As the sidebar shows, I am always reading two books at all times. One fiction book (usually sword and sorcery fantasy), and one nonfiction book (usually business, finance, history, or self improvement).
Lately I’ve been hunting for more good fiction books to read, and I’ve read some very good ones. (Abercrombe’s First Law series was surprisingly good.) The problem I have is an unusual one, and it’s one I’ve seen other fantasy readers complain about before.
That is, that if you ask people what the best fantasy series ever written is, most people (not all people, but most) will answer Lord of the Rings. Even complete fantasy geeks who have read every fantasy series known to man will still usually admit that no one has surpassed J.R.R. Tolkien.