My response to The Daily Post: The Great Divide
I definitely prefer non-fiction over fiction. I think much of this stems from non-fiction being candid and straight to the point. I don’t have to stress over symbolism or imagination to figure things out. My favorite type of non-fiction probably relates to self-help. Yes, I know that sounds cheesy, but I’ve been wanting to find out my path in life and happiness that I would hope these books would help me do so. It’s also a way for me to learn to be a better person for everyone. I don’t actually like reading books, but I do gravitate toward history or politics related books, only because I’m a process kind of gal. I want to know why the world is the way it is, and much is because of its past.
It quite possibly be the case that being in school as a kid really scarred me on what I think fiction is. Maybe there isn’t that much thought in every fictional novel, but when you are in high school and reading books where a certain scene may mean something else, I really had no patience to think through all that. I would give fiction a try now, but I would have no idea where to start and what I would like.