I was aiming for one book a month, but I didn't take that goal seriously coz I usually get more things done when I adopt the JUST DO IT strategy.
I re-read the first of the installment because the first time I read it, I merely skimmed through the pages. A friend was egging me to finish the book asap so we can debrief--and I was more interested in knowing the details that they left out in the movie.
I enjoyed reading all three books. The first one, mala-Big Brother na Battle Royale. The rest of the books is about politics (timely, dahil nalalapit na ang election), civil war, and unconditional love.
The series made me realize that:
- I'm lucky the Philippines is not like China where information is controlled (Plugging: No to Anti-Cybercrime Law).
- For every excess we consume, we take away from someone somewhere in the world (I'm talking to you abundance advocates, our resources are finite). There was a scene in the book where people in the Capitol drink a special wine during feasts to make them barf. That way, they'll free up space for more food. Meanwhile, somewhere else in Panem, people die from hunger.
- It's hard not to fall in love with someone who's always there for you. (Happy 4th anniversary E!)
- We can cause the end of the world.
- The ability to inspire is power.
I'm pretty pleased with myself for getting back in the game, reading-wise. Also, I am excited with the movie version of Catching Fire having learned about the man-made lake they set up for it.
And if you must know, I choose Peeta over Gale.
PS. I broke my cellphone so E lent me his spare (Lenovo P700) which had Kindle for Android installed. While I still prefer physical books, I must admit, I was able to read more with the phone. Digital books here I come!