No, I’m not complaining about the cold again, I ‘m talking about my current obsession with Game of Thrones. This series is actually called A Song of Ice and Fire, but people recognize Game of Thrones because it’s on tv. The books have somewhat taken over my life. My husband and I nerd out talking about them all the time. He has just finished the third book and I’m trailing a few hundred pages behind him. He has been forced into silence until I catch up. Each book is 1000 + pages so the series is a bit of a commitment. But I’ve always been committed to being a nerd, so no problem here. And now that Harry Potter is done I have a replacement. Sort of. No, that’s not true, nothing will ever replace Harry Potter, but I digress.
There are so many frustrations I want to voice about the third book (A Storm of Swords) but I don’t to ruin anything for anyone. I had a friend ruin part of this book for me (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE) and I was less than pleased when it turned out to be true. But if you have some time do read this series. I have not been able to put them down. I’m so invested in the characters (although that’s not necessarily a good thing.)
Also, I just want to throw out that fantasy readers get a bum rap. They’re all supposed to be fat dudes with greasy hair that spend too much time playing World or Warcraft and not enough time showering. But what’s wrong with a little magic I say? I will happily school any of you in Lord of the Rings trivia (and then just as happily take a shower mind you) any day. So if you have a little time to spare, I highly recommend you pick up these books. And for now I leave you with this.