Friday, September 28, 2012

A Storm of Swords (A Song of Fire and Ice) - George R.R. Martin

Date Started: 9/13/12
Date Finished: 9/23/12

And the saga continues. Obviously, as I'm now well into the series, you should not click on the link to continue unless you have (a) read the book or (b) don't mind complete spoilers. My biggest surprises ahead...

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cleopatra's Daughter - Michelle Moran

Date Started: 9/9/12
Date Finished: 9/13/12

Being that this is the third book I've read in the last year or so that relates to Rome and Ancient Egypt, one could probably guess that this is a time period that interests me. Having read Cleopatra: A Life, it was interesting to move to this historical fiction account of her daughter's life.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer - Steven Millhauser

Date Started: 9/4/12
Date Finished: 9/8/12

This book came highly recommended and the cover touts "Winner of the Pulitzer Prize"(!). It seemed a little out of my typical reading fare, so I decided why not. And I have to say, I liked it a lot. Didn't love the ending, but we'll get there.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Game of Thrones - Season 1 Comparison

I think this is tangentially related to books, so I'm going to go ahead and post on this: a comparison of the first book of Game of Thrones with the first season of the series on HBO, plus other observations. Obviously, this ruins both the book and season one, so don't read if you don't want to see spoilers.  Let's get started: