Taylor Swift reading up on US history

Country singer Taylor Swift has been taking in some American history after reading a 900-page book about the American political family The Kennedys

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Taylor Swift has been reading up on American history in her spare time.

The 'Love Story' singer - who is currently on her 99-date Speak Now World Tour - has been spending her free time taking in a book about American political family The Kennedys, and plans to extend her knowledge by indulging in further tomes about the second President of the US, John Adams, and Ellis Island - the gateway where immigrants were traditionally welcomed to the country.

She told Rolling Stone magazine: "I just read a 900-page book called 'The Kennedy Women', which dates back to the lineage of the first Kennedys coming from Ireland in the 1800s.

"This morning I bought books about John Adams, [Abraham] Lincoln's Cabinet, the Founding Fathers and Ellis Island."

The 21-year-old beauty - who was nearly reduced to tears when she attempted to visit the New York Historical Society, but found it to be closed - joked to fans on twitter she was doing some sophisticated reading, but tweeted a picture of her reading a 'Cuddly Kittens' book.

She wrote: "Just doing some pre-show sophisticated reading. Very serious material here."

Taylor has also been extending her musical talents as she played a version of 'Eminem's' track 'Loose Yourself', complete with rapping and accompanied by guitar during a show in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Taylor Swift

The country starlet takes her incredibly catchy songs of love and loss on her 1989 tour in support of album of the same name.

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