Monday, January 30, 2012

My Love Affair with Teen Fiction Continues

First it was Harry Potter. Then The Twilight Saga. And yes, now I am not ashamed to say that I have followed the herd straight into the Hunger Games. I. LOVE. IT. I just finished book 1 yesterday.

It was a pretty busy weekend. Prepared for a baby shower Friday. Gave a baby shower Saturday and went out with friends that night. Woke up and went to church on Sunday, followed by a C3 luncheon. By the time I got home Sunday afternoon, I was a bit cranky and a lot a bit tired. Without really thinking, I grabbed my book that I was about 170 pages into...and then, well took most of the evening and knocked that baby out. OMG! I could not put it down!

I hadn't seen much about the movie. Just the trailer where all you see is someone running through the don't even really see her face. Well, I just watched the real trailer...where you see Katniss, Gale, Prim, Peeta and it builds and builds until right when the games begin. GASP! Amazing! I started tearing up cause the excitement is just so overwhelming. Is anyone with me on this, or is this just me? Cause if it's just me, I am TOTALLY kidding. I hate the book really. If it's not just me then I am TOTALLY serious. ;)

I am anxiously waiting to start the next one, but I really need to do some adoption reading first. Casey will be out of town some this week...never a bad time to start a new book. ;) I do have a little premature anxiety that the series is only a trilogy, however. That means I only have 2 more books (that I will, no doubt fly through) with my new friends from Panem. I'm not alone here too, am I? Right, there's others out there preparing themselves for the I-don't-want-my-book-to-be-over grieving process?
That's it. I'm a nerd. There's no escaping it. I'll probably go to the movie with my hair braided down my back, smeared with mud, dressed in my tunic with my bow and the crazies with the Lord of the Rings.

Well, just wanted to connect with my bloggin' buddies a bit. Also...I've gotten a few questions regarding homeschool and Classical Conversations, specifically. So I'm gonna do a post about our journey with all of that ASAP. Try to this week while the hubs is gone. I will probably have to write that before I start Catching Fire or it's likely that that post will go unwritten. :/

At This Rate I'll Be Reading Board Books By 40


Alicia Z. said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these books. I have read all 3 and so has Noah. They are awesome!!! No shame in reading teen books, sometimes they are just as good as adult books! Noah is reading an adult book right now so it goes both ways!

Cara Hinojosa said...

I'm almost finished with the second book :) them, and I'm OVER 40.

mandi said...

Yeah- you're not alone. I read these books a couple of years ago. They are fantastic! I want to read them again because I sped through them. But at the same time, it's so hard to say goodbye to the characters. I don't know if I want to put myself through that all over again!!!

I haven't seen any trailers for the movie, but I'm going to look it up now.

ps- you have to know that I fancied myself as the herbalist mother, taking care of all of the ailing in Panem. Nerd alert!!

Jenny said...

Oh, how I love Katniss and Peeta. I remember as a teen reading stuffy old people biographies and Agatha Christie...if this is regression I will take it. Especially when the storytellers are such awesome and styled story tellers no matter what the target demographic. I have finished the Trilogy (pre-christmas reading) and am now re-reading it, because like Mandi I powered through them so quickly I went back for the details. I already booked my hubby for a March 23rd date night. Now as far as my teenagers go they want to read it and I cautioned them on the violence, but I felt the tones of Katniss forthrightness, courage, and sense of her own character's weaknesses and strengths was such a fresh take on a teenage heroine. Plus Peeta, ever the steadfast, loving, honest, and attentive love interest was also refreshing. Excuse me while I gush.

Erica said...

FINALLY!!!! I TOLD you you'd love them! :) We must go see the movie together, preferably for my birthday. :) And Catching Fire was my favorite, so make time you wait to start it until you don't have to put it down anytime soon! Anxious to see how you'll feel after you finish Mockingjay...

Abba's Girl said...


You still bring a big smile to my face!