Book Fifty: Mockingjay

Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

So really, I finished this a day or so after finishing Catching Fire. I just couldn't stop. In fact, I probably can't even tell you where one book ended and the other began since I downloaded Mockingjay at about 3am directly after finishing the last one. What else do I have to say? I did love this, really I did, but all that action near the end almost crossed the line into ridiculous for me. And, even though I'm a pretty good visualizer of books, I had a very hard time picturing all of that craziness in the Capitol. But then, at the very end, the book won me back with those last few lines. I honestly didn't quite see any of what happened coming. So either I'm really slow or this was a great book.

And so as not to give away any spoilers to the three remaining people on the planet who haven't read this, I will end there.

Book Fortynine: Catching Fire

Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

I had been waiting forever for this to come out in paperback. Because, for the most part, I really dislike reading hardcover books. So I waited and waited and waited and it never came out. And then I realized that I could download it (for cheap, even!) and read it on the Kindle app for the iPhone. And, I may be the last person in the world to figure this out, the best part is that it's so easy to hold my phone in just one hand, that I can now read whilst nursing the baby. You have no idea how happy this makes me. I have been reading up a storm and the screen doesn't even bother my eyes or anything. So, turns out that technology is actually good for something after all.

I don't really need to say anything about this series, I'm sure, since everyone has probably already read it and written more than I can ever say about it. I'll just say that I love it as much as everyone else does, and that I'm totally looking forward to the movie. I find it terrifying and lovely and it takes turns I didn't quite expect, which gave it more depth than I imagined.