Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Waiting On Wednesday (3): Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.
This morning, as I was on my way to work, it was clear to me what my Waiting On Wednesday pick would be. A book I've been desperate to read for months and months and months. A book I've dreamt about. A book that the phrase 'waiting on' was invented for.
Summary from Amazon: After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen returns to her district, hoping for a peaceful future. But Katniss starts to hear rumours of a deadly rebellion against the Capitol. A rebellion that she and Peeta have helped to create. As Katniss and Peeta are forced to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. Unless Katniss and Peeta can convince the world that they are still lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying...
On my way to work this morning, I started to write this post in my head. Basically what it came down to was this: how can anyone who has read The Hunger Games not be desperate to read Catching Fire? I just don't think it's possible. As far as I knew, the UK release was scheduled for the 1st September, the same as the US one - and I couldn't wait.
And then, people, a beautiful thing happened. I was walking past my favourite bookstore, having a little daydream in which I walked in to the YA section and Catching Fire was already on the shelf. So I went inside (hey, I just can't pass a bookstore without going in). And there it was, just like in my daydream. Catching Fire. So I picked it up, and bought it, thinking all the time that the assistant would suddenly tell me it was out by mistake and snatch my dreams away. When I made it out of the store with my copy, it was all I could do not to break into a run.
So... what was a Waiting On Wednesday pick this morning has turned into a Not Waiting On Wednesday post. You'll have to excuse me now. I'm off to read!