This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. ~~William Shakespeare, Richard III

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Booking Through Thursday - All About Me (Sorta!)

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Deb over at Wordpress.

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

Each has its pros and cons. With an autobiography you will get more of what the person was actually thinking rather than "he/she might have," "he/she could have," "he/she probably," etc, etc. However a biography may be more factual since someone writing about themselves might leave things out that could make them look bad. I would probably go with a biography if I had to choose. That being said, I LOVE Rosalind Miles's I, Elizabeth which is an "autobiography" of the Queen.

1 comment:

  1. I think both serve different purposes. Memoirs are very interesting. Here is mine