Greetings e-Friends, I just recently finished the last released text and figured it was safe to approach the internet in regards to the series. I am really glad I waited, as I think resisting the spoiler threads would have been very difficult. I live in Istanbul and it's fun to watch the hype that the series is generating here. They just started the TV series and there are adverts for it everywhere. I have met people who don't speak fluent English, but are still attempting to push through the books to get ahead of the TV series. I am glad that despite living here, I can find the occasional fan to discuss it with. That being said, I have probably also pushed the series on every friend I have (here and back in the USA). I am looking forward to reading some of the predictions that I've seen floating around these parts.