Booking Through Thursday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Deb over at Wordpress.
Q: Given the choice, which do you prefer? Real history? Or historical fiction? (Assume, for the purposes of this discussion that they are equally well-written and engaging.)
Oh!! My favorite thing in the world! Reading about history! I prefer historical fiction just for the entertainment really. I have no problem whatsoever with reading a good non fiction book on a topic that interests me, but I just like the historical fiction way of reading on a topic. I really like seeing a person's thoughts and feelings (even though they are in most cases products of the author's imagination), things that aren't going to be recorded in most history books. I will sometimes read some non-fiction if I want more details and information on a topic (I have Alison Weir's The Wars of the Roses and The Children of Henry VIII that I'm working through at the moment).