so, yes, this is about the hunger games. no, it's not an obsession-post.
ever since everyone started being excited about the hunger games on blogger and pinterest, i've been slightly annoyed. (of course, that was right around the time i got into lord of the rings. so i was quite biased. ) from what i had heard about the story, i thought it was just dumb. after a while i began to get genuinely ticked off, to the point where i would be in my room on my laptop, and i would yell, "why is everyone obsessed over the hunger games?!?!" cue all my family who would be upstairs thinking, "okay, now she's going wacko."
i'd had vague visions of me reading them (and actual dreams), just to prove to myself that i was right, that they weren't that good and not worth obsessing over. but they never really took shape until my mom told me that my dad wanted to read them. i was like, "why?" mom looks at me - "he saw the trailer. he thought it looked interesting. your dad likes stories."
later on, i walked up to my dad. "so, i hear you're planning to read the hunger games."
"i read it."
"a couple weeks ago."
my poor dad, at this point, he has that same cold that i'm still getting over, and his face is buried in his arms on the table from fatigue.
"so, were they any good?"
"mm, it was okay. you wouldn't like it though. the book is in the house right now."
i'm still in shock. "huh?"
"it's in my pocket."
now i'm just confused. pocket-hunger-games? "uh... how?"
"in my coat pocket."
oh. okay. well that's understandable. his coat pockets are bottomless pits.
an unquenchable curiosity is arising. so i go find his coat. it's not in the right pocket... check the left... bingo! i started to read.
my first thought - well, this is sort of sad. (did anyone else find the present-tense a little confusing at times?)
one thing I can say about the book is that is was a fast read. it took me around 4-5 hours to read. i stayed up until midnight reading and continued in the morning.
yes, it was
conversation with dad, after finishing it...
"did you finish it?"
"what did you think?"
"it was okay. nothing like lord of the rings, though."
"how do you think it's going to end?" (this is dad talking, by the way.)
" i dunno. katniss is going to run home to her precious gale and leave peeta all alone and i'll be mad at her forever."
"oh, i don't know. i think it'll work out with peeta in the end."
If you know how it ends, DON'T tell me. Just DON'T. Or I will personally make you pay.
so, there ends my tale with me and the first book of the hunger games series. and now, because i would never dream of neglecting my precious samwise (or my precious pippin), i'm going to watch the rest of return of the king that i never watched yesterday. i was
abbie /// xoxox
edit: i just watched the hunger games trailer. and then i watched it again. now i really, REALLY want to see the movie. okay, going to go watch the trailer again.