SO! I was planning on posting a Game of Thrones book review today (I even finished it on time and everything! Be proud of me because I never stick to schedules!) but after thinking about some things… I really don’t have enough thoughts to write out an entire review for it. SO INSTEAD we’re gonna talk about my relationship with audiobooks and why I don’t usually review books I listen to!
Just some spoiler free Game of Thrones thoughts! Like I said it was a meh read for me. A lot of my favorite characters and parts of the show are still the same in the book (except Dany… idk I have lots of mixed feelings on her in both the book and the show). The book goes into more backstory of Westeros than the show did, and I like that. I’ve always found the backstory of Westeros interesting and it’s something I wish the show made a little clearer. I’ll recommend this one to pretty much anyone. It is high fantasy so if that isn’t your cup of tea just beware, but I never found things hard to follow or super boring.
“Why,” you ask, “are you segwaying from Game of Thrones to audiobooks?” Well my fabulous reading raccoon, because I listened to Game of Thrones on audiobook and I feel like it added to my meh feelings on the book. I’ve listened to about four audiobooks in the past year and I’ve only reviewed two of them. The two that I did review were Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. What makes these two books different making me review them but not the other two books I read, well it comes down to the time it takes for me to get through the book. Audiobooks are never my priority when it comes to what I’m reading, meaning I get through them much slower than physical books. This slower reading speed leads me to forget many aspects of the book and just leave me without much of an impression when I’ve finished the book.
Audiobooks are a wonderful thing that allow me to still be getting through books when I’m busy doing homework, driving, or working out. I checked out the audiobook for Game of Thrones because I wasn’t finding enough time to get through the physical book; however, I guess since I just listen to it as background noise without really think too hard about it, it doesn’t leave much of an impression. I should just use audiobooks to listen to contemporaries or books that I don’t have to put too much thought into.
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON AUDIOBOOKS?! AM I CRAZY? (probably) SHOULD I STOP TALKING ABOUT GAME OF THRONES (definitely… I PROMISE THIS IS MY LAST POST ABOUT IT!) CAN I CALL Y’ALL READING RACCOONS FROM NOW ON?! (I hope you don’t mind because I’m going to do it 😊)