10. Anyone who's read the last week's worth of the social thread already knows the answer to that. Briefly, yes I watch it, and I enjoy it a great deal, but I'm totally conscious of both A, how much deeper the world is in novel form, and B, how much HBO plays up certain, um, elements, for the sake of its traditional audience. I often have to remind people around here that I am not normally a serious SFF fan, and something's got to really stand out for me to devote my time to it. I see the show as a nice primer to the universe that will ultimately allow me to make an educated decision about whether the novels are worth a year or so of my life (I'm a very slow reader). The last thing I want to do is change mediums midstream, through, so I wouldn't even think about reading the books until the show has concluded--I just hope the last book is actually out by then.