That’s exactly why I decided to wait til the show is over before reading. It seems like due to the inherent limitations of time and cost, shows & films are always a disappointment compared to the depth their book counterparts offer, and I was really enjoying the gorgeous world the show was creating & didn’t want to spoil that. I figure if you wait til the shows over, then you can enjoy the show 100% without screaming at the tv when they go off-book or conflict with the way you imagined it, and then afterward enjoy the books 100%, and with the shows beautiful aesthetics coloring in the story. But who am I kidding. Reading puts me to sleep. Having just been given the audiobook of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy read by the author in his own voice, I’m suddenly sold on the medium. Hopefully there’s a good audio reading of GRRMs work.