Getting to the gym is so much harder in the summertime when all I want to do is anything at all in the world but be indoors. But then I hate being outdoors come all the sunny vacations I’ve mapped out leaving me at such a catch 22, bro. My solution: merge my reading hour with my gym hour. Hot nerd alert?? Being humble is the key to life.
What this really means is reading books while walking on the treadmill. Talk about that Kindle life and hey, I’m staying active enough which is what really matters, right? Plus embarking on the A Song of Ice and Fire series better known as A Game of Thrones – which PS is madly a d d i c t i n g – there are moments where I am so heated or into it and want to know what happens next that I end up walking faster or longer so there you go, sideline perks.
Y’all know how I can be a slow reader that it takes me months upon months to sometimes finish a book or two… well I finished this really large book of 900ish pages in just two weeks. Mostly because I’m terrified of spoiler alerts and someone will ruin it for me. Secondly because it was SO hard to put down with all of the twists and turns!! There were parts I laughed out loud and parts where I was sad to tears. I feel so invested and truly understand all of the GOT hype now.
What helped me start this book off right was that I was fully aware that there are a lot of characters. So much so that there is a dedicated appendix in the back full of family bloodlines and their history. Knowing that, everytime a new dude or dudette was introduced, I made sure to try to remember the who, what, where when and why. Maybe another reason I couldn’t put the book down for fear of forgetting the characters and their roles but I definitely have my favorites – some that are not even human because even the animals in this book have a personality that is built out. But like someone rude once told me, “All of your favorite characters die.” Thank you for that. I have so much to look forward to now. How could I ever repay you for that great wisdom you’ve imparted on me? Moving forward begrudgingly, on the flip, I do have a list of characters that I hate who get me all riled up, so they can for sure be killed off already.
With nothing bad to really say about GOT (ok, except sure maybe there are a lot of war scenes that I could care less for but that is what I signed up for) I would give the first book in the series the perfect score which not a lot of books can say they’ve received from BATP. Basically this moment is as prestigious as the Nobel Prize for Literature – or something like that. #booksnob
I’m hooked so let me know if you want to talk GOT to me. But I swear, if you tell me something I have not yet read like my sister “accidently” did, I will unleash the dragon.
Onto A Clash of Kings (aka book 2),