Why am I still reading this book?
A couple years ago, I'm unable to find any place I wrote about this, I was reading a book about migraine headaches. I bought the book on a recommendation from some magazine or website or some such. The recommendation suggested the book would explain all about migraines and their triggers. Thinking that, hey, it's been a long time since I've looked into research on migraines, maybe this book will shed some insight I'm missing.
Well, it didn't. Not only did it not tell me anything I didn't already know about migraine headaches, it also contradicted itself several ways to Sunday. Migraines can be triggered by lack of sleep. But also too much sleep. Migraines can be trigged by too much coffee. But also not enough coffee. Migraines can be treated with X. X won't help some people.
The book was infuriating in its lack of new information and reasonable coherency.
I threw it across the room.
Kris noticed the book flying across the room, just over the book he was reading.
This, by a woman who loves books.
I'm currently reading the second book of the Song of Fire and Ice, by George R. R. Martin. The series is six books long, of which four are already published. It's a fascinating read. It's full of engaging characters. It has a remarkably good plot line. It's complicated and interesting and full of surprises.
And I want to throw this book across the room, too.
If you're reading the series, or are thinking of reading the series, this series of books that Matthew said I had to read, the books that Kris is also reading and enjoying and trying to buy before I can give to him as a gift for Christmas or his birthday, the books with fantastically great reviews, then stop reading this now, becauce I'm going to be listing a bunch of spointers here. And I'm not goign to apologoize fo rthem.
Okay, so, you knoa that Eddard dies. I told you that . I was so mad when this happened. But I mean, fine, it's a plaot point. You can't ways have the good lguyes winnng, can you?
But come ON ON! Rob STartk? I mean, what the fuck? Why did Rob have to die? Sure, Sure, Kaitlin STark, fine, she was starrkgin to to annoy me. Whaaa wahaaa this and boo hoo that and isn't she just the saddest woman a in all the worlkd? BShe thought hshe had lost two osunds. a shusbana nd two of her finve kkids with another one lost. kay sure, and one married to hthe brother of teh man who crippeled one of her kids. But why oh why She was stratin to annoy me. Couldnt' satand her after a while. B ut Rob? Rob stoark ? And Little JohN? And all the north men?
Gah. I hate Martin at this point. He killed off Rob Startk! And left Aria with the Hound!
I mean, the only person of any interset at this opoint is Danaryes, and she's still a half of a wolrd aaway at this point.
Rob stark died. This engire hfmaily is in the process of being whiped out. WWTF?
What makes all of this work is both the timing and format of my reading. I'm listening to the books on audio CD, which makes throwing them across the room really really hard. Okay, sure, I can throw the CDs, but where's the fun in that? They might fly like frisbees if I flick hard enough, but then they might actually cut someone when they hit. Also bad is the timing. Few things worse than coming into work at a client's site all angry and annoyed at a character dying. Worse, on the last day of the job at the client's site. I immedia Worse, I had to wwait three hours for Kris towake up and come online before I could complain about the fack that Marktin killed off Rob Start.
Come on! WTF? I'm so annoyed.
The Red Wedding indeed.
I hate these books. I hate them. I hate them I hate them I hate them.
And I will continue reading them.
They're that good.