People now a days are not interested with the unknown. They are all preoccupied with Guys, Girls, Games and Gossip the 4 G's of this century. I believe that when reading non fiction books we begin to be curious. The more curious we are the more we want to learn. The more we want to learn the better person we will be.
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Welcome to RP, Trid! I love Non Fiction books too, and I like reading autobiographies by Anne Frank, Viktor Frankl and Carl Jung; Joseph Campbell's study on Mythology; and even criticism studies on Globalization by our countryman Walden Bello. Even if I do not agree with some of Jaime Licauco's theories, I find his books interesting.
Reading Non Fiction is more important than reading Fiction, in my opinion. Non Fiction transports your mind beyond entertainment, it informs you and challenge your belief, it helps you to dream more and it makes you think again...
Thanks for the welcome! I really appreciate it! It almost made me cry. (hmmmmm) to deathwalker: we have the same feeling, every time I read a non fiction books it made me realize that there are a lot of unexplained things in this planet and the universe. Right now, I'm reading books about aliens and life after death. Do you have any suggestions what to read??? (^.^) to thevinethatwrites: thanks, this GENRE is really worth reading. (^.^)
There are lots of books out there for your preferred non-fiction genre by seeking online sources. Regarding your alien and life after death reads I already wrote about Licauco's books above but it's not for everybody. I'm not sure if this is a good help but here's my current guide in hunting Non Fiction as well as Fiction reads: http://www.hlitgroup.org/lists/TLS.html
Just be careful in choosing your books, most of them exist NOT to inform nor entertain but only to "sell."
For me Nonfiction is as diverse as Fiction as there are different ways of presenting and writing about various topics.
My only comment between Fiction vs. Nonfiction is that the two have more in common than you think. Just look at History and you'll discover that it's not as objective as people like to think, and that it's subjective and biased.
Recently read Starve Better by Nick Mamatas and Kobold Guide to Board Game Design edited by Mike Selinker, but other Nonfiction books I enjoyed in the past include:
Culture and History by Nick Joaquin Hobby Games: The 100 Best edited by James Lowder The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray