Tag Archive | Suzanne Collins

Read The Hunger Games?

If you have read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, you are likely wondering why it took the rest of us so long to get a copy and sit down to read it. Sure there was a lot of hype about the story and comments about the movie version recently released, but it’s one of those books that you have to experience for yourself – even if it is not your typical genre of literature.

This past weekend, my English-teacher son lent me a copy to read. His wife and sons kept telling me what a fantastic book it was, so on all of their recommendations, I began reading the first page. I was hooked and could not wait for the 6 hour drive home to finish it. This is not the type of book I would normally choose because I generally don’t enjoy science fiction adventure stories, but Collins held my attention from the beginning, and I’m ready for Book 2. I just need to make sure that I can dedicate the time to read because you can’t put these down.

Story line aside, there’s more to it than the main plot that keeps you riveted to the page. As a writer I’d like to know her secret. Is it the first-person point of view? Does she show rather than tell what her characters are doing? Does she include a lot of action? Does she use colorful language to create vivid pictures? Collins does all of these things, yet she does it in such a way that you are compelled to read. You are engaged and readily identify with the main character even if you’re not (or never were or will be) a teenage girl.

Those of you who’ve read this YA novel, let me know why you think it was a success? Other writers would love to know how she did it. There’s no doubt Collins has hit a home run with this trilogy.

Become a leader for free

If leaders are readers, how can you afford to keep supplied in reading materials? Libraries offer one option or you could borrow from your friends, but it’s not the same as owning your own copy.

Guess what. There are resources available that will set both you and your wallet free! If you have a Kindle or Kindle app, you’ve got all you need to download a myriad of titles directly to your Kindle, PC or iPad. And, the cost to you? $0.00.

You’ll find both fiction and non-fiction. Sure, you’ll find genre that won’t appeal to you as well as some unfamiliar authors. But that’s the beauty of the freebies. You can afford to take a chance. Who knows? You may discover the next Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games.)

And it’s simple to do. Just click on the title – double check the price is $0.00 – and then click to have it downloaded to your eReader device. It’s that easy. Even I can do it without the help of the kids.

Still looking for an excuse why you can’t find something to read? You won’t find it here.