Oh, hi! Welcome to the Thursday night Open Thread. While no topic is off-limits, I thought I’d stick with books tonight. And, since this is Persephone, nerdy books specifically.
Is there a book or series of books that you’ve resisted for reasons that you can’t even explain? I’ve actually done this with many fantasy novels and series, and I’ve decided to stop doing it. Inspired partly by the success of the HBO show, and partly by the urgings of my NBF (Nerdy Best Friend), I’ve decided to sink my teeth into the series A Song of Ice and Fire, starting with the first book, Game of Thrones.
I’m only a few chapters along so far, and while I’m enjoying it, I have to say it’s a smidge overwhelming. After leaving the familiar comforts of other fantasy worlds I’ve come to know, Westeros is a pretty confusing place. So many names! So many rivalries! So much incest!
Anyway, I’d love any advice or words of wisdom from GoT fans as I wade my way through the first book. If you want to jump on the bandwagon, too, that would be cool. I might write another post or two about it as I go along. Or, if you have a series you’ve been avoiding for non-legitimate reasons, maybe this can be your inspiration to give it a try.
Otherwise… happy Thursday everyone! It’s almost the weekend.