Friday, September 3, 2010

The Mockingjay thing

I am sure many, if not all, if you who would read this know about The Hunger Games, and it's third and final installment that just came out:  Mockingjay.  Any of you that know me, know that I LOVE The Hunger Games, in fact, one of my tattoos is slightly based on the cover of that book.

So, why is it taking me so long to get done with Mockingjay?  I know many librarians, authors, and other readers went through that book within a day of it being released, but I've been working on it for more than a week now.

I think my problem with this book, much like the problem I had with Deathly Hallows (the last Harry Potter book), is that I don't want my experience with these characters to end.  I want to know what happens, but I am going to miss them and their adventures once I finish that last page.  So, while I want to fly through the book, I am stopped by the fact that I also *don't* want to know.  

Does anyone else feel like this?


Anne said...

Wow, I hadn't seen that tattoo - it's gorgeous! May I ask what artist did it?

So, back to Mockingjay. I read it super-quickly, in an afternoon, just like I did the first two books. BUT, I felt differently about this one. I'm going to refrain from anything spoilery here, but I will say that this book was a completely different reading experience for me than the first two books were. Let me know when you're done with it so we can talk spoilers!

Hollie said...

I am also having trouble getting through Mockingjay. I love the series, and I don't want it to end either. I came across some spoilers today and was pretty upset that I allowed myself to read the review. No more spoilers for me. I need to finish the book already. :-)

Kat Werner said...

Wow! Two comments! I hadn't seen these!
Anne, I am done with the book, so we can spoil away soon. :) also, my tattoo is from an artist here in St. Joe, Michigan. His place is called Conception Gallery and his name is Zaq Weaver.