100 Words, 100 Days: Day 40. On Fantasy Sagas.

After almost 2000 pages of brilliant writing, tense set-pieces and searing betrayal, I’m taking a break from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, stopping at A Storm of Swords. I have the next two in the sequence, A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. Given the length of time it took Martin to write the most recent in the series, I can wait a bit longer before tackling the next one.

I have masses of books screaming to be read. The only problem I have is where to start. Maybe some Sherlock Holmes is in order.

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8 responses to “100 Words, 100 Days: Day 40. On Fantasy Sagas.

  1. Our personal book lists… sigh. My pile of “books waiting to be read” has always been huge, and in fact, so disorganized that sometimes books slip off the list, only to be discovered years later.

    Worse, since I broke down and bought a Kindle, the list now exists in two places, the mountainous pile, and the rapidly growing eList.

    That said, thanks to El Kindle, I’m reading books at a much faster pace.

    Gotta love reading! AND Sherlock Holmes!

    • I finished the Holmes pastiche in less than two nights. I needed something light and fluffy after three books of untold carnage and incest. But enough about Enid Blyton…

  2. Not so oddly, this entry reminds me of a poem. That said, I don’t make lists of books I want to read. I just go to a store and look. When I see something interesting, I buy it. I’ve found some wonderful surprises that way. One of the best was Daniel Quinn’s “Ishmael”. If you’ve not read it, put it on your list. I’ve had it for a couple of years and have read it thrice.

  3. Any time I have some spare cash, I invariably end up buying a book or two. Most times I’ll select from a genre I either haven’t tried before or have neglected in the past.

  4. My list of books, like yours, is long a growing. However, now that I have a kindle and an iPhone, I’m finishing book much more quickly because I just whip my iPhone out when I have a couple of minutes, no matter where I am.

  5. I’ve just started Game of Thrones so I’ve got a way to go before I catch you up. My list of “other” books to read is ever expanding and I’ve got a tugging to re-read Twilight at the moment too. Unusual for me, I don’t usually do re-reads, but I’ve got a yearning for Forks somehow….

  6. Pingback: A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Fire and Ice Book Five, George R.R. Martin (Bantam Books, 2011). FULL REVIEW | The Archaeologist's Guide to the Galaxy.. by Thomas Evans

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