Hi! My name's Jessica and I joined this forum because none of my friends will read the books, and I need someone to talk to about them. The sad truth is, I'm the only person in my circle of friends and family who really likes fantasy and science fiction -- they're all familiar with the giants like LOTR and Star Trek, but they won't pick up GRRM because they say the books are too thick. Oh well. I'm from Philadelphia, but I live in Nashville now. I'm an English major and I go to school part-time because I work. I love comic books and some video games. I listen to audio books eight hours a day while I'm at work, and right now I'm working my way through a few gigabytes of Terry Goodkind, just because it gives me the same sick satisfaction that I get from watching cheesy movies. The Sword of Truth series is like Commando, Roadhouse, Dead Heat and Octagon rolled into one. I'll need to listen to SoIaF after this, though. I saw GRRM in Nashville when he opened his booktour for AFFC, and I couldn't believe how many people showed up. I didn't bother to wait hours in line to get my copy signed because I'm not that hardcore. But yeah, I'm obsessed with these books.