Yesterday night was the Chicago Public Library‘s annual Carl Sandburg Literary Award dinner and, as always, it was super fun. Dr. Eve L. Ewing (writes nonfiction, poetry & comics) received the 21st Century Award while George R.R. Martin received the Carl Sandburg Literary Award. Also enjoyed a great conversation with the author at our table who wrote a book about Chicago in the 60s. So many authors...so many books...so much fun.
#SoaringScores #RainesOfCastamere #GameOfThrones #RaminDjawadi
Another known tune from the GoT show! Sad it concluded, but looking forward to the spinoff series!
Candles and Jon Snow from @TheRiehlDeal !
Over 800 pages! In most cases, I can say I read the book before the movie/series, not this time.Didn‘t have HBO but starting watching GOT on DVD in 2017 .Got HBO just to watch the last season , & am rewatching it again.Excellent book,hope to get to the other books ...soon.Great characters ,great adventure,where is that last book Mr. Martin?🤔
My Daenerys keyring gave up the ghost yesterday after a year of faithful service - drowned my sorrows with this one! 👌
I SEE what all the hype is about now!
This was certainly an epic novel with well developed characters, wolf pups, and dragons!
I grew to really enjoy the writing style and the change of characters between chapters. By far Arya and Danny are the best. I definitely enjoyed their perceptions the most.
While I did watch the series, already I see how the books are so much more detailed. Can‘t wait for the next one!!
1. Game of thrones.
2. Misty of Chincoteague as a girl it was my favorite.
3.300 and some on goodreads, couple hundred on libby and 1100 on kindle.
4. It burns 4****
5. @bewareofwords @hes7
Did anyone watch this video today? I clicked on it because it had GOT and i saw it on trending.
And i don't think anyone could have made a better explanation for why the last season was terrible.
If anyone is a GOT fan and disliked the last season, the video is worth a watch.
On this day - August 6 1996 - A Game of Thrones was published 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
“‘Let me tell you something about wolves, child. When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives. Summer is the time for squabbles. In winter, we must protect one another, keep each other warm, share our strengths. So if you must hate, Arya, hate those who would truly do us harm.‘”
Taking a mid-afternoon tea break, here are a few pics of what we have been up to the last two days!
For GoT fans, the bottom left pic is Thingvellir Park, where the N American and Eurasian continental plates meet up, & also the setting of the Eyrie. 😃
I also had some of the best hot chocolate I‘ve had in a while! Off soon to see a puffin colony and the black sand beaches around Vik.
#bfcr2 Met all my goals already for the week! 🎉🎉
Saw this on the EpicReads Facebook page today!
♉️- Insists they read books first.
Guilty as charged! 😳 I‘ve only read the first two books in GRRM‘s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series to date, and so I‘ve only watched the first two seasons of “Game of Thrones”. If I plan on reading a book that has an adaptation, I always read the book first. Until “Winds of Winter” comes out, I won‘t watch the final GOT seasons... which is probably a good thing! 😂
#BookMail Pt1 Kicking off this fortnights mail with this beautiful Edition Of The 1st book in A Song Of Ice And Fire. I have the original paperbacks, bought as they were released, but they changed designs for the last books & so I don‘t have a matching set. I‘m buying these Special Edition Illustrateds as they come out, I especially love the illustration of Daenerys as she emerges from the flames with her baby dragons. Folio Editions are next!
The lovely @Jas16 is celebrating her 100,000 Litfluence by having a giveaway! The author whose signing I would most love to go to has to be George R R Martins. To have a stack of Signed Special Editions of A Song Of Ice And Fire would be so perfect. I‘d clear a shelf in my library & fill it with GOT swag & books &..... sorry got a bit carried away. Check out her original post for details on how to enter🙌 #signmeup
I have changed my tune on this one. It's taken a while, but I'm finally there. I struggle with fantasy novels, but after watching the TV shows I was able to picture the people and follow the story more easily. Also, I came to realise the escapism of this genre and the relief it brings from real life. On to the next book!
Listening to the books again. Its so different hearing the story now that I know how it all ends. Certain characters feel like whole new people this time around. Still one of my favorite series, though. 🐺🐲
This is my last entry for Dave's giveaway, I swear! I must really want the prize! 😁🤞ANYWAY. Cersei Lannister. Queen of the f*%@ing realm. She does awful, despicable things but...I love her anyway! There's just something about her that I can't help cheering for! And while, ultimately, Daenarys Targaryen is my favorite GoT character, I can't help secretly raising a glass of wine to salute my evil queen! 🦁💕
Why do people like this again? I‘m pretty sure it‘s the writing. Because, as much as couldn‘t finish this, the writing is good. Really good.
BUT. The content. I was good for the first five chapters, watching characters run around Winterfell and make decisions (I love Bran a lot. Just saying). But after that? It started to get creepy. More in comments