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This Is Like That

Posted in Uncategorized by m.snowe on May 17, 2011

From A Game of Thrones:

” When the wars were over at last, and Catelyn rode to Winterfell, Jon and his wet nurse had already taken up residence. That cut deep. Ned would not speak of the mother, not so much as a word, but a castle has no secrets, and Catelyn heard her maids repeating tales they heard from the lips of her husband’s soldiers.”

(From page 55, that M.Snowe read on the subway this morning.)

From a The New York Times story M.Snowe read later this morning:

“LOS ANGELES — Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered an out-of-wedlock child nearly a decade ago with a member of his household staff, leading Maria Shriver, his wife, to move out after he told her earlier this year, according to people close to the family… he informed Ms. Shriver of the affair after he finished his term in office in January. The baby was born before Mr. Schwarzenegger was elected in a special election in 2003…’After leaving the Governor’s office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago,’ he said in a statement.”

–One quote is part of a vaguely medieval tale about a regional leader consorting with an unknown chick during his wartime rule and producing a bastard. The other is a fictional storyline in A Game of Thrones.

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  1. Dr. Ballon said, on May 17, 2011 at 5:13 am

    If nothing else, I’m glad you’re reading A Game of Thrones. Since I read what’s available of the series a few years ago, I’ve been trying to get everyone on board.

  2. m.snowe said, on May 17, 2011 at 7:44 am

    It’s good so far! I’m having a father-daughter book club, and my dad and I have agreed to both read the first book in the series and report back.

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