So I guess I was a tad late to the game, I was one of those people who latched on the moment they saw the trailer.
I decided that this was a massive book and I was going to read it first, the woman in the library actually laughed at me when I asked to borrow it and there was a six-week wait. So I decided to buy it.
This isn’t a criticism as I enjoyed it all from start to finish but it didn’t draw me for a quite a few chapters, although I am a busy person so reading isn’t always my first priority. Then about ten days ago I sucked right into the world of The Hunger Games. I began to love the character of Katniss Everdeen and wanted to know what was going on with Peeta Mellark.
The whole time Katniss was in the Capitol I was on edge, you could feel that the politics were just a warm up for the main event. Then in the games I was no longer on edge, I over the edge – I could feel every moment, every feeling, everything. It was playing out through my mind what she went through and trying to imagine if it was real and if I could do what she was doing. I loved it.
The last ten days I have trying to fit Katniss into every free moment that I could find. Then last week I was waiting for the bus which was rare as I normally drive to work but my wife needed the car and I could seriously have kicked myself as I had forgotten The Hunger Games and I didn’t have time to go back and get it and in fact I had nothing to read at all for my forty minute journey. Then it struck me – I had a way to get Katniss on the bus with me, it meant getting over my technology fear (a bit like when I struggled to go from tapes to CD’s to MP3s).
I pulled out my smart phone and tapped on my Kindle app and downloaded The Hunger Games and quickly picked Katniss back up.
This is the first book that I have read as an e-book and when I finished reading The Hunger Games on Sunday (27th May 2012) I felt a bit out of sorts after the ending of the book. I wanted more so I immediately downloaded Catching Fire and today I finished the first chapter all from my phone. I am even considering just reading this all the way through on my phone.
There are so many ebooks that I want to read and what I like is that you always have your phone on you, which doubles as an mp3 player, internet device and now a book!
May the odds be ever in your favour.
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