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Of dragons and Dornishmen…

A Dance with Dragons has been slow going. I’m about halfway through, but it’s also halfway through January, so progress has been slower than I expected. I had forgotten what an engaging writer GRRM is, but I also forgot how tedious certain viewpoints can be. In the case of this book, Davos chapters take the wind right out of my sails. I’ll groan, put it down to fold some laundry or something, and get sidetracked in other things for the rest of the night.

It’s not that his chapters are not as well written, because they certainly are. I can’t say exactly why, but for whatever reason, I’m just not interested in anything from his or anyone from the Iron Islands (ZZZzzzZZZ) perspective. That being said, there are some exciting things  happening in the other chapters and I can’t wait to pick up with Tyrion tonight.

While we’re on the subject, Game of Thrones season 4 trailer was released this weekend. If you’re a fan, you were all over this on Sunday, but it’s worth another viewing (or dozen). Other than dragons (obviously), I think I’m most excited to see Oberyn Martell–see the 1:05 to 1:10 marks. “Lannisters aren’t the only ones who pay their debts.” Chills! Of all the places in Westeros, Dorne is my favorite one to read about, so I’m looking forward to seeing it realized on the screen.

What are you hoping to see in Season 4?

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A Dance with Dragons…

Brazilian Cover Art by Marc Simonetti

Brazilian Cover Art by Marc Simonetti

Happy New Year, everybody! I’m kicking off 2014 with A Dance with Dragons.

I’ve been putting this one off because I know it’s going to take me a nice chunk of time. I’m nervous about starting–I haven’t read 1,000+ pages in a single book since reading A Feast for Crows  this summer, but it’s time to catch up. There’s no time like the present and all that.

First stop: Google. Where the hell did I leave off with everyone? >_<

 

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