Partner thinks Fiction is waste of time

@rs1982 (99)
United States
October 11, 2012 1:33pm CST
Yep, partner thinks reading fiction by Jeffery archer, patterson and the a waste of time. Little does the person realize that fiction and non fiction improve vocabulary. No wonder I beat him downright in the language test scores..During his times, he had to take it more than once. For me, I did too well in the first attempt! haha..
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@saiKO92 (392)
• Malaysia
12 Oct 12
Personally, I don't think reading fictional books is a waste of time. Both fictional and non-fictional books have their own role to play. Non-fictional books is about facts. Facts that are use in our lives. Whether in our jobs or our personal daily lives. Non-fictional books give us the knowledge that we need to choose the path we'll take in life and walk through it. While on the other hand, fictional books improve our imagination and creativity. This helps us to create more path to choose from. Fictional books can help us to see something from different perspectives. Thus, reading fictional books is not a waste. One just have to balance with reading non-fictional books so that one will not stray from reality.
• China
12 Oct 12
I admire you so much because I also read a lot of fictions, but it never helps me in any visible. My mom, teachers and friends always tell me that reading those fictions will waste a lot of time, and we can not benefit from it. Maybe I do not pay attention to its specific aspects, such as beautiful words, pharses and sentences. Can you tell me how you can learn from a fiction?
@GemmaR (8526)
12 Oct 12
My partner thinks the same thing, and I don't think that he is ever going to be able to understand the reasons that I choose to read books. I feel that this is quite sad in a way because I can get so much joy from reading the books that I pick up, and I can't believe that he will never have the same feelings that I have had from them. I am hoping that I might be able to encourage him to read a book of a film that he has watched and enjoyed, because I feel that this might be a good way to get him into the world of fiction.
@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
11 Oct 12
I try to get myself to read more nonfiction.. and to read more of the classics than what I've read, which isn't many! But alas! I always find myself reaching for the adventure story or mystery.. although I do love books set in historical settings, and you do learn a lot about different times and cultures.. and some history. I did buy a softcover of "The Sound and The Fury" by William Faulklner the other day and it sounds very interesting.. I'm not sure what qualifies a book to be one of "the classics" but I'm thinking this is at least in the right direction! - I have to say though, I do love my Dean Koontz! And those flying children series by James Patterson..