I Used to Mostly Read Fiction

But now about 95% of what I read today is non fiction. I just read about anthing that interests me. I love Amazon.com, have about 15  books piled on my nightstand and usually have 2-3 books going at the same time.  Right now I'm reading about Alzheimer's because my mother in law has it.  I wish there was a book on how to off your sister in law because she is exploiting my MIL in her diminished capacity but that is a story for another day................. I love reading history and political (left leaning, of course) books! I am also in the middle of Richard Dawkins "The God Delusion." Oh and I don't have a bible because it is a work of fiction in my opinion.

JojoWazoo JojoWazoo
46-50, F
4 Responses Feb 18, 2009

I read 99% nonfiction because learning is the fun part of reading in my opinion. I like Amazon but I quit buying books from them because they are killing Barnes & Noble. If they put B&N out of business then there will be very few brick and mortar book stores around. That would be a sad day if that happened. I don't agree with you comment about the Bible but it made me laugh out loud for some reason. I would also alternate between left leaning and right leaning books as I do now.

I've been reading books about Alzheimer's Disease because my mother in law has it. It's interesting. I've been working with Alz. patients for years in health care and I think every health care professional should have to read these books!<br />
I am loving The God Delusion..... fiction..... Pshhht. Give me a break. I gave away the family bible because it's a work of fiction! LOLOL

I've read 2 of his books, TGD and Selfish Gene. I could see how someone might assume TGD is fiction, since any book with God in the title is inherently fantasy. <br />
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I just read Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali for our book club this past month. It was my turn to pick a book for our group to read so that was my choice. We had an awesome discussion about it, which I anticipated because about 98% of the club is female. Best discussion we've had so far, so I was happy about that. <br />
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Now we're reading Still Alice. Haven't even started it yet and have no clue what it's about.

Did you read it?