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30 Day Reading Challenge—Day 1: "The Best Book You’ve Read This Year"
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I know I’m a little late to the game on this one (pun only partially intended), but by far the best book I’ve read this year is George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones, from his ‘A Song of Ice and Fire' series.   
Where do I even begin with this thing?  What do I say about this book that hasn’t already been said 50 times over?  Honestly…I have no idea, but I love the crap out of this book anyway.  Which, if anyone was wondering, I love the HBO tv series just as much.  Have I gotten further in the TV show than the books?  Yes.  Have I purposefully watched the TV show before reading the books?  Abso-fucking-lutely.  If there’s one thing I’ve learned about myself over the years, it’s that if I read a book before seeing the film adaptation—whether it’s a movie or TV series—I’m always taking in the adaptation with a sharper critical eye.  And I don’t like doing that.  I like being able to enjoy both creations for what they are, and try to lessen the bias between the two as much as possible.  Now, do I tend to still prefer the books over the movie or TV adaptation?  Yes.  But at least I can still enjoy the movie or TV adaptation instead of cringing at every little change from the original source material.  Game of Thrones is no exception.  If anything, especially with how ridiculous spoilers are for this series (which, honestly, played a major role in my decision to just watch the TV series first), I would highly recommend watching the TV series before tackling the books.  
For the book itself, though, I really do adore it to pieces.  Whether you find yourself supporting the Starks, Baratheons, or even the Lannisters (sometimes you’ve just got to hate to love them), I think there’s someone in A Game of Thrones for everybody.  I highly recommend it to anyone who has a fondness for fantasy, adventure, politics…or just humanity in general.  Just make sure to brace yourself and have a box of tissues ready—NO ONE is safe in this series.  No one.  

"When you play the game of thrones, you win…or you die.  There is no middle ground."  
-Cersei Lannister

30 Day Reading Challenge—Day 1"The Best Book You’ve Read This Year"

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I know I’m a little late to the game on this one (pun only partially intended), but by far the best book I’ve read this year is George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones, from his ‘A Song of Ice and Fire' series.   

Where do I even begin with this thing?  What do I say about this book that hasn’t already been said 50 times over?  Honestly…I have no idea, but I love the crap out of this book anyway.  Which, if anyone was wondering, I love the HBO tv series just as much.  Have I gotten further in the TV show than the books?  Yes.  Have I purposefully watched the TV show before reading the books?  Abso-fucking-lutely.  If there’s one thing I’ve learned about myself over the years, it’s that if I read a book before seeing the film adaptation—whether it’s a movie or TV series—I’m always taking in the adaptation with a sharper critical eye.  And I don’t like doing that.  I like being able to enjoy both creations for what they are, and try to lessen the bias between the two as much as possible.  Now, do I tend to still prefer the books over the movie or TV adaptation?  Yes.  But at least I can still enjoy the movie or TV adaptation instead of cringing at every little change from the original source material.  Game of Thrones is no exception.  If anything, especially with how ridiculous spoilers are for this series (which, honestly, played a major role in my decision to just watch the TV series first), I would highly recommend watching the TV series before tackling the books.  

For the book itself, though, I really do adore it to pieces.  Whether you find yourself supporting the Starks, Baratheons, or even the Lannisters (sometimes you’ve just got to hate to love them), I think there’s someone in A Game of Thrones for everybody.  I highly recommend it to anyone who has a fondness for fantasy, adventure, politics…or just humanity in general.  Just make sure to brace yourself and have a box of tissues ready—NO ONE is safe in this series.  No one.  

"When you play the game of thrones, you win…or you die.  There is no middle ground."  

-Cersei Lannister

So I saw this challenge pop up on my dash, and thought…why not?  I love books, I love to read, and I like talking about the books I read.  :)
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Note: I’m leaving this particular post with JUST the challenge itself.  That way, if anyone else feels inspired to do the thing, you’ll be able to reblog the post without what’s likely to be my ridiculously long ‘Day 1’ answer.  XD

So I saw this challenge pop up on my dash, and thought…why not?  I love books, I love to read, and I like talking about the books I read.  :)

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Note: I’m leaving this particular post with JUST the challenge itself.  That way, if anyone else feels inspired to do the thing, you’ll be able to reblog the post without what’s likely to be my ridiculously long ‘Day 1’ answer.  XD

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  • sasuke:

    what i'm after... is revolution

  • naruto:

    well have you planned out what to do after revolution

  • sasuke:

    what

  • sakura:

    yeah, after all, it'd be reckless to believe that just knocking down the existing structures would fix everything

  • sasuke:

    what

  • kakashi:

    that's right. the economic/political structures through the various villages right now are pretty hard-wired, and to change them for the better, certainly, the first step is doing away with the old, but if you don't have any steps afterwards, you're likely looking at the same old kind of powers rising up and taking control.

  • sasuke:

    what

  • naruto:

    so if we're going to go ahead with this revolution we also need to make sure that, beyond just killing the five kages, we tear down other capitalist structures underneath their reign and replace them with a system that uses resources and abilities - of which we seem to have almost no limit to, considering our own sizable skill with jutsus that allows us to move mountains themselves, our generate massive amounts of electrical power, for just a few examples - and put them to work making sure everyone is fed, sheltered, and has what they need.

  • sasuke:

    what

  • sakura:

    which isn't to say we can just stop there. there are other oppressive structures at work, not limited to just capital and how it is used and who it is put in the hands of, but multiple axes of power in general, as brought on by how history has been structured and the narratives given to us by both those in power and society as a whole, and working to remove those should also be part of our goal.

  • sasuke:

    what

  • kakashi:

    correct. now, if you'll look at this scroll here, i've started writing some theories on how, after revolution, we can use our jutsus, both as individuals and as a collective, to keep food production intact and distribute it to absolutely everyone

  • sasuke:

    i just

  • sasuke:

    i was just thinking i'd kill the five kages

  • naruto:

    well that seems very short sighted of you