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The Great Divide

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 am an avid reader and I love reading fiction as well as non-fiction, classics, autobiographies, humour and poetry.  Currently, I am reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie.

Nowadays, I am getting sucked into the gadget craze and I am trying my best to keep reading.  Reading has opened up my mind to new worlds, cultures, language and ways of living.  It has taught me more than anything else.

Crime fiction thrillers like Stephen King, Dan Brown, James Patterson, Agatha Christie etc keep me engaged from the start to the end.  Humour from PG Wodehouse, Jerome K Jerome, David Sedaris etc give me a good laugh.   Classics from Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen allow me to get a glimpse of vivid description and language.

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll and The Chocolate Chip Factory by Roald Dahl take you into a different world and teaches our children to develop creative imagination.

Neil Gaiman gave a talk  on “Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming?” at the Reading Agency Annual lecture.  In this talk he stressed the importance of developing the reading trait in our children so that they have a great future.

Other interesting posts in this category:
1) https://alotfromlydia.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/lost/
2) http://writingnotraging.com/2014/11/06/why-i-love-ya-novels-truth-and-nostalgia/
3) http://adorablyobnoxious.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/daily-prompt-the-great-divide/
4) http://blogenture.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/the-great-divide-day-12-blogging-101/
5) http://amandahsblog1.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/the-great-divide/
6) http://inspirevablog.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/in-the-mood-for-reading/
7) http://christinegoodnough.com/2014/09/29/the-diverse-diet-of-a-bookworm/
8) http://notestiedonthesagebrush.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/the-great-divide/
9) http://thebeespeak.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/fact-or-fiction-readers-choice/
10) http://amiageekblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/fiction-vs-nonfiction/

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