Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Review: A Game of Thrones

Wow....... I have to admit that I am not the person who reads something just because "everyone else is reading it". I have only seen 2 or 3 episodes of the 1st season of the show. So, needless to say, I am behind the game.

This story has war, love, family, hatred, manipulation, cunning, plotting, heartache, dragons, knights, kings, queens lords and ladies. As you are alternating characters in each chapter, you think you have some things figured out, then by the end of the chapter, you are thrown a huge twist.

The characters you start off hating, they begin to grow on you, the ones you like, you begin to hate, the ones who seem weak become the strong, the strong become the weak. They are always changing and you see them in a new light and you never know who can be trusted. Some, I am still not sure about.

There are TONS of characters, so it takes a bit for it to get going and to keep them all straight. There are parts that drag a little just due to the endless descriptions. Then it takes off.......and wow, does it take off.

I have already started the second in the series, and I am determined to buy the first season on DVD.

“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.”
“Winter is coming.”

Thursday, June 12, 2014

What's on Your Summer Reading List?

As summer is upon us, I thought I'd post some books that I am hoping to read this summer.  Please chime in with what YOU want to read this summer or with recommendations for me to add or your thoughts on what I am reading!  I would love to hear from you!  The photo above is where I will be spending most of my free time reading...... what could be better????? 

1. A Game of Thrones:  I'm about 300 pages into this one and loving it!  I don't know why it took me so long to start it!

2. A Clash of Kings:  The 2nd book in the Song of Fire & Ice series.... yes, I have already bought it!

3. Outlander:  Again.... it takes me a long time to get on the "band wagon" with what everyone is reading.  I am determined to read this one.

4. Middlesex: I think this one is to start conquering the "list of books I should read".

5. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: I have seen previews to the movie and have been wanting to read this one well before it came out in theaters. 

6. Villette: This is one that has been on my list to read for EVER.... not to mention it will mark one more off the 1001 books to read before you die. 

7. American Gods:  It's Neil Gaiman!! 

Now back to the Kings & Queens & Lords and Ladies!!