Thursday, September 17, 2009

Yesterday's Binge (Not on Meat Chips)

I spent my day yesterday reading Suzanne Collin's Catching Fire, the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy.

Ballerina Girl ordered it for our book club and kindly offered it to me to read first. She's so nice. So, yesterday,

I played trains and read.

I played playdoh and read.

I finger painted and read (hope there's no paint on the book).

I ate lunch and read.

I wanted to read it to Pedro for his nap time story, but he said no.

I read during my nap time.

I grudgingly went to tennis (after having seriously contemplated skipping it); all the while my mind was on Katniss and Petaa.

I helped with homework while I read.

And just before dinner, I finished.

These books are like a drug. Despite the disturbing premise of these books, I love them. I naturally have an odd fascination with horrible dictators and the ordinary people who resist them, so these books are right up my alley.

Last night I felt kind of similar to how I do after I binge on a big plate of chocolate chip cookies, mainly, disappointed the object of my obsession is GONE. "Why did I read the whole thing today?" "Why didn't I save a little bit for tomorrow?" Not to mention that it makes going back to reading "normal" books a real chore.

Oh well, it was good while it lasted. Please Suzanne, hurry and write the next book.


Abby said...

I've been reading too, but I can't bring it to work, unfortunately.
It's okay because I generally make myself spread the goodness out--I always want to "make it last", whether "it" is a good dessert or a good book (doesn't keep me from eating an entire plate of chocolate chip cookies either, though!)

Janice said...

I've heard this series is good. Maybe I need to move these books higher up on my "to read" list. Or maybe, I will wait until she is done with the series, so I can read them all together at once.

Stephanie said...

I've heard a lot about these books too! I'm glad to hear another good review! It looks like something I'm going to need to get someone to send me! Are there just two books right now?

Lynne said...

I finished it quickly too, and now I'm trying to keep it out of my mind until next September. Sometimes I wish I wouldn't read a series until it was done.

Ballerina Girl said...

can't wait to read it...thanks for getting it back to me so quickly ;)


Stephanie said...

I too read the book to quickly. I took it with me on a trip to Dallas and finished it before my plane landed. I had nothing left to read for the weekend. But I to like the premise---people who resist evil.

Lucy said...

I am so frustrated that my copy is in a box stuck in customs. I was supposed to get it over a week ago. I want to have another discussion!

Fabiola said...

I am in desperate need for some good book. I will try to find the in English down here. I find too many errors in the Portuguese Editions :).


Kari said...

Well, I haven't read THAT set of books, but I can totally relate to the obsession. The Harry Potter series was that way for me. I couldn't put it down to feed my family, for Pete's sake, and was so disappointed to have it end, I immediately turned back and re-read the last 2 chapters. Why couldn't there be more??

(also just read the meat flavored potato chips post...veeeeeerrrrry interesting! :) )

Maine Mom said...

So fun to get caught up here!

I have a feeling I will be writing a post like this in a few days since I will be starting "New Moon" soon. I'm going to try to read it slowly, but I bet I will be reading it every chance I get.