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!
A Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin
I downloaded the four books in the series to my kindle....
only to find that the story continues......
Now, I've found out that two more will be out soon!
This one isn't on my kindle options yet....
"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.
You will ignore the phone, the blog, dinner, laundry and your husband....
like I've been doing.