I've finished A Storm of Swords, and have started A Feast for Crows. Storm is utterly heartbreaking at times, and I am yanked back to reality when Martin exhibits his superior storytelling skills by making it all so real, even though we're talking about dragons, wights, direwolves and giants. Brilliant. I can only hope A Feast for Crows lives up to its predecessors.
A fellow fan of the series recommended that I wait until shortly before the fifth book is released before I read the fourth book, as the timelines occur simultaneously, so I am putting AFfC on hiatus and jumping to The Eyre Affair, which I am loving. It is a marriage between Douglas Adams and Harold Bloom, so far. More to report once Fforde is ffinished.
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