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When you read, what do you find yourself reading the most of, i.e., fiction, non

  1. Faith Reaper profile image87
    Faith Reaperposted 5 years ago

    When you read, what do you find yourself reading the most of, i.e., fiction, non-fiction . . .

    What do you find yourself reading the most, fiction, non-fiction, the classics, poetry, short stories, novels, etc.?

  2. shanmarie profile image78
    shanmarieposted 5 years ago

    That's an easy answer. . .if you mean read for my own pleasure and not for work.  I prefer fiction, especially Christian romance. My grandmother used to read series' by Gilbert Morris and then pass the books on to me to read. I enjoyed the House of Winslow series, which chronicaled a family through generations from just before the American Revolution to about the 1950s.  I also enjoyed the series with Dr. Cheney Duvall.  The Stars for a Light, in particular.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi shanmarie, yes, that is what I mean.  Oh, yes, I love Christian romance too.  Wow, all of those sound great and very interesting.  Thanks for answering, and enjoy your weekend!

    2. shanmarie profile image78
      shanmarieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Brides of Culdee Creek series by Kathleen Morgan is another good series.

    3. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks shanmarie for another suggestion as to great reads!

  3. innerspin profile image93
    innerspinposted 5 years ago

    I love getting stuck into a gripping novel, but sometimes my concentration is poor. Non-fiction comes into play then, ones which are written in short sections are easy to skip read until I'm more focussed.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi innerspin,  thanks for answering!  Yes, those gripping novels are great, but do require good concentration.  I love non-fiction, as that is mostly what I write too.

  4. lambservant profile image94
    lambservantposted 5 years ago

    I like a balance of both. I read fiction when I want an escape. It's relaxing and stimulating all at the same time. I read a lot of non-fiction too. Regardless, I love reading because there is always something to learn. I have been delving more into poetry too. I tend to like the old classics best, but I am not good at interpreting some of them. I like to write poetry too and it's not real great but its a wonderful medium to express yourself in a creative way.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi lambservant,  thanks for answering.  A good balance make for the best of both worlds!  You're right about the old classics and interpretation.  Poetry is a great medium to express oneself no doubt, creatively.

    2. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      There are so many great answers here, that I am torn.

  5. fpherj48 profile image77
    fpherj48posted 5 years ago

    Faith......I can easily say I'm a Non-fiction reader.  Very seldom will I read a Novel, and usually because it's been recommended by someone whose opinion I value dearly.   When I do read fiction, I enjoy the book and think that I will read more by that particular author.....but I boomerang back to my Non-fiction.
    The one exception, is any new book by John Grisham...he is positively fabulous and I love court room drama.... a lot.
    Thanks for asking..........

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi fpherj, thanks for answering.  Yes, my first love is non-fiction, and that is what I love to write too.  Oh,I  really love John Grisham's novels, especially.  Yes, and I can relate to him, as I work in the legal field in the real world.

  6. freecampingaussie profile image63
    freecampingaussieposted 5 years ago

    On hubpages and online in general I love reading about travel  and other non fiction.
    If I am going to read a book in bed it will be a romance or mystery fiction story ! Love reading !

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi freecmapingaussie,  thanks so much for answering!  Yes, I love reading too smile

  7. wetnosedogs profile image61
    wetnosedogsposted 5 years ago

    I go through stages, though the cozy mysteries have always been my favorite. I love reading the nonfiction of Alaska. Imagine I wanted to live there and kinda still do, but I couldn't handle the cold anymore. I went a couple years reading mostly nonfiction about our great and brave Indians. Like I said, I go through stages. And I never realized I enjoyed poetry until I discovered great poets on HubPages.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi wetnosedogs, thanks for answering!  I believe I know what you love to read just from reading your wonderful book reviews.  I am sorry, I just now saw you here!

    2. wetnosedogs profile image61
      wetnosedogsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Faith Reaper,
      That's o.k. After a while I thought it was probably silly of me to answer cause you always read my reviews.
      Stay dry. We may get some rain!

    3. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No, it was not silly of you to answer!  However, they are great book reviews!  Have a good rest of the weekend.

  8. jlpark profile image85
    jlparkposted 5 years ago

    Mostly fiction, but as I do a lot of my reading at night - I can't always read the non-fiction ones - they move a little fast, and make me think too much - so I can't sleep.

    Fiction - cause I like to get away from the reality of every day life.
    Non-fiction though is usually biographies or stories about triumph over adversity.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi jlpark, thanks for answering and giving reasons why you read certain writings or not.  That is interesting.

  9. Willsummerdreamer profile image85
    Willsummerdreamerposted 5 years ago

    Fiction. And mostly Fantasy, sci-fi and Horror at that. I do read other things but I gravitate twords those the most.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Willsummerdreamer, I love your hub name.  Thanks for answering.  I believe your the first sci-fi and Horror reader here.

  10. calmclinic profile image66
    calmclinicposted 5 years ago

    I use to like novels but I have outgrown it, so it seems. Now I read inspirational books, life coaching and personality development books which I find more rewarding as I learn a lot from it.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi calmclinic, thanks for answering.  Inspirational is good, as one can truly learn a lot from reading such and be inspired to change.

  11. wayne barrett profile image73
    wayne barrettposted 5 years ago

    If not counting the manuscripts and work related documents that I go through, then I would probably say fiction. Especially since I usually read about four books at a time. Presently I am reading: Moby Dick, Lolita, The Hollow Hills, and Elizabeth Browning Barrett Poetry.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Wayne, I would say . . . you read a lot, and have very good taste in what you read, seeing those last four listed there.  Thanks so much for answering!

    2. wayne barrett profile image73
      wayne barrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I read a large variety of literature, but I try to mix in the classics because I believe reading good writing will in turn make you a better writer.

    3. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No doubt about that, Wayne.  So true!  And we all desire to be better writers.

    4. wayne barrett profile image73
      wayne barrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Faith. And here I was feeling silly because I quoted Elizabeth Barrett Brownings name wrong. I guess I'm used to Barrett as the last name!

    5. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're welcome, and I can see how that would happen smile  Thanks for the great answer.

  12. wychic profile image87
    wychicposted 4 years ago

    Almost all non-fiction, including history, economics, marketing and business. When I want a little easier reading, I tend to gravitate toward biographies and autobiographies, or natural science. I love a good novel, but ONLY when I'm desperate for "brain candy." They just don't hold my attention any other time.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi wychic, thank you for answering.  Looks like you love to read a great variety there.

 
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