Another Christmas has come and gone and thus begins a new year! I hope everyone has settled back into the swing of things comfortably…. though if you are like me, you might be wearing stretchier pants due to chocolate overindulgence . I admit nothing.
Owing to an unfortunate bout of cold and flu that swept through my household shortly after Christmas - and is still stubbornly hanging on - I started to read The Hunger Games Trilogy.
I know I’m a bit late to the party, but I really only got around to reading them now. See, I had to finish Harry Potter for the 75th time first. Really, I’m a bit of a book hermit. I love reading, but I read the same books over and over again. Like Harry Potter. And Harry Potter.
Anyways, this series is brilliant. If you, like me are just getting around to reading it, pull up a very comfortable chair and have snacks handy. You will not be putting these books down soon … or at least for very long. My husband had to pry my Kobo away from me as I insisted on reading at the table. I swear most of the applesauce made it into the baby’s mouth. Honest!
The story follows Katniss Everdeen who takes the place of her sister Prim when her name is drawn for participation in the Hunger Games – a perverse, gladiator style, televised fight to the death between the children of the Twelve Districts as punishment for a previous rebellion against the Capital city. The story is so well contrived. I don’t think I’ve enjoyed reading anything half as much in quite a while. So much so, that I finished all three books in less than a week.
Seriously, give these books a read before the movie comes out March 23. I’m especially excited to see it since seeing the cast list – I have a feeling the books will translate exceptionally well to screen.
Happy reading and stay healthy!