Venus wrote:vampko wrote:Quillbell wrote:I didn't. I've been reading my whole life, and even when I was in high school most people I knew still read recreationally.
I read fanfiction. Hundreds of thousands upon thousands of pages of it. From Middle school till mid-highschool ish.
I assumed she was talking about novels, academic, and scholarly work.
I know that's what she meant, but those aren't the only things around to read.
As long as you're reading, you're better off. Even if it's just reading all the lines in an RPG. It's still reading.
People place too much emphasis on reading 'books'.
Well, aren't you miss superiority?
You'd be surprised how many spelling errors/editing errors you can find in well-known works.
And, it's far more interesting to read works related to stuff you enjoy, than read books about stuff you don't care about. Like all those historical fiction books. Some were quite interesting. But the majority of the time were an utter bore, mostly because I couldn't care less what happened to the characters. There were some interesting fiction books I read from time to time, but fanfiction just provided more entertainment. Also, there were many refined and well-written fanfiction. And likely there still are.
I've been an anime/manga fan for most of my life. It's only natural I'd read what was related to that.