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Old 01-21-2010, 06:58 PM
 
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I mostly read non-fiction, (true crime & biographies...)

I don't even remember the last fiction book I read.
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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I read fiction to relax, as I have to read enough n/f during the semester.

Mind you, the stuff I read for school is often so dry and staid, lightweight non-fiction can work well as relaxation too.
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:52 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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I enjoy non-fiction more (it's so much more interesting when you know it's true!), yet I wind up reading more fiction because it's just quicker and easier to read. With non-fiction, I like to take my time, make notes, look stuff up on the internet too so it takes longer to get through.
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I love good Historical Fiction . Contemporary fiction is something I often find disappointing. I read a huge amount of Academic Books on Archaeology, History . Exploration and Natural Sciences and also love crime novels. At the moment I am addicted to the "Wallander" series by Henning Mankell.
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:30 AM
 
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I am with you non-fiction almost 100% of the time.

I've read tons of auto-biographies, they're awesome.

I also like books about psychology and personality disorders.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:08 AM
 
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Non Fiction/History...can't remember the last time I read a book that did not have an index..notes.. bio...Oh, wait, I did recently read "All Quiet on the Western Front"...but that can't be classified as light fiction
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:14 AM
 
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Almost every book I read is fiction. I rarely read fiction in magazines, though, and do read a lot of non-fiction essays. Especially enjoy the science/medical accounts by Atul Gawande and that other guy in The New Yorker.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Maybe 50/50. Occasionally, I'll get turned-onto some subject, and then go through everything I can get my hands on in reference to it -- both fiction and non. This has GOT to be an OCD-thing.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Definitely nonfiction...though anthologies of fiction sometimes wind up in the nonfiction section around 808. (Mainly poetry and short stories).
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I read nonfiction and maybe one fiction book every two years although some stuff being passed off today as nonfiction is fiction. Some of these nonfiction authors that think they can get away with writing about what an antagonist in their book is thinking and feeling and not sourcing anything are fooling themselves if they think we're buying it.
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