Well, if you follow young adult fiction even the tiniest bit, or if you’ve been reading any book blogs lately, you’ll probably know that this past Tuesday was the release date of “Mockingjay,” the final book in Suzanne Collins’ hit young adult series, “The Hunger Games.” I got myself a copy as soon as humanly possibly and hunkered down early, early, early Tuesday morning to read it before I could see any spoilers (which, honestly, I still haven’t seen any in inappropriate places). It left me feeling…mixed. If you really want to know you can read the spoiler-full review I posted on Friday.
After I finished “Mockingjay” I had a really, really difficult time reading. I picked up one book on Tuesday and read about 15 pages, and then never picked it up again. A couple more books got picked up, looked at, and put back down. I finally was able to settle on Sean Ferrell’s “Numb,” but even that took me much longer to read than normal, considering it was under 300 pages and a quick read. Although I couldn’t read, I was able to listen to audio, and when I stayed home from work with a bad headache on Thursday I pretty much laid in bed and listened to my Sara Paretsky’s “Body Work” for 4 or 5 hours. I think I finally got back in the swing of my reading with Jessica Francis Kane’s “The Report,” which I started late Friday night and finished early Saturday afternoon. It was fabulous, so look for my review on Tuesday.
Most of what I finished this week I also read this week, but here’s what I read that has not yet been reviewed:
The books I both finished and reviewed (or, as in the case of “Mockingjay,” ‘reviewed’):
I know, I know, they are strangely blue. I also want to say, yes, I may have technically finished 6 books this week, but “The Rembrandt Affair” and “American Music” were both nearly done at the beginning of the week, and “Body Work” was an audio. Plus, I read “Mockingjay” straight through in the middle of the night. It still ended up feeling like a slow week because after early Tuesday morning I didn’t finish anything else until Friday night.
This week I also reviewed:
and the audios of “The Hunger Games” and “Catching Fire”