Reading historical books can be a very rewarding experience. Not only does it provide one with a chance to glimpse at society as it was way back when, it is also a great way to learn about the forces that shaped our society. If you have just begun reading for pleasure and are looking to take the hobby up, you would need to consider the following aspects in order to pick the best historical books for reading.
Historical fiction vs. history books
Before picking a historical read, you need to make sure that you are familiar with the distinctions between a history book and a historical fiction book. A history book would simply provide you with a narrative of the political and social events of a particular time period. These kinds of books are meant to be more informative than artistic and could be a bit bland to new readers. Historical fiction books, however, are written with a high emphasis on the art of writing and often preserve the language of the time while providing a rich sense of the atmosphere of the time.
The subject of theme for books is indeed a big topic to cover. It describes a number of structural elements found in the content. The theme of the book has a straight impact over the hearts of the readers. If you check the elements of theme, it carries the wisdom, lessons and morale, which is found inside the story or content of the book that the writer jots down in his or her book. However, some authors (the novelists) simply do not believe on any theme or in other words do not give any kind of thought to the content while they write the book. They simply focus on telling the readers a good story rather than worrying about conveying any profound message. However, the fact is, you cannot ignore the theme as far as when it comes to writing the book. Below is the list of killer tips to choose theme before you start writing any book. Let’s check them out:
In every age, books have played a very important role in informing and educating people especially the ones written on politics and current affair. In the current information age, apart from the internet, books still hold a good position in disseminating knowledge and insight about the various events and happenings occurring in society or nation. Luckily or unluckily politics have been the part of every average common man, who happens to be a conscious and informed person. No one can avoid this subject since it’s the area, which touches everyone in some way or the other. The people related to current affair and news business are the ones, which are connected the most to this subject. Hence they keep waiting to see several books on political issues to shape their insights about this subject. The below is the list of some of the best upcoming political issues books. Let’s explore them.
History is important because it reminds us of the great warriors and leaders. It helps us to gather information about the past which has shaken the roots of the world or has taken the world to new heights of success. History is the sum up of all those events that had occurred in ancient times. Here are the best selling books on history which contains some of the best and classic histories of all time.
Historical fictions have always been a hit among bibliophiles. They not only create a mystery but also help us understand the ancient world, the people and lot many more things. They also open up a new avenue to think and understand things about how they are and why they are. It broadens up the mind and the perspective with which we look at life.
Historical fiction may be used for books that are set in the past, usually drawn from history. Often these novels contain characters from the historical past with the main characters fictional.
Here are some of the best historical fictions.
The most influential writers are those who writes keeping in mind the society. Tom Haentjens’s call for artists around the world to make new covers for my list of the 100 greatest novels of all time opened up all the old disputes. It is often regarded as one of the most daunting task to term 100 greatest novels of all time, since any type of clash is expected.
So, the best way to deal with such a debatable subject of all time is, you better have to be sure of one thing, you have to analyze the writers from all the perspective and not only genre and what you like. This would help in making the list of 100 greatest novels more unbiased. The popularity on celebrity’s biography is sky high as people are dead crazy for getting a peek of their lifestyle. It won’t be a surprise if a book on Britney Spears perfume is launched and sold out the very first day.
The winner of the Royal Society Prize for Science Books is finally out. Daniel Gilbert’s Stumbling on Happiness won £10,000 award. There were six nominations for the prize. Each of the runner up received £1,000 at the Society’s headquarters. Professor Colin Pillinger who chaired the judging panel said that all the books were “excellent” and deciding the winner was “extremely difficult”. He said, “Daniel Gilbert’s voice provides a witty companion throughout this exploration of the science behind the pursuit of happiness. He uses cognitive science and psychology to provide intriguing insights into human nature, helping us to understand why we make the decisions we do.” Gilbert on receiving the prize said, “I’m absolutely delighted to receive this tremendous honour from the world’s oldest learned society. There are very few countries (including my own – the US) where a somewhat cheeky book about happiness could win a science prize – but the British invented intellectual humour and have always understood that enlightenment and entertainment are natural friends. So God bless the empire!” Source: BBC
Lloyd Alexander, a well known figure in the world of children’s literature has died due to cancer. He was 83. Alexander died at his home. He has authored some forty books, most of which are fantasy novels. The Chronicles of Prydain has been his most famous contribution to the world of literature. He started to write at the age of 15. He even served in the US Army during World War II, where he became a staff sergeant. While attending University of Paris he met Janine Denni whom he married in 1946. Janine died just two weeks before his death. He also had a number of awards to his name. The High King, the final book in the Prydain series, won him the Newbery Medal from the American Library Association in 1969. The Black Cauldron from the same series was named a runner-up for the Newbery Honor Book. The fourth book in the series, Taran Wanderer, was also a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. “The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian,” won a 1971 National Book Award and he also won a 1982 American Book Award for ‘Westmark’. He also received the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for The Fortune-Tellers. The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio, his final novel is scheduled to be published in August. Source:USAToday Image Credit: Cache
Japan will honor the artists in the comic book field abroad for the first time this summer. The “Nobel Prize of Manga” is another step towards Japan’s pop culture tactics. The International Manga Award will be given to a foreign artist, whose work makes a big contribution to spread the manga form all over the world. Manga is nothing but a name used for Japanese-style comic books. The Japanese comic books are characterized by mergence of complex stories with drawing styles emphasizing cuteness. The event will be held on July 2 and the winner and three runners-up will receive a certificate and trophy. The manga artists and publishers who form the core of the awards committee is expected to make its selections around June 22. The prize lacks any monetary reward. Source:USAtoday
Tired of wasting your money on beauty products that do nothing good for you? Are you a cosmetics freak? If your answer for both of the questions is yes then this book called ‘The Beauty Buyble’ is just made for you. And the book doesn’t come alone. This reusable box contains it and some beauty product samples. The Beauty Buyble book contains some wonderful beauty tips making it a must have. And it also lists some best beauty products, which can stop you from wasting your money and get some appropriate stuff. Source: Outblush.
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