On the topic of reading…

Now that HBO’s run of Game of Thrones is over, I believe now is a good time to fully immerse myself in the world of Westeros.

I read the first book many years ago, right after the first season ended. I was curious about the world, and wanted to know more about it, something the show simply cannot provide. However, for some reason, I did not continue reading the series and simply stopped at the first book. I continued watching the show till its grand finale last week, but never caught up from the perspective of the book. So here it is. I dug up the first book from my shelf and started reading it again. This time, with the rest of the books on my shelf, there is no excuse to not read those books. You can see how weathered the book is. Even my parents read the books.

I just started the first book and got to the part where Jaime Lannister pushed Bran Stark off the ledge of the dilapidated tower. How could I ever forget that scene from the show?

This is going to be an uphill task. With each book reaching almost a thousand pages, there are currently five books. I will have to cover almost five thousand pages! And not to mention two more novels that have yet to be released. That is at least a couple thousand more pages!

With two more novels in the pipeline before concluding The Song of Ice and Fire saga, I really hope that by the time I reached the end, the new books would have been released. I am in no hurry to finish the first five books. In fact, I am consciously telling myself to take my time. Screw my reading challenge that I set for myself at the beginning of 2019. It’s the number of pages that is more important!

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