Some of you may be wondering
where has she been?
Well, I'll let you in on a little secret....
I LOVE TO READ!
and lets face it....it's January...cold, snowy and I like to curl up in front of the
fire with a coffee or hot chocolate and READ!

So, you can imagine how excited I was to have the book series I've been
reading recommended to me by not just one, but three people
close to me.  Other avid, ignore the world, readers like myself.

I remember when Dan & I first got together (and bear in mind, I've been a crazy, hide
under the covers with a flashlight reader from the time I was a young child) and
it'd be a nice afternoon outside but,  I'd be snuggled in a big chair reading
the latest suspense novel.  He'd be reading the paper for a bit, then he'd get up and go
do something else to occupy himself....and then he'd just be staring at me.
So, what did I do?
Did I run over and give him a big hug and say, "Let's go for a walk hon!  It's a
beautiful day outside!".  Nope.  I gave him a book to read!
He's almost worse than me now...like talking to a brickwall when he's reading.
I like to talk to him when he only has less than 10 pages left....hahahaha!

This series I've been reading for several weeks now is enthralling to say the least!
It's
A Game of Thrones
by
George R.R. Martin

I downloaded the four books in the series to my kindle....

And now...have finished these four, which are 700-1,000 pages each,
only to find that the story continues......
I'm almost done this one....10% more on the kindle to go!
Now, I've found out that two more will be out soon!
This one isn't on my kindle options yet....
...because it's still "forthcoming" along with
"A Dream of Spring" and apparently the author hasn't disclosed yet if there will be an
8th book "forthcoming" as well.

This is one of the best series of books I've read in years!  The Hunger Games were great and Diana Gabaldon's series were wondrous.  These are on a par with those, but if
you love the realm of Kings, Queens, Princes, Dragons, Knights, Sellswords and Castles, you will be hooked on this amazing fantasy adventure.

Here's an excerpt from a review done on Amazon...

George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has become, in many ways, the gold standard for modern epic fantasy. Martin--dubbed the "American Tolkien" by Time magazine--has created a world that is as rich and vital as any piece of historical fiction, set in an age of knights and chivalry and filled with a plethora of fascinating, multidimensional characters that you love, hate to love, or love to hate as they struggle for control of a divided kingdom. It is this very vitality that has led it to be adapted as the HBO miniseries "Game of Thrones."

I'll be buying my copy of the first season series on DVD in March, 2012.
BEWARE
You will ignore the phone, the blog, dinner, laundry and your husband....
like I've been doing. 
xo

1/31/2012 11:23:26 pm

I am reading the latest in this series in hard cover .
I was pulled right into it and whipped through the first 4. I will say I am having a time with the latest one, not sure why exactly I am about 1/3 through, but have a hard time concentrating on this one?
It would be interesting to know if anyone else feels the same way?

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2/1/2012 10:05:43 pm

I sent you an e-mail...because I do go on when it's about books...hahaha! Let me know how you feel at the end of #5! I finished it shortly after I finished this blog posting. Now, I can blog again! xo

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Rukmini Roy
2/1/2012 03:16:56 am

You know what? I'm desperately trying to go to back to reading books. Even I have not posted anything since 28th Feb. haha :)

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2/1/2012 10:08:18 pm

That was only last Saturday Rukmini! Better to put out something great like you always do, than to put fluffy filler in. Relax girlfriend!
Read a book! xo

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2/3/2012 02:27:04 am

Hi Wendy, thanks for the book recommendation - if it's on a par with the Hunger Games then I'm definitely starting this series. If you don't see any cooking happening for the next few weeks, you'll know I've bought the books.

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