Think About It Thursday is a brand new meme hosted by Rachel at 1001 Books. Every Thursday she will post a bookish related question, something you'll have to 'think about' a little. If you would like to participate, then either write a blog post with your answer and then be sure to share your post link on Rachel's post so that we can check out your answers.
Or, if you do not have a blog or wish to create a post, then please just answer the question in the comments for Rachel's current Think About It Thursday post.
This weeks question:
Is there a specific time period you enjoy reading about more than others? Medieval, turn of the century, great depression, contemporary, futuristic? What time frame floats your boat?
Well, I am a romantic at heart and I prefer a good fictional tale, but it has to be historical fiction that is somewhat based on real historical characters, time periods, and/or places. Mainly English, French and American Colonial history even though I have lived in Asian countries when I was a young girl, I prefer the European and American continents. As far as a time frame, well I don't really have one...I've read about the English Tudors and the Stuarts and lately, I can't get enough of them. When it comes to the French, well I have a pure love of their European history as well as their stories of settling in the Americas because I have French Canadian roots.
When I was younger, my Mum actually introduced me to many books about Southern Plantations (besides Gone With the Wind ;) and about the Colonial times when the Americas were first settled. I remember us reading everything written by Kathleen E. Woodwiss...
Then this was followed by another epic...Beulah Land by Lonnie Coleman and there were four books to the series. Mum was so happy when they made a mini-series out of it in the 1980's with Leslie Ann Warren as the main character!
Remember mini-series? Those were the days when you had one TV and everyone had to watch whatever their parents were watching! But I think we connected better as a family...even though my Dad used us kids as HIS remote control...ya know...the kids had to get up and down to turn the TV volume and channels...oh yeah! You all do the same thang now...it's called Nintendo Wii...
Sorry..I digress! I have to say that this exercise, again, was fun and continues to demonstrate that I am attracted to stories about strong women who, endure difficult situations and, survive with love still in their hearts...as I said, I'm a hopeless romantic ;)
Think About It Thursday...try it, you'll like it ;) AND, if you have any suggestions for future questions that you would like Rachel to use then be sure to leave her a comment.
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