May 20

Reading reviews and comments about the series Game of Thrones so far, at five episodes in, one surprising thing is the number of people who are confusing the characters Robb Stark and Theon Greyjoy. These two are getting mixed up more than any others (although Jon Snow was causing some confusion until he departed for the Wall.)

The actors don’t look much alike so I guess it must be the similar ages and same location that is confusing people. Other characters either clearly look very different or are clearly at a different location. It’s probably because there are so many characters, some of whom haven’t really done anything significant yet, that keeping them straight can be difficult.

May 12

I ordered A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings from Amazon on 29 October 2006. I must have started reading them within a few days and decided to keep on going as I ordered the remainder of the series then in print on 15th November 2006 and read straight through to the end of A Feast for Crows. So when my preordered copy of A Dance With Dragons comes in mid July it’ll be about four and a half years since I finished my first read-through of the previous volumes.

I’ll have to read them all again first.

May 08

Saw Hanna this afternoon. A bit oddly paced and with several dangling plot threads but Saoirse Ronan was excellent in the title role.

May 03

Three episodes into the first season of HBO’s adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire and I’m a little annoyed because it’s making most of the other shows I watch seem shallow and shoddy. The good thing is that the episodes are so good I can rewatch them a few times 🙂

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