I got CK2 a few months back, and I paused playing for a while, but then during the holidays i bought Pillars of the earth by Ken Follet (pocket-book funzies are great at the beach ).
The book is basically about a prior building a cathedral in England, with lots of intrigue including kings, rebellions, earls, plots and so on. Anyway, reading the book really got me thinking about CK2, and I started playing again as William the Conqueror in 1066. It's a game I guess I'll keep coming back to like EU3. Does anyone else link popular (medieval) books or perhaps tv-shows to CK2? Yes, A song of ice and fire is obvious, but anything else?
I get deeply emerged in books and games so that is probably why I link them up, like "ah, he should have had a better spymaster", "why did't he send an assasin against that horrible earl" and so on Essentally looking for kindred spirits here!