I don't get HBO because I can't afford it. So, reading tweets in Twitter from the night that Game of Thrones Season 2 premiered was a bit frustrating since I had no idea what they were talking about. A trip to Youtube and a few minutes viewing what they had there and I have never regretted being unable to afford HBO quite as much as I do now. *sigh*
Since I can't see it, I thought the next best thing was to see how much the book cost. That was when I discovered there were 4 in a series. I am an unabashed Walmart shopper. Scored the entire 4 books in a boxed set for $20 and change. Got them today. Will be quite busy reading so won't be online much until I am fully sated.
In actuality, "Game of Thrones" is just the first book in the series which is called "Songs of Ice and Fire". Believe me, there is ice and there is fire. At some point I probably will purchase the DVD's since the cinematography on this program is awesome. Seriously. I watched a horse being beheaded and saw molten gold being poured onto someone's head and both acts, while horribly brutal, were breathtakingly real.
I'm off work tomorrow since my car is in the garage. Will be doing my housework tonight and in the morning and then will be curling up and burying my nose in a book. Medieval fantasy with great characters, really, really horrible acts of violence and retribution, magical creatures like direwolves whatever they are, and dragons is a formula guaranteed to pique my interest. I haven't been this interested in anything in a very long time.