Everyone is excited about Mockingjay being released tonight/tomorrow, and I see conversations all over the book blogging universe, so I thought might as well join in.
My Hunger Games story starts back in the fall of 2008 when I was listening to a podcast of Books on the Nightstand. Ann and Michael were talking about YA books, and I could tell they were sort of apoligizing for that, thinking that most listeners wouldn't be interested. I don't get that , but whatever. Anyway, I will never forget Ann's words that day. She said there's this book that even if you aren't a YA fan you're going to want to read, it's called The Hunger Games and you should "RUN, don't walk" to get it! I stopped listening right then and there, worried about any spoilers to follow, and instantly put it on hold at the library.
At Christmastime, I gave up on the hold and got it for Christmas instead. I read the whole book the day after Christmas, even though we had out of town visitors and they wanted to do stuff! Here's my original review.
Of course, then I waited for Catching Fire which was released last September, and read it the day or two afterwards. And here's what I thought of that one.
My quick take is that I enjoyed Hunger Games just a bit more because I was surprised that Catching Fire was sort of a repeat, though a fun one at that, and I totally loved it too.
As far as the Gale vs. Peeta thing, I love Peeta, but I've always felt that Gale has not been given a fair chance, and I'm really really hoping we get to know him better in this new book and that even maybe it makes all those Peeta people think twice about their choice! Maybe. Anyway, I like 'em both, so I don't care really.
I have to work tomorrow morning, so I won't get a hold of the book until the afternoon at which point, I hope I have all mom duties semi taken care of so I can just read the rest of the day. And if I have any problems getting a book, I'm really going to dislike Borders as they've promised me a copy!
What's your plan for tomorrow?
Happy reading everyone! I hope we all love it!