How to Know You’ve Read A Song of Ice and Fire (and may be obsessed…)

August 28th, 2013 by Carrie, the Just Mildly Medicated gal

If you’re already lost; A Song of Ice and Fire would be the Games of Thrones series.

Some readers have mentioned it on the Facebook page enough to where I knew I needed to check it out. I am in the middle of the 4th book (A Feast for Crows) and have watched the HBO series. I realize it has been a bit, well, consuming.

How to Know You’ve Read A Song of Ice and Fire (and may be obsessed…)

10. You think of your dog as your direwolf…

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9. When your kids come running in the house with a he did it story you ask them if they swear it to the Old Gods and the New.

8. As soon as you realize you have a favorite character again you get nervous.

7. You watched the series and at some point stood up and yelled “THAT IS NOT HOW IT REALLY HAPPENED!”

6. You start panicking that you’ve not made any betrothals for your children yet, all the good matches are surely already taken.

5. Although you love the Stark family Winterfell is much too cold, your next thought is “I am going to have to be from Dorne or maybe Highgraden…”

4. You have a friend who watches the series but hasn’t read the books, you question the strength of said friendship.

3. The kids look at you odd when you refer to them as ser or lordling.

2. You know you’d be an excellent Mother of Dragons.

1. You feel the need to write a blog post because it’s been awhile but you kind of want to get back to the book…

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4 Responses

  1. Rachael says:

    Love This!
    The series is one I have put off reading because I LOVE the TV series and know I’ll become obsessed with reading the books (because the TV is NEVER as good as the book right? ;)

    When I started writing I made a resolution to only handle one obsession at a time – at least until I’d finished the book I was on, but I’ve heard so much awesome stuff about Martin’s series that I may be about to break that rule… Actually I should just get off my butt, get my C draft done of this next book and get it off to the editor… Then I can read guilt free :)

    • I am the wrong girl as I have 2 manuscripts “under the bed” around the half way point and a picture book children’s series as well as easy reader versions collecting dust. I was super motivated and lost momentum with health issues and decided to bury myself in books. Kind of a running theme coping mechanism.

      Love ya!

  2. Hayley-Eszti says:

    I’m so behind on life, I am yet to get involved with GOT! I know I know … I need to!

  3. Ashlee says:

    Hey there! I nominated you for the Liebster Award…Check it out here:
    http://ashleemae.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/liebster-award/

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