If I disappear for a few days or even a few weeks, I know where you can find me. I’ll most likely be somewhere rocking back and forth, cursing George R.R. Martin’s name….or incoherently mumbling (no comments from the peanut gallery). Season 2 of the HBO series Game of Thrones is coming up soon (April 1st) (trailer below)…
…okay, only had to watch that twice before I moved on to finish this blog. The second season is based on the second book of the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series, Clash of Kings. I finished Clash around the second week of February as I wanted to read it before the series came back to screens. Part of me wanted to read it so I wasn’t utterly shocked (and throwing things at the television, okay, I might not have went that far but know people who did) when something unexpected happened. So I know the surprises coming up in the second season (not to mention a couple of true ‘wtf’ moments that the audience will be talking about the next day).
When I finished the second book I made myself an agreement, I would avoid the third book until at least after the end of the second season of the series… Fast forward to Friday, after work I found myself at the local bookstore (sadly it isn’t much but the only one around)…and A Storm of Swords in hand when I left. By the time I got up and decided to write this I’m already four chapters into the book. This is why I will be cursing GRRM’s name probably before the second season even starts… I am going to attempt to only read so much of the book at a time, squeezing in other books while I’m at it.
Now the real purpose of this blog, I want to know what you’re reading. And if you have any suggestions of books or series I should check out, looking forward to adding some stuff to my to read list. I prefer fantasy/horror, but also very interested in checking out some steampunk novels.
In 2011 I read a total of four books (including Game of Thrones), so far in 2012…I have read four books (The Hunger Games trilogy, and Clash of Kings).
My current to read list:
Boneshaker (Cherie Priest)
A Brush of Darkness (Allison Pang) (I actually started this one last year but put it down to write for NaNoWriMo just haven’t gotten back to it).
Conan (I have a collection of the Robert E Howard stories to read and the movie novel adaption from last year).
I also plan on rereading The Hobbit this summer before the movie comes out in December. And rereading the Lioness as it has been a few years…
And if I do finish Storm of Swords…I’ll move on to Feast for Crows…