Damn You Katniss Everdeen!

It sat there taunting me.

Dare ya, I think it said.

No, I'm not delirious, the book talked to me.

I think.

Hunger Games this, Hunger Games that.

Dude, it's not Harry Potter.

It's definitely not Twilight.

Jacob is NOT in it.

Neither is Adam Levine.

No, I'm not going to read it.

It took my husband one day to finish book 1.

It took him one other full day to finish book 2.

There there's that thing called work, family, dinner, sleep.

I think it took him 2 full days to finish the third book.

"Just read it.  You'll like it!

No, I have a stack of real-non-teenager-books to read.

Even if I had the time, I would feel like I should be doing something else.

Working, making money, laundry, cooking, grocery shopping, playing Draw Something helping the homeless.

You know, real things.

"Just read the first page."

"Just read the first chapter."

My husband's book harassment was getting old.

I wanted nothing more to NOT read the books because he did.

You're cool honey, you and the squealing girls at the midnight premiere of the movie, that's super cool.

Maybe ask DQ if you can wear her Team Catnip shirt.

So then a week goes by and that book is there next to the couch.

Even My Boy and DQ aren't reading it.

"A book about kids killing kids, no thanks" says DQ.

Plus, just watch the news and you'll see that, wait...don't watch the news.

They're not followers.  Apparently like my husband.

Hype schmype.

Movie schmovie.

Ugh.

I'll read one page, be completely bored and be done with it.

Gave it the good 'ol college try.

Read me!  Holy Crap, the book literally hissed at me.  I swear I think there's a ghost in this house!

Ugh.

2 chapters later....I text my husband.

I caved.

"Told ya!"

Dammit.

There goes my free time.

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  1. Me said...

    SUCH A GREAT BOOK (and series). I just started re-reading it yesterday so that when I go see the movie on Friday morning (yes, I'm taking the day off work), I can have it all fresh in my mind. Yes, I will finish before Friday morning! I'm glad you caved.

    The next one for you to read is Divergent. Very good! And there is a sequel coming out soon. :)

  2. Henrietta said...

    I read the series last year after everyone practically forced me to as well, I loved it! My daughter finished all three in less than a week and my son is reading them now. We're all going to the movie this weekend, I CAN"T WAIT!

  3. Ali said...

    Started on book 1 last night and only have about 50 pages left...yep, I'm hooked, too!

  4. Amanda said...

    This series is sooo much better than Twilight.. Glad you caved!

  5. Sarah said...

    I have not caved. I've taken the book out of the library twice. The last time I read a whole 10 pages. I put it down and took it back to the library. I read Twilight only because I wanted to have a logical argument (hated it, with a horrible, vile passion...all 4 books read, all 4 books despised). I read Harry Potter because everyone insisted I HAD to (it was good, I enjoyed them...but I don't get the insanity?).

    Maybe my fear of Hunger Games is due to my general dislike for anything that is insanely popular. I never seem to be able to get it.

    So when the insanity beckons around me, I hide in my corner and do something else. LOL

  6. Shelly Peterson said...

    I'm not a big reader but I definitely want to read this. I did see the movie and it wasn't quite as good as I thought it was going to be. But the books are usually better than the movies so planning to read this soon

  7. Emily said...

    I love The Hunger Games series...I wish I could convince my husband to read it! He wouldn't even see the movie version with me :(

    Emily
    summerlove1177@gmail.com

  8. won said...

    This was a well written, funny post. I'm glad I haven't picked it up to just read a page or two ;)

  9. Austin Baroudi said...

    I never read the book, but I ended up watching the movie last night. My girlfriend made me watch it with and to my surprise it was actually a pretty good movie!

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