So for past three months I've been reading through the Song of Ice and Fire series, and at first I had some trouble keeping track of the story as far as the first book goes. BUt once I reached page 200 hundred I got some traction and I've been reading my way through since December.
I'm currently at page 600 of the Feast of Crows and I've been reluctant to get to close to the TV show. At first I only went near it in order to put a face to a few of the names, but then I saw the trailer for Season 3 and I thought the battle trial for Tyrion was pretty freaking cool.
I then read a few of the comments saying they were incredibly excited for this season and that really disappointed me. I prefer to read the books because I wish to show respect to the author's source material. Most people aren't aware of the fact that George Martin has been writing S.O.I.A.F series since 1995, yet all people seem to want to care about is the show.
True I only started reading the series until a few months ago but that was from a personal recommendation from my friend who reads the books herself. I wish more people would give mind to the original sources.
Cause eventually he'll be dead and THEN people will start caring if he hadn't finished the series.