The Hunger Games

I know I know...I've been living under a rock. How is it possible that I just finished this amazing trilogy of books?! I fought this for quite a while. To be honest, I didn't think I would enjoy them. I know everyone was raving about them but the premise was just too much for me. I couldn't fathom reading a book about kids killing kids. I went to TN Memorial Day Weekend and my sister gave me the first book. I managed to forget my Kindle and had no magazines to read so I was desperate.

I didn't really get into the book until a few days later when I was proctoring. Then, I managed to read the entire first book in 2 days. I was hooked and there was no going back. My cousin was going to lend me her copies of the books but I couldn't wait so I purchased Catching Fire and Mockingjay on my Kindle. I made myself wait until I proctored on Friday to start the second book. I finished it Saturday morning. How can a book be this good?! It's rare that I'm totally enthralled in a book and I can't manage to put it down.

During my conference, I had a few hours of downtime. Some people went whale watching or tried to take in the city a bit. Me...I curled up in my bed and finished Mockingjay. I couldn't help it. I needed to know what happened, now I'm desperately wanting more. I kind of feel like I did when I finished the series Lost. I feel a void in my life!

Now, I'm anxiously waiting for the movie to come out on DVD so I can watch it. I've never been that person that becomes obsessed with a book series but I think this one changed that for me. I have never read Twilight or Harry Potter. I know! Don't give me a grief about it. I just don't care to have something take over my life. That is why I put this off for so long. I might have to be one of the crazy people that lines up when Catching Fire comes out so I can be one of the first people to see it. What has happened to me?!

Have you read The Hunger Games? If not, why haven't you?

A fellow coordinator and I had to discuss the book in detail. We convinced another coordinator to download it on her iPad. She was taking the red-eye home and we told her if she started it should wouldn't sleep. Well I spoke with her yesterday and she is already on book 2. She no longer judges me for skipping the whale watching to read! Happy Wednesday Ladies!



  1. The second book was my favorite - loved them all though! The movie was pretty good however, the books are always better.

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