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A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
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2011 Reads > ADWD: A Long Time & a Bad Memory

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Mike Davis (chilimac) | 28 comments It's been a while since I read these books. I wanted to do a reread but just couldn't find the time. My worry is that I'm going to get lost in A Dance with Dragons because I've forgoten so much. My solution, A Wiki of Ice and Fire on my IPhone by me the whole time I'm reading. I'm only through the prologue and I'm already finding it helpful.

What about everyone else? Did you do a reread to prepare, are you trusting your memory or do you have a website you're using to jog your memory?


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I did a partial reread and some skimming.

Most of it comes back to me as I read through ADWD though.


Kate O'Hanlon (kateohanlon) | 778 comments Some of the stuff came back to me. Some of it I had to google. Some of it I just let wash over me.


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Brad Theado | 217 comments I just made it through book 4 for the first time three days before this one came out so for me it was still fresh.


Peter | 142 comments there is a Song of Ice and Fire wiki site http://awoiaf.westeros.org/


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aldenoneil | 1000 comments Brad wrote: "I just made it through book 4 for the first time three days before this one came out so for me it was still fresh."

Similar story here, but it's been a month or two. If S&L weren't reading DwD, I might have waited awhile, but I'm glad to be back in the thick of Westeros and Westeros-adjacent communities.


Peter | 142 comments aldenoneil wrote: "Brad wrote: "I just made it through book 4 for the first time three days before this one came out so for me it was still fresh."

Similar story here, but it's been a month or two. If S&L weren't re..."


yep, I'm the same way, I had to push through the last 3 books after i got my kindle so i was caught up not only for this book but also the TV show.


Will (longklaw) | 261 comments I was thinking that I might regret not re-reading the series first, but GRRM is doing a great job of refreshing my memory on everything.


Christopher (cbb4autigers) | 96 comments I reread aFfC, but that was it. I have found it a little confusing at times since we are going back in time and paralell from the end of the last book to start this one out....but all in all pretty awesome so far.


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Amy Ayers | 23 comments I suggest getting the books in Audio, put them on your ipod and listen when you drive, clean the house etc if you don't have time to read them. I use audible, I like how you can upload the app to the iphone, then just download them directly to your phone or itouch.


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Will (willbost) | 49 comments I listened to the first 2 books via audible to prepare. Then I read the chapter by chapter summaries of the other books on the Wiki at http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/...

It helped a lot to remind me what has gone before...


Andrew (adrew) | 426 comments See a lot of people used the Song of Ice and Fire wiki site (http://awoiaf.westeros.org/)

I used the wiki to refresh myself on specific characters, but for a chapter by chapter refresh I used Tower of the Hand (http://towerofthehand.com/). I wonder how the summaries on the two sites compare.


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Will (willbost) | 49 comments Andrew wrote: "See a lot of people used the Song of Ice and Fire wiki site (http://awoiaf.westeros.org/)

I used the wiki to refresh myself on specific characters, but for a chapter by chapter refresh I used Towe..."


The Towerofthehand.com looks to have a lot more information for each chapter than the wiki site. I wish I would of known about it before!


Andrew (adrew) | 426 comments Will wrote: "The Towerofthehand.com looks to have a lot more information for each chapter than the wiki site. I wish I would of known about it before! "

Interesting to know. Oh well you know about it now. You might need it for the next time :)


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