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Some of my favorite times have been spent in a car with my mom and sister. We always enjoy the conversations and laughter we share. My mother in particular seems to open up more during those times.
My sister finally uploaded her pictures from our road trip to Pittsburgh last summer. Among the usual suspects, we found several clips of video she had taken in the car during those conversations without my mom or I knowing.
I love them. Together the videos perfectly encapsulate our individual personalities and our relationships with each other.
Also, I haven’t heard the sound of my recorded voice since I was a teenager. It’s not as bad as I thought.
*** Having trouble uploading, so I guess you’ll have to take my word for it.
So… I need an e-reader. I never thought so before, but I’m a new convert after lugging around A Storm of Swords while traveling. I love this series, and I’m caught up just in time for the new fifth book release later this month.
I can say that this series is not for you if:
1. Thinking about reading 800+ pages makes you ill.
2. You hate authors who meddle with your favorite characters – or worse, kill them.
3. You get lost in books with more than three story lines and main characters.
4. You roll your eyes at things like dragons and magic.
5. You want recaps at the beginning of each novel.
6. You can’t handle the awesomeness that is an epic tale.
It’s hard for me to discuss the books individually as they all run together for me now. I can say that I’ve now had three completely unexpected moments that took my literary breath away. The series is an interesting character study as you learn of motivations and back stories during the sprawling struggle for power.
I reread Bird by Bird while waiting for the library to reopen after a holiday weekend. It’s a charming book on writing that I think I’ll make a habit of reading every year. It is full of gentle advice and a soft elbow to my side reminding me to do what I want to do.