Today’s #bloganuary prompt asks if a book changed my life.
So for a change, I will do a bit of a variation on this theme and say that it wasn’t a book, per se, but a genre, that helped, or influenced my life, and that genre was fiction.
Last year I read 135 books according to Goodreads (where I keep track just so I don’t mistakenly buy the same book twice. I do read a lot of library books, clearly, with that sort of number!)
The vast majority of those books were fiction and most were nothing special. Many were best-selling novels.
It will come as no surprise to you to hear that the Spoiler is scornful of fiction. He doesn’t think educated people read it.
He has no idea of its value! I can’t begin to enumerate what I have learned from “mere” fiction. But the most important thing I have learned is people skills.
Even the Spoiler could use those!
Oh, I agree. I have learnt so much about other countries, people, cultures, eras etc from reading fiction. I don’t read that many books a year, but do find it is such a good way to relax. 😃
So true, Cathy!