We were looking for something to post on Sundays when we don’t have anything planned (which is the case a lot of the time lately, haha). Then I saw a post on Early Bookish Bird‘s blog and it seemed like the perfect fit. She started #howimetmybook .
In this post we tell the story behind our books. The following questions will be answered: Where did we get the book? Why did we pick it up? What made us pick it up in the first place?
Today I picked Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. You might not recognize it from the picture, for this is the Dutch edition. As I said before, I don’t like people on covers and I think these covers are horrible haha. However, these are also the books that I read over and over again and I think they were my introduction to YA so no matter how ugly that cover is, I will not get rid of these books.
I remember buying and reading the first book, it was on sale so I had to get it one summer. I enjoyed the story but at the same time it made me physically ill thinking about what was going on in that book. It took me a while to pick the series back up and that’s where this story kicks in.
On Christmas Eve, a couple of years ago I was gifted this book, the third Hungergames novel. I was very happy with it but at the same time I realized this was book 3 and I hadn’t read book 2 yet (or even own it). I was so excited to read it though that I couldn’t stop myself. I started reading the book around 10 in the evening I think and I didn’t stop until 5 in the morning when I finished the book. The last pages had me sobbing into my pillow. There was quite a lot going on and my emotions were all over the place. About a week after reading this, I decided I also needed the second book, read that one, and then reread book 3. I have reread the whole series since and I really like the movie adaptation. Especially Mockingjay part 1, that is my favorite for this whole series and might be my number 1 movie adaptation. And to be honest, that’s all because of that dam scene. I loved it when I saw it and I rewatched that part over and over. It’s so beautiful and really added to the movie.
All in all I can say I really loved these books and while writing this I’m wondering why I don’t own a nice English box for this series. I think that its because I’m not that sure I will be rereading them. I really love this series but when thinking of rereading books, this is not a series I immediately think of. Maybe when I see a good deal and pretty covers. I might pick it up. Did you read The Hungergames? And did you watch the movies? Let me know in the comments!
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Love reading these posts!
Me meeting this book….read the second book….the ending when the words Katniss there is no Distric 12 were said made me scream, throw the book away and started running to the Door. On my way out I screamed to my parents while running away from them “I´M GOING TO THE STORE, I NEED TO KNOW WHAT´S HAPPENING. Then I slammed the door shut, runned into the store, scared the poor girl working there and then she saw what book I was buying, gave me an understanding look (she just knew) and then I started reading it on my way back home on the subway.
Hahahaha I LOVE this!! This series definitely made me scream a couple of times haha
I loved these book haha. A lot of people didn’t like them but I thought they were great for what they were!
I really loved them! They were my first dystopian books and I don’t think I’ve read any I liked better