Tuesday, September 6, 2011

"May the odds be ever in your favor."

Last Wednesday I was headed to the pool without a book to read!   I had just finished "The Castaways," (Very Good) and hadn't picked up anything else.    So, I grabbed "The Hunger Games" off of Jake's nightstand and decided to give it a try.   

I couldn't put it down!!!!   I started reading that afternoon and finished it early the next morning.  I immediately drove to Barnes and Noble to buy the second book in the series, "Catching Fire," and stayed up until 4AM reading, and finished it!  The next day I bought the third and final book, "Mockingjay" and finished it on Saturday!  Needless to say, I accomplished nothing last week because I was so obsessed with these books.   If you haven't read them yet, run, don't walk, to the nearest bookstore and pick up your copy.  You won't be sorry!  Here's a little information about the first book, "The Hunger Games," by Suzanne Collins: 

"In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love

I definitely recommend these books.  And best of all, they are making a series of movies that come out in March!  I can't wait!

In other news..... I'm now without a book.... what should I read next?  


  1. Yes, but don't be disappointed if the book is better than the...well you know how the saying goes.

  2. Yes! I love knowing that someone else got as sucked into those books as I did! I finished them all within a few days as well! And now, I devour every single piece of information I can ever find about the movies. It's getting slightly ridiculous on my part!