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I held off as long as I could in reading Suzanne Collin’s final book in the Hunger Games series, Mockingjay, not because I didn’t want to read it, but because I didn’t want the story to end, and I didn’t want to read it while distracted.  I wanted to immerse myself in the story, and with as busy as I have been lately (which I will explain in my next blog entry),… Read More

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins is the Second Book in the Hunger Games Trilogy, and it’s just as fantastic as the first.  Katniss Evergreen has survived The Hunger Games, but her method of survival has left her with ruthless enemies who will do anything to contain the damage she has done.  It’s almost impossible to write a long review of this book without lacing it with spoilers, and I just won’t do… Read More

I’m a little late to the party on this one, but Suzanne Collin’s book, The Hunger Games is truly an awesome read.  I knew it from the first five pages that this one was good, and by page 100, it was obvious that this was the book that I would measure my writing progress by.  It’s easily one of the top five books I’ve ever read for sheer enjoyment, and I found… Read More