« Last post by Defiance on June 24, 2016, 04:42:10 PM »
You're wrong, eh!
Fiction taught me English. When I moved to America in 2007 (or somewhere near that time), I knew very little English. Yes, I could write it, kind of. But I hardly spoke it.
I got hooked on so many books in the library. Sure, sometimes it would be cool astronomy books and science things. But most times, it was a good fiction book. The main ones that come to mind are "Magic Treehouse", "Charlie Bone", "Percy Jackson", and so many more that I've forgotten over the years. Without English, I would be literally super far behind in everything.
Right now, I'm reading a book about Faraday and Maxwell, and how they came to do what they did. Sometimes I just need a break from it. However, I still have the desire to acquire the knowledge that this book provides.
There is an enjoyment you get from creating fiction, as well. For me, it's about conveying embarrassing personal lessons in cathartic yet anonymous ways.
I would read the Bible more if it were as interesting as stories about Greek gods. Too bad it's fucking boring most of the time.