Friday, January 6, 2012
Getting My Read On
So far this year I have managed to read three books. This is already an improvement of last year where I barely read three books for the whole year. I haven't read these books by choice however. I decided that with all the hype going on about the movie "The Hunger Games" and knowing I'd eventually cave and want to go see it, that I need to read the book first. So I pulled out my handy iPad and downloaded "The Hunger Games". I have OCD so once I start something I have to finish it and quickly. I started reading the book around 9pm and read until 2am. I started back the next morning and was done by noon. Now "The Hunger Games" is the first book of three so given my OCD I HAD to finish the trilogy and finish it NOW. No waiting, no relaxing reading before bed. No, I had to get it done, so I downloaded "Catching Fire" book two of the trilogy. I read through it in a day. I took time out to feed myself and my children, run errands, and break up fights between my kids, I even showered so I'm not as obsessed as you might think. By that evening I was downloading the last book of the trilogy, "Mockingjay". I read through that book in one day as well. I am glad I am done, because those books are down right depressing!!! I don't know how it can be categorized as juvenile fiction. I wouldn't let my kids read them. The books definitely were not wrapped up in the nice bow that the "Twilight Saga" was wrapped up in. Regardless of how I feel about the books, it felt good to be reading again. I've missed it a lot and I hope this year I will read more than last.