Since I am stuck in the in-between of hoping someone wants to rent my house so I can move up to Virginia where my husband has already started in his new job, I have chosen to spend my weekend with this most fabulous book by George RR Martin. Game of Thrones...why have I not picked this up sooner? I'm 500 pages into an 800 page book in just a few days and I cannot put it down. Medieval family saga of honor, loyalty, betrayal, and battle...I cannot wait to sit down with the HBO series tomorrow after I finish this book.
Two quotes that I cannot forget:
Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you. (p.57)
Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night's Watch, for this night and all the nights to come. (p.522)
Natalie, the Coffee and a Book Chick