From Fiction to Nonfiction

I recently stumbled upon a great nonfiction blog called What's Nonfiction? In 'About' section, author of the blog writes: "Back then, I read almost exclusively fiction (an easier section to pinpoint). But in recent years, I found the opposite was becoming true, and I preferred nonfiction, in its many very different categories, to anything fictional. But when [...]

Bookworm Stereotypes

“Oh this? It's a 'bookworm.' They live in books, and they love to eat important or valuable words.” ― CLAMP, xxxHolic, Vol. 7 1. Readers are intelligent  Readers are leaders. How many times have you heard this? Personally, I read a lot science fiction and fantasy...even nonfiction sometimes. I don't think it makes me terribly clever. No, [...]

Reading & Snobbism

I hate snobbism. I think it is the destroyer of the culture. Every once in a while, I encounter a person who says: "You could never understand the greatness of classics because you only read fantasy and science fiction" "You're just too young (and dumb) to understand War and Peace" "I don’t understand adults who read YA. You’re [...]