Thursday, August 23, 2012

Why is the warfare book making me want fruit?

So yeah, peaches. Yum. I love a fresh orchard peach. I didn't expect to have A Clash of Kings make me think this much about peaches though...
I find it weird that peaches have been stuck in my mind ever since the parley between Stannis and Renly. But I hear that they didn't include the peach in the show. 

On the surface, the peach seemed so innocuous. So forgettable. Except to these folks:

(He said yes.)

But I actually find it really interesting. The peach is a symbol of longevity. Irony, eh? It has also been used as a metaphor for utopia. Does that mean if Renly had become King everyone would have been happy? Plus, peach wood has been said to be able to ward off evil, but have connections to magic. And poor Renly died from evil magic!
*shakes head*

Links to back up my assertions:

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Game of Thrones Book 2

Again, not the copy I'm reading. Love the art though.

So I scooted on to book two with nary a pause. It's a very riveting series. Right now Dragons have been reborn, three or four different kings are claiming powers, Bran and Arya and Jon are finding their roles in society...

I super want to start watching the series now. Does anyone know the correlation between seasons and books? 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sean Bean dies a lot.

I love the actor Sean Bean. 

But in almost everything, the character he plays dies. 

Usually quite violently:
Sean Bean Death Reel

Except, of course, when he is a soldier in the Napoleonic Wars!
Then he lives. 

So, when I heard that he plays Eddard Stark in A Game of Thrones, I was just kind of waiting for that character to die.

I got to that point in the book last night. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Random Shakespeare Love

Started reading this. I'm partly through the first book in the saga. I'm reading it on my Nook so I had no idea which cover to post -- I suppose I could have gone back to it to check but that only occurred to me just now. But this one was pretty.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Deadly Storm

Well, I finished this. It was pretty good, though not my typical kind of story. I am confused by Strike's death at the end of this one because she's in the synopisis for almost all of the other Storm novels listed. Odd.
The art is beautiful, the characters fairly believable, and the plot is pretty decent. And I love Castle, so of course I was excited for this one! Super glad I bought it for my mom for her birthday so that I get a chance to read it!

Between the two.

Finished Empire last night. Was left feeling a bit unsatisfied. It went a little more slowly for me after Rube died. The climax seemed a bit understated. The end was abrupt and had some loose ends.

This morning I started Deadly Storm. It is cleverly done so far...