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Lauren Slater, author of Prozac Diary – summed up (for me) why certain people prefer to read nonfiction.

Memoirs, biographies, history, cultural discourse, current affairs, organized crime, trials and tribulations, triumphs and defeats. Gravitate towards books written by investigative journalists. Many on my read and tbr pile are written by current or former journalists. Favorite book can be vividly deciphered from the header of this blog, written by Jon Krakauer, a renowned veteran investigative journalist. On the not-so-bright side, I have a degree in journalism but never quite pursue it…

Food for thought:

“Reading is like breathing in, writing is like breathing out.” – Pam Allyn.

Something I shared on an online book group which asked this question “What (story) book you read as a child do you think became part of your identity?”:

“… thinking back, I didnt enjoy story books at all. but I did read a lot of newspapers, natgeo, rd, time and Newsweek since I was 7. my dad subscribed to them all and I read back issues from the 60s. that mostly shaped my reading habit. it cultivated my reading preference for nonfiction.”