Consuming Great Media

Reading:
I just finished reading Game of Thrones: Book One of A Song Of Ice And Fire by George RR Martin. It’s the first in a series of books that revolve around political intrigue set in a fantasy realm. The nice thing about this story is that it’s gritty and realistic, and I don’t think you have to be a fan of fantasy novels to enjoy it. Each chapter is written from a character’s point-of-view and each chapter moves the story forward. The chapters aren’t long, so it keeps things moving at a good clip, and makes it easy to pick up and read even if you only have a few minutes to spare. Four of the novels are already published, and it looks like there may be 6 or 7 in the series. I’m ready to start the next one, A Clash of Kings… if only I had more time to read!

Watching:
I recently purchased the DVD set of Season 1 of Heroes. I’d heard great things about it and never got a chance to watch it last year. Now that I’ve finished watching it, I can understand why so many of my friends were fans of it. Extra bonus is that I don’t have long to wait until season 2 starts: next Monday!

Playing:
I got so sucked into BioShock last week and was glad to have finished it so I could get on to other things in my life. Great design and story with wonderful atmosphere adn music and voice-acting. I’m not normally a fan of 1st person shooters but I really enjoyed this.