Hunger Games, You Sucked Me In

I didn’t really know much about the “Hunger Games” trilogy (by Suzanne Collins) when talk of the movie first started. I was frequently getting requests on Twitter to join the “MaleseforKatniss” campaign. Having finally read the book, I agree that Malese Jow would have made a good Katniss Everdeen. I just didn’t know it at the time.

As the movie release gets closer, more people seemed to be getting more excited about it. I had originally planned to grab a copy from the library sometime, and completely underestimated the appeal of this book. There are waiting lists hundreds deep at all my local libraries, both for the physical copy and the digital one. So I downloaded the sample on my NOOK and started reading.

By the end of page one I was hopelessly hooked. I kept reading as I was knitting my mom’s new shrug, and by the end of the sample I automatically hit the “Buy Book” button at the top. There was no way I could just stop in the middle. Or in the middle of one of the final sentences of chapter one, rather.

This was the first book I’ve read in a while that I haven’t been able to put down. Possibly because most of my recent reads are actually re-reads. But “The Hunger Games” is wonderfully suspenseful and very well paced. If you can get your hands on a copy and haven’t read it yet, do!

Now I’m actually getting excited about the movie. Although, I am a bit wary of the violence and “icky” parts since I am slightly squeamish.

Have you read the whole trilogy? Were you one of the fans from the beginning, or did you become aware of it when the movie buzz came about? What books are you reading now, or what movies are you looking forward to seeing?

P.S.- I just joined Goodreads and am working on figuring it out. Here’s the link to

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