Monday, August 16, 2010

Team Peeta? Team Gale?

One week from tomorrow it comes out.



If you don't know what I'm talking about then you need to get to a book store and buy the first two books because let me tell you, everyone's going to be talking about Katniss, Peeta and Gale next week. And for good reason.

I reread The Hunger Games a few months ago. My son was curious about it so I read it out loud to him. It was my third reading, and still I discovered things that I didn't notice on my first two times through, details that she weaves into the story, things you don't pick up on until you know the ending.

Then on Saturday I picked up Catching Fire, just intending to read a chapter, admire the prose. Yeah, right. I was totally sucked into the story, unable to put it down until I'd devoured the entire book again. And I have to say, I appreciated it more this time through. Maybe because I wasn't holding my breath as I turned each page. Amazingly, the tension was still there on every page, but I was really reading every page, not racing to find out what happens next.

So now I'm pumped. I'll be poised with my Kindle at midnight to download the book so I don't have to wait until the bookstore opens at 10am. I'm too eager to read it. But I'll be getting a physical copy of as well. I know, totally crazy. What can I say. It's just that kind of book. I must read it the minute it's available and I must have a copy that I can touch and flip through and read again. And again.

Just out of curiosity -- are you Team Peeta or Team Gale?

18 comments:

Christine Fonseca said...

Team Peeta for certain. And I cn not wait for the book to come out!

Tabitha said...

I'm team Gale, but I don't think it's going to work out that way. :) I'm also really looking forward to this book!

Kelly said...

I'm Team Peeta, but Katniss needs to go with her heart.
I can't wait to see how it ends!
I just got an email that Suzanne Collins will be at a book store about an hour away in October. I may have to make the journey and see her!

Kristan said...

A) Team Peeta.
B) I just finished rereading Hunger Games and am about to start Catching Fire!!!! "Amazingly, the tension was still there on every page, but I was really reading every page, not racing to find out what happens next." = SO TRUE. I love it.

storyqueen said...

Er, um, Team Finnick!

(Okay, that's just for me....for Katniss, I think she should go with Peeta. Seriously.)

Shelley

Sarah Laurenson said...

Team Cinna?

Hah! Yeah, I don't know. I'm leaning more towards Team Gale because I don't like that whole attracted to his attraction thing. But Gale has some of that, too.

Am re-reading Hunger Gmes right now. I thought I'd go through it slowly and really pay attention to the craft and how she pulls you along. Um. yeah. Not so much. Just devouring it again albeit at a slower pace than the first time.

I've pre-ordered this one and three others. Will be fun to get them at my door and know the day is now shot.

Meg said...

Team Unknown!

Never heard of these books before. With so many people loving it, I'm going to have to check it out!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Team Peeta, all the way! And I'm giving away a copy of Hunger Games on my blog for anyone that hasn't already caught the addiction. :)

Solvang Sherrie said...

Christine: I woke up thinking about it this morning. Beyond excited over here!

Tabitha: I have a feeling no matter which way it goes, we're going to have our hearts torn out...

Kelly: Omigosh you have to go!!

Kristan: They're even better the second time through, don't you think? She's such a brilliant writer.

Shelley: Finnick rocks, doesn't he?!

Sarah: I think Cinna is my favorite character. He's so understated and levelheaded. But I'm terrified to find out what happens to him!

Meg: Dude! You have to read these books!!

Susan: Sending Meg your way :)

Candyland said...

Team BR80...Oh wait...wrong blog.
:)

Lenny said...

hi miss sherrie! team atlanta braves for sure! ha ha. i could hear youre sooooo excited about this book. i dont know any of the books your talked about. how old a reader are they for?
...smiles from lenny

Sandy Shin said...

Currently, I am very much Team Peeta. But I have not yet read CATCHING FIRE. :)

Carolyn V. said...

I can't decided! I mean, Gale was there in the beginning, but Peeta was there through the games. Ugh! I'll just need to read the third book. I can't wait! Whoop!

Suzanne Casamento said...

I'm embarassed to admit I haven't read them. :/ Better head to the bookstore...

Sara McClung ♥ said...

oh dude, I'm team either :) I go back and forth, but regardless I can't WAIT to read mockingjay!!

Tiana Smith said...

So, I've heard so much about this series that I finally went to the library to try and rent it (I like to read before I buy to make sure I like it, even though I've heard nothing but praise). Unfortunately, there were like 140 holds or something like that. Sheesh! So, I'll probably just go buy it. I have a feeling I won't be disappointed :)

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Rebecca said...

Team Peeta, definitely. Because they are meant for eachother! <3

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