The Hunger Games – I’m Hooked And Counting Down

Saturday I was at World’s Biggest and saw The Hunger Games on a display all to itself in the middle of the floor. I wanted to grab the whole series in paperback, but could only find the 1st book (US $7.99 CAN $9.99). The entire series (3 books) were available in hard cover… but I wasn’t sure that’s what I wanted.

Until I saw the sign. (start singing Ace of Base in your head now)

The Hunger Games trilogy in hard cover, available in a set for $44.99! I couldn’t pass it up. The movie hype has been outstanding for this thing and it’s only getting bigger. And I had heard that the books were outstanding, so I had to take a chance… and so far I have not been disappointed by Suzanne Collins at all.

I am 144 pages into the first book and all I can think about is when I’m going to have it open in front of me again. In fact, I can hardly believe that I am writing this and not reading right now.


As I said, it was the movie that exposed me to the books. It wasn’t until I started seeing previews and hearing buzz that I listened when people spoke about the books.

Silly me, I should have been listening long before then.

It is well written, emotional and it is easy to see why it is such a success.

Note: I kinda like that I’ve seen the trailers with the faces of Katniss and Gale and Peeta, etc. Without knowing what will happen or all about their personalities I have a face and a voice to put with the characters that I am reading about and will soon see on screen.

The Hunger Games hits theatres on March 23 which makes it the 2nd movie that I’m excited about in the month (The Lorax) and also means my birthday gift card won’t last long.

If you haven’t heard anything about these books, start listening. If you’ve been wondering if you should check them out, start reading. And if you’ve been wondering if they’re any good, they are. But you don’t have to take my word for it… (Reading Rainbow reference complete)

Edit: I finished the 1st book last night. That’s right. I read from page 145 to 378 between the time I left the office and the time I closed my eyes to go to sleep. I read on the streetcar ride home. I ate with one hand while I read. I skipped all of my Tuesday night TV shows to read. 

It was awesome. I didn’t want to put it down. There were twists, turns, surprises and everything that I hoped there would be. Ms. Mullins did not disappoint at all. 

I started book #2 (Catching Fire) this morning!

Check the trailer. Enjoy!

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2 comments on The Hunger Games – I’m Hooked And Counting Down

  1. My wife read these and really liked them….we usually don’t agree on book choices….but I may give these a shot…..

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The Hunger Games – I’m Hooked And Counting Down

Saturday I was at World’s Biggest and saw The Hunger Games on a display all to itself in the middle of the floor. I wanted to grab the whole series in paperback, but could only find the 1st book (US $7.99 CAN $9.99). The entire series (3 books) were available in hard cover… but I wasn’t sure that’s what I wanted.

Until I saw the sign. (start singing Ace of Base in your head now)

The Hunger Games trilogy in hard cover, available in a set for $44.99! I couldn’t pass it up. The movie hype has been outstanding for this thing and it’s only getting bigger. And I had heard that the books were outstanding, so I had to take a chance… and so far I have not been disappointed by Suzanne Collins at all.

I am 144 pages into the first book and all I can think about is when I’m going to have it open in front of me again. In fact, I can hardly believe that I am writing this and not reading right now.


As I said, it was the movie that exposed me to the books. It wasn’t until I started seeing previews and hearing buzz that I listened when people spoke about the books.

Silly me, I should have been listening long before then.

It is well written, emotional and it is easy to see why it is such a success.

Note: I kinda like that I’ve seen the trailers with the faces of Katniss and Gale and Peeta, etc. Without knowing what will happen or all about their personalities I have a face and a voice to put with the characters that I am reading about and will soon see on screen.

The Hunger Games hits theatres on March 23 which makes it the 2nd movie that I’m excited about in the month (The Lorax) and also means my birthday gift card won’t last long.

If you haven’t heard anything about these books, start listening. If you’ve been wondering if you should check them out, start reading. And if you’ve been wondering if they’re any good, they are. But you don’t have to take my word for it… (Reading Rainbow reference complete)

Edit: I finished the 1st book last night. That’s right. I read from page 145 to 378 between the time I left the office and the time I closed my eyes to go to sleep. I read on the streetcar ride home. I ate with one hand while I read. I skipped all of my Tuesday night TV shows to read. 

It was awesome. I didn’t want to put it down. There were twists, turns, surprises and everything that I hoped there would be. Ms. Mullins did not disappoint at all. 

I started book #2 (Catching Fire) this morning!

Check the trailer. Enjoy!

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