Welcome to my first Progress Report post. This is a new feature that I plan to use while reading a particularly long or slow read. I will share on Sundays my thoughts on my current read. This isn’t going to be a ‘review’ just some quick points and ideas I have while in the middle of my book. If you’ve read the book feel free to chime-in in the comments, but please keep it spoiler free.
I am on page 272 of A Game of Thrones by Martin. I was dreading the start of this mammoth book. I did not enjoy Lord of the Rings, the only other high fantasy book I’ve read. I really hated that book. It was slow torture and it had turned me off of wanting to read anything else that was remotely similar. I also am not such a fan of historical reads, but for some reason time travel usually doesn’t bug me, something the Dark-Hunter world uses from time to time.
Still a lot of my friends on Goodreads have read and enjoyed the book. A real-life friend recommended it to me and another one raved about the TV series. I was able to get the book for free through a book exchange and decided to give it a try. After all the reason I tried Twilight (didn’t think you would ever see that book mentioned in a blog post about Game of Thrones, did ya) was it was so popular we couldn’t keep it on the shelf at work. That book opened up a world of paranormal to me, and I still love the genre. If so many people loved this book, Game of Thrones, I needed to give it a try at least.
I was apprehensive, but determine and started the book Dec 31. The first chapter or two I was still on the fence, but soon realized I was hooked. The book is consuming my thought and at so few pages in, already affecting my dreams. The book is going to be a slow read, hell the first three books that I have on hand are going to take me probably all month or longer. It will be worth it though. I can see why it is so popular: sex, violence, blood, death, drama, diabolical villains and complex heroes. It is a freaking soap-opera in print. Off to read some more.