A Dance with Dragons

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One benefit of being sick is the ability to read a little.  Today I finished the fifth book in the Game of Thrones Series by George RR Martin.  This was an excellent long read with all of your favorite characters from the series.  If you haven’t read these books, I recommend that you give the first in the series a try.  If you are like me, you will become hooked and will be anxiously waiting for the publication of the sixth book in the series.

A Feast For Crows

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It has been a long time since I finished a book, so this event is pretty important.  🙂  Back in December of last year, I completed the third book in the Game of Thrones series and now I have finally completed the fourth.  “A Feast For Crows” was a tough book for me.  George R. R. Martin decided to split the next part of his series into two books and “A Feast For Crows” followed only a part of the characters instead of following all of the characters in a chronological order.  The next book will tell the story of the other characters.  Indeed an odd choice for his series.  My favorite character this time was Brienne.  She is a noble warrior who travels throughout the countryside on a quest of sorts.  And yes, now I am starting the fourth book in the series called “A Dance With Dragons”.  We will see how long it takes to finish this one…

Game of Thrones IMAX Experience

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This was the coolest. Game of Thrones episodes at the IMAX. They showed season 4, episode 9 “The Watchers on the Wall” and episode 10 “The Children”. The battle scenes, the love scenes, and all the rest were excellent on the IMAX screen. You have until February 5th to catch this spectacle, so get out there and have some fun!

A Storm Of Swords

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I finished reading my book today. The third in the “Game Of Thrones” series by George R. R. Martin, with about 1127 pages on the Kindle. There are 80 main chapters in the book, and each chapter follows the life of one of the primary 10 characters.

Jaime Lannister – Called The Kingslayer
Catelyn Stark – Widow of Lord Eddard Stark
Arya Stark – Ten year old daughter to Catelyn Stark
Tyrion Lannister – A dwarf, wounded in the Battle of the Blackwater
Davos Seaworth – Once a smuggler
Sansa Stark – A maid of twelve, daughter to Catelyn Stark
Jon Snow – A sworn brother of the Night’s Watch
Daenerys Targaryen – Sole surviving heir of Aerys II Targaryen
Bran Stark – Nine year old son of Catelyn Stark
Samwell Tarley – A fat steward and keeper of the ravens

My favorite stories followed Jon Snow as he adventured beyond the Wall and into the North. It is probably best to start at the first book in the series if you plan on reading about The Game of Thrones. The Kindle Edition can be found here along with a little taste of the beginning pages. Be careful, because if you are like me, you will get hooked on the series (just the books so far and not the HBO shows) and end up reading for hours on end, late into the Winter nights.