Sunday, March 11, 2012
The Hunger Games
I finished reading The Hunger Games on Thursday night. For a book that started out very slow for me it finally got really got around page 200. . . I was hooked. I really enjoyed it was "the games" began. What a creative yet unusual novel. Suzanne Collins has quite the active imagination! I don't know where she came up with this concept but I've got to give her credit. . . I could not have predicted what was going to happen at any point.
So on Friday night after work I went to Target to buy Catching Fire (the 2nd book in the series of 3). Of course I had to shop around a little bit and ended up spending $50 bucks on a bunch of things I needed. Got to love Target - go in for one thing and end up buying twenty!
By the time I got settled in on Friday night it was late so I only read a handful of pages before going to bed. Then on Saturday the plans I had got canceled at the last minute so I was unexpectedly free for the whole day which hardly ever happens. It was just an invitation to read more! I ended up reading the ENTIRE book on Saturday. I couldn't stop. It was SO GOOD. SO much better than Hunger Games (in my opinion). I liked it b/c it picked up right where Hunger Games left off so I was able to get into it immediately (unlike Hunger Games where the author has to set the story/background).
Again I would have never predicted what was going to happen in this book. I'm still processing it all! I could hardly fall asleep once I finished it b/c I couldn't stop thinking about it. It was THAT good. I of course got nothing else accomplished yesterday. This is sometimes why I don't like to read b/c when I get into a good book I literally can't put it down until I'm finished. This is fine on vacation when I have a lot of free time. . . but in real life not the best when I have a long "to do" list especially since Stacy is arriving on Wed and I need to clean my house!
So now I'm left with a decision. Do I go and buy Mockingjay today or do I hold off so that I can get a few other things accomplished when I get home from work? To be decided. Somehow I don't think I'll be able to prevent my car from driving to Target on my way home. . .
I've had people tell me the 2nd book was their favorite and others tell me the 3rd was. I can't wait to find out which one is my favorite! What about you? Have you read them? Which is your favorite.
Now I just need to find someone to go see the movie with me when it comes out!