I’m embarrassed that it has been more than 2 months since I finished my first book of 2013 and I’m just barely halfway through the fifth book in George R.R.Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. I have hit a reading slump. I didn’t imagine that I could read that slow, and I knew I had to take a break from the current book I was reading.
This is my favorite book out of George R.R.Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series so far. The plot twists of A Feast For Crows had me SENDING VIOLENT MESSAGES LIKE THIS at the middle of the night to my friends who’ve finished reading the books. Spoiler alert: The ABC of my OMG-what-is-going-to-happen-they-don’t-have-chapters-anymore-in-this-book feelings – ARYA! BRIENNE! CERSEI!
I’m pretty confident that I’ll be able to finish the fifth book in the series, A Dance With Dragons, before the third season of the TV series returns on 3.31.13. What sucks though is this note from George R.R. Martin at the end of A Feast For Crows, “I felt that the readers would be better served by a book that told all the story for half the characters, rather than half the story for all the characters.” This means that I have to wait for the sixth book (which will supposedly be published in 2014) before I find out what will happen to Arya, Brienne, and Cersei. Write faster, George!
Happy Holidays! I believe this will be the last book that I will finish for 2012 and while I didn’t reach my goal to finish all five books in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series this year, 12 books for 2012 doesn’t sound so bad right?
I finished reading A Storm Of Swords a few hours after Christmas Eve. To date, this is the longest novel in the series and I feel as though I have been struggling to finish it for the longest time, more than two months according to my post about Book 11 of 2012. The scroll feature on iBooks and waiting for Noche Buena helped me speed up my reading rate though.
My baby brother also got a smartphone earlier this year and I’m welcoming him to the world of ebooks by sharing my habit of going to bookstores to look at titles that I would later download. Right now he’s starting on the Harry Potter series.
I’m excited about finishing the second book in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series as everything that I’ll be reading from this point on won’t have been included in the TV series yet hence I can spoil it for those who aren’t reading the books. I love spoilers. *insert evil laugh* Also, I’m bored with Jon Snow and well…snow. Things are just more exciting south of the wall. It takes me more or less a month to finish a book so I am still on track for my finish-these-damn-exciting-books-by-2012 goal.
Four for reading and for my growing-longer-by-every-trip-to-the-bookstore reading list!
I struggled with the first few chapters of George R.R. Martin’s A Game Of Thrones but after that it has been nothing but a delight to read. The book and the TV series complement each other, sure there were details missing from the TV series but none that altered the story much. I love how the TV series stayed loyal to the book. I was just shocked at how young the characters are in the book! I thought that Jon, Robb, Theon, Viserys, Daenerys would be in their early twenties but they’re all just teenagers in the book! I hope to finish all of the five books before the third season of the TV series come out. And for you wonderful people who read ebooks in epub format, let’s be epub sharing friends!
It’s been raining non-stop in Manila for about two days now. It’s also the second day that work and classes have been suspended. I hope that all of you my dear friends / readers are dry and safe with a warm mug of something in your hand while we’re all waiting for this rain to stop.
The last book in Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking trilogy is still depressing as fuck. There ain’t no happy ending and well, erm, that’s sad. I haven’t decided on what to read next. I have the books of John Green, Veronica Roth, Lauren Oliver and George R.R. Martin on my iPad and I’m raping the reviews’ section in goodreads. Any suggestions?
The second book in Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking trilogy is still depressing. I keep on hoping that maybe there will be a happy ending in The Ask And The Answer but na uh uh, still squat. The trilogy’s classified as Young Adult Dystopian and the protagonist’s a thirteen year old boy but tweens should stay away from it. I’m tempted to read the final chapter of the third book first just so I’ll know if there will ever be a happy ending or if I just tortured myself with sadness and despair and more sadness.
This is the first book in Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking trilogy and waw it is depressing. Learned of this book through my good friend Abi, we are both fans of young adult dystopian books and she shared with me her copies of the trilogy. The Knife Of Never Letting Go is different from other first-book-in-a-trilogy that I’ve read as the protagonist, Todd, didn’t emerge victorious. The usual formula of give-the-protagonist-a-small-victory-at-the-end-of-the-first-book-then-come-up-with-a-bigger-problem-for-the-second-book wasn’t applied to the Chaos Walking trilogy. That being said, I have a theory that the trilogy will seem like one long story divided into three books a.k.a. you can’t just read one book then stop (because you won’t be able to appreciate that book on its own) which is why I’ll start on the second book tonight.
I got this book for ten pesos and that was the most sulit ten pesos I’ve ever spent. John Blumenthal’s What’s Wrong With Dorfman? is about a hypochondriac screenwriter who spends all his time and money on diagnostic tests and doctors because he’s convinced that something’s wrong with him and that he’s dying. He’s also a German Jew, this is my favorite line from the book,
I am doing my part for Judaism by marrying Ursula. I am neutralizing a German. If every Jew in Germany had married a German, Hitler would have been out of business.
I got most of my reading done here over the weekend because staycations are awesome and Makati is oh so lovely when no one’s around. The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences is also about twenty big steps away from the Salcedo Weekend Market.
We’re leaving for Thailand and Cambodia in a few hours and instead of getting some shuteye I’m trying to finish the last 30+ pages of Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. This might’ve been the saddest book I’ve ever read. I’m hoping that the last 30+ pages will answer my “What the fak is this book about?” question because so far (at least to me) it is still about sadness, the kind of sadness that spawns generations. The kind of sadness that’s so…sad. Lelz. The kind of sadness that is more of a permanent condition rather than a mood. Anyways, who has seen the movie and is it a keri?