AHHHHH! Tuesday Teaser. One of my favorite weekly book memes. Hosted by MizB of ShouldBeReading, we tease each other with what we're reading, making sure to avoid spoilers.
I've read many good reviews of The Hunger Games, but since it's YA and I rarely buy YA books, I haven't yet bought a copy; to be honest, I really wasn't in to buying a copy - preferring to spend my money on either adult fiction or books by YA authors that I am already familiar with (like J.A. Campbell, Lili St.Crow, etc). But a reading teacher happened to have a copy and told me that I would absolutely LOVE it, finish it in one night. I just started it, and can't really afford to stay up all night to read, but it does seem pretty interesting... so from page 11 of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins;
"The predators ignore us on a day when easier, tastier prey abounds. Buy late morning, we have a dozen fish, a bag of greens and, best of all, a gallon of strawberries. I found the patch a few years ago, but Gale had the idea to string mesh nets around it to keep out the animals."
I haven't read very much yet, and so far, no huge infodumps so I'm slowly learning as I read what is going on....I like it that way.
I hadn't planned on reading this series - in fact I picked up the first (Peacekeeper) on impulse almost a year after I bought the third in the series. Since I had bought the third, so long ago and tried to read it then, I really wasn't very interested. But then I found the first novel, got into it week before last, finally finished it Sunday night. Luckily, on my last book shopping trip (desultory trips since Borders shut its doors) I found the middle and Voila! Now I can't stop thinking about this series, so I'm now reading the second.