygirl

    September 10, 2009 at 5:58 pm

  9. Does Dragon House count?

    Jessica

    September 10, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    • I don’t see why not, if you had to learn from it 🙂

      Karoline

      September 10, 2009 at 7:25 pm


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