Saturday, February 13, 2010

So I Finally Did It

It's true. I think I was one of the very last remaining people who hadn't read THE HUNGER GAMES.

I mean, I had heard it was "amazing", "epic", and "spectacular", but my interest just wasn't that piqued. I promised my friends I'd read it eventually, but I wasn't really in much of a rush. But as more and more people learned I hadn't read THE HUNGER GAMES or it's sequel, CATCHING FIRE, I started to get into trouble.

You know it's bad when you're agent reaches across the table at dinner and slaps your arm, glaring at you with disbelief.

Even, then, though, I didn't read it.

But no worries, friends. None at all. I have read it now.

Both of them.

You can attribute this change largely to agent Suzie Townsend, actually. She was having a Team Peeta/Team Gale argument with some of my other Twitter Friends, and when I mentioned I still - STILL - hadn't read them, she told me to hurry up! Wanting to be a part of the discussion (and not wanting MY agent to scold me again) I went ahead and found BOTH books on audio.

Yes, audio. Best way to read, kids. Best way.

I started reading HUNGER GAMES on Thursday night. I finished it on Friday night. Immediately, I started CATCHING FIRE. I finished it this (Saturday) morning. So, basically, I read both nearly 400 page books (almost 800 pages of awesome!!) in less than 36 hours.

OH, yeah. And I'm not a loser. I DID go out and hang out with friends Friday, too! So it wasn't me locked in my room with Katniss and Peeta and Gale all night. Nope. I lived AND read.

Again, audio. Audio rocks.

And yes. I LOVED IT. So much. So F***ING much!!! But damn it. I have to wait until AUGUST for MOCKINGJAY??? Really? Meanies. Why didn't I just wait until then to START reading these books??

But yeah. Point is. I have been converted. LOVING this series. LOVING Suzanne Collins. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!

And... for the record ... Team Gale. :-P

Don't hate me Peeta-fans!!! I love him, too. It's a hard choice. I have reasons for Gale, though. Ones I won't share for spoiler purposes, but I have reasons. But I do love my Peeta - even if I don't approve of his name. *sigh*


M.J. Horton said...

I totally STILL have not read Hunger Games and it's sitting right next to my bed. As we speak.

Mireyah Wolfe said...

I actually have yet to read them--please don't hit me--but I *do* have them ordered through my library, for the exact reason of everyone going all mushy over the books. LOL

choco (In Which a Girl Reads) said...

Yay! I'm glad you love Hunger Games, one of my favorite series ever. I can't wait for Mockingjay either.

And...*hits commenters above me* WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU HAVEN'T READ THEM?


suzie townsend said...

YAY!!!!!!! I love that you read it. AND I LOVE THAT YOU'RE TEAM GALE!!!!!!

Rachel Simon said...

I'm sorry but I have to be THAT commenter...


(I am glad you enjoyed the books, Kody. And I also can't wait for Mockingjay!)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I haven't read them either. I do own them as of last week. I just haven't read them. Maybe next week.

Joanna said...


Lunar Amyscope said...

Aaaah I haven't read them :( K Botts 5000, however, totally got me interested so the next chance I's on.

Amna said...

I can not wait for Mockingjay either!

Team Peeta here :D

But, I do adore Gale.

Suzette Saxton said...

Yay, I'm so glad you read them. It took me awhile, too. And after reading the first one I was not going to pick up the second. I'd had enough of Kat's selfishness. My husband promised it was worth it, and now I'm glad I read both. :D

Becca Cooper said...

*waves Team Gale flag* I agree: August is too far awayyyy! D=

Kim Harrington said...

I didn't read them until a few months ago, and I immediately transformed into a huge Suzanne Collins fangirl. I can't WAIT for Mockingjay!

Teem Peeta!

Kristin said...

OMG YAY!!! We can fangirl about Hunger Games AND Gale now!! :D

Rachele Alpine said...

Ugh! I haven't read the books either, but I have them in my bookshelf. I need to get reading!

Crystal said...

Gotta confess, too . . . I STILL have not read Hunger Games, and yes, I have it on my bookshelf, too! I know I must read this SOON . . . wow, such rave reviews! :)

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

i like peeta! :(

Pam Harris said...

Okay, I am officially one of the last people on earth to read this series. My cousin has already scolded me on this. I do plan on tackling them this summer, right before the third installment.

BTW, I've nominated you for a Sunshine Award! To accept, please come swing by my blog. :)

hannah said...

I still haven't read them. Bwahaha.

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