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Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things Cover Image

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson


Romeo and Juliet (Folger Shakespeare Library) Cover Image

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare


A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One Cover Image

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Having consumed the entirety of the cable era’s most lauded (and now derided) series, Game of Thrones, I have decided to take the dive down the rabbit hole and flip my way through the books that launched the craze.

It should be a surprise to absolutely no one who’s read through these books (or watched the show) that Martin’s capacity for storytelling is matched only by the likes of a Tolkien or Robert Jordan. The first chapter in A Song of Ice and Fire is a fantastic, bloody voyage into realms populated by feuding monarchs and scheming villains playing their respective roles in a quest to sit atop the Iron Throne.

It is a tale as old as time, but it only takes a few pages to get completely immersed in Martin’s world – a world that is engrossing and mesmerizing and populated with plenty of characters to cheer for and jeer at. It’s a fun ride to be re-introduced to old friends and new. Oh buddy, this Game’s just getting started.

Also, at the pace I’m going I might just be done with these books before George finally puts out Book 6.


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