Saturday, May 2, 2009


A friend introduced me to Martin after I expressed interest in the possible HBO series. I've never seen someone push a book onto me with such enthusiasm. I don't read much fantasy or sci-fi, but I did enjoy Lord of the Rings and Ender's Game. I am one of the few that has not yet read Harry Potter. I tried, I really did. The movies are good entertainment, but it was very hard for me to take those books seriously -- I felt a bit too old when reading them (I'm 25). From what I hear, Martin's series is the opposite of that, so I'm excited to read a book with more adultish, serious themes.

I have yet to read one chapter of Game of Thrones, but my friend encouraged me write about the experience. I thought that was a great idea, and much easier than being constantly pestered with "did you read any of it yet?" comments every day. She mentioned another blog (which coincidentally shared the same title as mine) whose writers stopped halfway through, so she made me promise that I would finish all of the books. I can't promise that, but if I make it through the first book, I am probably in it for the long haul.

My plan is to read one book per month or so and blog about the chapters I read. There's no guarantee that I stay on schedule or even finish, but a loose plan is better than no plan. I've done my best to stay away from spoilers, so please don't spoil anything for me. I will also rank my favorite characters and favorite quotes as the books progress. Hopefully this blog will be a great source of entertainment for fans of the series and will be a great memory for me if I finish this series.


  1. This a great idea. I have read all the books probably twice now and only started last year. Reading the first book for the first time was pretty confusing and definitely different the second time around. Plus, everyone else I know read this series like 10 years ago. It'll be interesting to hear from someone who sees it as all new. You'll enjoy it.

  2. Deadly!
    I want to go read the books again after your first two posts! Go you!

  3. Sounds good. Looking forward to reading this!

  4. I (Becca) just started the series, too, after much prodding from friends. I will enjoy getting another perspective on the tales.

  5. I didn't want to distract from the intense discussion on individual entries, but I gave you a Zombie Chicken Award over at my blog:


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