Do You Read Fiction or Non? And What Are You Reading Right Now?

@gtargirl (5385)
United States
September 11, 2008 9:27pm CST
If you're in the middle of a book is it fiction or non-fiction. Which do you prefer. Me . . . I'm a SciFi/Fantasy type girl. I'm reading "Shadowmancer" by GP Taylor and "That Hideous Strength" by CS Lewis. I really just need to settle in and finish one off and then the other. They are both so good. Anyway, which do you prefer and in what genre?
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• United States
12 Sep 08
I am a fiction reader and at the moment i am reading Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. My usual reads are along the lines of Paranormal Romances. I sneak classics in ever once in awhile.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I must admit I got into Jane Austen's books a little more when I saw her story/biography on Master Piece Theater. Paranormal Romances sound pretty awesome too. Can you suggest a good one?
• United States
12 Sep 08
A few years ago a friend of mine got me starting reading the classics starting with Jane Erye. Soon after that i read Pride and Prejudice and feel in love with her work. As for some good paranormal romances. J R Wards Black Dagger Brotherhood is huge right now. I am also a fan of the Anita Blake series by Laurell K Hamilton, Christine Feehan's Dark series, and Sherrilyn Kenyons Dark-Hunters series. There is also the Immortals after Dark series that i cant find one of books of at the moment to tell you the author.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Thanks Pheonixstar, I'm copying your list down. This should be interesting. Don't think I've ever read a Paranormal Romance. I'm not going to blush, am I? Hehehe.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I like all kinds of books. all kinds of fiction and very few non fiction tho. The one I am reading now is set in the Civil war called Killing Angels haveing a hard time getting thru it for it is a blow by lbow of the day at Gettysburg. from the veiw points of teh main mes that fought there their thoughts and what they thought of the other men on both sides!
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I haven't read any historical fiction novels but I'm totally open to it. Sometimes it's hard to read about hardships that men and women have gone through like war. But then again, it is important for us to know. Thanks Lakota, hope you're having a wonderful day.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
13 Sep 08
It is sort of try and every time I get into it something happens and I have to put the book down. Had a great day hope you did too!
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
12 Sep 08
i read fiction. i read strictly for pleasure. right now i'm reading'guilty as sin' by tami hoag.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
12 Sep 08
and even reading for pleasure can be so educational. Know what I mean? It keeps the brain alive . . . or something like that.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
12 Sep 08
my poor ol' brain needs a jolt. have a good one.
• United States
12 Sep 08
I am also a paranormal/vampire type of girl... I am currently reading Sherilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter Series... it is awesome... i also enjoyed Seven trilogy by Nora Roberts too...
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Slap me silly . . . I didn't know Nora Roberts writes SciFi. I thought she was all about romance and stuff. So do you like Ann Rice? Her vampires are retired now. She's writing from the God perspective these days. I'll have to pick up her new book soon.
@Mirsya (521)
• Indonesia
12 Sep 08
I like fiction most. I like Inheritance trilogy written by Christopher Paolini. His books are amazing. But, my favorite books all time are books written by Agatha Christie. Classic Detective stories!
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Remind me what Paoline wrote. I've heard his name but can't remember his books.
12 Sep 08
Oh I love a good sci-fi/fantasy book too. I think it's because I get so engrossed in the story it feels like I get to leave my own 'ordinary' life behind for a while, and through the characters, experience existence from all these unbelievable places, times and worlds. I generally love anything by Neil Gaiman, his books are genius. I'm actually in the middle of reading 'Neverwhere' (for the 3rd time), 'American Gods' and 'Smoke & Mirrors'. I know what you mean about finishing one book before starting other, but I just can't stop myself sometimes lol. I do read books of other genres too, but sci-fi/fantasy is by far my favorite.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Ah Chickadee, you are a woman after my own heart . . . or something like that. I agree that a good sciFi/fantasy book can take us away to a whole other world. "Neverwhere" is an awesome name. SciFi authors can get so creative with names. Anyway, have fun reading and have a great weekend, my friend.
@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
I like different kind of books. Whether fiction or not. I am fond of reading different articles and stories. It is one of my passions.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
12 Sep 08
That is such a great passion. With all that reading you do I bet you're a good writer as well.
@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
12 Sep 08
I'd read fiction for entertainment by preference..I have an Omnibus edition of Arthur C.Clarke's Stories I just started reading through again,and was reading some of Terry Pratchett's "Discworld" Series before that..I likes my SciFi too..Fantasy..LOTR is on my book pile,and I'll get around to it again ..
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Yep, LOTR is still on my pile also and the last of Chronicles.
@cheeeryl (95)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
I both read fiction and non-fiction. I'm a fan of children's literature, which are usually non-fiction. I enjoy non-fiction as well such as biographies. As of the moment I am not reading a book. I've been hooked with online jobs...with myLOT of course. Hey I love CS Lewis' books too! =)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
I meant "children's literature, which are usually fiction". =)
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
15 Sep 08
Yeah, thanks for clearing that up, lol. I was going to ask which children's books are non-fiction. CS Lewis is pretty awesome.
16 Sep 08
I mostly like science fiction, though I haven't read the two books you mentioned. Writers like Heinlein, Niven, Pournelle and Clarke tend to be my favourites, along with newer authors like Peter Hamilton. At the moment, I'm working my way through David Wingrove's "Chung Kuo" series (I'm currently on "Beneath the Tree of Heaven").
@arkaf61 (10883)
• Canada
14 Sep 08
I tend to read anything that has words in it :) But my preferences go to fiction. I like science fiction as well, and some fantasy authors. Very close second come mysteries, detective stories. That said, I actually will read anything - or almost anything :)
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
13 Sep 08
I typically read fiction books. I rarely read anything non fiction other than the newspaper. I am not reading anything at the moment. I normally read either books like Harry Potter or the kind of romance but not trashy romance novels.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
13 Sep 08
I love fiction but read a lot of non-fiction also the last 10 years I've read lots and lots of christian books of both types. To tell the truth though I think it's been a good year or more since I've read a book. When I read I do nothing else but read until the book is done - no matter how long it is. With so much else to do it's just best I don't even pick a book up. Maybe soon I'll find time for reading which I love to do.
• Australia
13 Sep 08
I read anything and everything, including fiction and non fiction. Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Chick-Lit, Literature, Classics, Biographies, Plays, Crime, True Crime, Thrillers, Mysteries - they all get a go with me. Last night I finished 'A Child Called It' and this morning 'The Lost Boy', both by David Pelzer. It was awful to read about the way he grew up and what he went through, but it's great to see what he overcame and how he's managed to put his life back together, with the help of a few wonderful foster parents.
@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I like both fiction and non fiction, and I am actually reading one of each right now. I am reading a book of my heritage and a Stephen King book. Both are very interesting, but I need to put one aside and finish one. I normally read only one book at a time, but I couldn't help myself this time, I couldn't wait to start reading this book when I got it.