Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Stories on the Road

We left for Utah late last night.
As we pulled out of the driveway, Matt said
I loaded Hunger Games on my I Touch so we could listen to it in the car.
You guys are going to love it.

This is amusing for three reasons:

1)  With the exception of magazines, Matt is not a big fan of reading, yet he read all three books in the Hunger Games series non-stop.  He LOVED them.
2)  I am a huge fan of reading, but for two years now, I've totally resisted reading Hunger Games,
mainly because it sounds futuristic, and I don't like futuristic books.
3) I'm usually the one trying to get everyone excited about listening to a book on tape during long road trips and I'm met with resistance.

An hour ago, we had just finished Chapter 10 as we arrived in Salt Lake, and unloaded our bags at the Little America Hotel.   I have to tell you that I really didn't want to get out of the car.  Neither did Claire.  We are hooked.  I think we might spend part of the evening in front of the big fireplace in hotel lobby listening to the end of the story.

Old Book Club, I should have read this last year when it was one of our monthly selections.
Matt, I should have listened to you when you said, that it's a four star and I would definitely love it.

Books on tape are the best.
Can't wait to see this movie.



Kimberlee said...

I just finished Catching Fire today.
I would've never had thought I would love them the way that I do, either.
So good!

Eve said...

Okay, that is cute. I want to listen to them with Greg even though I've read the series twice already. I can't WAIT for the movie. I expect to see Matt there at midnight. :)

Pinecone said...

Too funny - my three girls read it ages ago (all of them) and kept telling me to read it, and I never did. Then I saw the preview for the movie and I thought it looked so cool - so I finally started reading. I finished reading Hunger Games a couple of days ago and loved it. Now I need to read the others. The girls even convinced my hubby to read it :)

Bethany said...

I loved that series too! And so did my husband who is also primarily a magazine reader. Too funny. I think people should refrain from trying to explain this book to Hunger Games virgins because I have yet to meet one person, (myself included), who can make it sound as good as it is - and other people's explanations made me avoid the book at first, too. The movie will be awesome - I know it. (Please, please be awesome!)

On a related note - I just read Room by Emma Donoghue, which I couldn't put down. My house literally went to hell as I read it in one day. The children were neglected. But you should check it out as I think you might like it if you haven't read it already. I won't tell you what it's about, because I'm sure Amazon or something could do a better job.

Emily said...

That is fabulous. I have dreams of my family reading or listening to a book on tape. I am an avid reader, and hope my boys learn to love to read, or at least will let me read with them.
What a great experience!

I hope that you are able to finish the book soon.

Angie said...

Yay! I knew you would be hooked! LOVED that series!

Doug and Kristen said...

I told you you'd love them! I want Doug to read them too so we can stand in the line at midnight to see the movie. ;)