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literature meme: 6/10 series or books

What is honor compared to a woman’s love? What is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms… or the memory of a brother’s smile? Wind and words. Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.

A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin (1996-)

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“Robert wanted to be loved. My brother Tyrion has the same disease. Do you want to be loved, Sansa?”
“Everyone wants to be loved.”
“I see flowering hasn’t made you any brighter,” said Cersei. “Sansa, permit me to share a bit of womanly wisdom with you on this very special day. 

Love is poison. A sweet poison, yes, but it will kill you all the same.

George R. R. Martin, A Clash of Kings.

If Lord of the Rings was written by George R. R. Martin

Boromir would’ve died the same way.

Gimli would have died at Helm’s Deep, killed by Orcs.

Pippin would die trying to stop Denethor from burning Faramir alive.

Faramir would’ve perished from his wounds because of how long it took for him to receive medical help.

Merry would stay behind at Minas Tirith , mourning the loss of Pippin

Legolas would die at the Battle of Mordor, taking an arrow to the chest that was meant for Aragorn.

Aragorn would survive, but would receive a crushing war injury.

When Frodo put on the ring in Mount Doom, Sauron’s soul entered him, making him the new vessel of the Dark Lord, which would force Sam and Gollum to work together and push Sauron/Frodo into the lava.

Sam and Gollum would fall in with him, killing them both.

Gandalf would take Merry home, but would still have to take the ship to the afterlife.

At the end of it all, Merry and Aragorn remain as the only surviving members of the Fellowship of Nine. Broken, hurt, and alone.

The end.

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hey guys! this is my april book haul! i haven’t bought as many books as i wanted to this month, but they’re all very very long so i’m really happy and excited to have them on my bookshelf. 📚

1. the first one, with the red cover, is eldest by christopher paolini! it’s the second book of the inheritance cycle that follows eragon, which i finished a few days ago! i really liked the first book and because of that i decided to read the whole thing. a lot of people claim that the series is too similar to lord of of the rings and they don’t like it owning to that, but even though i admit there are a lot of similarities between the two, i love the characters and the plot too much! i think it is really worth reading, especially if you like fantasy books!

2. the second one on the pile from the top is a game of thrones by george r. r. martin, the first book or the a song of ice and fire series which i’ll finally start to read! i’ve never watched the tv show, but since it is so popular, unfortunaly i’ve seen and read a lot of spoilers :( i still think the book is worth reading, so i’ll give it a try! the length of the novel intimidates me a bit because sometimes the free time that i dedicate to reading can be very limited, but i’m determined to finish it within this year.

3. the third one is an edition of all the books of the narnia chronicles by c. s. lewis! i’ve already read the prologue book (which is one of my favorites) and seen the movies when i was younger, but i love the story so much and i’ve been wanting to buy the books for a long time now!

4. the final one is the new annotated sherlock holmes written by arthur conan doyle, with notes by leslie s. klinger and introduction by john le carré. i borrowed it from by cousin when i was little and never managed to finish it, so when i saw it at the bookshop i just had to take it home with me! the book explains and expands your knowledge on basically everything that is mentioned throughout the stories, so if you’re the kind of person who really likes this stuff, i really recommend buying this edition. as you can see i bought the portuguese version, but if you’re interested, i have the link to the original version in english on amazon!

have you read any of these? if so, let me now! talking about books will always be a pleasure to me~