This or That? #77
This week Bookmark Chronicles would like to know:
When reading a series are you more likely to read each book upon release or wait until the entire series is complete?
*”It depends” is not an option*
Most of the time I will wait for the whole series to come out and then read it all in one go. Also though I usually will only get the first book of a series and THEN decide if I want to continue on. I try not to listen to the band wagon anymore, as I found in the past that I get swept up in it all and then go back later and realised I didn’t actually enjoy it that much. Then I’ve spent all this money on a series I don’t actually enjoy and can’t afford to the series I do want!
So now I make sure that I only get the first series in a book and then if I really enjoy it, I will then get the rest of the series in one way or another!
This week is the last episode of Season 4 (four) for one of my favourite television shows “Games of Thrones”. I personally think that its been one of the most up and down seasons of the show to date. I stopped viewing after the episode “Oathkeeper” where I personally felt a scene was competently unnecessary and it was not in the book at all, they have not brought it up and it did nothing to move the plot along. Ever since then I’ve been off of the “Games of Thrones” bandwagon.
Even with Tyrions speech everyone I knew was going on about how it was Emmy winning and it was the best speech they had ever heard and I finally got to watch it…and it was good, but I have heard it before.
So enough of that! (I was hoping that people wouldn’t be able to see what I am about to write) ~.^
However despite the disappointments I had this Season, there was one character that we were introduced that continually made everything better…Oberyn Martell.
Prince Oberyn Nymeros Martell (also known as the Red Viper) had a very close relationship with his sister, Elia, and they were inseparable as children. Oberyn’s speed and skill with a spear and a sword are extremely well-known.
Following the sacking of King’s Landing, Oberyn learned that his sister, Elia, was raped and murdered by a Lannister knight, Gregor Clegane as well as her son, and her daughter was killed by another Lannister knight and Oberyn swore revenge. Prince Oberyn eventually comes Kings Landing to to claim the seat on the council on Prince Doran Martell’s behalf, and to get justice for his sisters murder, which was agreed with by Tyrion Lannister.
When Tyrion is accused of Joffrey’s murder, Oberyn is one of the judges. Before Tyrions judgement , Oberyn offers to be Tyrion’s champion in trial by combat, if Tyrion tells who is guilty of the murder of Elia. Tyrion takes Oberyn up on his offer. Oberyn knows already that Ser Gregor will be his adversary.
This is where I sign off…I don’t want too give anything else away!