Give it to me in a gamma globulin sized shot, please.


I just read a wonderful book by Suzanne Collins called Hunger Games.  The thing is, if you don't want to be super ticked off at the end wishing the next book in the trilogy was out, you shouldn't read it. Wait till the whole series has been written.  I HATE starting a great book only to get to the end and learn that I have to WAIT till the next year to get more of the story.  You know, I think I would even be willing to pay three times the amount for the book if they could just put it all into one huge volume.  So, I'm determined to go and read something extremely fluffy in content so I can stop thinking about this book!  And whatever it is it will NOT be a series.  Please give it to me in one gamma globulin sized shot next time!  It figures that this book was recommended by Stephenie Meyer, the queen of keeping us all in suspense with each new Twilight book.  Boy, am I glad that that one finally came to a close! 

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As you can see, I have a hard time getting on with my life if my mind is still wrapped up in some sci-fi or fantasy type book.  It's time for a historical piece where I know how it's going to end but get a little bit of entertainment from the writing style and some little known facts.  "Now, how did the Revolutionary War end?  Did a man ever land on the moon?"  Wow, that was a great story and I can now sleep at night dreaming of cows jumping over moons or a proliferation of sheep with a passion for addition (not the frustrating areas of numbers that include subjects like algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and definitely keep the subjects of warp drive, vampires, and dragons out of the picture.  Vampire sheep breathing fire while going "full speed ahead", not so much).


Illustration by Rob Scotton

P.S.  Thank you Miss Austin for your beautiful and complete stories!  This is why you are so loved by sane women everywhere.  Mr. Darcy might also fit into that sheep-counting, cow-hopping, pleasant night sleep formula, that is if my husband isn't at home for me to talk his ear off before I fall asleep.  In my opinion, it's always best to fall asleep in the middle of one's own sentence.


mommymuse said…
Hmmm...I'm with you on the sleep-inducing properties of J.A., but probably not quite the way you meant it ;). PS--I just tagged you on my blog
Natalie said… an English major, I feel a bit guilty admitting that I agree with mommymuse. While Austen does spin a charming yarn, I had to trudge through the few stories of hers that I actually tried to read, and as mentioned previously on my blog, I prefer the mid '90's film versions (Clueless). I'm with you, however, on the wonderful feeling of falling asleep midsentence. It seems like I do that more and more these days. I love your blog!
Melisa said…
I need to take a break and read. Thanks for the recommendations!
-Ang said…
Amen Sista! No fun waiting for a sequel, so thanks for the warning on "The Hunger Games". I think I will wait 'til they're all out. Huge CONGRATS on selling your place! Such a relief, and I hope it all goes smoothly.
About "Twighlight" the movie. I think I may have to try to see it opening night. Do you want me to get you a ticket if I can.
Brenny said…
Mmmmm... Mr. Darcy. Sigh. I only slightly dislike waiting for the next installment. You might say I'm a glutten for punishment, especially when I tell you The Hunger Games is now on my list of books to read.

And there is nothing like a good fluff book to clean the reading palatte.
Mommy Of 2 said…
Hey, I was contemplating reading that book too since Mrs Meyers suggested it. I guess I just might start even though the others arn't out yet:)
I am on a reading kick. I was a true believer in non-fiction until I got my hands on "The Secret Life of Bees" and now I have crossed into the fiction world. Thanks for the info. I will take a look at the books!
Sorry about the obsessive commenting, but I have to let you know that I saw a few picture of your boys on Jeanette's blog and they are AWESOME! You and Chris sure are the proud parents of three little models!

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