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A Clash of Kings
George R. R. Martin
A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. Two great leaders—Lord Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon—who hold sway over an age of enforced peace are dead, victims of royal treachery. Now...

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Finished: A Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin

Started: A Clash of Kings, by George R. R. Martin

I’m almost thankful I disliked Season 8 so much, I’ve started reading the books finally!

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A Song of Ice and Fire: A Clash of Kings, by George R. R. Martin Huge differences from the show which was a nice surprise. The first book in the series was a bit boring to read because the show was practically identical, was getting worried I spoiled everything by watching the show. I burned through this book in 4 days it was such an enjoyable read. Looking forward to the next in the series.

Misery, by Stephen King My first king novel, holy shit I love this book so far.

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Club Dead, by Charlaine Harris

Coraline, by Neil Gaimen

I really enjoyed both of them.


A Clash of Kings, by J.R.R Martin - It's so good. So far I'm liking the books a lot more than the TV show.

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Clash of Kings, by George R. R. Martin - Really enjoyed, I'm glad I elected to start reading the ASOIAF books following Season 8, but after having listened to A Game of Thrones and this; I elected to take a break from this series for a couple of books until I return to Storm of Swords.

Stardust, by Neil Gaiman I listened to this book in less than 24 hours, I absolutely adore this book and I adore the film as well. It's a solid fantasy story and I try to read it once a year because I love it so much.


The Martian, by Andy Weir Started this book and I'm really enjoying it. I'm about halfway through and having seen the film, I'm really enjoying the book. The humour comes through a lot more in the book and I've found myself laughing outloud occassionaly.

Not sure where to go next before I return to ASOIAF. I'm tempted by Metro 2035, by Dmitry Glukhovsky as I absolutely loved Metro 2033 but couldn't get into Metro 2034 so I returned it. I've read that Metro 2035 returns to Artyom though.

Has anyone read Artemis, by Andy Weir? I'm enjoying The Martian so I'm curious to know if it's worth reading afterwards. Thanks!

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A Clash of Kings, by George R.R. Martin

This was a pretty good book, and I actually kind of prefer it to the first novel. I really liked how Martin represented war. It's not presented as some kind of glorious thing. We see how this fighting amongst lords affects the common people. This is made clear in Arya's early chapters when she's traveling on the King's Road. We see people forced from their homes, made into refugees (kinda poignant in todays political climate). We see innocents (even children) killed and abused by the knights and lords who swore to protect them. In the end both sides of this conflict (even the heroic Starks) are responsible for this misery.


The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, by Sherman Alexie

Though I enjoyed A Clash of Kings, I definitely needed a little breather between it and A Storm of Swords, so I thought this little short story collection focused around the Spokane Indian Reservation would be an interesting read. A good way through and so far it's pretty good.

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Clash of Kings, by G.R.R Martin -absolutely amazing. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.

The Vampire Lestat, by Anne Rice - I loved this book, and it's so much better than Interview With a Vampire.

Norwegian Wood, by Haruki Murakami- I didn't really like it, but it's my first Haruki Murakami. I'm going to read After Dark next, and hopefully it'll help me understand if I'm interested in reading more from him.


Voyager, by Diana Gabaldon - The third installment in the Outlander series.

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In the last week:

A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin

Tearing through these, I keep coming home tired after work and not having the mental energy to do anything but lie on the couch, listen to an audiobook and play mindless games on the phone.

Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

I’m not sure what I read, but I loved every second of it.

Working on:

  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • 2666 by Roberto Bolaño
  • Ulysses by James Joyce
  • Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
  • A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
  • A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (for /r/bookclub, join us!)
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A Clash of Kings, by George R. R. Martin

Finished rereading this. Thoroughly enjoyable. Poor Theon. He’s not going to have a good next book!

Let the Devil Sleep, by John Verdon

The 3rd Dave Gurney book is okay. The series is settling down into formula, and it’s less clever than the previous two.

Without Fail, by Lee Child

Started rereading this. Slow to get going. Not among the best Reacher books. He had to throw in a random couple in mob trouble, unconnected to the rest of the book, purely to get an action scene in the first third.

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I'm finally restarting GoT, since my new coworker is into it, and the new show season is out. So I just started A Clash of Kings, by George R. R. Martin.

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Finished reading: A Clash of Kings, by George R.R. Martin

Such a really detailed story of season two of GoT, obviously except for some plot elements that were not included or fully explored in the show. You gotta admire the effort GRRM puts into the lore behind Westeros and Essos as well as the POV of the characters.

Started reading: Mission Critical, by Mark Greaney

The way it basically goes is that I am imposing a one book gap between the ASOIAF series, and for now I'm back on reading thriller novels, which have always been my treat.

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Cannabis - A beginner's Guide to Growing Marijuana, by Danny Danko

It's a pictorial guide to growing the stuff. Think I can find more resources online now, BUT it's okay for what it is. But the discussion about strains/genetics is interesting.


A Clash of Kings, by George R. R. Martin

Trying to read through the books so far. It's a slow slog because it's another "stream of thoughts" POV thing, plus you need to take notes on the relationships with characters and the different kingdoms/Gods. We have the Lord of Light (who seems to be "newer" with the fact that the old Gods are a thing), the Old Gods (seven Gods with different functions) and the Drowned God (which is damn creepy).

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A Clash of Kings, by George R.R. Martin

I decided to make A Song of Ice and Fire my summer series for this year. I've watched the show several times so I figured it was time to give the books a try. I'll admit, it took me a little while to really get in to them. Martin's style of fantasy story telling is very dense and very descriptive and can at times feel a bit tedious. But the more I read, the more engaged I feel, and the more I want to explore this world. Martin leaves no detail out and the interactions he creates between all of his characters are like nothing else I've read in Fantasy so far. Each character feels unique and I find myself eagerly anticipating chapters for characters that I initially didn't care for while I was watching the show. A Game of Thrones was a bit slow but now that I've settled in I'm flying through A Clash of Kings. I'm a little over half way through and enjoying every second of it.

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At the very end of last week I finished A Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin. Now I’ve started A Clash of Kings, by George R. R. Martin. I’m surprised by how much I’m enjoying this series! I’m not usually a huge fantasy reader, I’m very picky about what my imagination can handle.

After reading the first book I watched the first season of the show and, unpopular opinion, I liked the book much better. I seem to hear often that the show is better, but at this time I disagree.

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This hasn’t happened to me in a very long time but I just can’t decide on which book should I start reading.
I’m sharing this with you as a way to limit my options...

Maybe I should have a go on the second book of the game of thrones, A clash of kings by George RR Martin. I didn’t enjoyed the first one very much, it was a bit of a drag most of the book, but George Martin got me hooked on the way the story ended. His writing portrayed amazingly the build up of the story, so I kinda hope this second book is a bit different and more dynamic.

Or maybe Anansi boys by Neil Gaiman Neil Gaiman is one of my favourite authors of all time, so why not?!

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Abandoned (for now):

The Book of Tokyo


Poetry, by T. S. Eliot


Black Leopard, Red Wolf, by Marlon James (audiobook)

Not exactly a start, but I've been reading A Clash of Kings, by George R. R. Martin (iBooks) on and off for months so I've finally decided to focus on it now, at 400 pages in

The Three Impostors, by Arthur Machen (kindle)

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Rereading ASOIAF, finished A Clash of Kings, by George R. R. Martin a week and a half ago and A Storm of Swords, by George R. R. Martin. Frankly, I'm a bit bored by now, and an having trouble going on with AFFC. I've already reread the series once, so Everytime I finish a chapter I think about the other books I could be reading for the first time instead. AGOT remains my favorite besides ADWD.

Finished Naked Lunch, by William Burroughs a week ago. This book was a difficult read, not because of the subject matter per se but because of the disordered, feverish style and Burroughs' crazy vocabulary and ability with the English language. This is easily the most difficult book I've read. Blows J R out of the water, which though at times confusing was always extremely coherent.

Finished Catch-22, by Joseph Heller. Reddit seems to love this book (second only to Steinbeck's East of Eden), so I tried it out. Reminds me a lot of Vonnegut, and is the funniest book I've read since Breakfast of Champions.

Continued to read Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow. I haven't read a lot of history books, but I enjoy biographies quite a bit. Chernow does a really excellent job compiling his life into an understandable, dramatic, and fascinating tale. Though I'm not a superfan or anything, I did buy this book after seeing the play in person. I wish I had read this before seeing it!

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A Clash of Kings, by George R.R. Martin

Once I start reading him I get sucked in and go in a trance. It's as if I'm right there myself. Spooky. It's great.

The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger

Felt like I was reading the near exact thought process of a far away lover of mine. He sent me the book a few months back inviting me to meet this old friend of his. Caulfield's quirks latched on deeply inside me. Taught me a lot about how humans go about personal life sometimes.


The Hitchhicker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

I'm putting this book down for now. I need to wait some more until I work my perspective to a better level. Still feeling too much like a pessimistic old hag to be present for Adam's humor...

A Guide to the Good Life, by William B. Irvine

I need me a philosophy teacher that's eaten up and analyzed many schools of thought and created this awesome piece of literature in consequence of all that searching.

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A Clash of Kings, by George R.R. Martin

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So I finally finished A clash of kings, by George R. R. Martin and wow was that such a long book to read! I don't think I would have mind that much, but I felt like the pacing on this book was pretty slow.

Finishing that book, I have started reading The Talisman Ring, by Georgette Heyer which was recommended to me by a friend who said it was rather funny. So far while I have found the characters to be rather funny, I think I am struggling to get into the writing style due to how dialogue heavy it is and not a lot else is going on. Hopefully this improves...?