Thursday, 21 March 2013

Your Favourite Biographies




Amazing as it seems to me, 2 months has rolled by since the last Your Favourite booky link up.  Last time we collected posts about historical fiction.  

This time we are looking for your favourite biographies – whether autobiographies or not.

So please link the biographies you enjoyed up.  To use Mr Linky you will need to put both your name and the name of the biography in the first box and paste the url for your post into the second.

If you want to use a blog button you will find one on my Contact page but don't worry if you aren't into buttons!

It would be great if you visited a few of the other links to check them out – and super if you mentioned that you came to visit via Carole's Chatter.

I look forward to reading your posts and finding some great biographies to read as well.



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20 comments:

  1. I've only recently gotten into reading biographies, so I'll be interested to see what others enjoyed! Thanks for the link-up!

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  2. Ada Blackjack is amazing. She had to adapt to a white person's menu and learn how to live with another culture. She was a survivor!

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  3. I have just linked "Long Walk to Freedom" by Nelson Mandela (and it doesn't show the title again, don't know what I do wrong), it's one of the best biographies I read recently but I will also put in Stefanie Zweig's "Nowhere in Africa” and "Somewhere in Germany" because I think she might be less well known. But her books are fantastic. She is German and her Jewish family spent the war years in Africa and spent her youth in Africa in order to hide from the Nazis. Great story.

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  4. Biographies are my favorite! Real life is so interesting.

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  5. Carole, thanks for doing this! I love to read other people's suggestions. I am number 12.

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  6. Thanks as ever Carole - this is such a great idea, and I always enjoy looking at everyone else's choices and visiting their sites.

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  7. I've chosen to include Benjamin Franklin's autobiography as well as Walter Isaacson's biography of Franklin. What I haven't gotten to yet is Isaacson's bio of Steve Jobs, which I am looking forward to.

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  8. Good idea for a list. I like to read biographies, but need guidance because I don't know what to look for.

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  9. I haven't done a post on it, but I absolutely LOVED Alison Arngrim's autobiography, Confessions of a Prairie Bitch. Hilarious and eye opening.

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  10. I really enjoyed Antonia Fraser's bio of Marie Antoinette. What a tragic figure she was! Looking forward to reading Sidney Poitier's autobiography next :)

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  11. Thanks for inviting me to the linkup! Love reading a good book - esp if it's about a real life experience!

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  12. I shared three because moderation is not my middle name AND I cheated by leaving a memoir-ish biography rather than straight up bio. Fuller's memoir of her mother -- as well as a bio of her mother -- is hilarious, sad, bittersweet, and horrifying. I read it in a single night.

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  13. I am full of reviews of biographies. :) Thanks for the forum!

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  14. I don't normally read biographies, but I read the one my brother wrote and loved it.

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  15. I love reading biographies and autobiographies, having read three of them back-to-back just recently. I don't usually read that many in a year, but the ones that I've read have been pretty good! :) The Best of Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren is a collection of some of the best letters sent to 'Dear Abby' over 33 years of syndication! :)

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  16. Hello Carole,

    I just reposted my link as it didn't take the first time.

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  17. Gerard says this was one of the best dog books he ever read. Lots of research went into this one!

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  18. "My Funny Dad, Harry" is the short, emotional book I wrote about my dad (and me) in his memory. It's not on any best-seller list, but it did get good reviews on Amazon. Some people I know even read it twice! It is touching but also humorous. (A Kindle version is also available.) I hope you will at least check it out!

    I do not normally promote my own book, but it is my favorite biography so felt it is appropriate to say a little about it here.

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  19. Best autobiography I have read in years would be Back From The Abyss by Kieran Doherty. Absolutely stunning life story of one of the most interesting men I have ever read about. Doherty was an alcoholic for most of his life and passed away in 2010. I highly recommend reading up a little on this man and getting your hand on the book. http://capandbellspress.com/2013/05/back-from-the-abyss/

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  20. Hi Carole, Added a new one on this list, Crazy Dave by Basil Johnston - about his uncle

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Your comments are most welcome. Cheers