I’m a little behind on my 50 books in a year pace this month. But that’s because I tackled two hefty titles (both over 800 pages).I read the epic saga, Roots by Alex Haley. It was a masterpiece. I’m fascinated in deciphering what is fiction and what is nonfiction. Haley is up front in his author’s notes that the research verified the whereabouts of his ancesters, however that all specific dialogue and scenes are imagined. I’m in the middle of The Hemingses of Monticello — clearly nonfiction. However, I like the way the author imagines various scenarios or draws conclusions about what might have been based on what is known and what is left out of historical documents. It makes for an engaging read. After this month of delving deep into a subject I’m exploring for a current work-in-progress I’m expecting my next pick to be something light and easy.
I’ll check back again next month to let you know what I’m reading. In the meantime, you can follow along with my progress at http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/262330-lisa-s-2010-reading-goals
Have a great month of reading!