Friday, 31 May 2013
Today's topic for Armchair BEA is all about Non-Fiction. Do you read it? If so which topics are your go to picks?
To be honest I prefer to read to escape, a good fiction book can take you away and out of this world, this means that I don't tend to read a lot of Non Fiction. But I have dipped in.
If I head for the non, it's usually for an Autobiography. I like to find out about people and how they got to where they are, but even so it has to be someone I have an interest in. I couldn't read about just anyone. So I don't tend to read many, although I have really enjoyed all the ones I have read.
I have looked through some guidebooks before and of course I use cookbooks, but I don't 'read' those, not in the sense of going cover to cover, it's more of a flick through to look for recipes.
I like Non Fiction that can tell a story. The sort that reads like Fiction but is in fact real. For example I read 'Walk the Lines' by Mark Mason, which was about a guy who walked the Underground routes above ground, to explore new areas of London and I enjoyed it, it was like he was taking you on a journey and it read like one. So although you got information and facts it was fun. Those are the sort of book I like when reading Non Fiction.
What about you, are you hungry for facts or do you stick with the fiction?
Posted by barmybex at 11:09