Fiction or Non-Fiction?

@sputnik8 (693)
May 15, 2017 12:16am CST
Most of us in myLot are readers and lovers of books. Reading is a life-time pursuit. Reading is the life of the mind. Reading stirs one's imagination and compel us to think. Which type of book do you read often, fiction or non-fiction and why? Which do you enjoy the most, fiction or non-fiction books and why?
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@ilocosboy (34325)
• Philippines
15 May 17
Sometimes I read books but not always.
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@sputnik8 (693)
15 May 17
@ilocosboy You read both fiction and non-ficton books?
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@ilocosboy (34325)
• Philippines
15 May 17
@sputnik8 yes, but only once in while only
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@sputnik8 (693)
15 May 17
@ilocosboy Alright that's good enough.
@scheng1 (24800)
• Singapore
15 May 17
I like both. I try to borrow in equal measure of fiction and non-fiction. Fictions bring us to a world that we will never get to experience, such as thrillers and murders. In real life, we do not get to solve murder or get involve in explosion or terrorism. These are something that we can get when we read fictions. Non-fiction can be educational. I like to read investments and finance books, though I read all other types of books too.
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@sputnik8 (693)
15 May 17
@scheng1 Absolutely correct. That's what fiction and non-fcition books can do.
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@responsiveme (16458)
• India
15 May 17
Fiction though I do occasionally read self help books .Non fiction that I liked was Freakonomics
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@sputnik8 (693)
15 May 17
@responsivime That's cool!
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
29 May 17
I don't like non-fiction books much more movies. I like those realistic thrillers and suspense and action books and movies.
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@sputnik8 (693)
1 Jun 17
@SIMPLYD Yes, there are so many realsitic thrillers and suspense and action books. I'm glad that you're enjoying reading these stuff.
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
2 Jun 17
@sputnik8 And my favorite writers are John Grisham and Robert Ludlum.
@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 May 17
Mostly I read fiction although I do enjoy biographies too.
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@sputnik8 (693)
24 May 17
@JudyEv That's so cool.
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@sputnik8 (693)
24 May 17
@JudyEv That's so cool!
@paigea (22198)
• Canada
22 May 17
I enjoy both. It just depends on my mood.
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@sputnik8 (693)
24 May 17
@paigea That's awesome.
@sputnik8 (693)
24 May 17
@paigea Wow, that's simply awesome!
• United States
22 May 17
I love to read and my choice is normally fiction. I love to escape into a good story
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@sputnik8 (693)
24 May 17
@Marilynda Yup, fiction stirs our imagination.
@sputnik8 (693)
24 May 17
@Marilynda Fiction stirs our imagination.
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@jobelbojel (7186)
• Philippines
17 May 17
I want to read both but have read more fiction over non-fiction. My favorite non-fiction writer is Mich Albom.
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@sputnik8 (693)
19 May 17
@jobelbojel Yup, Mich Albom is a great writer. I read the "Five People You Meet In Heaven".
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• Philippines
20 May 17
@sputnik8 How about Tuesdays with Moorie?
@louievill (18676)
• Philippines
15 May 17
I am now more inclined to read non-fiction although I read a lot and preferred non fiction when I was a teenager.
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@sputnik8 (693)
15 May 17
@louievill That's good to know.I'm also trying to read more non-fiction books now.
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@louievill (18676)
• Philippines
15 May 17
@sputnik8 maybe because " truth is stranger than fiction"
@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
21 May 17
I've become predominantly a non-fiction reader in recent years, especially of social history. But i still enjoy fiction as well.
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@sputnik8 (693)
22 May 17
@valmnz That's good to hear from you.
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@YrNemo (12662)
16 May 17
50/50 (I have to balance myself out somehow!) .
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@sputnik8 (693)
19 May 17
@YrNemo That's good to have a sense of balance.
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@dramagirl26 (3360)
• Ringgold, Virginia
15 May 17
I like both fiction and non-fiction. With non-fiction, I tend to prefer new age books that have to deal with angels, ghosts, UFOs, and monsters. As for fiction, I enjoy romance, mystery, horror, and women's fiction.
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@sputnik8 (693)
19 May 17
@dramagirl26 You have a very interesting list of good books to read.
@JohnRoberts (57351)
• Los Angeles, California
15 May 17
I primarily read fiction (mysteries, thrillers) and an occasional biography.
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@sputnik8 (693)
19 May 17
@JohnRoberts That's cool!
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@maezee (32304)
• United States
15 May 17
I really do love memoirs but I seem to read mostly fiction. Both are good though!
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@sputnik8 (693)
19 May 17
@maezee Yes that's right.
@marlina (73881)
• Canada
15 May 17
I mostly read history books. Not interesed in fiction.
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@sputnik8 (693)
19 May 17
@martina You are on the more factual side of things.
@OneOfMany (12423)
• United States
15 May 17
When I was little I read nonfiction books to gain as much knowledge about the world as I could. Now I read and write fiction. I have a nonfiction book I want to write, but I'm tempted to add some fiction elements in as well, so it's a hybrid of the two. But I'm not sure.
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@sputnik8 (693)
19 May 17
@OneOfMany Ok nice to hear that.
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@leenigme (37)
15 May 17
Like most I started off reading fiction. I loved getting lost in strange and exotic lands created by writers like Enid Blyton, as a kid. Then I grew into action, adventure and crime books like hardy boys as a teenager. Then I was enchanted by works on crime, horror and mysteries by some of the very best in the business like Edgar Allan Poe. And finally for a while now I have graduated into non-fiction works, like biographies and philosophical works. Looking back my reading interests seem to reflect my mind maturing with age. Incredible isn't it?
@sputnik8 (693)
15 May 17
@leenigme Yup, Our taste and our mind indeed matures when it comes to the books we read.
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@jstory07 (67234)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 May 17
I like reading crime stories and unusual stories about ghosts and UFO's.
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@sputnik8 (693)
15 May 17
@jstory07 That's a very absorbing list you have there to read!
• Preston, England
15 May 17
I read a balanced mix of each with equal delight
@sputnik8 (693)
19 May 17
@arthurchappell Wow, that's great to know!
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