One week from tomorrow it comes out.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about then you need to get to a book store and buy the first two books because let me tell you, everyone’s going to be talking about Katniss, Peeta and Gale next week. And for good reason.
I reread The Hunger Games a few months ago. My son was curious about it so I read it out loud to him. It was my third reading, and still I discovered things that I didn’t notice on my first two times through, details that she weaves into the story, things you don’t pick up on until you know the ending.
Then on Saturday I picked up Catching Fire, just intending to read a chapter, admire the prose. Yeah, right. I was totally sucked into the story, unable to put it down until I’d devoured the entire book again. And I have to say, I appreciated it more this time through. Maybe because I wasn’t holding my breath as I turned each page. Amazingly, the tension was still there on every page, but I was really reading every page, not racing to find out what happens next.
So now I’m pumped. I’ll be poised with my Kindle at midnight to download the book so I don’t have to wait until the bookstore opens at 10am. I’m too eager to read it. But I’ll be getting a physical copy of as well. I know, totally crazy. What can I say. It’s just that kind of book. I must read it the minute it’s available and I must have a copy that I can touch and flip through and read again. And again.
Just out of curiosity — are you Team Peeta or Team Gale?