MyTBR #63: High School Reading and Storm of Swords

We had a really fun (and polarizing) topic on episode 63 of the To Be Read Podcast this week, based on question from one of our viewers. The question was: Are we avid readers (and writers) because of high school English class, despite it, or something in between. We covered all ends of the spectrum, sometimes at the same time, and mentioned some of the books we actually loved and inspired us, and others we hated. And lots about various teachers too. Give it a listen, and please share some of your memories in the comments on Youtube or here on the blog.

With my son, we’ve continued with Adventure Time, Volume 6 written by Ryan North and illustrated by Sherri Piroline and a bunch more. This is the new issue that came earlier in 2015, so after this we’ll have to move onto something different… or at least some of the stories outside of the main sequence. Still enjoying them!

For my own reading, it was another week of sailing (or slow but enjoyable rowing, really) through the Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin, book 3 of A Song of Ice and Fire. I’ve been so tired most nights that I only read a chapter or two, but I’m really liking it, and must be getting close to some of the iconic scenes where I’ve done a masterful job of spoiler-avoidance when they hit the TV screens.

I’m still not at the 500 page mark, so less than halfway. And it’s not out of the question that I’d rush through to the next one too.

Yes, if you happen to buy one of these from Amazon based on my recommendation links, they’ll throw a few cents my way as a thank you. Or go get the book out of the library (I love my library), buy it in a used bookstore, or borrow it from a friend. If it catches your eye, you’ll find a way.