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I Don't Like Non Fiction

Monday, 16 January 2017

This may go down worse than the fact I don't like bacon but I'm sorry it's true. I want to like it but I can't.

I read books to relax, to take my mind someplace else that isn't this current world. I want to challenge my mind to create other worlds and imagine dragons, magic, and Nifflers. I want to travel the world without having to get off my chair.

I don't want to feel like I'm reading a textbook for University. I've done that, it's over for now at least. I don't want to read something that feels like an old guy is giving me a lecture. I don't need to come home from a hard day of work and have to concentrate on the meaning of words.

I'm a creator so my mind loves to create. It's not a big lover of facts, don't get me wrong I love learning fab pieces of general knowledge I just struggle to take in huge chunks written by old famous guys. While I'd love to take in what this lovely famous guy is saying I can't. My mind wanders, sometimes I don't realise I've not taken anything in until I've reached the end of the page. Then I have to reread. Nonfiction is informative and factual and it's not what I want to do to relax. I even struggle with autobiographies; I've never finished one that's not written by a comedian. The humour is the only thing getting me through and making my brain concentrate on the words.

Maybe some day nonfiction books won't remind me of being in a classroom, some day I may be able to flow through the pages like a glorious gripping fiction novel. I can't wait for that day so I can expand my knowledge. But until then I just don't like nonfiction.

What are your thoughts?
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