It was about this time last year that the last season of Game of Thrones was airing. And despite a controversial ending, I really enjoyed the show as a whole, and it’s made me want to read The Song of Ice and Fire series that the show was based on.
A Game of Thrones is the first of what is currently five released books, and on top of being part of my Twelve Books Challenge, I thought it might be fun to read the chapters corresponding to each episode of the show.
And then I found this really awesome graph on Reddit that breaks that down. Thus this idea was born. I figure we’ll still be self-isolating for a while, so maybe others would like to join me for a hefty read-a-thon of sorts.
So, the premise of this Read-and-Watch along is simple. Every two weeks we discuss an episode of the show and read the corresponding chapters. I’ve come up with a loose outline/schedule that follows the graph pretty closely. The only difference is that I’ll be reading the chapters chronologically. I don’t plan on skipping around to fit the show, so it might be a little bit different than is outlined in the graph, but it should be close enough to do the job. I’ve also tried to keep the chapter quantities relatively the same for each bi-weekly interval.
How you want to discuss is up to you – I’ll be posting on various social media about my progress if you want to chat there, but I’ll also be recapping what I think about the episode and the chapters in a blog post every two weeks. Sort of a book-chatty post, kind of like the one I did recently for The Last Wish.
- Episode 1 (Chapters 1-9): April 20th, 2020
- Episode 2 (Chapters 10-18): May 4th, 2020
- Episode 3 (Chapters 19-25): May 18th, 2020
- Episode 4 (Chapters 26-30): June 1st, 2020
- Episode 5 (Chapters 31-37): June 15th, 2020
- Episode 6 (Chapters 38-45): June 29th, 2020
- Episode 7 (Chapters 46-50): July 13rd, 2020
- Episode 8 (Chapters 51-58): July 27th, 2020
- Episode 9 (Chapters 59-65): August 10th, 2020
- Episode 10 (Chapters 66-End): August 24th, 2020
Well, mostly for the fun. It’ll be awesome to talk about the books and the show with fellow fans of the series!
But I don’t think there has been a huge fantasy show with quite the same popularity before. And I think it’ll be pretty interesting to experience both the book and the show and compare the two.
I actually tried to read A Game of Thrones many years ago, but found it really hard to get through. The first season of the show was also a little tedious for me to watch as well, so it’ll be interesting to see how I feel about it the second time around.
That being said, barring the last season, I really loved the show, so naturally, I want to catch up on the book series as well. I’ve only heard good things about the books, and I’m interested (and hopeful) in seeing the books provide a more satisfying ending.
If you want to join me, I’ve got a link-up down below!
This is also my first time hosting a link-up, which is really exciting! Please pardon any technical difficulties!
The link-up will close when the discussion for the last episode comes out – August 24th! If you decide to link-up a blog post, I’ll be sure to check it out!
I’d love for you to join me! Let me know in the comments or use the link-up if you plan on reading and watching A Game of Thrones along with me!
Stay safe, everyone!