Tuesday, February 23, 2016

[Re-read] Mercantile Action and Adventure in the Seething Ports of Essos!


Out of sheer decency I'll warn you that this post contains spoilers for a by now pretty old book known as A Dance with Dragons. Some speculation about a potential sixth book in here, too. But not much. 

Oh, boy, time to crack open to Quentyn Martell’s chapter. As you may have gathered, I am pretty apprehensive about reading this chapter again, because I remember it as the possibly most boring chapter in the entirety of the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ saga so far. So soul-crushingly ponderous that it’s hard to believe this was written to slot into the same sequence as…well, any chapter from AGoT, ACoK, or ASoS. Will it end up being better than I remember? Maybe…but the chapters I’ve read so far haven’t exactly been able to keep me riveted, and these chapters include the POVs of some of my favorite characters.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Quick Review Summary before going all Quentyn on y'all

I've really been living the fantasy these last months (well, except for blogging about fantay all that much), so in this post I'm just going to try and give a short review of some of my trips to those fantastical otherworlds. I note that I never have the time to watch movies and TV shows, which saddens me, but they simply take too much time to consume. Except The Force Awakens which I obviously had to go see. Several times.


Thursday, February 4, 2016

[Re-read] Tyrion II, "Are we there yeeeeeeeeeeeeeettt.............zzzzzzzz."


It's a random day, and y'all know what that means. Another chapter from the combined re-read of A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, niftily re-titled A Feast with Dragons, following the order as suggested by All Leather Must Be Boiled (and all smallclothes must be soiled, if the narrative of A Song of Ice and Fire is any indication). This brings me to Tyrion Lannister's second chapter in A Dance with Dragons, and the eleventh chapter in total. My re-read of Tyrion's first chapter, "Wine, Whores and Song" can be found righto here.

And for once I'm going to dive straight in and skip all my usual before-reading drivel about everything else. May the Force be with us all. Oh yeah, one thing (sorry) - I have decided to avoid all spoilers and rumors concerning Game of Thrones season six! Usually I have no willpower for such things, but in this case I'm doing just fine, as I would like to enjoy The Winds of Winter relatively untainted by the TV show.