Every couple of months, my roommate Katie and I choose a book to read together. We try to choose something large enough to keep us occupied for a few days, typically over 500 pages. It’s usually a book we have both wanted to read for a while but are intimidated by or haven’t gotten around to just yet. The object of the challenge is to see who can finish the book first. There are some restrictions – I don’t read when Katie is at work because she can’t read then, we can call reading breaks at other times if need be, no reading after we go to bed. This is such a fun challenge because we get to read the book together, talk about it, and there is always a prize involved.
This month’s challenge is A Game of Thrones. We’re both fresh to the series. We haven’t read any of the books or seen the show. But we love fantasy and this series is so popular, so it’s been on both our lists for awhile. We’re roughly halfway through, so I thought I would do a check-in post with some stats and initial thoughts.
My current page – 413
Katie’s current page – 330
Favorite characters – Daenerys Targaryen, Ned Stark, Arya Stark, Jon Snow, Bran Stark
Least favorite characters – King Robert Baratheon, Viserys Targaryen, Lord Petyr Baelish, Tyrion Lannister
House of Choice – Stark
Favorite Banner/Sigil – Targaryen
Show, Yes or No? – Yes
Guys, I really, really like this book. I worried that it was so hyped up that it would disappoint me. Instead, it is consuming me. There are soooo many characters and such a complex plot, but I’m following along fairly easily. This could easily become one of my favorite fantasy series – maybe it already is. I know that Martin has gained another follower and I’m excited to read the rest!