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authenticnow
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Default  Posted: 10:09 AM, April 20th (Friday)

I started it and I'm at the part after the opening ceremony. It is compelling, I am already loving it.

My question is-why do they want to get sponsors? Why is that so important? If they're fighting to the death, what is the need for sponsors?

My question might get answered soon in the book but I have been so curious about this!

[This message edited by authenticnow at 10:10 AM, April 20th (Friday)]


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Default  Posted: 10:30 AM, April 20th (Friday)

So glad you are enjoying the book! I finished the series in four days. Oops. Didn't get a lot done.

They want sponsors to send them gifts during the games. It is VERY important.

I won't spoil it for you. Enjoy your reading.


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authenticnow
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Default  Posted: 5:29 PM, April 20th (Friday)

Okay, got it!
Thanks.

Going to read now


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Default  Posted: 5:02 AM, April 21st (Saturday)

And the more money they can make, the more their district will get too (and them if they survive) I think!? Read all three in a week so parts are a little blurry!


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Default  Posted: 12:59 AM, April 22nd (Sunday)

If you haven't got there already, the sponsors can help get things to the competitors to help them during the games. :)

Hope you're enjoying it!


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Default  Posted: 11:42 AM, April 22nd (Sunday)

I'm reading it too. I don't want to put it down, but have too many other have to dos.

I bought all three so I will be busy for a while. I don't read that fast.


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authenticnow
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Default  Posted: 1:59 PM, April 22nd (Sunday)

I need to get the other two books, I'm almost halfway done with the first.

I am enjoying it. It's weird, it is totally capturing me when I'm reading it, it sucks me in. But if I stop reading for a second and think about what is going on with the plot, I'm horrified.

Usually if I read stories with disturbing subject matter (like Holocaust stories), I can literally feel sick while I'm reading. With this, her writing style keeps you engrossed and interested, and although what's happening is horrific, it is done with a fantasy-like quality that almost doesn't seem real.

Does that make sense?

I'm up to the part where the games are about to start. I'm so scared for Katniss!


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Default  Posted: 7:33 PM, April 22nd (Sunday)

With this, her writing style keeps you engrossed and interested, and although what's happening is horrific, it is done with a fantasy-like quality that almost doesn't seem real.

Does that make sense?


Perfect sense !!!

And perfect description of how Suzanne Collins' simplistic style just reels you in.

Keep going....it's a good read.


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authenticnow
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Default  Posted: 5:22 AM, April 27th (Friday)

Finished it last night.

I'm waiting for the other two to arrive in the mail


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Default  Posted: 10:00 PM, April 29th (Sunday)

Finished it last night.
I'm waiting for the other two to arrive in the mail

I couldn't wait. Had to download them immediately!


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Default  Posted: 9:02 PM, May 5th (Saturday)

The next one is even better....


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Default  Posted: 12:58 AM, May 8th (Tuesday)

The second was my favorite of the series. Loved all three :)


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Default  Posted: 5:33 AM, May 8th (Tuesday)

I didn't get the second two before I went on vacation.

They are waiting for me behind the counter at our mailroom (we have a separate, independent little place to pick up our mail here) that can only be picked up between 11 and 1, and I am working all week!

So, my friend offered to pick them up for me today


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Default  Posted: 5:32 AM, May 15th (Tuesday)

I had my book club last night about this book.

It was a good one. Lots of different opinions on whether the book was 'book club worthy'. A couple of the women didn't even read the book and just saw the movie for the meeting. I thought that was unfair because our rule is you have to at least try the book and you have to respect the other members' choices. (we take turns choosing the title)

One woman said, 'Life's too short to read poorly written books, there are too many great books out there'. She is a good friend of mine and I was disappointed in her unwillingness to at least give it a try. She said she wasn't wasting her money and I told her I would have loaned her my copy!

We all did agree that the concepts were interesting and that led to very good discussion.


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Default  Posted: 10:03 PM, May 21st (Monday)

I read it for Book Club too and unlike most times when most people don't finish the book, most people did. The conversation was quite interesting. Definitively not one of my all time favorites but not terrible reading either. The author definitively speaks to her audience which might be the reason why some people find so hard to connect with angst of it. Personally, I don't think the movie does justice to the book...too many important details didn't make it into the big screen.


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