So, I finished re-reading A Feast For Crows today and have A Dance with Dragons sitting on my night table. I’ve been holding off on reading it because I want the story fresh(ish) in my mind for when I eventually sit down to read the sixth book in the series, The Winds of Winter. Of course, there’s no telling when that sixth instalment will come out. Given the fact that the fifth book was released six years after the fourth (coincidentally, mere months after the premiere of the HBO series), I may want to wait just a tad longer. Alternately, I could opt for a more leisurely reading pace. At one page a day, it should take me a little under three years to complete A Dance with Dragons – which sounds about right. By my calculations, The Winds of Winter should hit bookshelves by the summer of 2018. And the seventh and final book, A Dream of Spring, not longer after in the spring of 2027.
Hey, check out what Akemi made for the dogs today…
Completing our Stargate: Atlantis re-watch with…Enemy at the Gate!
Surprisingly (or not) she felt pretty much the same way. ZPM’s, super hive, travel between galaxies, wormhole drive…yadayadayada. I caught her surreptitiously checking out Angry Birds on her cell phone at one point. However, the episode did draw her attention long enough for her to offer the following running commentary…
Das! She’s joined the fan club. On Todd: “He’s become so lovable!” And: “he looks less pale! More healthy!” Yep, he’s clearly been taking care of himself. Although: “He need to wash his hair.”
When Todd is imprisoned and given a change of clothes: “Why new outfit? Looks like cosplay.”
On the other hand, when Teyla appears in her leather ensemble: “Finally, a nice outfit for Teyla! Remember that rainbow top?” The latter a reference to the final scene in 38 Minutes.
When Ronon is killed: “Oh my gosh!”
And then when he is revived: “Nobody ever die.” Technically, he DID!
At various points throughout this episode’s spectacular visual effects sequences: “Beautiful!”
Overall however: “I felt a little too long. I prefer SGU’s ending. This is a happier ending though. Yeah, I guess so. Too good to be true.”
And on the series in general: “Even though I like SGA characters too, I like SGU more. But I like Todd even though when he smile he’s creepy, all teeth and gums. And he always pokerface.”
And: “It’s funny the fact that it’s other planets and everyone speaks English, but not Chinese or Japanese.”