I finally finished A Clash of Kings and it was SO good! I took me a while to get through as I'm a slow reader and and take a little while to process everything I've read, but I did enjoy it.
I've already watched all the episodes of Game of Thrones, but it seems like the show is straying from the books from what I can tell. I must say I haven't seen the second season in quite some time. I did forget a lot from the show though, like Arya's time with Tywin Lannister. I do think these books are very drawn out and I'm always worried that I missed some sort of information which makes them a little less enjoyable to read. I do appreciate the story nonetheless!
Now I'm moving away from Game of Thrones and have already started Bad Feminist, which I'm already enjoying.