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A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
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Mar 09, 13

bookshelves: fantasy
Read from May 08, 2011 to March 09, 2013

Tried reading a couple of years ago but gave up around page 300. After being suggested the audio book, I decided to reserve it from the library to listen to on my long commute. Since its always on back order, it took 3 times of putting it on hold to finally finish. It was better the second time around, but occasionally I would space off during long descriptions. I will admit I am impressed how well I was able to keep track of characters with so many, so I think that is skill in a fantasy epic. Still, with its reputation I was expecting to be instantly engaged. Now I can finally watch the TV show, which may be immensely more interesting if it cuts the waste out. The ending did intrigue me, so I may try out the second book for size.

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Reading Progress

05/08/2011 page 53
6.0% "Trying to read this before images from the TV taint my experience! So far I am enjoying it, and I hear that this is when it starts to get good. Some descriptive sentences are too textbook, but it seems to be flowing better now. I look forward to see where this goes and I fortunately have been able to avoid spoilers!"
05/15/2011 page 157
19.0% "Overall enjoying, just trying to keep track of characters. Plot is starting to roll though!"
11/08/2011 page 289
35.0% "When is this supposed to get good...?" 1 comment
11/20/2012 page 289
34.0% "Retrying via audiobook. Enjoying much more than first attempt! Had to return to library, so back on the waitlist again. Finished disk 10 of 28"
01/21/2013 page 709
82.0% "Have to return to library again and get back on the waiting list... Restart at Disc 24"
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Corinne Taking off currently reading list since I haven't looked at this since November. Was on page 289. Maybe I'll pick it up again someday.

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