Feature and Follow #5

March 22, 2012 General 19

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Q: What is the longest book you’ve read? What are your favorite 600+ page reads?

The longest books I’ve read may have been George R.R. Martin’s Song of Fire and Ice series.  I’ve read all of them with the exception of the latest book, A Dance with Dragons, that was released last year.  These books are all well over 600 pages – I think Storm of Swords weighed in at around 1200 pages.

I love this series and I love the HBO show that is based on it.  Before the first season aired, I tore through the books on a marathon, binge reading, obsessed craze and as a result, was a bit burned out when the latest installment was released. I have it on my Kindle and I’m waiting for the right moment to start it.  If you haven’t read these, I highly recommend them.  I’ve seen and heard many people compare the series to Lord of the Rings, which I’ve also read, but I totally disagree.  I would say that if you like the political machinations of the film Elizabeth and the intrigue of the Showtime series The Tudors coupled with epic battles, multiple POVs, a smattering of sex, and some fantastical elements thrown in (dragons, mysticism, etc), then this is a series you’ll like.

Winter is coming…check out the trailer for the upcoming season of Game of Thrones.  April 1st.  Yes!

19 Responses to “Feature and Follow #5”

  1. usagi.

    YES! Preach! Book 6 needs to get here, like, yesterday. Excellent choice! My other choice would be the “Sword of Truth” series by Terry Goodkind, but “ASOIAF” takes first place, hands down. 😀

    • shewolfreads

      LOL! This really is an incredible series. When I picked up the first book, I really could not stop reading until I got to the last book. I really need to read the latest one. I have to admit I have not read anything by Terry Goodkind. Is it similar to ASOIAF?

      • usagi.

        Kind of, in the sense that it’s epic fantasy and almost 13 volumes long, but it has a stronger traditional fantasy element with wizards and stuff. I think you’ll like it, though. A TV series was made out of it a few years ago – “Legend of the Seeker”? It was based off of the first two books. Sadly, it got canceled and never got to airing the third book/season on any kind of TV. :/

  2. Tanya Patrice

    I’ve only read the first 2 books of the series but loved them so far. And they are definitely the biggest books I’ve read in the last year.

  3. Jussy Who

    Hi there 🙂 just hopping through…I hear these are superb reads, I really should get reading!

    I’m an old follower 🙂

    Here is my choice…

    Feature & Follow

  4. Felicia the Geeky Blogger

    I am working on Game of Thrones!

    So I would say The Stand and The Discovery of Witches are probably the longest. However all the of the Diana Gabaldon ones are pretty long too 🙂 I am not scared of big books LOL

  5. Books 'n Moderation

    I love Game of Thrones. Almost done Clash of Kings. I am really getting into the series. That is one of my goals this year: to read the series 🙂

  6. Patricia

    I can’t believe how you all manage to read the books! I love the show, but I cried like a baby half of the time, and then screamed in outrage, and frowned at myself for shipping a certain couple. *cough*

    So when I thought about reading the books all I could think of was that if the show was that intense, the books must be even more intense.. And I don’t think I could read these books without turning a little suicidal. Maybe once it’s finished?

    Now also a LinkyFollower and FB Liker! 😀

    Patricia // My FF

  7. Murphy's Library (@MurphysLibrary)

    I have the first book of the series waiting for me in my Kindle for a while now, but I just couldn’t find some time to read it. Everyone I know who read it LOVES it!

    If you consider the fact that the version of The Lord of The Rings I read was the one that’s one book with the 3 parts inside (1202 pages in the brazilian version), that would be the longest book I’ve ever read. But if you consider series to favorite 600+ page reads, hands down, Harry Potter. Not so much for the story, but for the feeling it brings me every time I think about it.

    I’m a new Twitter follower, btw!

    Murphy’s Library