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Filed under: June 28th, 2008
Title of book(s) read this hour: DrÃ¶mponnyn – Pia Hagmar, A Game of Thrones – George R R Martin
Number of books read since you started: 3 (Travels in the Scriptorium – Paul Auster, The Rose and the Ring – William Makepeace Thackeray, DrÃ¶mponnyn – Pia 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.