I read the Jon, Tyrion, and Reek chapters, but missed the Dany chapter, damn it!
All 4 of the sample chapters were great, I think enough to hold me on. I like the direction the book is going, and I know Martin's not taking great leaps in spoilers by putting these chapters in. Jess, you can probably find the sample chapter on westeros.org or towerofthehand.com or just googling it.
So I am a walden book store member... I am halfway through AFFC presently... I wanted to check about ADWD to see when it was going to be releeased or it if had been (i thought it might have been since the last time i checked) and well its avaliable for pre-order with a release date of September 28, 2010 has anyone heard that? I know on Martin's site it doesn't say anything... do we really have to wait another whole year?!
Martin won't name a date until it's set in stone, and this is pretty much because he's been naming dates for years and then not meeting those deadlines. I love the man's work, but I'm pretty much disgusted with how long he takes to write. Another year wouldn't surprise me at all; it certainly won't be out this year.
=( this is why I hate comming in on the middle of a series like this! I know the anticipation makes it good but seriously... its weak =)