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  1. Ooops! Well it looks like it'll be AA then, and about time too seeing as I've had this book since I finished ADwD in 2012..!
  2. I'll be finishing off Day of the Jackal, but unsure which of the following to start next: Mistborn, Brandon Sanderson Assassin's Apprentice, Robin Hobb The Thirst, Jo Nesbo Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse Snow Falling on Cedars, David Guterson The Power of the Dog, Thomas Savage Which should I choose, guys?
  3. How did he get beyond the Wall? Or is it like a lobster trap? You can go in, but not back out again? Honest question btw. I need to reread a few of the books!
  4. If I've understood it correctly, Bran had to be there for Hodor to become Hodor. [Quoted wrong post above].
  5. I'm always the first out of book "purists" to hate the tripe they have been putting on air in the name of on of my favorite stories. But I didn't get the "kill Hodor for the sake of killing Hodor" vibe here. It was a crushing blow that actually made feeling s happen. Something these dimwits have been incapable of doing for a long time. It is also one of the first (if true) reveals of what is to come in the books. It introduced the whole point of Bran realizing his powers and what he is capable of. I hate most of what I see on this show, and other nitpicks aside, I dug the scene. If I've understood it correctly, Bran had to be there for Hodor to become Hodor.
  6. I think we'll get a far more powerful scene in the book. GRRM gave them Hodor's origin but didn't tell them exactly under which circumstances he became Hodor. It'll probably be even more tragic in the books.
  7. Ok, first of all, sorry for potentially asking the same question which has most likely already been asking in the previous thirteen pages! Secondly, the question/query: hadn't Bran been taken over by the Three-Eyed Raven so he could transfer as much info in the little time available? In which case, how could Bran warg Hodor? I think I missed something there, and I haven't had the chance to watch it again. And, assuming that's all possible, was past-Hodor warged by future-Bran because future-Bran was already 'in the past' when he warged present-Hodor 'in the present'? God, I hope that made sense. I dunno. It was a beautifully made scene, very powerful and emotional, which would mean I understood what happened, but this time travel thingy has me a little unstuck. I get the concept that it's all one timeline, that you cannot go back to the past to alter the future, but isn't that what Bran did? I.e. he was in the past and warged Hodor? Or did Willas change to Hodor because of future-Bran, we just never 'saw' it yet? Also, why would Bran have a need to warg past-Hodor/Willas? I think I'm overly confusing a simple premise here!
  8. I hope so. The GNC is one of the arcs I find most intriguing so would be loath to see it cast aside, which I thought they might've done with Davos not being sent away.
  9. Iirc, when one is resurrected, doesn't that person'smindset change? And in any case, would you really stick around after you were stabbed to death by your 'brothers'? His mentality has changed for sure. I can definitely see him riding on Winterfell with Tormund et all joining him.
  10. Love the show and excited that it's back, but really can't decide whether I skulls watch it or not. If I watch it then I'm open to spoilers for the book, potentially. If I don't watch it then I might stumble upon spoilers on social media or wherever, and then have both TV show and book spoiled! Gods help me.
  11. Put me down for 25. Also going to make more of an effort to read some non fiction, but no auto-bios. Let's do this!
  12. Currently reading The Killing Lessons. Not long into it but already feels different to the usual crime/thriller/mystery I read.
  13. Currently taking Eeny Meeny by MJ Arlidge. Decent so far, about 200 pages in. Next up will be Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. Really looking forward to this. Then my usual ghost stories which I usually read Christmas time.
  14. I took advantage of the 'The Gift of Rain' deal. Absolutely loved his 'The Garden of Evening Mists'.