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Any One Book: A Dance with Dragons 2: After the Feast by George R.R. Martin

Despite the very real possibility of having to wait several years before the next instalment comes out, I am glad to finally get this book done with.

As you may know from previous posts I’ve been unhappy with the last book and a half, it felt as if martin had lost his way, but the second half of book five has set him upon the path of redemption. The writing was excellent and there was much more development with the story, even if he is starting to introduce way too many points of view. Continue reading

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Any One Book #16

Once again I must apologise for being late and having to skip the vote, but oh well, at least there will be a book for this month!

I’ve chosen George R.R. Martin’s A Dance With Dragons 2: After the Feast. I’ve decided I want to get this final hurdle out of the way. I have, at the moment, a bit of an up down relationship with these books. The first three were amazing, absolutely mind-blowing, but then along came the fourth which was just terrible and the beginning of the fifth was boring. Continue reading


A Dance With Dragons 1: Dreams and Dust by George R. R. Martin

Sigh.

What has happened to this series. It used to wonderful and thrilling and full of adventure but now it’s almost dull and boring and full of food. You know, Mr Martin, if words really are wind then I’m afraid this dreary book of yours will be blown away rather easily.

Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy the series, but when you compare Game of Thrones to this one you’ll find there is no comparison. It’s like trying to compare Harry Potter and Twilight, books and eBooks, Blondie’s One Way or Another and One Direction’s version. Continue reading


Words Are Wind

I have a lot of favourite quotes, some come from Harry potter (what a surprise), some from people in general and while the Song of Ice and Fire series has given me more to add to that list I have to say I despise the quote written above.

For some reason George R.R. Martin is obsessed with it as if it has some deep meaning that he alone has discovered. Which is very annoying, because it’s superficial. It suggests that he doesn’t understand the power of words which is incredibly stupid because he’s an author. Continue reading


Any One Book #10

Ah, it’s time to choose a new book, but which one to choose.

There are many sitting on my bookshelf screaming out for attention, but which do I listen to? Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen? It’s beseeching me to open its pages, to explore the writings of Austen further, to jump through that window into the past. Continue reading


Genius George

You have no idea how addicted I am to Game of Thrones at the moment, or more accurately A Storm of  Swords 1: Steel and Snow.

It makes doing anything else very, very difficult. It’s so full of twists and turns that even the simplest detail is hugely important. Continue reading


All Was Well….Sort of

Yes, yes, yes, that is another Harry Potter reference in the title, but hey it’s justified, after all I did hand in my Harry Potter major project today. About 70 pages of Harry Potter goodnesss.

The deadline isn’t actually until tomorrow, and I’m a little disappointed that I handed it in early because not only does May 2 mark the 14th anniversary of the final battle and the death of Voldemort but Mugglenet have also decided it’s going to be international Harry Potter day on their site, it would have been so apt to vanquish this beast of a project on said day. However given that I have plenty of other hand ins (another one tomorrow) in the next couple of weeks I’m actually very relieved to have it done and dusted.

Anyway, I finished Game of Thrones too (not sure which one is the biggest achievement) but oh my god it’s such a beautifully written book and I can’t wait to carry on with the rest of the series. When I opened it I saw that it had maps at the front and actually said ‘oh good, books with maps in are usually brilliant.’ (of course that doesn’t actually include atlases)

I’ve already moved onto Clash of Kings which is already proving to be rather fantastic. Anyway, must dash, got some more features to write!


Procrastination: The Bane of Life

Procrastinate:

Verb.

To defer action; delay: to put off untill another day or time. Continue reading