The December Wolf Hall readalong has inspired me to tackle another long book that I’m scared to start by myself: A Game of Thrones. I loved the show and Kwame loved the book so I asked for volunteers to read it with me this January. The awesome Jenn from Booksessed responded and we’ve decided to get more people involved by hosting a readalong! We’ve spread it over 4 weeks so hopefully we’ll get through it together.
How to Participate:
- Enter your blog site with Mr. Linky below. (If you don’t have a blog, just add a comment and start reading!)
- Optional: Write a post to drag more readers into the fray with us
- Optional: Stick the button in your sidebar! :)
(Page numbers from my paperback copy, I’ve put the names down to help you find it in your book but it’s not too important to get it perfect)
- January 1: Reading starts (or has started already)
- January 8: Progress post #1; Pages 1 (Prologue) - 189 (End of Jon)
- January 15: Progress post #2; Pages 190 (Eddard) - 395 (End of Daenerys)
- January 22: Progress post #3; Pages (Bran) 396 - 617 (End of Tyrion)
- January 29: Final progress post; Pages 618 (Sansa) - 807 (End of Daenerys)
Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.
Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.
P.S. - This book will count towards your goal for the 2012 Speculative Fiction Challenge… just sayin’.