Both are gorgeous but depends on what you feeling like today.
Within minutes an assortment of books piled up in Gargi's room.
- Her Mission- Find the bookmark.
- Her Strategy- Toss all the books on the table and bed. Flip through each one of them (even though the target bookmark is lying in the carton of stuff from work.)
- The Outcome- Two girls discussing fiction vs. non-fiction.
Talking of thought space, I may be an author's nightmare. I have never read a book one at a time. Depending on the mood and time of the day; I pick a book and continue reading it hoping I tagged the bookmark correctly. Earlier this assortment of these books would contain a mix of fiction, non-fiction and sometimes magazines. Of late it has been only fiction. This didn't strike me until Gagri mentioned that fiction puts her to sleep.
What she said next with a halo around her head was "Non-fiction is often just a fact file. If there are things we need to know, why not weave them beautifully in fiction. We'll get the same know-how and much more." It's a reasonable thought. Fiction includes juicy pieces of information which are bait to get "googling". While this is good, the experience may not be internalized. Doesn't matter if it's Paulo Coelho or Malcolm Gladwell- A reading experience which gets you "googling" your mental space works the best for me.
4. The Bottomline- Look for the bookmark in the carton. Look for a book which suits your current mood. Doesn't matter if its pink or black.