The title to this post is fairly explanatory. I am signing up to a readathon that aims to enable the completion of George R.R. Martins’s famous A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones etc.) series. It’s long, and aside from Lord of the Rings, is my only foray into proper fantasy literature.
The lovely Emma (the enabler) introduced me to this readathon. Unlike many others I stumble upon while attempting to blog, this one made me think ‘Oh go on then.’ My brother bought me the box set for my birthday last November, and unfortunately, I have been very off-reading since around that time (completely unrelated!). I have wanted to read these books since realising I couldn’t get into the TV series, which I realise probably doesn’t make much sense, and this seems like the perfect time to do it.
I’m blabbing. So yes, my intentions. Simply put, they’re to read the thing. And that is definitely the simple answer when you consider how heavy the books themes are and also, how heavy the actual books are. I thought joining a group of people doign the same thing that I am, and probably doing better, would either encourage me or shame me to complete the books.
There is a handy goodreads group, and an even more useful colour spot chapter completion sheet, that will encourage me along, even if it is just to colour in the bubbles. If you would like to join in, why don’t you grab your copies (or nip to your local store and buy them) and start reading along with us?
June: A Game of Thrones
July: A Clash of Kings
August: A Storm of Swords
September: A Feast of Crows
October: A Dance with Dragons
Some months are going to be harder than others (August and October I am staring at you) so to help myself along, I have got a not-so-brilliant jump start on a Game of Thrones after having it on my Bout of Books list at the beginning of May.
Why don’t you help me out and join in? Get involved, comment, and join us in this epic readathon. Or if you’re reading something else, and joining in spirit, let me know!