September 11, 2009
Just finished reading The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins. I was glued to it for a day and a half. Now my kids will be. It left me feeling slightly woozy, and wanting more... like a really good roller coaster ride. I couldn't help but think of Lois Lowry's The Giver, or George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-four. Only there is more fight, more grip. Of course, I am looking at sentence structure and pacing while I read. I guess that is a side-effect to writing. I read the first few pages of the sequel, Catching Fire, at Amazon, and I am pretty sure we'll be adding it to our bookshelves. I am anxious for Katniss, Peeta, and Gale. I am anxious for me to get the next book.