I'm usually late to the game on books that sweep the nation, but in January I decided that I was going to read this HUNGER GAMES that everyone was talking about, mainly because I heard there was a movie coming out and I really love to read books before the movie comes out. I just feel more educated when I do that. I know it doesn't make me more educated, but what the heck it makes me feel good, and I like to do things that make me feel good.
I started the book and COULD.NOT.STOP reading it. If I had known what the book was about I would have never started. I mean seriously …. people get thrown in an arena have to kill each other. No thanks. Not my type of book.
I read it very quickly and abandoned all other readings that I was responsible for. When I finished I wanted more, but told myself I wouldn't start the second one until I finished other things I had committed to. While I was in the hospital with Story I bought the 2nd book and devoured it as well. Once again I made myself wait a while to get the third so that my children would get fed each day, laundry done, and I would shower each day. I started book #3 yesterday. Oh my goodness how will this end?
Tonight I'm heading out to the movie to see THE HUNGER GAMES. I am so excited!!! I hope that the movie is as entertaining as the book. Since I'm not on facebook I haven't seen many reviews of what people thought, so tonight I will know.
Have you read the HUNGER GAMES? If not. Go for it.
In my very humble opinion…I don’t think I would have enjoyed the movie half as much if I hadn’t read the books. The movie was really just an illustration for me. It missed so many of the details behind the relationships and the motivations of the characters. The story in the book was much richer. Even still, I wasn’t disappointed. The movie was tons of fun…the books are just tons more!
Catherine – I can kinda see that. You said it well that the book was just an illustration for me. I agree. Everytime something would happen I would thing “oh so that’s what it looked like”. It was fun. I enjoyed it lots, but not sure if that’s b/c I had read the book or not . We said the exact thing on the way home, that they didn’t capture so much of the inner struggles with Katniss that I loved so much in the book.