I, like most people, love the show. But unlike most people, I read the first book (Game of Thrones) when I was in high school - 12 years ago. I loved it, but didn't read the others until recently.
Now I'm on the third book, and while I am enjoying it, I can't help but feel bogged down. The books are sooooo loooooooong that I feel like I'm missing out on reading other books. Is that weird? I'm enjoying it, but it feels like a waste of time? I've never really felt that way about a book before.
Curse you, Martin, for bringing on new feelings.