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Sunday, February 28, 2010
Yes, I Am a History Nerd
I love history, but I realize not everyone does. (Gasp! Did I just say that?) However, there are a ton of wonderful historical fiction novels (and even some non-fiction book) and movies out there that really bring history to life. I mean, come on! These people were real- they loved and lost just like the rest of us. Here are some of my favorites:
Stephanie's Favorite Historical Fiction Novels
1. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
2. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
3. Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks (Who doesn't love bubonic plague?)
4. Daughter of Troy by Sarah Franklin
5. Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George
Stephanie's Favorite Hollywood History Movies
1. Cleopatra (Yes, the Liz Taylor version)
2. Gone With the Wind (Swoon!)
4. The Tudors (Okay, the Showtime series isn't a movie and it's totally inaccurate in some areas, but I love it!)
5. Elizabeth (The one with Cate Blanchett and Joseph Fiennes. Also swoon-worthy!)
What about you? What are your favorite historical novels or movies?