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Post by Misfit » Thu September 11th, 2008, 3:40 pm

[quote=""lindymc""] Dorothea Benton Frank[/quote]

I had completely forgotten about her. Love her low country books. Very funny.

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Post by princess garnet » Thu September 11th, 2008, 5:02 pm

I've ventured into the realm of fantasy by reading Greg Keyes and Alma Alexander.

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Post by Carine » Thu September 11th, 2008, 5:22 pm

It's been quite a while since I read something than HF, but if I remember correctly the last books non HF I read were by Katherine Kerr (fantasy) and Robin Cook (medical thriller).

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Post by LCW » Thu September 11th, 2008, 5:50 pm

I haven't read much non-HF fiction lately but ages ago I read some Nora Roberts and remember really liking them. I also have a Jodi Picult (sp?) novel here to read at some point.
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How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

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Post by MLS859 » Thu September 11th, 2008, 5:50 pm

I'll read Rosina Lippi (Sara Donati's "real" name) and Gail Dayton (fantasy) and, sometimes between historical fiction novels, I'll read a romance -- but only the historical ones -- or vampire novels (like Colleen Gleason's Gardella Chronicles). I'm not into very much of anything that's contemporary.

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Post by diamondlil » Thu September 11th, 2008, 8:20 pm

I read anything from a wide variety of genres. I think it helps me not to get into reading slumps.
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Post by pat » Fri September 12th, 2008, 8:31 am

[quote=""diamondlil""]I read anything from a wide variety of genres. I think it helps me not to get into reading slumps.[/quote]

I agree. I find that if I read all HF for a while or all 'other stuff' then I get bored and I dont enjoy what I read.Therefore if I read other stuff, auto-bios and lite reading I enjoy getting back into HF, and vice versa.

(At the moment I have an auto-bio waiting for me at the library about a dancer, another one of my passions!)
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

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Post by Telynor » Fri September 12th, 2008, 12:23 pm

I tend to read everything that catches my interest. Result -- huge TBR piles!

Thrillers -- Elizabeth George, Ann Rule (NF), Martin Cruz Smith, Joseph Kanon
Science Fiction and Fantasy -- Lois McMaster Bujold, Kate Elliott, Julian May, Catherine Asaro, Barbara Hambly, CJ Cherryh, Robert Heinlein,
Cooking -- Anthony Bourdain, Michael Ruhlman, really, just about anything....
Clothing and Costume history
Art -- latest read is about Jack Vettriano
And of course, lots of history and biography

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Fri September 12th, 2008, 12:28 pm

Favourite fictional authors outside of HF are Anne Tyler, Jane Gardam, Patrick Gale, Anthony Trollope, Jonathan Kellerman and others... a real mixture.

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Post by Ash » Sat September 13th, 2008, 1:13 am

I can't believe I forgot to mention: I read travel narratives almost as frequently as I read Historic Fiction and History non fiction. And if you think about it, travel and history often merge (at least if its good travel narrative) so it makes sense. I love how a good narrative will lead me to maps, and lead me to history books, which will later lead me to more travel narratives. And since traveling overseas has gotten so expensive, I can enjoy the vicarious trip

I used to love Paul Theroux but his African Safari was so bitter and arrogant that I no longer read him. I do love Jason Elliot, Colin Thurbon, Eric Newby and Patrick Fehmor, but I've read a ton of other books that whet my appetite for more. I like Bill Bryson, but in small dosages (and think his early work was far superior)

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