Fact or Fiction-Reader’s Choice

Daily prompt: The Great Divide. When reading for fun, do you usually choose fiction or non- fiction?

I read everything. My reading choices depend on my mood and how much time I can devote to keeping my nose in a book! I like to immerse myself in a good book and read straight through to the end in only a day or two!

I just finished reading a book by Daniel Silva called the English Girl. It is but one in a series of spy novels featuring Gabriel Allon. I recommend them all and I recommend reading them in order if you can.

Once I started reading this hard-cover book series, I was hooked. I have since switched to reading on my I-pad, but when I had a chance to get a signed copy, I had this book delivered right to my door! There is no personalized message along with the signature, but I like knowing that the great writer once held this book containing his creation.

I like that the fictional characters and plots are set in real world settings. For me, it’s the perfect mix of fact and fiction. I am transported to places I may otherwise never visit. I meet people I would never chance to meet. I love the fast action and smart dialogue. After so many years, I feel like I know the characters and can even anticipate their reactions at times. Of course, there is always the added element of surprise and I am left wanting more!

Mr. Silva is, in my opinion, a gifted writer. I can’t wait to start reading the next book, The Heist. So if you have already finished the book, no spoilers, please!

Posted on September 30, 2014, in Blogging 101, Books, Daily prompt and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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