Who would have thought!?! Not me, that's for sure.
But since my ARCs of Melanie Rawn's Spellbinder, Neil Gaiman's Fragile Things and Terry Pratchett's Wintersmith have yet to show up in my mailbox, and with my copy of Raymond E. Feist's Into a Dark Realm in transit somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean, I found myself facing quite the conundrum.:-) Namely, what to read next? Not that I lack any reading material, mind you. Heck, I have enough unread novels to keep me occupied for about two years running.
Be that as it may, that annoying little voice inside my head kept nagging me about a resolution I promised to keep. Last January, my New Year's resolutions included reading Steven Erikson's The Malazan Book of the Fallen, as well as finally caving in and read George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. Well, summer is almost over and I've become an ardent Malazan convert.
So I told myself that it would be only natural to likewise give GRRM a shot. After all these years, every single volume in hardcover awaiting my attention and my A Game of Thrones ARC sitting there for the last decade, it felt as though I could do no less. Nay-sayers like Werthead and OsRavan doubted my resolve, and not without good reasons!;-) Bastards! Honestly, I'm doing this almost out of spite, to prove you guys wrong!;-)
Hence, ladies and gentlemen, please sit down for this news. This afternoon, with a steaming cup of coffee and using the Braveheart soundtrack as a backdrop, I sat down and began to read A Game of Thrones.:-)
Keeping two resolutions in 2006. . . What is this world coming to, anyway!?!