The books were such a quick read because the plot moves so fast. I love fast moving plots. That's the one thing that holds me back from actually liking Victorian literature. I really try to like it, and I want to like it (who doesn't like Pride & Prejudice?) But there's a part of me that gets extremely impatient while reading minuscule details about dresses, lace on said dresses, hair, hats, a fully painted setting, etc. Ugh. When I had to read Jane Eyre in school I literally wanted to gouge my eyes out. In a Victorian Lit class I took in college, I think the only two books I actually liked were David Copperfield and The Return of the Native. Alright, I liked Wuthering Heights too, but that's it. Just a measly three out of about a bagillion.
But The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay kept me up at all hours of the night. And when I'd finally put the book (or ipad) down, I would dream about Katniss and Peeta (for real). haha.
I'm excited and nervous for the movie to come out next week. I've watched the trailers and interviews and it seems like it will be good, but you never know. I think if I'm disappointed I'm going to have to read the book again to fix it!
I'm also a little annoyed at the guy playing Peeta.
He doesn't look how I think Peeta should look.
I picture Peeta as looking a little more like that blond boy in Blue Lagoon:
Liam Hemsworth on the other hand, looks exactly like Gale should. And Katniss looks about how I had pictured her too. I get so thrown off when characters look different in movies than how I picture them in books. Need a Casting Director, anyone? Luckily, for me, I saw Twilight before I read the books so I didn't have to deal with it with those movies!
P.S. Thank you Dominique at Purple Kale for being the first one to recommend them to me!! : )