Friday, October 7, 2011

7/30 - My favorite book...

Day 07- A book you can read over and over again.

This one is a hard one. I read all the time. I also like rereading books that I enjoy and there are a lot of them.

If I had to pick one well that is just really hard. My choice really isn't one book but a series of books, that isn't even done being written yet. From the first time I read A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin I knew that I would love this series forever and ever. OMG it's soooo good. Never before have I been so shocked at twists and turns and just plain old, 'OMG I never saw that one coming!!' LOVE it. I am currently reading A Dance with Dragons which is the latest in the series. I really hope that he doesn't take to long to finish and publish the next one though. The time between the last two was way to LONG! Anyways, if you like fantasy and haven't read any of these I suggest you check them out.

I love these books so much that I was super excited when I saw that HBO decided to produce a tv show based off of the series. I thought the first season was amazing and am looking forward to the second season. Good entertaining tv watching. Having said that I realize that I never listed A Game of Thrones in my last post.

I guess I could tell a little about the series. Basically it is about 7 kingdoms and the fight for control over them. There is lots of scheming and betrayal, some backstabbing and some personal awakening. Unfortunately for the people of Westeros there is more to the world then what just looks like petty squabbles over land. Way in the north, strange beings are awakening. White walkers that have not been seen in thousands of years. It's been so long in fact that they are told to frighten children into behaving but not taken seriously. So when they start to be seen again, nobody takes it seriously. The only thing stopping them from invading the rest of Westeros is a large ice wall guarded by The Night's Watch who's numbers have dwindled so much that only 3 out of the 19 castles are manned guarding it. They aren't the only thing to fear from the north however. Way across the narrow sea is a brother and sister, the last of their line of the house Targaryen, forced to flee when their father (called the Mad King) was killed by his most trusted kingsguard. They have eyes to raise an army to take back what was rightfully theirs. 

There are so many other would be kings who each think their claim to the throne is better then others.I could go on and on. There are so many more characters and story lines. It's so good! It's so hard not to talk about it with my husband who has only seen the first season of the show and is still only on the first book. I don't want to ruin the story for him but it's so hard to not say something when something shocking happens. With all series though I will be sad when he finally is done though. When you read about characters for so long you start to miss reading about their lives!

Once I am done with A Dance with Dragons I will be starting to reread The Wheel of Times series by Robert Jordan. Another fantasy series that I like. I have only read the first 5 books though so it will be good to reread them and finally find out what happens in the story. I'm so sad that he passed away before he could finish writing his books, but so happy that he was able to pass on what he had planned for the last few books. So at least we get to find out what happens at the end after all.

Okay enough blathering about books. I could go on and on. :) What are some of your favorite books? I'm always looking for something new to read! I basically read anythig, just depends on the mood!


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