Slight change from my usual fashion related posts today, as I thought I would try my hand at a book review! I’ve not always been the biggest fan of reading, always choosing to draw or watch TV instead (I know, I was an awful child), but since I’ve grown older, curling myself up on the sofa with a good book has become my preferred way to spend an afternoon.
After being a super fan of the TV series, I decided to read the Game of Thrones books (Super fans out there, I know that the series is actually called 'A Song of Ice and Fire'...) and I'm happy to say that I'm really, really enjoying it. It can be hard to commit to a book series, especially if you’ve watched the TV show for years, but I’m determined to get through them all!
I know that this review is slightly overdue, considering the books have been out for years and we have begun season five of the show (I’m loving it so far!). But I think it’s never too late to start a book series, and I think it's important to do so, especially since the books will include much greater detail of the characters and events. Naturally, it’s impossible for the TV shows to include absolutely everything, and just by reading the first book, I’ve already learnt so much more about the characters we have all come to know and love so well on the show (who knew Jon Snow was only 14?! He sports some impressive stubble for a teenager...). Anyways, being such a fan of the show, I knew I had to make the commitment, sit down and begin the first book.
Initially, I thought it would be a difficult read and the size of the book was enough to put me right off. However I've been wonderfully surprised at how easy it is to get through and I think the way in which George R.R. Martin decided to split the chapters by each character was a fantastic idea. Each chapter is about 10 pages or so, which makes the big read very manageable.
I’ve just finished book one and I’ve decided to set myself the challenge of reading as many of the books I possibly can before the TV season ends. I’d love to be up-to-date with the books as season six approaches. I don’t think this will be a very hard challenge though, considering I literally couldn’t put the first book down due to sheer enjoyment!
Have you read any of the books? Who is your favourite character?
Let me know below! :)