CRRL My Librarian: From Fact to Fiction
We all know the old adage "truth is stranger than fiction," so it is no wonder that some of the greatest works of literature were inspired by actual events. Here is a list of books about true events that were spun into masterworks of fiction.
CRRL My Librarian: Remembering the War to End All Wars
This November 11th will mark the 100th anniversary of the armistice that brought World War I to a close. In honor of said anniversary, here are some of the best titles on the subject.
CRRL Picks: Geography for Connoisseurs of the Extraordinary
Are you a cartography enthusiast? Do you like to venture off the beaten path? Do you find yourself drawn to unusual places or events? Do you revel in the weird? If any of these apply, this list is definitely for you.
I’m interested in a wide variety of subjects and my reading habits reflect that. When it comes to non-fiction, I tend to read a lot of history books. Some of my favorite subjects are military history, colonial history, and historical mysteries/oddities. I’m a bit of a DIYer so, from time to time, I will read books on carpentry, cooking, sewing, painting/drawing or any other craft that might peak my interest. I also really enjoy the outdoors, so books on plant and animal identification are always interesting to me.
As for fiction, I tend to like books that move along at a steady to fast pace; anything with a bit of swashbuckling or daring deeds usually peaks my interest. I also read mysteries and horror on occasion.