Do you read non-fiction regularly? Do you read it in a different way or place than you read fiction? (question courtesy of Diane)
Are you interested in reading about…
- happy or messed up childhoods?
- what it is like to work in different jobs?
- what other women think of motherhood?
- how people beat the odds and survived life-threatening situations?
- how authors feel about the process of writing and creativity?
- how people coped with the death of a loved one?
- how people came to find their spiritual path?
- people’s experiences trying different ways of living?
- the English language and how it got that way?
If you answered yes to even one of these questions, then I can recommend a non-fiction book (or books) that deals with this topic. And of course, this is just a short list of topics that are covered by non-fiction writers. So, in answer to the question: YES! I read non-fiction regularly! I read it proudly and I read it often! And as far as whether I read it differently, the answer is no. For me, reading Bill Bryson is as enjoyable as reading Jodi Picoult. Reading A.J. Jacobs is just as fun as reading Nelson DeMille. Reading Jon Krakauer’s account of his climb of Everest had me as riveted as the most suspenseful thriller out there. Reading Mary Karr’s account of her childhood had me as involved as Donna Tartt’s The Little Friend. In short, non-fiction is as gripping, involving, emotional as any fiction book! Viva la non-fiction!
To see more answers to this question, visit Rebecca’s wonderful blog Just One More Page!