Hi Adara, thanks for the welcome. Yes I watch the show as well, I love it. I actually only started reading the books when Season 4 finished - I had to get my Game of Thrones fix! But I became totally hooked on the books and love discussing them. As I said, I'm on Dance with Dragons just now so will be finished soon - then I'll need til April for Season 5 to start! As for my favourite characters, that's a toughie. I love Cersei, she's such an evil bitch that I found her chapters the most interesting to read. I also loved Tywin Lannister Others I like include Blackfish Tully, Queen of Thrones and Melisandre. And, of course, Lady Stoneheart. I hope she has bigger part in the next book.