Saturday, February 20, 2010

I'm sure you are sick of me-

Posting about books. But seriously, this week, I've been devouring them. (I wish that was the only thing I've been devouring, but I digress)

A few days ago, I read on my friend, Shalise's, blog about this book. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I was hesitant to read it, for some random reason, until I talked to about a kajillion other people who also recommended the book. So I downloaded it onto my iPod touch, using the kindle app, and read, and read, and read, and read, until midnight. Where I finished the book.

Friday morning, I logged onto Amazon again to buy the sequel, Catching Fire.

To my utter dismay, it's not available for kindle download. What do you mean? I have to go to the bookstore, and buy a real, honest to goodness book? Apparently I did. Except yesterday, when I was so desperate to read the book, it was snowy, and scary to drive. And considering my near death, (ok so it wasn't really near death, but it freaked me out a lot) drive home from Ankeny yesterday, I decided it wasn't worth it. This morning though, I had some errands to run anyway, errands that Barry said he would watch the boys, so I could do by myself. So I added just one more tiny, little errand to my list. Stop at Borders.

So I love Borders, a gazillion times more than Barnes and Noble. I can always find what I need at Borders. Barnes and Noble, while they have WAY more books, I can never find a copy of the book I actually want. It all started back when I needed, yes needed, the last Sookie Stackhouse novel. Barnes and Noble is about 2 minutes closer to my house than Borders. So obviously I stopped there first. They had every other Sookie book, but the one I needed. I did find something that I needed, Ina May's Guide To Childbirth , so I did have to check out anyway. The 'friendly' B&N employee asked me if I'd found everything alright, and I said, "Actually. No. I was looking for the last Sookie Stackhouse book, and you don't have it." (Wow, what a combination. Sookie Stackhouse and Ina May.) She just looked at me, and said, "your total is going to be..." Kind of left a bad taste in my mouth, and ever since then, I've gone to Borders for my booky needs, which has been quite a bit as of late.

I read Catching Fire. as quickly as humanly possible. I literally devoured it. The books are so amazing, and though provoking. And, of course, there's love. Of course. What kind of girl would I be if there wasn't some love involved.

Now, though, I'm dying! The final book of the series, Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) doesn't come out until August 24th. August? Really? August. What on earth am I going to do until August 24th? I'm lucky that a new Sookie Book comes out in May. Apparently a prequel to the Mortal Instruments comes out sometime. But someone, please help me! I need book suggestions! Leave me a comment and your email address and I'll email you when I've read the book!

In other, non-booky news, tonight is DMU's gala. I got a sparkly new dress, and painted my toenails. (For those that know me, know that it takes a lot for me to paint my toenails!) I'm excited. I think I'm going to take a nap so I have some energy for the delicious dinner, we have reservations at Centro . Today/tonight is a day for me to say, diet? What diet? I'll remember the diet tomorrow, when I weigh myself :/


mamalife said...

I love love love anything by an Aussie Author, John Mardsen.
Especially his Tomorrow, When the War Began series (which is 7 books?), and the follow up series The Ellie Chronicals (which is 3 books). So there's 10 suggestions for you.

Other books by him that i love are Dear Miffy, Winter, So Much To Tell You and Take my Word For It.

These are more "young adult" "teen" kinda books, but i still love them (and i did read them all for the first time back in school, but i still love them when i read them now!)

Devin & Shalise said...

I am so glad you liked the books.. I loved both of them!! I cannot wait for the 3rd to come out and I am so sad it will be the last. So are you a Peeta or Gayle fan??