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This week’s question is (as hosted by Jen at What is one thing readers don’t know about you? Instead of answering with just one, I’ve decided to give you (lucky readers!) 5 random facts…

1. I took Latin, French, Spanish and Italian through school. I’ve only really retained a conversational knowledge of Spanish and Italian, but I’ve worked (digitally) in many different languages for my job.

2. I graduated from college/univeristy at age 20.

3. I’ve been referred to as both travel sized and pocket sized. I’m a mere 61.75″ tall (and yes, that .75″ distinction is important). I will say it makes airline travel more comfortable. Not to mention I share height status with many awesome actresses (Reese Witherspoon, Ellen Page, Rachel Bilson, Kristin Bell, Christina Ricci, etc.).

4. I live in Colorado, but this year I’ll have vacationed in both Ireland and Sweden (it has been a great travel year for me).

5. I’m (very) frightened to fly, which make the start and end of such trips very stressful – the middle is great though.


This week’s questions from Feature and Follow (as hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) is what book was worth all the hype? Since I gave you five facts, I’ll give you five books: A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin. It’s absolutely as good as everyone says, as is the show.

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  • Lee @ Rally The Readers

    The A Song of Ice and Fire books are some of the best literary works I’ve ever read, hands down. I never pictured myself reading epic fantasy, but thanks to ASOIAF, I’ve fallen in love with the genre. The TV show’s producers have done an amazing job translating the world of Westeros from the books to the screen.

    New RSS follower.

    • Susan

      Yes! they are amazing! 🙂 So happy to find other fans on this hop! I’m going to check out your blog now too and leave my link so you can read what I wrote about ASOIF. 🙂

  • Adina

    I must finish these books. So far I’ve only read A Game of Thrones. New follower.

  • Alison (@AlisonCanRead)

    Hopping through. I really need to read Game of Thrones. I have the first book but haven’t gotten to it.
    My Hop

    • Rory O’Connor

      It’s definitely one that you want to make sure you can devote your time to – there’s a million little important details (plus it’s practically a modern literary masterpiece).

  • Jessica

    I’ve had the first book on my shelf for a while because I LOVE the show, but I haven’t gotten around to it. Hopefully I can soon though! Great answer 🙂

    Here’s my FF!

    • Rory O’Connor

      The book has been amazingly well adapted to television. It is the best adaptation I’ve seen, where you can see why certain things were left out and why others were kept. They even do a great job of using actual dialogue from the book (it helps that the book actually has good dialogue in the first, unlike HBO’s other big book adaptation – True Blood).

  • Sabina

    I haven’t read this series but I’m hoping to get to them eventually!

    Thanks for stopping by my FF

  • donnablhmistress

    I just recently found the tv show and now I really want to read the books.

    New follower

    My FF

  • Susan

    YES! I chose a Song of Ice and Fire too! They are literary masterpieces! It’s so awesome to find another fan on this hop. What are your favorite characters? You can read my post here.

    New follower via email! 🙂

    • Rory O’Connor

      My favorites are Jon, Dany, and Tyrion. Both Sansa and Jamie have grown on me though.

  • hidalgelis

    Hey I am blog hoping LOL 😀
    Interesting blog ^.^

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  • littlebearries

    I read this series long before the hype from the TV show, and I have loved it since the beginning… but I have to say… I hope having the show has lit a fire under Martin’s butt, or we’ll never see the end of it T_T

    Old follower XD

  • fakesteph

    A Game of Thrones is sooooo good, but it’s so long that I haven’t had time to finish it.

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