I Love to Read Non-fiction Books

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    I Much Prefer Non-fiction To Fiction

    Fiction is good for indulging in the occasional fantasy, but I like to learn things and tend to learn more from non-fiction books than I do from fiction.
    SquarePeg61 SquarePeg61
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jun 22, 2010

    Fiction V/s Nonfiction

    I assume the person that prefers fiction to nonfiction is more of an artistic type that really doesn't care 'how it works', they just want to enjoy it. I'm like that too, but I'm also curious and to me, for the most part consider reading fiction a waste of my time. For the...
    fascad3 fascad3
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Oct 4, 2009

    I Lean Toward Them

    I read fiction, too, but there is something special about non-fiction, learning about something true that was worth writing about!  I expecially love celebrity autobiographies or entertainment related books, such as Live From New York, all about the history of "Saturday...
    debmichelle debmichelle
    Jun 8, 2008


    No matter how liberal fiction can be with painting the various emotions, situations etc but eventually its all fiction. Although I do read fictions at times to change my routine but the moment I get to know of any non-fiction book that I haven't read or is of interesting I itch...
    lovablesome1 lovablesome1
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 20, 2011

    History, history, history

    and occasional biographies. I combined both when I wrote my 'Women of Scotland' but only scraped the surface. There is always so much more to learn!
    helensusanswift helensusanswift
    18-21, F
    Apr 13, 2016

    Same Here.

    In my younger days, I read a lot of fiction (mostly science fiction and fantasy), but in the last 20-some years, I have been reading mainly non-fiction.  Admittedly, some of the stuff I read, like flying saucer, lost continent, ancient astronaut, etc. subjects are...
    HowardPhillipsFort HowardPhillipsFort
    56-60, M
    Nov 5, 2010

    The Real Deal

    I love reading non fiction because it makes me feel like thigs are possible. I like to be inspired by a true story. Knowing that someone has gone something horrible and came out alive and ready to share it.
    StinkyMuffin StinkyMuffin
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 12, 2011

    My Favorite Series

    Child called it I love those books I cry every time I read them I have read them like 5 times
    ldc98dcj ldc98dcj
    18-21, F
    Sep 22, 2013


    Some of my favorite non fiction books are  all the books by Will Durant, Paul Johnson, Barbra Tuchman and Kevin Starr. There are too many  to mention, but I always like suggestions for what to read next, actually, I mostly listen to them on tape or cassette these days...
    opalday opalday
    1 Response Jun 5, 2008

    Non Fiction I Enjoy

    History (which I used to teach - Politics (used to be one popular science & physics (which I've never studied... some biographies (which is a form of history) Sometimes I think they're all fiction, in the sense of being created ... what used to be accepted as fact (non fiction...
    raedeejay raedeejay
    66-70, M
    1 Response Jan 5, 2013
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