I wanted to post a few books before stopping to talk about me. That time has arrived.
I’m a reader, obviously. Not of fiction, but non-fiction because of my background of journalism, I think. I like facts, so I like factual books.
I focus on history because I love it. Those who don’t know history are doomed, etc. But it’s not all wars and dates and elections – although those can be interesting too. I’m really enjoying a comparatively new genre called Microhistory, which takes a tiny slice of the world and writes it up. For example, Mark Kurlansky’s book Salt really got me going.
I also like books on pop culture, music and sports. Getting into biographies lately, too.
Favorite authors? Kurlansky, Bill Bryson, Peter Ackroyd and David Pietrusza, among others.
I get books from the usual places, like Barnes & Noble. I also love a place called Half Price Books, where the books are, uh, half price. Except for used clearance books in back, which can be $1 or $2. Love that. I also frequent a place called Bookman’s, which also has used books. I’ve also hit garage sales, and I got one of my most favorite books of all time at a Big Lots.
Lately, I’ve been getting review books from Goodreads and Library Thing. Well worth the effort – and hey, free books!
Hope you enjoy my reviews, and maybe buy a book or two through my Amazon link at the bottom of each review.