Yeah I prefer the books as well, then again the books are usually allways better than the adaption.
Some of the changes just make me scratch my head Cheif among them is the following: (Light Novel Spoilers, and Semi-Major TV Series spoilers)
The whole thing with Gendry and Melsandre in season 3…well never happened in the books as there were at least two other surviveing bastards or Robert. I mean it was cool to see Melsandre meet up with Thoros, but aside from that it really screwed up the minor Gendry cameo from when he was smithing for the brotherhood in Book four IIRC, also screws with Beric’s Character a bit as I don’t see him selling out someone for gold like that, R’llhor or no. Then again they kind of screwed that whole thing up with the Brotherhood, skiped allot of it, I mean it was minor in the scope of things, but it was a cool part that fleshed out something that was hyped up all of book two, that being Beric, who was one of my favorite Characters, minor though he was, same with Thoros, and the rest of the brotherhood, I do understand why they skiped it due to time constaints but it was a good few chapters with them IMO.
End of those Spoilers
Otherthings make less sense to me, like (Season 1 Spoilers, Book 1 Spoilers, pretty minor)
The fact that in book One it was Sandor him self who told Sansa about how his face got burned, where as in the series it was Petyr, just dosen’t make any sense, it was a minor change but one that kind of missed out on more of the dynamic Sandor and Sansa had, which was a good one IMO, a bit odd, but it was one of my favorites in the series.