Why I Read Fiction

If I'm totally honest, I sort of decided when I was in college that fiction was the lesser form of writing. I can't pinpoint the moment when I stopped reading stories ... but somewhere along the way I did. Fiction was reserved for vacations ... I called reading a novel my guilty pleasure. And did penance for the waste of time by reading more and more "real" books.  Somehow I'd begun to believe only nonfiction had real value in my life. I was wrong. Very, very wrong. A couple of years ago I ... [Read More]