Still, I'm in the early chapters, with a lot of reminders of what has happened earlier in the story, a lot of slow building, and I did enjoy a few chapters more than I did the first time around. To read my thoughts on the chapters I've read so far, check out the links available somewhere on this page.
I am still planning to renovate this blog, but it's on the backburner; everything seems to be on the backburner these days, and I blame it on two video games that have eaten a lot of my time over the last months: Star Wars Battlefront, which is indeed not a very good game unless you love pretending to be a Stormtrooper (and of course, I love that), and The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, which is just amazeballs and most definitely a game that dips its toes in George RR Martin's style of fantasy. At times, you'd be forgiven to think you're actually in the Riverlands. Except that it for some reason must needs have dwarves and elves. After a solid opening (the whole introduction to the story is so good I've watched it a few times over) you go about business in a Westeros-like world, and then suddenly you meet a dwarf. Who is a smith. And who has a Scottish dialect. Completely took me out the experience, so I've learned to avoid dwarves. Anyway, if you like grimdark, you'll like The Witcher III, despite the occasional dwarf. Well, more on Geralt of Rivia later. It's time to dive back into the re-read of books four and five - A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons - combined into A Feast with Dragons, using the All Leather Must Be Boiled proposed reading order.