Do you read Fiction or Non-fiction books?

Singapore
April 19, 2009 10:55am CST
In the past, i used to enjoy reading Fiction books especially those thrilling ones because they are very exciting and interesting..and never enjoyed Non-fiction books at all.. But recently, i have a great interest in Non-fiction books because i feel that many things that are mentioned are very true and real-life.. what about all the mylot users out there? do you prefer Fiction or Non-fiction books?
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
20 Apr 09
I like to read fiction as well as non-fiction. I have always read a lot of books, and when I was younger I only read fiction. I liked to read stories about love, friendship, struggles, other countries etc and I also liked horror stories a lot. When I got older I started to lose my interest in fiction and there was a long period in my life when I read nothing but non-fiction. Now I read a combination of both things. I love fiction and I also love non-fiction books about travelling, other cultures, languages, psychology and art.
• Singapore
20 Apr 09
I think it is quite common that when people are still young, they tend to prefer fiction books because they are generally more interesting and easier to understand...but as people become grow up and become more mature, non-fiction books seems to be more of interest to them..because we realised thats alot we can learn from it =)
• Canada
19 Apr 09
very good kepit up so i do the same thankyou
• Singapore
20 Apr 09
hihi.. happy mylotting!
@rishikon (31)
• India
19 Apr 09
I enjoy both fiction and non-fiction books, its about good books, when every i get a good book and to my interest, it do not matter whether it is fiction or not I read it. They both provide different excitement, thrill and knowledge.
• Singapore
20 Apr 09
there are very few people out there like you who enjoy both fiction and non-fiction equally well... i guess fiction and non-fiction they provide different kind of excitement, different kind of thrill and different kind of knowledge.. for me, i prefer fiction's excitement and thrill but i prefer non-fiction's knowledge =)
@playapal (894)
• United States
19 Apr 09
I generally read fiction, I like to be able to take a "mental vacation." There are some things that I read that are non fiction such as gardening books, do it yourself books etc. To relax and just have fun it is fiction for me all the way.
• Singapore
20 Apr 09
It is true that most fiction books are more fun to read and hence can be more relaxed... but actually there are fiction books can be quite mind-consuming..and set people thinking..i read quite a few whereby the story is so complicated that everytime i read i got to refer back infront to ensure i know who is that character and so on..is not that relaxing after all..
• United States
19 Apr 09
I definitely enjoy fiction books a lot more than I do non-fiction. As the first person said, non-fiction does tend to be a little boring sometimes. The thing with me is that when I read, I read to be entertained. So obviously in that sense fiction definitely has the heads up on non-fiction.
• Singapore
20 Apr 09
yeah i agree that non-fiction can get quite boring... but what makes non-fiction books so interesting to me is because it is very real-life, and unlike fiction books, the situations are all real and not created.. non-fiction books can be equally entertaining too! =)
@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
19 Apr 09
I enjoy fiction more then non fiction as non fiction has a tendency of being boring. However I do enjoy reading some things that are non fiction such as the bible. Other things besides the bible I enjoy reading are autobiographies or books pertaining to different places around the world. History of those places are very interesting to me. Although I'll be honest in saying I haven't read books like that in a long time. Other then the bible I like to read fiction books with mystery, romance, suspense and sometimes murder.
• Singapore
20 Apr 09
for fiction books, i prefer mystery, suspense and murder because they are very thrilling and exciting!! they are usually very intersting such that i cannot wait to read the ending..but for romance, it can be quite slow-moving so it can get quite boring..but recently i read one romance book by nicholas spark which i thought was not too bad..