All of that concern that a new job would mean no time for reading or that I’d only manage 5-10 pages a night was for nothing. It turns out that for the right book, I still manage to read quite quickly.
I had been resisting reading the cultural phenomenon that is Hunger Games. Sure everyone loves it, but I don’t like sci fi. I’m above this.
And then sometime during my move last weekend I wanted to be entertained. No internet. No tv. In too much pain (fibromyalgia) to do much of anything. Sure, I have two bookshelves full of books, but I wanted a real page turner. I was in real danger of reading Twilight again, but I didn’t want to do that. So I checked Amazon for the cost of Hunger Games. It was $5, so I gave it a shot. I dragged my Kindle to a friend’s house and downloaded the book.
Is the book addictive? Is it a page turner? Did I totally get sucked in? Yes!
Sure, it’s a little formulaic and predictable, but you are really rooting for the main character, Katniss. The plot is a reality television show on some really scary steroids and Katniss is playing for her life.
I whipped through the book in three days – grabbing moments at lunch and reading whenever I could. It was perfect for someone who desperately needed to not get caught up in the unpacking/rearranging of her new apartment.
Of course, now that I’ve finished Book One, I’m wanting to read Book Two. Hopefully I can hold off for a little while and finish another book. We’ll see how well that goes!