Do you read books for pleasure, and if so what kind do you like to read?
Do you read just one genre or lots?
I read YA fiction so I can make recommendations to teens (I'm a librarian) and then I read thrillers, biographies, and history for pleasure.
Of course! I learned to read at the age of four and was enraptured by the joy of books. That enjoyment has stayed with me throughout my life (I'm nearly 71), and--to borrow from an old commercial--a day without reading is (to me) like a day without sunshine. I usually read in the evenings or for at least a couple of hours before I go to sleep. I credit my reading 'habit' with teaching me throughout life and maintaining my desire to continue learning. Reports that the youth of today read fewer books make me sad. They truly don't know what they're missing.
My favorite genres include: all subtypes of 'mystery/suspense'; autobiography; and non-fiction.
I read fiction books for pleasure before bed, (mystery, fantasy, SciFi). I read reference/non-fiction books for learning at other times to learn and study.
Most of the books I read are for pleasure - even non-fiction. I read mostly crime / mysteries, but I read almost anything if the synopsis catches my attention and gets me interested.
I love reading kids fantasy book. Some of the adventures in them are brilliant and it enables me to read at night without having to do any major thinking. It's just mindless, straight forward entertainment at the end of a long, hard-working day.
It's an especially kind contrast after some of the text books and philosophers' essays I have to read during the day!
That sounds a great idea - Itoo often I go to bed to read at night and fall asleep after a couple of pages or find I can't concentrate on it. Any particular books you'd recommend?
I'm currently reading a series called The Edge Chronicles. It's sort of a more accessible version of Tolkien's stuff (they're the same writers who published Muddle Earth so you can tell they're fans). It's full of adventure and silliness. Recommend!
The books I usually read are success books. Sometimes I read a story.
by nakmeister 5 years ago
How often do you read non-fiction books for pleasure?like travelogues, popular history, science etc
by Pete 5 years ago
What non-fiction book have you read that has changed your life?Personally, I have had a few, but the one that sticks out for me is "Wild at Heart" by John Eldredge. It talks about fatherhood and having a warrior heart.
by Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago
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by Bruno 4 years ago
Hi Everyone, i will list below my 5 best science Ficion books and I want to you all do the same!This way we can share experiences and find new books.1. Foundation Series - Isaac Asimov. 2. Ubik - Philip K. Dick ( I Really like this guy)3. Time Machine - H.G.Wells4. Childhood's end - Arthur C....
by Victoriaaa 8 years ago
I want to write a novel, but I want to know what people are reading these days so I know what genre to write in and how to write my vision. What do you guys consider a good book?
by Crazdwriter 8 years ago
I myself am reading more than one book lol. I know I hsouldj sut stick to one book but hey like my thinking and writing I jump around a lot.I am currently reading four books and one magazine.The magazine is Alfred Hitchcock Mystery magazine September 2009the books areThe latest Harry Potter though...
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