Hi, my name's Shirley. I'm late to this television series, and the books. I started the first book 4 months ago, then watched GOT S1. I started the next book, then broke down and just watched the rest of the seasons non-stop. So, long story short, I'm partway through my third viewing of the series and thinking of going back to the books to glean more insight to the characters. I'm a lone fan, nobody I know is into this series. I know my husband, who passed away 1 1/2 years ago, would have enjoyed watching this, and I miss having someone to talk to about it.