Getting back to A Storm of Swords (finally!)

Life has been keeping me so busy that I haven’t had much time to read outside the reading I do for my Vacation in the Golden Age, keeping up with my science magazines, and reading manuscripts for critique for various writers groups. I last touched George R. R. Martin’s A Storm of Swords well over a month ago. Since then, however, the e-book has stayed stuck on page 221. Until yesterday.

Yesterday afternoon, I discovered that George R. R. Martin was doing a Q&A at Google that was being broadcast live on the Internet as part of the Authors@Google program. I tuned in and watched Martin get asked questions for more than an hour, and it was great to see. Indeed, it inspired me to get back to reading A Storm of Swords, and when I crawled into bed last night, I started reading from where I left off. I was a little worried I would have lost some of the threads, but I seemed to slip back into it almost seamlessly. I managed to get through about 25 pages before my eyes stopped cooperating and kept closing.

I don’t think I can finish this book, A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons before the baby arrives in just under four weeks, but I’m going to do my best to see just how far I can get.

I think the live Q&A session was recorded and will be posted on the Authors@Google site in the future. If I see it up there, I’ll let you know. It was a great Q&A session.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.