How is your GoodReads challenge going this year? Mine is not going well. I’ve read three books and am apparently five books behind schedule. You know why? A Song of Ice and Fire. I’ve been reading A Clash of Kings for what feels like a year, and I’m only just over halfway through. There was a point where it all started to feel a bit… long. I found myself wanting to hurry up and get to the end of the book so that I could move on. This was partly because I have seen a version of what I am reading in the TV adaptation, Game of Thrones. There are a lot of differences between the books and the TV show, which means that there is a lot that is new to me – but I know where a lot of it is heading. I read a scene, no matter how good, and go ‘oh yes, this is where he…’ I know what is coming (mostly).
So I have some doubts about continuing, about reading the entire series. But there is the question of now that I’ve started, I want to finish. And the books are much richer than the TV show, which is great, so I do really enjoy the books. I’ve also made a deal with my boyfriend, who has read the entire series and is eagerly waiting for me to do so, that every other book I read will be ASOIAF… admittedly it was made on a night out, but I do plan to stand by it.
So I won’t be posting any reviews until I’ve at least finished A Clash of Kings – but does anyone really need to read another review of it? I’ll post my thoughts on GoodReads, briefly, but I’m not sure I’ll write a whole review. I’ve just got to plan what to read next!! I have committed to doing TBR20, so I’ve got a relatively small selection to choose from… but that won’t make it any easier!
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Ah, ASOIAF. I read the first two books before watching the seasons 1&2 of the TV adaptation, and it worked fine (albeit I was confused when the adaptation started to change things up a bit). However, I made the mistake of watching the third season before reading the book, and now I’m stuck. I tried reading the third, but got about 200 pages in before quitting. Because I know what’s going to happen, I’m not as excited as I was with the first books. I still hope to continue with the series, but it’ll take some time before I’m ready to do so.
I feel similarly. I keep thinking of the TV show as I read! It’s kind of frustrating.
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Sounds to me like you need to pick up another book on the go, I do that sometimes when a book is not luring me to want to read it. I had a very productive reading Jan and Feb and have only read half a book in March, due to the school holidays, which of course aren’t a holiday for me at all!
Thank you Claire. I agree, I feel ready for another book now so I might start one while I finish Clash of Kings. And hope my reading gets a little bit faster!
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