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A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
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This book was ok but there were many parts which were unnecessary. But the writing style was on point!
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“... a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

“When you play a game of thrones you win or you die.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

“„You're Ned Stark's bastard, aren't you?“
Jon felt a coldness pass right through him. He pressed his lips together and said nothing.
„Did I offend you?“ Lannister said. „Sorry. Dwarfs don't have to be tactful. Generations of capering fools in motley have won me the right to dress badly and say any damn thing that comes into my head.“ He grinned. „You are the bastard, though.“
„Lord Eddard Stark is my father,“ Jon admitted stiffly.
Lannister studied his face. „Yes,“ he said. „I can see it. You have more of the north in you than your brothers.“
„Half brothers,“ Jon corrected. He was pleased by the dwarf's comment, but he tried not to let it show.
„Let me give you some counsel, bastard,“ Lannister said. „Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strenght. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.“
Jon was in no mood for anyone's counsel. „What do you know about being a bastard?“
„All dwarfs are bastards in their father's eyes.“
„You are your mother's trueborn son of Lannister.“
„Am I?“ the dwarf replied, sardonic. „Do tell my lord father. My mother died birthing me, and he's never been sure.“
„I don't even know who my mother was,“ Jon said.
„Some woman, no doubt. Most of them are.“ He favored Jon with a rueful grin. „Remember this, boy. All dwarfs may be bastards, yet not all bastards need be dwarfs.“ And with that he turned and sauntered back into the feast, whistling a tune. When he opened the door, the light from within threw his shadow clear across the yard, and for just a moment Tyrion Lannister stood tall as a king.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

“My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer and I have my mind...and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge. That's why I read so much Jon Snow.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

“Bran thought about it. 'Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?'
'That is the only time a man can be brave,' his father told him.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

“Fear cuts deeper than swords.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones


Reading Progress

December 19, 2015 – Shelved
December 19, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
February 18, 2016 – Started Reading
February 20, 2016 –
page 8
0.96% "So excited to read it because I watch the series!"
February 20, 2016 –
page 28
3.35% "I'm loving Game of Thrones so far."
February 21, 2016 –
page 84
10.06%
February 21, 2016 –
page 114
13.65%
February 28, 2016 –
page 148
17.72%
March 2, 2016 –
page 194
23.23% "It is so good!"
March 6, 2016 –
page 224
26.83%
March 10, 2016 –
page 300
35.93%
March 12, 2016 –
page 340
40.72%
March 17, 2016 –
40.0%
March 27, 2016 –
page 437
52.34%
March 28, 2016 –
page 476
57.01%
March 28, 2016 –
page 487
58.32%
March 31, 2016 –
page 500
59.88%
April 4, 2016 – Finished Reading

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