Hello. My display name is close enough to my real name (which is quite unique) that for reasons of anonymity I'm not going to rehash it. I'm in education, and live in the boring part of Illinois, at least temporarily, while my husband finishes a PhD program. I got vaguely obsessed with ASOIAF about two months ago, when I decided to check out this "Game of Thrones" nonsense everyone was on about. To my delight, I noticed that it was based on a series of books, which I immediately procured, and read in about two weeks. Lovely to be here.