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This week's question is...
Q: What hyped up book was worth all of the fuss?
The hyped up book series that is worth all the hype is A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. Even before Game of Thrones aired on HBO, my BFF tried to get me to read the books. She even bought me the first book. I did crack it open, but to be honest I was scared. I love high fantasy, but it is a big commitment. This is a whole new world. New names to learn, new family trees to keep straight, and even new geography to learn. I love high fantasy; I read The Lord of The Rings and I loved it, but those books were shorties compared to the whopping 1100+ pages of a book like A Storm of Swords (which ironically later became my favorite of the series so far). Before this series, I never read a book that was so long other than a textbook. Feeling overwhelmed, I put the book down, but after watching Season 1 of Game of Thrones, I went back and read all the books! It took me about 4 months to tackle the series, but it was SO worth it. George created this masterpiece and as long as you can keep everyone's names and houses straight, you'll do fine! Watching the series really helped with sorting that all out, but the books just give so much depth and beauty to the story. Every chapter is from a different characters POV, so you really get inside their heads. My favorites are Sansa, Tyrion, Ned, Brienne, and Jamie. Just truly, truly remarkable books. You will love them, just as I'm so sure I'll be waiting for Book 6, The Winds of Winter, until the end of time. So, any fans out there?
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