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katdog42
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I received my notice today (really, yesterday but I didn't see it until this morning) that the copy of A Dance with Dragons that I requested from my library has arrived. My time is now ticking. I have three weeks to read it and get it back. BUT..... I just realized, I have forgotten half of the things I read in the last four books.

Are there any sites that offer GOOD, (relatively) brief summaries of the other books? Even a list of who died and how would be a great memory jog right now. Any thoughts?

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I recommend the Song of Ice and Fire Wiki.
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http://towerofthehand.com/
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You've got three whole weeks! Just read the series over again.

It's worth it, I promise.

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There's a few moments in this series that I never want to experience ever again.
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I actually tried back in January to reread the entire series. I had no trouble obtaining A Game of Thrones from the library. I think I waited two or three weeks to get it. As soon as it arrived, I applied for A Clash of Kings. I was 7th on the waiting list... for which there was only one copy in the entire system! I am currently number 2 on that list, and number 3 on the list for the 3rd book. I never imagined I'd get this book before I got the other two, but the library purchased ten copies of the new book and still hasn't upped their holdings on the other ones.
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Buy them! They're worth that, too. I promise.

Strider: Sometimes I go back and re-read just those moments, to see if they still effect me. And to stare in awe at the craft required to make them so effective.

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SERIOUSLY limited budget. Also, a lifestyle denouncing the collection of things, even books (much to my dismay, I do so love books). It's always the library for me.
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But things are so nice to collect...

Well, I hope you change your mind and show your support for the series once your budget isn't so limited.

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Dan, kat's lifestyle and budget are due to her religious vocation.
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Oh!

My apologies, Kat.

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I wish that you'd said "No offense meant!", Dan, so that she could have replied with "nun taken."

Kat, there are a couple of different counties with good library systems in my area, and I have memberships at several of them for occasions just such as the one you're experiencing with the Ice and Fire books. Could you try a different library system? I have no idea where you're located, so I don't know if it'd be practical, of course.

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quote:
Originally posted by Jake:
I wish that you'd said "No offense meant!", Dan, so that she could have replied with "nun taken."

*GROAN*
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Dance with Dragons takes place during the same time period as A Feast for Crows, so it won't really matter a whole lot if you do not remember what happened.
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Although remembering what happened in A Storm of Swords is very important. There is constant reference to the events in that book.
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Thanks for all the help. The wiki page definitely reminded me of some things. I'm also glad to know I can go look up something or someone if it comes up.

Because of my odd living arrangements, I actually have a card with five different library systems. Three are smalltown places with relatively few holdings (and almost nothing in the fantasy section). One is a moderate system, but it's the one that is hardest for me to access. The largest one is the city where I live. It's the biggest library system in the state and actually shares holdings with the county right across the river in another state. BUT... they just don't place a high priority on GRRM works.

Now, if I were looking for the latest Jodi Picoult, that would be a different story here!

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