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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Weekend Rambling [#3]: Do You Also Read Non-Fiction?

Weekend Rambling is where I discuss/rant/ramble about random things, bookish or non-bookish alike. Everyone's welcome to share their thoughts!

Welcome to another Weekend Rambling post! It's been, what, two weeks since my last WR post and I don't have any other excuse for that except for my laziness. Seriously, this summer heat makes me want to just laze around and sleep. I can't even read for hours straight!
^Yep, that's basically me.
But hey, I'm not here to rant talk about what a lazy-ass reader I am. Today, I'd like to ask you, dear readers,

Do you also read non-fiction?

Of course, everyone of us has read textbooks, reference books, magazines and newspapers. I'm talking about non-fiction in various forms and sub-genres — self-help, biography, essay, speech, historical, memoirs, narrative, etc. Those we read for pleasure and not just because it's a school requirement.

Personally, I don't read a lot of non-fiction as it's not really my cup of tea. Aside from a handful of books written by my local authors, I've only read three non-fiction books and reviewed them here on the blog: Falling in Love, Tuesdays with Morrie and Regine's Book. And although I'm not really a reader of non-fiction, ironically enough, I really liked these three books. I enjoyed them and two even made me cry. I also have a battered copy of Edith Hamilton's Mythology on my shelf (I'm currently reading it!) and a collection of essays. Still, it's not enough to make me a fan of the genre.

How about you, guys? Do you read non-fiction books and review them on your blogs? What are some of your favorites? I'm not really looking for recommendations but I'm curious to know what non-fiction books you liked!

As always, thank you for visiting Books and Insomnia! Leave your thoughts below, they're always appreciated! ^__^

Julie

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Julie @ Books and Insomnia

Julie is a Filipina blogger who pretends she has insomnia so she can stay up late reading. When she's not buried in books, she can be found watching anime, drinking chocolate-flavored instant coffee, lurking on the internet, daydreaming and talking about herself in third person. She loves purple and anything sweet!

12 comments:

  1. The only non-fiction books that I read are memoirs and autobiographies,but nothing really more factual that those. My favourites are Tuesday's with Morrie and I Am Malala!

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    1. I saw I Am Malala in a bookstore but never thought to pick it up since it's non-fiction. Good to know you enjoy it, though. :)

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  2. Like you, I'm not a big non-fiction book, either. It just doesn't appeal to me somehow... although I may start to read books more on history and education? Like how a civilization started, or a book all about a certain social norm... those kind of things can be interesting. Memoirs and autobiographies and self-help stuff don't really vibe with me all that well. I did read Tuesdays with Morrie and I loved that!

    Faye at The Social Potato

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    1. I'm not really into non-fiction though I've read a few, especially local books. Have you read Bob Ong's books, Faye? Those are my favorites. :)

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  3. I read a few non-fiction books here and there. I do like them but I have to be in the right mood. Most of the non-fiction I read are memoirs, but I am trying to branch out a little more. Great topic!

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    1. Thanks, Kay! At least you always find the mood to read them. :)

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  4. I don't any more but I used to read mainly non-fiction. I was a criminology major and obsessed with cold cases and murders and such and loved the true crime books that would explore them. I went through a political books phases too. I'm firmly in fiction now though :D

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    1. Woah, that's some pretty heavy stuff you have there. Although I admit cold cases and murders sound appealing. At least to me. :) If I ever develop a love for non-fiction, I think it would be mostly reading crime books. :)

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  5. Just so you know Edith Hamilton's Mythology is definitely worth finishing, I loved that book! I read non fiction here and there, and I like how you can put them down and pick them up anytime you feel like it without having to remember the whole story line :)

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    1. I love myths so I'd probably really enjoy Mythology. And yes, the thing with non-fiction is that you can dump them and read them anytime without getting confused because there's not really a story line. But somehow, that makes me lose interest in a book. :(

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  6. I'm a huge non fic reader. I think it's because I learned about YA and about Blogging, non fic books are what I'm reading. :D My favorites are from Max Lucado and Joshua Harris. Great post Julie!! <3

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  7. My answer used to be easy: I don't read any non fiction. But I think that's changing slightly.

    The one thing I am reading more and more are ebooks by other people in my industry (creative freelancers). I like reading about freelance business, design, blogging, etc.

    I still haven't read many of those ebooks because I'm picky about them and they are more expensive than fiction books (more like $17 - $50 than $7). But they're something new on my radar. :)

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