Sunday reading ☀️
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
Reading. The best way to travel and the only way to be two places at once.
Game of thrones on the beach. Very good day.
My kindle edition comes with maps of North and South, plus a link to more maps! That's intense lol Not sure if the link is public fair game but I thought I'd post it in case anyone wants to try it out. Of course, GoT nerds probably already know this lol I'm late to the game of maps 🤓
My evening plans got cancelled because of a raging thunderstorm. Seems like the perfect time to start a behemouth of a book... ever hear of this one, A Game of Thrones? 😉
Here we go!
George R. R. Martin isn't afraid of killing of a few (or more than a few) of his characters.. #cemetery
This is my collection: i've got vol.1 to 4 in italian, in the first translation each book was divided in 2 or 3; there's also vol 1,2 and 5 in english (I couldn't wait for A Dance with Dragons to be translated so I bought it as soon as it came out!!).
The mug is from Primark 🐉
#LetsTravelJuly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620
A Game of Thrones has a complex plot, but that‘s not uncommon for fantasy. But you‘d pretty much have to be dead not to have at least some idea of what this particular book is all about, given the popularity of the TV show. I liked picking up on some of the interesting details that I missed in the show, it was just enough to hold it all together for me. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/a-game-of-thrones-george-r-r-martin/
Today‘s #colormepretty is #gold!
The Cursed Child was a disappointment, period.
The Song of Achilles made me ugly cry and I must protect my sons.
Strange the Dreamer was different, and I‘ve yet to read the sequel, but it‘s on my TBR.
Game of Thrones was a great show up until the last season, and the books are very long and veeeery detailed. I may not read further than the second one...
#GetOutTheMap #LillithJuly I watched the show first, now reading the books ! Enjoying this illustrated edition of the first book.I love maps in books.Also Love the Indigo Girls , I have seen them twice.
I just finished reading this one this morning. I haven't watched the show, so I really didn't know what to expect. It's taken me awhile to read it, but I really liked it. I don't always like books that have so many different characters and so many different things going on at once, but I felt like this was so well written that I could easily follow along. #ReadingThroughTheYears192021 #1996
Book 47 of the year, finished June 21, eyeball
Entirely too many characters to keep up with, which becomes much easier to keep track of as they're all killed off in new and creative ways throughout the story. Lots of politics, court intrigue, and dragons.
The characters though. So many people to remember. And to increase confusion they each have multiple names/titles. The plot jumps around like a flea on caffeine, but I'm heading to the next one.