May 26, 2009
One great thing about being here in NY is the time I have to read. I love reading, which is odd because I hated it as a child. However, now I get to read to my hearts content. My partner in crime here, Joanna, is a big reader as well and suggested I read one of her favorite books "Hunger Games." I read it in a day and half, so needless to say it is one of my favorites as well. The next book comes out in September and I can't wait.
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival.