Read-a-thon: Hour 14 at Stray Talk
an archive of my forays into fact and fiction

29th June, 2008
Read-a-thon: Hour 14
— Love @ 07:08 Comments (2)
Filed under: June 28th, 2008

Title of book(s) read this hour: Dr̦mponnyn РPia Hagmar, A Game of Thrones РGeorge R R Martin
Number of books read since you started: 3 (Travels in the Scriptorium РPaul Auster, The Rose and the Ring РWilliam Makepeace Thackeray, Dr̦mponnyn РPia Hagmar)
Pages read: 144
Running total of pages read since you started: 564
Amount of time spent reading: 47 mins
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 4 hrs 39 mins

And I’m properly back in the game with that. Speaking of games, A Game of Thrones is quite good, though at first I was a little annoyed by the way it keeps swapping perspectives (there are six or so main characters, and so far there hasn’t been two chapters in a row with the same character’s perspective). Actually, I still am, but now that I’m 600+ pages in, I’ve got to know them all, so it doesn’t bother me quite as much.

Interestingly enough, the main family, the Starks, has the direwolf as their sign. I thought direwolves were completely made up, but then I went to the Natural History Museum in London, and they had a dire wolf on display. Apparently they actually existed, thousands of years ago, though much smaller than George R R Martin has made them in the book.

  1. Icedream wrote:

    Wish I knew more about the books you are reading. I don’t know why it takes good foreign language books to get translated and put in our bookstores. I just recently got a copy of Out Stealing Horses. There is a book out called Avoid Us (American title) that I would love to read but no store I can find here in the US is carrying it right now.

  2. bybee wrote:

    You’re doing some really ambitious reading..I feel quite lazy compared to you…because I am!

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