When you aren't reading fantasy what do you read

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    Mostly historical non-fiction and sci-fi.
     
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    When I'm not reading science fiction I read fantasy.
     
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    Amen to that!
     
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    Lately I read a lot of non-fiction to do research for the book I'm writing. Architecture, at present.
     
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    Depends on what I find that looks fairly interesting, but it rarely is something not fantasy. The last one I read that wasn't fantasy was a sort of crime/mystery thing xD and recently (but very ocasionally) architecture related books.
     
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    Strange. I don't actually read a lot of fantasy, mostly I write it.

    In order what I generally read is: nonfiction (nutrition, New Age, astronomy, botany), Classics (Jane Austen, Shakespeare, Bronte sisters, etc), lovely trashy romance (paranormal fantasy is my favorite), contemporary fantasy, and then whatever else catches my attention.
     
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    Except for fantasy I usually read history and mythology books, classics and some science fiction.
     
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    Well, usually, I am reading at least 2 books at a time.

    Mostly, one's fantasy - the other one's probably somethig heavier like history, politcology, or philosophy. Sometimes it's historic works; the last book I finished was The Stramge Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hide, for instance.

    To change my leasure readings, I sometimes change to something else. About half of those are Scandinavian (mostly Swedish) thrillers, which are all the craze right now...

    Currently, I am reading The State of Africa (Meredith) and Going Postal (Pratchett)
     
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    Stieg Larsson's books?

    And yay for Pratchett!
     
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    Yes, Larssons - and Mankell's... I've read a Smedberg recently, who, I believe, is Danish... and I'm sure there's a few others...

    but yes :)

    They're well paced and well-written and for some reason, they get translated very decently to Dutch; which is something that can't be said for most books that have been translated from English...
     
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    Richard Layman , King , Brian Lumley . All good
     
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