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Going to read Game of Thrones

Basel Gill


This is going to be a First Time Read. I've been thinking of getting into SoIaF for several months now, but hadn't got around to it yet. With the HBO series starting in just a few days, now is as good a time as any. I'd actually been considering reading it before I ever heard of the TV adaptation. I don't have HBO, and will likely wait to watch it when it comes out on disc. In any event, I want to be done with the book before I watch any of the show. I just ordered the novel in paperback from Amazon tonight. I tend to prefer holding a physical book in my hands to reading an ebook. I thought about getting it from my library but snagging a copy right when it's being made as a TV series seems impossible! I also had doubts about my ability to get through such a large book before it would be due back.


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It took me several hours to decide whether to do this as a blog or an ongoing forum thread. I'm still trying to figure out whether I want to find a SoIaF board and post my reflections there as well.

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Good choice buddy. It's a great series. If you're still into it at the end I can pretty much gaurantee you be thinking "OMG! OMG! What happens next!?"

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Isgrimner, thanks for the site. I noticed that Westeros has subforums just for those reading each book for the first time; I thought that was a great idea. Although I'm kinda puzzled as to why there is no such first-read forum for book four.

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Huh that is weird. There used to be a suboforum just for book 4 A Feast For Crows. But thatt area for first time readers looks fairly new to me so maybe the book 4 area will be up shortly.

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The announcement of the first-time reader area is dated Apr. 9th this year. The Feast for Crows subforum might have been for when that book was newer, and it seemed logical to have a section for the latest installment. There's already a section in the main area for book 5.

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Yay, my order from Amazon came today! Now all I have to do is finish the last 100 pages or so of The Fires of Heaven... when I'm not working, and there isn't an NHL playoff game on.

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