Memoirs, self-help and other books lend themselves to reality naturally. We automatically learn something from them.
But what of fiction?
I have heard it said from genuine readers that non-fiction is more their style because they get more out of it. Plucking up a book of fantasy is- well- not a good idea to them. These tend to be your newspaper lovers and health magazine lovers or simply people who love reading about the world around them.
And guess what? I do too! I love reading non-fiction, newspapers and my personal love: memoirs. So, I definitely understand.
But fiction can offer more than we think.
It reminds me of the quote by William Styron,
“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
Due to my hungry, greedy fictional reading habits, I have journeyed to worlds where a mathematician set on saving the world, people who can morph into rabbits and bears at will, a woman in love with a cyborg, a gangsta princess and more!
My challenge to you(and myself) is to begin to find those rare jewels within the fiction world that mirrors reality.
For instance, the book I am reading now is historical fiction so it will be easy for me to look up an object or event and discuss it. Say you read a paranormal fiction, or romance novel though. What was mentioned in the book that you’d like to look up?
Happy reading and blogging!
~The Write Web