I’ve taken the plunge and started reading ‘popular’ authors… Have finished two of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time books, am almost done with the third. Also finished a couple of Asimov books (Foundation series).

I try to avoid old classics of the genré because I don’t have any self control when it comes to books. Now that I’ve started reading Asimov for instance, I don’t think I can stop without finishing all his books—and that’ll cost a nice hefty sum.

Small price to pay, if all the books are as well written as the ones I’ve read.