Thoughts on A Song Of Ice and Fire Series (thus far)

As you know, dear readers, this past August I started reading George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. I did this for three reasons:

  1. It kept getting recommended to me by fellow book lovers.
  2. I wanted to get some insight into how HBO was handling the series’ adaptation from book to film.
  3. I wanted to know what was going to happen in the show.

Well, dear readers, I finished the series a few weeks ago, and I have many, many thoughts that I’d like to share with you, hopefully without spoiling anything too important.

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What I’m Reading 9-21-13


It is the first real rain of the season today, and if you’re anything like me, dear reader, then the only way you can think to spend a rainy Saturday is by curling up on the couch with a cup of hot coffee in your hand, a napping dog at your feet, and a good book in your lap. Or two good books…or four…being decisive has never been one of my strong suits.  Continue reading

Epic Quote of the Day: George R. R. Martin #2

Dear reader, it is done. It is finally done. I finished A Dance with Dragons at approximately 3am last night and have now joined the masses eagerly awaiting the day that The Winds of Winter hits shelves. I’ll write about the books in detail in my upcoming review of the series and analysis of its adaptation for HBO, but for now all I’ll say is: What a wild ride.

Today’s Epic Quote of the Day is yet another quote from George R. R. Martin, because, yes, I am still more than a little obsessed (as well as *furious*. Those of you who’ve read A Dance with Dragons know why) with him at the moment. This one is a quote from the first book,  A Game of Thrones, and happens during a conversation between Tyrion Lannister and Jon Snow that really struck home for me. Enjoy, and valar morghulis!


Happy Birthday George R. R. Martin

Well, I tried to finish A Dance With Dragons in time for George R. R. Martin’s 65th birthday today, but, alas, I failed. That book is *really* long, if you hadn’t noticed. I should be finishing it up either tomorrow or Sunday, but in the mean time, in honor of Martin’s name day, here is a “joke” Firefly actor Nathan Fillion said regarding Martin’s current process on finishing up The Winds of Winter. Happy Birthday George R. R. Martin, and please…no more. You’ve given me literary PTSD too many times. Have mercy.


Zimmy Sunday #3: The Zimfather


Happy Sunday dear readers! If you’re in the states and celebrating the holiday weekend, then this is an extra special Sunday because it’s actually more of a Saturday. Woohoo! Gotta love those three day weekends, especially when the weather (here, anyway) is so gorgeous! It’s almost nice enough out for a hydrophobic dog like Zim to want to jump in the pool (keyword there being almost, and yes, my golden retriever, a breed that is known for being a water breed, is hydrophobic. Pet owner tip: don’t let your father throw the puppy into the pool to help him overcome his fear of water. They don’t necessarily know how to swim, and, as it turns out, it traumatizes them. A lot.)  Continue reading

Epic Quote of the Day: George R.R. Martin

Alright so as I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m trying to power through George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. I gave myself 3 weeks to finish the last three books…and 2 weeks later I just finished A Storm of Swords. I may have underestimated just how much time it takes to read these books (just a bit). But I have finished A Storm of Swords, and for all you Game of Thrones fans who have been on the fence about reading the books in addition to watching the HBO series, get off the fence and go read the books. They’re worth it, even if they are monstrously long (Martin reeallyyy needs to get a more cut-happy editor…). And season 4 of the show is going to be intense. That’s all I’m going to say.

Anywho, because I’m still more than a little bit obsessed with these books right now, I’ve decided to throw in a quick and fun (yet also serious) Epic Quote of the Day by Martin himself before I go back to reading the last two books at breakneck speed. Enjoy!