I'm with ya all the way! After high school I started reading every classic I could find,books by Thomas Hardy ("Jude the Obscure" is my all time fave!), Victor Hugo, Hermann Hesse, and a bunch more. Maybe it was because my home life was none too inspiring and I just wanted to get away, which I did a year later (but we won't bring THAT up, will we?).
Non fiction, on the other hand, has to really grab me quick-like or it loses me pronto. Alotta them authors are so full of their own idea that they tend to run off at the mouth and repeat themselves. If ya can;t say it in 200 pages then its adios muchacho!
> I love fiction because I don't really have
> to think, I can read it without trying to
> digest information, just enjoy.
> Non-fiction often requires a lot of
> thinking, esp. educational books, you have
> to process the information in order to
> remember it, and you're reading it to learn
> something, so it takes me longer cause I
> read and re-read and take notes, so I tend
> to do read those types of books when I can
> sit down somewhere convenient for true
> I don't read inspirational books, I've
> tried, but they just don't sit well with me.
> There is one I read though that particularly
> moved me, The Alchemist by Paul Cohelo, and
> excellent book, not preachy, and short
> enough to be read in a couple hours.
> I've read a few biographies, 2 I read
> without stopping almost were Angela's Ashes
> and A Boy Called It.
> Anyway, either it's my nature, or that my
> Mom gave me penguin classics as a child and
> I could escape from MLs at age 6 and read
> Robin Hood and King Arthur, but whatever it
> is, I love excellent fiction and classics.
> My all-time most favorite modern classic is
> To Kill a Mockingbird . I read it after we
> left the cult and wondered "Where has
> classic literature been hiding all my
> Ok, now I know that all a ya are not