Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Bought The Hunger Games on a whim in June but didn't actually pick it up until August 8th. I only remember that because it was two days before we left for Seattle.

It only took three days to get through this series... and I'm not a fast reader.

Needless to say, I enjoyed it. Literary masterpiece? Who am I to judge? — but this series made me feel things. Certainly not all good, if you're familiar with the premise, but it was captivating. I guess it's classified as sci-fi/fantasy {I suppose that's the default genre for post-apocalyptic tales} which is not usually my cup of tea, but after the first chapter I needed to know what happened to these characters.

I will say, the first book in the series was definitely my favorite. The second one was pretty good, but Mockingjay felt all kinds of rushed.

I'll be interested to see how this translates to the silver screen. A's reading it now, and is worried they're going to go overboard with the CGI... guess we'll have to wait and see. The movie is slated for March!

Next up for me is the 'Dragon Tattoo' series {yeah, yeah-- I know I'm late}. I just finished the first book {which took considerably longer than any of the 'Hunger Games' novels, mostly because of the suuuper slow beginning}. I hear the second one picks right up in the action, so I'm excited!

Have YOU read any good books lately?