Why don’t I read fiction?
Like many, in my idle time outside of work or writing/revising papers, I try and read books. If you’re reading this post, you are likely a fan of reading. I’ve always noticed a big difference between me and my fiancé … she loves reading fiction, while I almost always pick non-fiction, and typically something science-related. Yet, we are both scientists by training.
Why don’t I read fiction? It’s not that I don’t enjoy it when I do read fiction … I certainly do. My fiancé lent me some Tom Robbins and I enjoyed it thoroughly. But, when I find myself in a bookstore, I’m drawn to the science/nature section … I can’t help but flipping through the various popular science books … happens every time.
For some reason, I feel that if I’m reading I should be broadening my knowledge … or something like that.
Who else is like me? Any of you out there prefer reading fiction in your spare time? Just wondering.
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