Friday, August 20, 2010

The Hunger Games

I haven't seen any posts on July's book, Infidel, so I am assuming that no one read it?? I was on a waiting list (surprise, surprise) and so I am reading it right now. It is very interesting, and often sad, to discover the way that people live in other countries. We are so blessed! I am only about 1/3 through it, but I would recommend that you all read it if you ever get the chance.

So . . . The Hunger Games! I had heard about this book quite awhile ago from an old roommate. She raved about this book, so I decided to give it a try since we usually have similar tastes in literature. I will admit that I did not expect a recommendation of such a - shall I say barbaric? - book from her. Nevertheless, I quite enjoyed it because I think that my tastes can sometimes be a little more rough around the edges when it comes to books that include action/violence.

I found myself immediately sucked into the story. I found it so creative and intriguing. I began having dreams related to the book; sometimes during the day when my mind would wander, I would imagine up unlikely "what if" scenarios in which I would have to use my strength and brains to survive. Suffice it to say, it didn't take me long to finish this book and go on to read the second one in the series, Catching Fire. . . If you thought that the first book was incredulous, just you wait! I guess the third book in the series is coming out at the end of this month and I look forward to reading it some time in the future. While I was reading this book I couldn't help think to myself what a cool movie it would make.

Hope that those of you who are reading it are enjoying it! I look forward to reading your thoughts on it.

1 comment:

Elle said...

I know exactly what you mean about the violence factor in books. Usually I think that it is just boring but it is so key to the nature of this story. When I read The Hunger Games it was for Young Adult Literature so I have a bunch of lesson plans and things that I wrote for it and so I would highly recommend this book for a classroom setting because there is so much to teach with.