November 09, 2008

reading rainbow

I spent way too many hours hidden in the pages of The Hunger Games this weekend. I couldn't put it down until I finally finished, only to discover that it was book 1 and there is no book 2 yet. Curses. It's a fantastical, crazy and horribly disturbing story all under the guise of a "teen novel." Okay, maybe horribly disturbing is a little too harsh. But would you want to be chosen to compete in a game where 24 other kids are forced to fight each other to be the last one standing alive, literally? That and the fact they are "chosen" from a lottery of every child left in the United States, which doesn't really exist anymore. Are you confused, intrigued?? I was too after I read Stephen King's review of it a couple months ago in EW. And then Stephanie Meyer, of Twilight fame, recommended it too. I dove in and wasn't disappointed.

I also managed to finish French Milk in one sitting at Barnes and Noble the other night (you know, the black hole where time disappears...). Another great read. It's about a girl who spends a month in Paris (yes, please!) with her mom and writes a book/graphic novel about it. So entertaining. I first heard about it on Pop Candy. There are lots of great links and examples of the artwork in her little article about it. I really loved it.

I've also been plugging away at Jesus for President still. I have such a HARD time getting through non-fiction. I've had this book for almost 9 weeks now from the library and it's going to get returned without being finished. I just know it.

And I'm just about finished with Y #3.

A great weekend for reading. Lots of great stories and getting away from the real world. Although, I am quite happy to leave District 12 behind. Don't ever want to live there!

Anyone else reading something good right now?


Diana said...

I've been reading a series of historial fiction about the Potatoe famines in Ireland and people immigrating to America. I've really enjoyed them. I'm on book #3. The name has slipped me and I'm being lazy not wanting to get off the couch right now. I'll get back to ya.

Audrey said...

I've been reading The Crown Rose by Fiona Avery. I started reading last night and I'm sure I'll finish today. So far it's a really good read I found hidden on the shelves of our tiny sad library. :)

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