I basically hate everything about being back home. After spending a month traveling around the southern Balkans, it really blows.
Still, there is a silver lining to all that crap, namely the slender volume you see in the picture above. =)
George R. R. Martin's A Dance With Dragons(Canada, USA, Europe) is dedicated to the author's fans around the world.
He salutes the madmen and wild women of the Brotherhood Without Banners, many of whom I had a chance to meet at Worldcon in Montreal. GRRM also salutes his fans from Asshai in Spain, those of Italy, Finland, Germany, Brazil, Portugal, France, and the Netherlands. In the end, he dedicates this book to all the fans and friends he has yet to meet.
For the map lovers, in addition to the North and South maps of Westeros, ADWD also includes maps of Beyond the Wall (new edition), the Free Cities, and Valyria.