“The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins

hungergames_posterThank goodness for audiobooks on long drives. I had to drive across the country to visit my family last week and I ended up listening to this entire book on audiobook on the way there. Said long drive was rendered even longer when my car got a flat tire, but that is another story.

Anyway, I’ve obviously read this trilogy before, but I was looking for something short and easy to listen to and my public library had all three books available, so decision made. I watched the movies a couple months ago, but I haven’t read the books in a while so there were some details that I forgot about and just some things to remember that weren’t in the movies.

One thing I couldn’t not notice about the audiobook is some of the pronunciations. I always considered Panem to be pronounced like “Pan-EM,” but this thing consistently called it “PAN-em.” Same with Peeta Mellark. I read it in my mind like “Me-LLARK” but audiobook says “MELL-ark.” The more you know. But not really because I’m going to keep saying Peeta Me-LLARK should not be trapped in the capital of Pan-EM.

Because the drive was so long I also started on the second book in the series, “Catching Fire,” but I’m only about three-quarters of the way through now. I’m still working on that one, then “Mockingjay,” then I will HOPEFULLY finish “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” but I’m also still reading “This is How it Ends” and “Me Before You” (almost there!!).

Wish me luck,


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