"Varys knows that Bran is in a coma and that Catelyn is in King’s Landing. Varys knows exactly when she arrived and where she is hiding. Varys knows why she carries a dagger and that it originally belonged to Tyrion. Varys knows what you are thinking before you do. Varys knows you know he knows. He knows you know he knows you know. Varys was on the grassy knoll with Amelia Earhart and Bigfoot, watching the final episode of Lost which explains everything. Varys knows when A Dance with Dragons will be released. Varys knows, he just knows."
There is another blog here charting the course of a re-read of the series. Very useful for those concerned they won't remember anything about the plot by the time A Dance with Dragons comes out.
In quasi-related news, Winter is Coming has had a bit of a make-over as more news starts coming in on the filming of the TV version of A Game of Thrones. Very nice.
I'm plowing through Ash and hope to finish it by the weekend. It's been a while since I last took this long on a book (albeit one the size of four normal-sized novels).