Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Tuesday Book Chat | 5 June 2018 | Iola Goulton


It's Iola here. Welcome to our ACW Tuesday Book Chat, where we encourage book lovers to answer our bookish question of the week. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Do you read fiction or non-fiction or both?


As a bonus question: what genres do you read?


Please join in the conversation in a comment on this post or in a comment on the blog post shared in our Australasian Christian Writers Facebook Group. Or, if you're feeling wordy (like me), write a blog post and link to it in the comments.

Let's chat! Do you read fiction or non-fiction or both?

14 comments:

  1. Both fiction and nonfiction.

    Mainly fantasy and SF with fiction.

    Mainly nonfiction related to WW II, the U.S. Civil War and topics related to biology.

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    1. A non-reader might think that if you read fiction and non-fiction then you read everything. But you're quite specific in the genres you read within each - I am too. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Hi Iola, it's both for me. Sometimes after a wonderful fiction I get book hangover, and don't want to move straight on to new characters. Filling those moments with non-fiction instead is a perfect way to fill those times.

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    1. I can understand that - especially if you're binge-read a trilogy (as I did recently!).

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  3. Mainly fiction atm. It used to be the other way around. As Paula commented above - sometimes you just need a space between good fiction books. I’ll read nonfiction then.

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    1. And reading lots of fiction is a good way to learn and absorb different genre expectations ... and might help you become less of a genre butterfly!

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  4. Hi Iola, I read both but I’d estimate it’s 80-90% fiction. I tend to only read non-fiction books occasionally for a specific reason, for example, if I have a problem/issue to research. Fiction is my favourite. :)

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  5. Mainly fiction except a devoitonal book.

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  6. Both, Iola ... probably 60/40 fiction non-fiction at present but used to be 30/70 the other way.

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    1. My ratio is probably 80/20 towards fiction (although it's been about 100/0 in the last few weeks).

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  7. Both, but mostly fiction. I love reading suspense (although I don't like it to be too graphic) a bit of romance, and I really enjoy books that have both historical and contemporary stories woven together. I almost exclusively read Christian fiction and the non-fiction is generally Christian Living and Devotionals.

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    1. Just like me (although my non-fiction is usually books on writing or marketing).

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