I'm reading Game of Thrones right now, by George R.R. Martin. It's engrossing so far and I think, 125 pages in, that I've gotten the characters straightened out. The chapters alternate between seven different characters and it took me a bit to keep track of who was who, who they were talking about, and the relationships between them. Anyway, I wanted to share a quote from one of them, Tyrion Lannister. He's dwarfed, misshapen, and has just been asked why he reads. He says,
"I have a realistic grasp of my own strengths and weaknesses. My mind is my weapon. My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer, and I have my mind...and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." Tyrion tapped the leader cover of the book. "That's why I read so much, Jon Snow."
A mind needs books. I like that thought :)
I'm going to go read the next chapter now.
P.S. I seem to be having technical difficulties again. I'm unable to comment at the moment. I can't stay signed in and sometimes the OpenID thing doesn't work either. I hope this little hiccup doesn't last much longer but, in any case, know that I'm reading and enjoying y'alls posts even though I cannot comment.