SEVEN READING LESSONS FROM GAME OF THRONES May 20, 2019 – Posted in: Literary Lifestyle – Tags: , , , , , , , ,


Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for HBO. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, the first of which is A Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones came with lots of lessons. The team at KAWEAFRICA came up with SEVEN READING LESSONS from Game Of Thrones. The show has finally come to an end and this is our own way of bidding FAREWELL!

Lesson 1

1. “Winter is Coming”

Ned Stark made it a point of duty to remind the house of Stark to always be prepared. This preparation has kept them in the game.

Winter is an opportunity. Books would teach you that opportunity wastes no time with the unprepared. Nothing prepares you for opportunity like reading.

Read far, read wide, read all and read on…

Lesson 2

2. “The Mind needs Books Like a sword needs a Whetstone”

Most of Tyrion Lannister’s success occur when he is sober. His knowledge from reading distinguishes him.

Books refine you, they take you on a journey that transforms you. No book leaves you the same.

Lesson 3

3. “I know how to say ‘hello’ in Dothraki”

Daenerys owes much of her success to understanding peoples local cultures and languages.

Local intelligence beats global assumptions any-day, any-time.

Every form of knowledge exists in a book. To get ahead, never assume, just read.

Lesson 44

4. “I read it in a book”

Samwell Tarly has become one of the unlikely heroes and he owes it to his ability to read extensively.

Readers are possessors of the past, creators of the present and predictors of the future.

Life’s heroes have a good knowledge of the old and a clear vision for the new. It’s all in a book.

Lesson 5

5. “You know nothing, Jon Snow”

For supposedly knowing nothing, Jon Snow has learnt a lot and made it this far.

Acknowledging you don’t know is the first step in acquiring new knowledge. You can’t read without ‘bending the head’.

Always be humble, you still have a lot to learn.

Lesson 6

6. “Sometimes, a man has to make hard choices, choices that might look wrong to others”

What Samwell Tarly shares here is a general life lesson most applicable to reading.

Reading is a choice, a hard choice most of the time.

If you’re really certain about reading, don’t let the pressure of work, the pressure of life or other people’s opinion discourage you. Choose a new reading goal and follow through.

Lesson 7

7. “The Lannisters always pay their debt”

Lord Tywin Lannister never matched any words better with action than this. He credited the enormous wealth and success of the House of Lannister to their ability to repay.

Reading is a debt you owe yourself. It is best paid in frequent installments. The more you pay, the richer you become.


We hope you pick a thing or two from these valuable lessons….

Share with us also, what reading lesson did you learn from Game Of Thrones?

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