Saturday, October 2, 2010

NaBloWriMo Post 2

I'm having a hard time with this post because it means tearing myself away from the VERY compelling book I'm reading. I'm on book three of the absolutely riveting Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins and it's taking a huge amount of self discipline to tear myself away long enough to do... anything but read. I started book one, The Hunger Games, yesterday and whipped through that and book two, Catching Fire, last night and this morning. Now I'm on the third book, Mockingjay.

The story follows Katniss Everdeen, a young girl sent to the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games are like the gladiatorial games of Roman times meets reality TV- they are fought to the death and televised for all to see. The setting of all this is a post apocalyptic North America where the government is dictatorial and cruel. There is an uprising (of course) but the allies our heroine turns to have a government that is more like communism, where everything is tightly controlled. (So far- I'm only partially through the third book where the allies are introduced.)

But that's all you're going to get out of me for now; I have to go finish the third book!!!


Mark said...

Just curious, are you reading everything on a Kindle (or was it Nook?) these days, or do you still read books of the dead-tree sort?

Not Hannah said...

Mockingjay SLEW me. But in a good way. I was flattened by this series.

Tammie said...

those books have been on my to be read list for some time. now im even more intrigued.

Kim said...

@ Mark: I mix it up, sometimes I buy paper, sometimes I buy e-books. I posted a review of the Kindle here:

@ Not Hannah: Slew me is a good term for it! Once I started reading it was like a roller coaster ride I couldn't get off of. I barely stopped reading to eat and shower. I told my family I was OFF, entertain yourselves without me, eat leftovers, and I would go back to being Mommy when I got done being a READER. (And I just finished the third book so they have me back now.) ;)

@ Tammie: Make sure you have all 3 books on hand and a couple of days to devote to non-stop reading, because once you start you are HOOKED.

sarah@theunwrapping said...

feeling the Hunger Games love.....i whipped through the series in a couple days, too. and, um, was a fairly inattentive mother during those days. :)

Kim said...

AH HA! I'm not the only one! I actually read the first book for my book club; I can't wait to hear what they all think of it.