Monday, March 14, 2011

Random Read Monday is Back!

I've been very busy reading on my Nookcolor, and I've read some wonderful books in the past few weeks.  But, it is Monday, and I need to get back to my Random Read Monday again.  If you're unfamiliar with this, I take a book off my bookshelves and make a concerted effort to read it before the next Monday.  I'm having a hard time deciding today, but I think my pick will be...

Here's what Barnes and Noble has to say about it:

A Song of Ice and Fire, Book One: As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin's stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.

I have had many fellow booksellers tell me the whole series is awesome, fantastic, and hard to put down.  And, with the fifth book finally coming out in July and a mini-series coming in April on HBO, things are starting to heat up for this giant in the sci-fi world.  I've had this book for many months sitting on my bookshelf, so it's time to pull it off and begin the journey. I think I am a bit ambitious thinking I can read this 800+ page book in one week; it may take a bit longer.  I will have two days of sitting at an out of store book event, killing time in between the crowds of people who will be perusing our tables and listening to Judy and I flap our gums about books we love.  Plenty of time to make a dent in this one.

Do you have 'cycles', where you read a bunch of one type of book, then move onto another?  I've been reading a lot of main stream women's fiction, and the itch to immerse myself in the sci-fi/fantasy world has been growing.  I won't be happy until I obey and dive into it again.  I have missed it!

Have you read George R. R. Martin?  Love or hate his series?  Looking forward to the next one?  I can tell you the folks who love him at our store are downright giddy about July.

By the way, I will be creating a new blog for our blog book club, so stay tuned for more info on that.  I hope to start the book club on May 1st!  I'm pretty darn excited, and I'll be floating some titles on future blogs so we can all vote on a book to read for May, and a few months along the line, so we'll be prepared for the summer.  


  1. Oh dear lady...so many books...so little time. I don't know if I mentioned it before but when I was younger...it was impossible for me to sit still enough to read a book...in fact..I was lucky if I managed a magazine article. But now....oh my...I so love to read...and you know..since I got a late start..I have lots of catching up to do.



  2. Oh Jo! It seems like I can never die, cause I will never finish all the books I want to read! My only hope is that the other side has a really big library :)
    I am glad you enjoy reading a book now. There's nothing quite like it.

  3. I'm saving reading the 2nd book in the series for a summer treat! If it is as unputdownable as the 1st one I'll be grateful for the extra free hours to read it :)