Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Hunger Games!

I give this book 5 stars!

Oh my! I almost consumed this book! It says on my Goodreads that I started reading on June 18 and finished June 22, but truth be known, there was one day in there I didn't read in the book at all and yet I read the entire novel in less than the time it took me over 3 days! Yes, it was that good! I typically would sit and read over 70-100 pages in one sitting. I loved it! And it was unlike any book I'd read, up to that point. I so, so, SO want to read the 2nd and 3rd books! I'm going to have to hunt them down immediately now . . . .

I would recommend this book not only to Young Adults (as it's listed as YA Fiction actually), but to adults. If you think you aren't a "fantasy" fan and so that's what's keeping you from reading this, don't let it! I don't always like fantasy myself, but this, this book is different in a good way! The story line is great, the emotions are raw and true, it's just outstanding!

Thanks to Heather @ for recommending this book to me! Yet another thing you've gotten me attached to, Heather, after coffee drinks and Nutella and Twilight! LOL ;-) 


  1. Sounds exciting! I'm looking forward to reading it myself!

  2. Thanks for stopping by, and following! I love having fans! Good luck with your writings and blogging. It's addicting and I love every minute of it! So far, I love what I see as well. Keep up the good work, and feel free to stop by anytime!

    P.S. I admire that you are able to read as much as you do. With my two boys, I struggle sometimes to find time to shower! Ha!

  3. Hi sweet Rachel!
    Thanks for stopping by at my little blog! I came over to you too now and you really do have some very interesting posts! I'm going to follow you too, let's be friends :)
    I'd love to see pictures of you, but I can't find one... But that's ok :)
    See you soon!!
    Oh, and the "day 22" is from a 30-day blog challenge. I started it on the first of june! Everyday a new question to answer and in that way you blog every day for one month!

  4. I'm so glad you like the book! I hope you manage to get your hands on book 2 and 3 soon.

  5. @Joe: It was exciting! As you know fair and well by the fact my nose was buried in the book cover for an extended period! lol

    @Andie: Thanks for stopping by my blog, too! I would love to see you around more! And I think the only reason I've been able to read so much as of the last few months, is because 1) I haven't had a job outside of the home and 2) I do NOT have kids, yet! So, I admire you, in return, for being able to do ANY reading with having two little boys! :)

    @Evelien: Thanks for stopping in and for commenting! Yes, let's be friends, indeed! I am glad you find my posts interesting. Not all are deep but some are rather so. And some are just lighthearted me! I don't have any pics on my site of me. However, check out my husband, Joe's blog and you will see some! He loves to have friends, too! He's a photographer on the side and very good I might add. His blog is Tell him I sent you over, if you will! :)

    @Sarah Elizabeth: I am glad, too! And I already reserved copies of book 2 and 3 at my local library for when the person who's borrowing them returns them! Yahoo! lol ;)

  6. hmm. i am typically one of those non-fantasy type, but if you say so. ; )

  7. I do say so, Carissa! It is really a very good book. And I now have books 2 and 3 on hold for me at my library! Score! Thanks for stopping in, girl, please do come back and if you ever want to, please be a follower! Have a great day! :)

  8. I keep hearing about this book - i might have to check it out! Everyone says it's really good. :-)

  9. Callie Nicole: yes, please do check it out! I have a feeling you will not be disappointed, unless your reading "tastes" are completely divergent from my own. Which is a possibility. And in which case, you could still have very good taste of course. ;) I do like some diversity, keeps us all interesting and far from boring! Have a great day! And if you read the Hunger Games, let me know what you think, ok?