So my wife has been raving about these books (though she didn’t care for the third nearly as much as the other two). She’s very excited about the movie coming out (we’ll be on vacation the week it comes out so will have to catch it the following week). So I’ve finally taken her advice and started reading them.
Wow! The first book (The Hunger Games) was incredibly good. I could barely put it down. I started it on a Sunday evening. Around 3:00 am I finally forced myself (reluctantly) to put it down since I had to be up at 6:00 am. Being a bit more cautious about my reading time I finished it two nights later.
The second book (Catching Fire) I then started muddling through. I didn’t care for it as much and I kept wondering where it was going exactly and when/if it would be getting good. (Don’t get me wrong. It was good, just not as good and compelling as the first.) I was getting tired reading in bed last night (I read to relax and help myself fall asleep - usually) and was near the end of a chapter. I figured I’d finish the chapter then turn off the light. Then I read page 172. An hour and a half later I once again forced myself to put the book down and turn off the light. Then I couldn’t fall asleep and kept telling myself to turn the light on and pick the book up again. I eventually fell asleep but have been chomping at the bit all day to get some time to read again.
So, anyone else read these books? How was your experience with them? (Try not to spoil, please.)