Musing Monday is hosted by Rebecca from Just One More Page.
Today's musing is the following:
Do you read non-fiction regularly? Do you read it in a different way or place than you read fiction? (question courtesy of Diane)
Not really. If the book strikes my fancy, then yes. One of last books I read, Jantsen's Gift was non-fiction. I tried it because it sounded appealing, and it was. It was different than what I normally read. I read another non-fiction book earlier this year about Madame de Stael. It was a biography of sorts and quite interesting. It read like story, which her life certainly was.
Normally I don't pick up non-fiction because I read for entertainment and to immerse myself in the story. To be transported to another time and place. The few biographies I've tried have not done that for me. Interesting, but a bit boring. One, the story of Ava Gardner was nice reading but I grew bored with it. The pace was rather slow.
I don't read non-fiction in a different way, not consciously I guess. Maybe I don't understand that part, because I certainly don't understand the bit about the place.
Can you recommend a good non-fiction story for me? Something historical but not too dry maybe?
How about you? Do you occasionally read non-fiction? If so, what?