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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hunger Games Addiction

Honestly... I am not much of a reader. Not that I don't like reading books per say... its just that it is very low on my priority list. Things like being social and using my creativity with crafts or photography rank higher on the list when I have free time.  However, it is easier for me to read more when I get into a series... like Harry Potter for example. Instead of trying to get interested in a new story line... I am already into the story and ready to continue when the next book comes out.

When the Hunger Games series came out everyone and their dog was reading them, because of this I knew I would love them. Although I knew this... It still took me FOREVER to pick up the first book and start reading... even when I did, I put it down several times only to pick it back up again weeks later. Not because I wasn't super into the story...  because I was. Just busy, that's all.

Well... I decided this year I needed to and wanted to read more. One of my goals with the new year was to read a book a month. I wasn't doing to well with that goal at first... but I figured I would still count it if I read 12 books throughout the year no matter what month I read them in. So I finally started to REALLY read the Hunger Games.

Once I started... I couldn't stop. Anyone that has read these books (which I am sure many of you have) know exactly what I am talking about. I read Catching Fire in 2 days... which is record for me, especially since I was working full time and doing whatever else I need to do during the week.

Now I can say that I am done and I loved it. AND I am glad that I waited to read them. #1 because I could just go right into the next book when I was done with one #2 because I have a little less time to wait until the first movie comes out (March 2012) which will be AWESOME!!

Next I am finally going to get around to reading "Beneath a Marble Sky" which I was going to read before I went to India... which you can see REALLY didn't happen. For those of you who don't know, it is the story of the Taj Mahal (which is a love story). The girls I went to India with recommended it to me.

When I am done with that book.... do any of you have any great suggestions of books I should read this year? I usually only read books that people tell me I should read.


Lynette Mills said...

I have lots and lots of books you can choose from.

mjfin22 said...

The Host-so good and a movie is being made of it. The Mistborn Series-I thought they were amazing. The History of Love-hard to get into at first but so worth it. I love books.

Abby Wright said...

Never heard of the hunger games. But I like the idea of reading one book a month. Let me see if I can squees it in with working/child caring/scriptures/cleaning/cooking...ya I can find time:) If it is something we want we can make it happen.

jamie hixon said...

I loved The Hnger Games series as you know. I just read "Matched" by Ally Condie. It was good.
Thanks for the reminder on the Taj Mahal book.