Do you like reading books about other people's experinces?

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Post by ReviewerDiksha » 28 Sep 2017, 08:14

I do. If the book is good written then it becomes quite enjoyable to read what the people went through and what they learnt from it.

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Post by eelavahs-jay » 28 Sep 2017, 10:09

To be honest, it all depends. I'm more into fiction because it's really the only way I get a break from reality. Memoirs very often document the harsh realities of life and often times rather than feel inspired by someone else overcoming their obstacles, I just get depressed thinking I haven't effected any change in mine. It can be double edged blade, at least for me. If non-fiction is relatable I can be completely engrossed or left feeling inadequate. Other times it can be an absolute bore. I love fiction and traveling to new worlds inside my head, because let's be honest this one kind of sucks lol.

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Post by JadeK » 28 Sep 2017, 16:08

When reading Fiction I love the perspective of other peoples lives. I think it can be interesting, inspiring, and sometimes a breath of fresh air. Sometimes when I am out in public I find myself wondering about the people around me and their unique lives. Reading gives you that intimate view of another life. Isn't that ultimately why we read in the first place!

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Post by BoyLazy » 29 Sep 2017, 04:23

No. I like to dream a lot and I like to read books which are out of the world to have a different experience.

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Post by meteku4 » 29 Sep 2017, 10:14

Of course, yes! Experience, they say, is the best teacher, but it costs. So why wait to experience it yourself when you can learn from others? Learning from others' experience can make you leave a more cautious life.
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Post by BoyLazy » 29 Sep 2017, 10:16

meteku4 wrote:Of course, yes! Experience, they say, is the best teacher, but it costs. So why wait to experience it yourself when you can learn from others? Learning from others' experience can make you leave a more cautious life.
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Post by Azrevread » 29 Sep 2017, 16:20

I don't read memoirs very often. Although I do like reading about other people's experiences when I have
a chance to learn something new and inspirational.
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Post by aboladeoluwatise » 01 Oct 2017, 09:15

Depends on how it is written. It enables me to know more about human behaviors and emotions in different situation.
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Post by Mdoucet1086 » 03 Oct 2017, 13:29

Yes, I especially love reading about peoples experiences in places I've never been. One person can't go everywhere and do everything so it is great that we get to at least pretend while reading other people's experiences.
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Post by jimthorne2 » 03 Oct 2017, 17:57

Reading books about other people's experiences is the meat and potatoes of a reader who wants to get to know people that he would not normally meet. The writers of these kinds of books do us a great service by stoking the imagination and enabling us to enjoy the thoughts and adventures of others.
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Post by Ama Idim » 07 Oct 2017, 01:44

I enjoy reading about the experience of others because a lot can be learned and enable me see things from another perspective.
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Post by Bilal lala » 07 Oct 2017, 02:13

I do enjoy reading about the experience of others. Sometimes I gain completely new knowledge,every person has his own point of viewand own thoughts ,such as if it is an area or an event of which I am completely unaware. Other times I can at least somewhat relate, which sparks my own memories.

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Post by Momlovesbooks » 07 Oct 2017, 08:11

I enjoy reading about other people's experiences. I can learn new viewpoints and ideas. If the author is a descriptive writer, I can feel as if I've traveled to those places and experienced the activities with him/her.

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Post by Vitaro Maxton » 08 Oct 2017, 21:06

Yes I do, because you can't learn everything from your own experience, it is necessary to learn from others as well

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Post by Salsabila » 08 Oct 2017, 23:16

I think that's the main reason I read novels... To get other people's experiences.

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