Book worm

Besides doing a lot of cooking these last few days, I’ve also spent a bunch of time reading.  In fact I actually stayed up till 3am on Wednesday night because I could not put “The Hunger Games” down.

I’m pretty sure this is another series of books designed for teenagers and young adults.  Am I embarrassed by this? Nope.

I proudly read the Twilight series in public.

The other two books I have read this week are “The Christmas Sweater” and “The Lake of Dreams.”  Both were great.

I will be doing a full review on “The Lake of Dreams” in the next week or so, but I have to say I liked this book SO much more than Kim Edward’s previous book.

The book got into my head, and on multiple occasions I found myself dreaming about the outcome, a telling sign of a good book.

I was a little concerned I would also dream about “The Hunger Games.” Having dreams about that book would definitely be unpleasant. To keep this from happening, I did something I never do with books.  I did the unthinkable.

I read the last page.

I had to! It was 3 in the morning, the night before Thanksgiving and I absolutely had to get some sleep. Knowing my mind would not be able to rest until I knew the outcome, I read the end. It was definitely the right decision at the time.  I finished the book last night, and knowing the ending really helped keep my mind at ease.

If you are like me and take no shame in reading books designed for young adults, I highly, HIGHLY recommend “The Hunger Games.” I’m actually about to venture out, on Black Friday nonetheless, to buy the next book in the series.

I promised Wes I wouldn’t spend all day reading “Catching Fire,” the next in the series. It will be a challenge, but I’m going to give it my best effort.

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