Friday, August 23, 2013

Captivated by Game Of Thrones!

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...

Seriously 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!


  1. I guess I'm one of those "cool people" who started books long before there was even any news about the TV-series, but I have found a serious negative side to this - I found it difficult to connect to the series because the book world was so different and a lot bigger in my head. I think the series is extremely well made, but I just lack motivation to start with season 2 because books, for me, are so much better :( Glad you are enjoying, though, and happy reading of the last book :)

  2. i know exactly what you mean! I had the same feeling with Harry Potter. To this day, I can't watch the movies without getting this feeling of disappointment and emptiness. It's just so...blah! compared to the books! No meat on the bones!

    I guess this takes us into the never ending discussions about "the books is so much better than the movie" but it's true!

    Thanks for following my blog, really appreciate it! :)

  3. My life is governed my GoT too... and it's awesome! :)

    I started reading the books early this year, so I'm definitely not on the cool people's side. :) I've been a fan of the show since the beginning, but I always felt reluctant to read the books. I was afraid that to know what's going to happen will spoil the fun. A few of my friends (after a lot of effort) talked me into reading the series and now I realized that both versions, even though they are a little different sometimes, complement each other and it's perfectly possible to enjoy both.

    1. Well, I feel it's weird when the series drifts from the book and creates its own storyline. I'm always wondering why the directors/screenplay writers drift away from the books to some extreme extent (Theon Greyjoy storyline, for example!). I guess it's a way to keep the book readers surprised when they watch the series and not have everything go in parallel?