Wow, it's really nice to read your comments. I wrote this article "for myself" so I thought no one would read it, but I'm glad you read it and even drew some conclusions for yourself from this article. So I appreciate it :)
Regarding your point of view:
1. That's interesting because same here, Irfan. English is my third language, I speak Indonesian but my mother tongue is Javanese. I think reading early in childhood affected my creativity and empathy more. But I used to read Indonesian novels and only regularly read English literature in the last 3-4 years. The internet is also a major source of my English skills.
2. I see, since when did you read nonfiction? For me, on average, it takes 2-4 weeks to finish nonfiction, but sometimes if the book is really good I can finish it in a few days. And yup, reading e-books is a great option nowadays.
3. In my childhood, I mostly read popular fiction such as The Hobbit, Lord of The Rings, and Harry Potter. If you're new to nonfiction, I recommend you reading those as they were the most popular fiction after all. But if you want something more unique, I suggest you to read Japanese novels especially by Haruki Murakami, his books cover a wide range of subjects and themes, my favorite is Kafka on the Shore, it's amazing, just check it out.
If you want to enhance your creativity and imagination, I recommend Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic, The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima, and The Secret Country trilogy by Pamela Dean as well, they are very imaginative and wonderful.
Hope this helps, Irfan :) and as always, thank you for leaving your kind feedback.