Happy Movie Release Day to The Hunger Games!!!!
I don't know about you, but It feels like Reaping Day! I've been waiting YEARS to see it on the big screen. It got me thinking about my Hunger Games journey with this incredible story. I thought I'd share it with you in celebration for this EPIC day!
I could not put it down. I actually brought it to church with me and was reading it under my bag while the Bishop was speaking. It was just that good! I didn't eat while I was reading or anything. The minute I finished the book I said,"WOW" and turned back to page 1 and started to re-read it all over again. It was that fantastic. I'd never read anything like it. I was desperate for a sequel, but I didn't get one for a yr! All of you who read the books later were so lucky to have the next book at your fingertips. It was pure torture waiting to find out what happens. In the mean time I re-read it several times and shared my book with my friends. I was talking about The Hunger Games where ever I went and several copies were bought for Christmas and Birthday presents. I couldn't get it out of my mind.
In the Fall of 2009 I was so eager to read Catching Fire that I made sure I had the day off of work. I was entering every contest known to man to get my hands on an early copy of Catching Fire too. No such luck. I was waiting outside the book store before they opened to get my copy of Catching Fire on release day. I grabbed breakfast and lunch so I wouldn't need to make anything and I could focus on just reading. Pure brilliance is all I can say. Catching Fire was my favorite so far! My love for Peeta was so strong and I called my sister and we chatted for hours about the books. By then most of my other sisters--I have 4--and my Mom had read The Hunger Games so we were all talking about the books that week. AMAZING!! Now, I needed to wait another yr to find out the ending to the most amazing trilogy I'd ever read.
Now with the upcoming movie I've been trying to get all my friends to read the trilogy before we see the film. It makes my heart happy when they love it as much as I do! I'm not gonna lie, I feel like I helped start the Phenomenon that is The Hunger Games! I'm an original 2008 fan!
So, what's your Hunger Games journey? Where did you hear about the books and what was your reaction?!