Monthly Archives: August 2011

A new experience: Reading a book made of paper

Two things happened a couple of months ago related to one of my favorite book series, George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire.” HBO’s excellent rendition of book one, “A Game of Thrones” finished it’s first season, and the long awaited fifth book, “A Dance With Dragons” was released. Since I had the Kindle version of it on pre-order, it appeared on my Kindle one day as if by magic. I was very excited to start reading right away, but I couldn’t remember what was going at that point in the series. It took so long for the fifth book to be written, I had completely forgotten the thousands of pages I had previously read. I decided to read books 2-4 again. read more