I'm not one of those cool people who started reading Song Of Ice And Fire before the TV series started on HBO. I did however start reading before the beginning of Season 2 and tried to catch up as much as I can with series.
And now I'm hooked...
During the 3rd season, I was reading the books and watching the series with my husband and friends and it felt like my whole life was governed by GoT!
I find myself talking about the book as much as I can with people who have already read it. I love the plot lines, the gore (I must admit, I close my eyes at every battle scene or bloodshed in the TV series. I love to read about it but I can't watch it!), the politics, the raw sexual references, the insane amounts of characters that just keep popping up... it's overwhelming, it's so well written, it's captivating!
I'm currently just starting the last published book (seriously, George, step on it!!) and I'm dreading the end. I'm not dreading it because of what's going to happen in the story, I'm dreading it because I'm not sure what I'm going to do when it's over! I haven't read anything besides these 5 books in the past 6 months (they're really big books people, don't judge!) and I'm emotionally attached to them!
A close friend of mine in NYC (who just moved, snif!) and I were trying to figure out what to read next. We've both sunk so deep into the world of Westeros that simply switching to a different genre is just not going to cut it! "We need dragons!", we keep saying! I want a book with dragons and mysterious lands!
My imagination has spread so wide that going back to reality just doesn't seem possible at the moment!
And the light at the end of the tunnel is slowly creeping up on me... with the hope that George RR Martin finishes his next book before I'm done with this one!