Sunday, April 1, 2012

Happy Hunger Games!


i'm not trying to sound cool when i say i never really get into these book crazes; i forced myself to read 'twilight' and couldn't stand the writing, and the storyline was a bit 'bleh' in my opinion. i'm also the last person to hear about the book everyone else is reading (i tend to 'hang out' in the poetry or classics section of the bookstore).
so i didn't hold out too much hope for the hunger game series. but oh-my-god. i can't stop reading them! i saw the film on wednesday, and devoured 'catching fire', and had no sooner finished that when i started 'mockingjay'.  no, they're not brilliantly written, but you read them to find out what happens next. they're packed with action, amazing imagery, and make you think. which in my opinion is rare in young-adult fiction.

i'm not entirely sure what i'm going to do with myself when i'm through with it... i have other books waiting to be read, but i haven't been this addicted to a book in a long time!

thank god i'm on holidays and don't have any deadlines!

if you have read them;
TEAM PEETA OR GALE?


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Jane said...

I completely agree with you! I shot through the books like crazy and now I've finished, I feel kind of empty because I haven't gotten so into a series for a long time. Have you seen the movie?

Unpublished Life said...

Interesting ... I am not one for book crazes either (I tend to find them sub-standard and a bit simple - fellow book snob here). I have never read Twilight and I won't on principle and have been dubious about Hunger Games because of its reputation ...

But, maybe it's worth checking it out ...

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Renee said...

Team Peeta! I like that he's not the traditional, macho guy (and that Katniss could save him any day!). I do think the 2nd and 3rd books aren't quite as good as the first, but I enjoyed them all and was definitely, like you, addicted. If only every book was an addicting book! But then I would never get anything done, I suppose . . . :)

Alice said...

I really enjoyed Hunger Games, but Catching Fire was very disappointing. I'm not holding out too much hope for Mockingjay.

The Hunger Games film was excellent though, very true to the book.

booksandbowelmovements.com said...

I found your blog on "What Emily Did Next" and I feel the same exact way as you. I hate best sellers and book crazes and yet I found myself reading all three books in a weekend. I was like, "have I gone crazy?" Who knows...it's just good I think. : )

Louise KM said...

Yup! Loved the movie! What did you think of it?

Louise KM said...

I'd say it is worth it - it's much better than any of the other books which have been crazed over in recent years cough twilight cough! I'm just not sure what do read post-hunger games! gah!

Louise KM said...

I'm team peeta too! i'm around 70% through Mockingjay.... I'm deliberately reading it slowly to make sure I am ready to adjust to life after Hunger Games...not sure it's working though!

Louise KM said...

I have to say Mockingjay so far is my least favourite and quite disappointing - but still an okay book, I couldn't put 'Catching Fire' down and devoured 'Hunger Games'. Yeah, I thought the film was brilliant. Am tempted to go and see it again....aah I have a problem!

Louise KM said...

definitely! sometimes the books which are surrounded by hype and craze are actually WORTH the hype and craze!

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