I have heard two different approaches authors have to reading other author's books. One is to recommend authors to read anything they can come across, to broaden their horizon and learn more about the art of writing in general. The other is to read nothing at all, to make sure you are not subconsciously influenced and thus "stealing" other people's ideas. What do you think is the smart thing to do as an author? And when it comes to being a fantasy author in particular, how original can you be creating your own world? Is it especially important for a fantasy author to not read other fantasy novels to not "steal" other ideas?