Friday, September 24, 2010

Day 4 - Your Favorite Book

My Dad gets me a book pretty much every year for Christmas. Actually, he gets me books for lots of different reasons. After his last trip to Louisiana, he came back with a book from a second hand book store about the history of the Cajuns. I love that he usually picks interesting ones, or ones that he thinks I would really like.

A few Christmas' ago, he got me a book called "Sex Wars" by Marge Piercy. This is by far my favorite book. It follows 4 different characters in post-Civil War New York City. Three of the main characters are actual historic figures (Victoria Woodhull, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Anthony Comstock). The fourth character is a fictional Jewish immigrant. I found that the novel had just the right mix of historical information and entertainment. I reads easily, and when I read it, I found that I just couldn't put it down. I love history, so to see how these historical figures intertwine into one story was very interesting. I also didn't know much about the characters, so I found that once read the book, I wanted to look up more information about that time in New York and the characters I was reading about.

1 comment:

  1. Ooo sounds like a book I'd want to read!!!

    If you like historical fiction, you NEED to check out the Pink Carnation series by Lauren Willig. They're a bit cheesy at times, and there are passages in each book that read like a somewhat dirty romance novel, but they are a huge guilty pleasure of mine :)