I often hear people say that they no longer read novels; that if they’re going to take the time to read a book, they want to learn something.
But “nonfiction” means neither objective nor important.
Fiction teaches empathy and truth about the impossible diversity human experience: This is NOT a waste of time.
Reading novels is both enjoyable and enlightening. Practice it. Allow yourself.
(And for some book-loving inspiration, check out my favorite tumblr blog, Bookshelf Porn.)