Monday, July 11, 2011

July 12 is Game of Thrones Book 5 publication day

    July 12 is the day a lot of people have been looking forward to. A Game of Thrones, Book 5: A Dance with Dragons is going on sale. You can buy a copy by clinking on my link and I'll make fifty cents or so.
    I bought Book One during a cruise about six weeks ago. I think I finished the first three books during the cruise and the last book over the next week. So now I'll have the fifth installment. I've had to wait all of one month for it.
    It's actually been five or six years since author George R.R. Martin wrote Book Four of the series, A Feast for Crows. So the true fans have been waiting for a long time. And though I'm tempted to wait to read Book Five, I know that if I do I'm likely to hear part of the plot. So I'll go ahead and buy and read it. Then I guess I'll wait five years for the next installment. Early reviews say the events in Book 5 occur simultaneous to those in Book 4. So there will be a return to Tyrion and Jaime, and presumably Bran.
    I wasn't aware of the HBO series when I started reading the series. I guess I'll watch it next season when it goes to Netflix.
    One awkward thing about these books is that my children and I sometimes read the same books. They usually read high-school level or even adult books, and I enjoy reading them. Sometimes they'll read one of my books. Last year Lucy read "The Help," for example. But I'm not sure I can recommend this book for the kids, or for the church ladies, either. While it's not full of sex, when it's there, it's there, big time.
    Of course, children are going to read what they want to read. I'm not sure what possessed me to read "Valley of the Dolls" at age 11, but I had sense enough not to bandy it in front of Mother while saying, "Look, Mommy, I'm reading a grown-up book!"
    At any rate, come the stroke of midnight I'll likely be downloading my copy of A Dance with Dragons to my Iphone. I'll be sure to tell you how it ends.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You need to add "The Quants" to my book list so I don't appear to read only YA biographical fiction.

Or you could show me how to add books to my own list on your blog.