Cuz it’s about a book! Yes, I realize you’ll all be very tired soon of hearing about how wonderful George RR Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series is but this I needed to share. It’s an editorial that appeared in The New York Times on September 7, 2011 titled – Trapped in a Tapestry of Ice and Fire.
I love that this is an editorial about a book. *Love it.* This makes me happy. I would go on about the deeper meaning of this being an editorial about a fantasy book in the paper of record, or talk about the people who bemoan that we’ve stopped reading, blah, blah, blah. But I seem to have met my match in a germ making the rounds so that’s all I have that’s coherent. Go ahead and read. And, if this doesn’t make sense, don’t hold it against me. Blame the nasty germs.
One day last week I attempted to make coffee and the machine broke. I decided it was the universe’s way of telling me to curtail my caffeine intake. I had herbal tea instead.
I walk to work, and while I usually don’t notice anyone on the street, (I once walked past my own husband. True story.) I keep seeing this person walking and reading. This person has been reading George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. It started a few months ago with A Game of Thrones, moved on to A Clash of Kings, then A Storm of Swords, and now A Feast for Crows. At first I didn’t think much of it other than to marvel at this person’s ability to walk and read at the same time. I could get so much more reading in if I was able to do this! Sadly, I would probably end up covered in bruises and a regular in the emergency room for minor injuries from not watching where I’m going. I’m the face of clumsy if you must know. The reason I mention this is that I’m trying to hold off on finishing the last two books available to me. Knowing it takes Martin years to finish a book, I don’t want to be left waiting longer than necessary for all seven books in the series.
Later that same day I go to pick up lunch and after ordering, I move off to the side to wait and what do I see but the same person sitting at a table once more reading A Feast for Crows.
I think this is the universe’s way of telling me A Feast for Crows should be my next book. We’ll see how it goes.
Reading anything good this holiday weekend?