The Great Divide : Fiction Or Non-Fiction

When reading for fun, do you usually choose fiction or non-fiction? Do you have an idea why you prefer one over the other?

I think I’ve mentioned this a dozen times or more – I used to be a voracious reader. Ever since I was a wee kid to just a few years ago, I was a book worm. I loved to read books – first comics and then novels. I remember many gifts from older cousins and uncles/aunts on birthdays which would usually be books. Two of my cousins had this huge collection of comics that they would give to a store that would bind it for you in hard cover and that not only kept them neat but also ensured that they stay in shape for a lot  longer. I read all of them and would read most twice at the minimum.

I had my own collection which was quite vast and other than music cassettes and later cds, they would be the only things that I would ever collect. I prefer reading fiction and often can get lost in a good book. I even place myself into the story and or give faces to each character that has a part in the storyline. This makes it even more exciting for me. If I have some coffee or cold drinks and snacks to accompany the book, all the better. I love taking a novel with me to coffeeshops and sitting there with a big cup of coffee and a snack as I spent the next hour or two reading the book.

I even used to spend 2-3 hours in bars reading books. Well more like just this one bar. I used to go in the afternoons to this bar called Oberois and they would have enough lighting in the corner sections near the windows plus sunlight coming in to allow you to read comfortably and so I would enjoy my afternoons there. The occasional non-fiction has engrossed me but it’s usually fiction.

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7 thoughts on “The Great Divide : Fiction Or Non-Fiction

  1. Unfortunately it closed but their restaurant is still open and they serve the same food. We have a prohibition going on here, all bars in this state except those of 5 star hotels are closing down as of tomorrow. Several were closed in April and the rest die out tomorrow.

  2. I really enjoyed this post as it reminds me of some of my favorite haunts to read and write non-fiction and or science fiction with life applications to the world we live in. Like yourself I too had a favorite place to read and write during the day in my adopted hometown of San Diego, California after retiring from the Navy. Daytimes were always easyyyyygoing, decently lit, but most importantly quiet.

  3. Yes, I didn’t mind music especially if it was instrumental and I have a huge collection of those. Sadly I find myself not spending enough time for reading. Perhaps in the new year.
    Thanks for commenting Harry.

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