I'm not much of a re-reader. I generally follow the opinion that with the overwhelming size of my TBR list, it's sort of crazy to go back and read something that I've already read. Yet, I do make exceptions. The Harry Potter series is one that I've revisited a few times. There are Mark Twain works that I read in middle or high school that I've gone back to as an adult. I've honestly lost count of how many times I've torn through R.A. Salvatore's Homeland after first reading it in the early 90's.
For those unfamiliar with the series or Martin's writing, book three leaves off with some shocking cliffhangers, only half of which are resolved in book four (A Feast for Crows). The fourth book carries the story of half the characters in book three, but the other half are left hanging until book five A Dance with Dragons - the book that Martin fans have just been told (officially!) will be released in July. So I've waited four years to even crack the spine of book four but since there are four months until the release of Dance and four books in the series leading up to it, I figure now is the ideal time for a reread!
Check back here for my progress report:
March: A Game of Thrones (finished 3/31/11)
April: A Clash of Kings (finished 5/07/11)
May: A Storm of Swords (finished 6/28/11)
June: A Feast for Crows (finished 7/19/11)
July: A Dance with Dragons (finished 8/3/11)
If anyone wants to join in the series reread or try out A Game of Thrones, let me know as I'd love to swap notes and join discussion! Or if any long time Ice and Fire fans want a partner for the happy dances of joy that will accompany July's release, I'm glad to join in those as well!