I have always loved learning. In Grade 4, a simple rock project kick-started my love for Geology; later, studying the types of clouds had me dreaming of being a meteorologist; and, for as far as I can remember, my love for reading encouraged me to dream big and learn continuously.
This year, on top of declaring my 2015 Reading and Blogging Resolutions, I promised myself that I would read more non-fiction. And while I still plan on holding up to this resolution (it is only January 5th, after all), I’ve also come to realize that non-fiction is not the only way one can learn from reading.
Just this past year, I learned what it was like to travel in Europe while things were falling apart, I found out that elephants are extremely loyal, and I understood what it feels like to push the boundaries of our imagination and dream about different worlds. Every book presents new lessons.
Because of this revelation, I’ve begun to take notes when a lesson jumps out at me when I read (non-fiction or not). I’m hoping to turn it into a feature, debuting later this month. My yearn to learn is strong – why not share it with others too?
Do you find reading fiction a good learning opportunity? If you’re a big non-fiction reader, do you have any “must-reads” to suggest to a non-fiction newbie like me?