For this week’s Mama Kat’s Almost World Famous Writer’s Workshop I chose prompt #1.) Book review time! Some people STILL read books…share one of your more recent reads and tell us what you thought!
I do still read but not nearly as much as I want to. I simply haven’t had the time lately to read a lot and it has to be something that really holds my interest lately or you can forget it! If I’m gonna spend what precious time I have to sleep now reading instead, it better be good.
With all the hoopla lately over The Hunger Games movie, hubby and I gave in on our rare day “off” and went to see it last week. We weren’t disappointed in the movie at all but then, I hadn’t read the book. Usually when I see a movie based on a book I’m a little disappointed, especially if I’ve read the book already. But since I hadn’t read the book yet I thoroughly enjoyed the movie.
Our oldest had read them last year and told me I needed to read them and I just hadn’t taken the time to do it yet. I had actually forgotten that I had downloaded it onto my Kindle right after she told me about it and then forgot about it. I was reading another book , an autobiography written by Augusten Burroughs mom, and wasn’t absorbed in it like I like to be with books so I got bored with it and decided to go to another book. I was searching through my downloads and saw The Hunger Games.
I am only a few chapters in but I am thoroughly enjoying it. I find that it brings a lot of richness to the movie version. So far it very closely follows the book but of course just adds lots of detail. I’ve been stopping every once in a while to fill hubby in on the details that we missed by just watching the movie. My youngest keeps reminding me that it’s a “scholastic” book for like middle school kids but I don’t even really care. I am enjoying it and that’s all that matters to me.
If you haven’t taken the time to read The Hunger Games I would highly recommend it. It’s absorbing and gripping and fun. I don’t think you will be disappointed.