Does reading fiction really help in anyway? I understand that its primarily based on personal preference or the phase of life someone is at. But, how much value does a fiction offer? Which genre should be tried as an alternate to fiction, which has some flavour of fiction in it. Not sure if my question make sense. I have primarily read fiction so far. Help me move forward.
10/19/2019, 11:19 AM
Reading fiction has the same effect on your subconscious as taking a holiday.
Our brain have do a lot of creative work for us to enjoy a really good piece of fiction. Not just in understanding, but creating the vivid interpretation of authors imagination as our own.
10/19/2019, 3:29 PM
you are right. Hence, fiction would help in stretching/exercising our imagination powers.
10/20/2019, 6:34 AM
massively helps in taking my brain off business and work and also in sleeping!
10/20/2019, 7:36 AM
Hi @crooked-daybreak-310 reading of any kind is very useful. Whether you are reading fiction, non fiction, magazines, comics or graphic novels. There is research to show that just the act of reading is extremely useful.
As everyone has commented, fiction is a great way to build language and also creativity, get new ideas or just change perspective.
I read both but have recently been more biased towards non fiction- but some books are harder to finish than others. Fiction I allow myself on holidays only as when I start fiction, I generally can’t put it down until I finish it - causing to be physically present but mentally absent 😊
Just keep reading. No matter what.
When some non fiction book is appealing, you will automatically gravitate towards it. It is better to enjoy what you are reading than force yourself to read something you are not enjoying.
An alternative to reading non fiction is to get audio books or good podcasts to listen to when you are commuting or travelling.
10/20/2019, 7:40 AM
Thanks everyone. This clears the ambiguity that I had about fiction.
Yes @loud-glass-33663 . I have already started podcast for non-fiction. :)