The Hunger Games

Happy Monday, all!  I'm back at work (with some morning free-time!Woohoo!), and suffering through some lower back pain that I got when walking back to my car last night carrying my "weekend bag" while walking Cooper (and trying to keep him in check). It's gotten slightly better overnight but I still hit certain points where my body goes "OW OW OW!!!"

But, to distract myself from that and other things going on, I'm going to share with you my new-found love of the book The Hunger Games!
Holy crap! It was SOOOOO good! I had been being told about the book from several different people, and the more people who read it, the more people said how good it was. At first when my friend described what the book was about, I was like "really? That doesn't sound good at all." But, everyone praised it, so, on a trip to Target one weekend, I picked it up for something like 7 bucks and figured I'd give it a shot.

I started it last Thursday on the metro, and finished it Sunday. Given, it wasn't a hard read at all, but I was SO engaged with it that I just wanted to keep reading to find out what happens. Now I am trying to get my hands on Catching Fire, the 2nd book in the series, and am debating bumping that up in my queue of books to be read, since I am in love with the first book.

I won't try and explain to you what the book is about, because you will probably have the same reaction that MP did "Uhh, why would you want to read about THAT?" But, it's good. I promise.

Now I'm really looking forward to the movie coming out! And, have you all seen the new "motion poster" that Lionsgate did for the movie? Check it out here. (The music chosen with it is slightly creepy, it's playing in the background while I write this! Eep!)

Alright, that's it for me! Hope you guys have a great Monday!


  1. Told you the book was a-ma-zing! I can't wait for the movies!

  2. I absolutely LOVED the Hunger Games! And I thought the same thing when I heard the premise of the book - I was sure there was no way I'd like it. And now I've made my dad, brothers and mother-in-law read it and they all loved it too!

  3. Hello from Mingle Monday! I love The Hunger Games and I can't wait for the movie! I wasn't too sure about the books, but I fell in love with them.

  4. I'm glad you liked it- I thought it was great too! Though I wasn't too keen on reading a book about kids killing each other, once I started I just couldn't stop! Thanks for the link to the motion poster- I hadn't seen that yet. You'll have to let us know what you think of the next books too!

    Stopping by from mingle monday- so glad I found your blog!

  5. Hey fellow speechie! Stopping by from Mingle Monday. I had never heard of the Hunger Games when I read the series. I just finished a couple of weeks ago, and yes there is something about it that just draws you in! I think they could do great things with the movie :)

  6. I have heard that this book is amazing and I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the recommendation! Stopping by from Mingle Monday!

  7. Hunger Games is next on my reading list!

  8. CONFESSION: I teach middle school language arts and HAVEN'T I REPEAT HAVE NOT read this series.
    Gasp I know.
    But it's on my list I PROMISE!
    Glad to hear you liked it!


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