As I had promised myself, I started my 5th book Dance of the Dragons on a lovely and rainy Sunday evening. I am a person who gets emotionally involved with the characters if the book is well written. Not all books, but definitely some good books sort of bring out the scenery of what I read in my mind. Its more or like watching a movie, but at a very slow pace. And this book definitely has captured my attention. And there is always one or two characters who sort of stick with me. I root for them. When they do something wrong I chide them, when something wrong happens to them I get upset. I want them to be safe, when compared to other characters who might deserve my attention or pity or emotions. What can I say, I am biased. ISFJ’s are known for that I guess 🙂
And no points for guessing who I was so relieved to see in this book. When I felt a small happiness on reading about Tyrion Lannister that is when I realized I missed him. I missed his humor, his sarcasm, his bluntness, his matter of fact approach and even his sadness. Am so glad to have him back in this book. And the other person I was happy to see was Bran. I will say this again and again, I stopped watching the series because Jaime pushed that kid from that wall and I cried that day. So you know how I feel about Bran right from the beginning. After all the kinds of movies I watch and books I read, I should not be feeling anything at all at the gruesomeness that happens in any story (not only the physical violence) but in-spite of it I still get emotional. I remember reading Kite Runner and feeling so upset and then even through the quarter of the movie, I stopped watching it. I just couldn’t go through it again. I am not sure if I will get over such things. But then that is why I love the books and the movies. They show me so many different worlds and tell me so many different stories and each of them touch me in a different way. Oh God! I got a little sidetracked here. Back to the Game of Thrones. I am trying to take it a little slow this time for this book because the sleepless nights are giving me more trouble with my health. My eyes feel so strained and I feel so sleepy all the time. So I guess this book is going to take a while to complete (and I hope that it is true). Let me see what else is in store for me.