Day 14: Non-Fictional Books
It's been a while since I did a Tag Challenge post, and I'm not really very confident that I'll have finished the challenge by the end of August (next week!), but nevermind.
I don't really know why, but I've never really been a big reader of non-fiction books. Maybe it's because no non-fictional subject is capable of holding my attention for 200-odd pages, or maybe it's more of a subconcious thing relating to non-fiction being strongly associated with education.
GCSE History lessons consisted of an hour and half of making notes from a chapter of a text book and then answering the questions at the end, whilst the teacher drank cans of Diet Coke and checked her hair for split ends...no joke! Personlly, I think that this is poor education, and it certainly isn't teaching. Plus, I'm positive this played a huge role in my dislike for non-fiction.
In general, non-fiction really bores me. It's not that I'm not interested in things in real life, because I can not go a day without checking out the BBC news pages, but I'm not a fan of "Based on a true story" or "Based around real events" type books and films either.
Final Fantasy games. This isn't really a shocking revelation, because I am an uber fangirl of those games,which is evident through my buying of the guides, because 9 times out of 10 I don't really need the guides, in fact, I've been known to buy the guide for certain games (FFVII and FVIII) after I actually completed them. But, it's not necessarily about helping me to complete the game, it's about having this piece of merchandise, I guess, that represents that love for the game, in the same way as people express love for films and bands with posters, keyrings etc. Unfortunately, merchandise like that has always been incredibly rare in the UK, so the Guides are the only thing that I really have, besides the occassional free gift that comes with the game, and I mean occassional!!