Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday Salon- It's Game of Thrones Time

It's been another busy week for Marie. Work and play are both keeping me hopping; I'm sewing a lot and reading a lot and just sort of feel like I'm doing everything a lot. Except exercising! My Achilles tendinitis flared up and I'm resting until it's better.

On the reading front, I picked up a copy of A Game of Thrones this weekend and have been dipping into it out of curiosity more than anything. It's okay. I like the show a lot, but I'm finding the book kind of wordy and tepid. Are you watching the show? I've been thinking about doing a recap post every week and having some discussion about it here on the blog. Might be something fun to keep us occupied. I probably won't continue with the book but I'll keep watching the show.

We're definitely getting into GoT fever at the bookstore. Sales of the books always pick up when the series is on the air and we are getting some feedback about the delay of the paperback release of A Dance with Dragons, which is now scheduled for October. I love chatting with customers and sharing their enthusiasm for the series (both the television series and the books) and I feel bad for them that they have to wait so long for the paperback release of the latest book, never mind when the sixth book in the series will be published. I think the fans are mostly just hoping he finishes soon! This series is even more fun to watch roll out than The Hunger Games was around the time of its theatrical release, because it's been such a long time coming for the fans.

What do you think? Are you a fan or have you been avoiding it? If you're into it, are you up for a discussion post here on Monday or Tuesday?

I hope you're having a great Sunday. More Sunday Salon on Facebook.


bermudaonion said...

I can tell it's not for me so I'm not reading or watching it. My son's been reading the series but says the book he's on is not that compelling - I'm not sure if it's the 3rd or the 4th book.

River City Reader said...

I started reading the books after the first season aired and struggled with the first one, too. It follows so close to the show that it's difficult to read without getting bored. I had a much easier time once I started the second book, and really enjoyed the series from there.

Unless you're really devoted to reading the whole series, I'd say you can easily pick up A Clash of Kings and start there. Season Two deviates enough from the book that it should keep your interest much more than book one.

I'd love a discussion post!

Sandy Nawrot said...

I've not read the books OR watched the show. I'm totally out of it! It seems like maybe it wouldn't be my thing, but how do I even know that since everyone seems to love it. I haven't watched a single Downton Abbey so that is where I am. I rarely even turn on the television. I think truth be told, I'm just afraid of something else to suck up my time.

Sam (Tiny Library) said...

I'm a big fan - I'm watching the new series and am currently half way through A Dance With Dragons, which is an absolutely massive book!

Stick with the first volume of the series, there's a lot of introduction to get through, but it is most definitely worth it.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Nope - not for me. No interest in show or books.

Melissa Ward said...

I read them all before the show aired - I CANNOT WAIT until the end of this season just to see peoples' reactions.

Kathleen said...

LOVE the show but couldn't really get into the books.