Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Trying to think of something other than babies...

I don't have a baby yet.  I am 7 days overdue.

Moving right along!

Lately I have been filling my time with walking, coffees and lunches with friends, laundry, watching tv and reading.  If it turns out that something that I thought was recorded on my PVR isn't actually recorded, it's as if the world has ended and I may or may not get very irritated.  Then I realize it's TV and get over myself.

I have heard a lot about The Hunger Games from a few different blogs (like Healthy Tipping Point and Healthy Ashley) and thought I should give the series a try.  I really liked 1984, which is another "big brother" type book, and I also liked Twilight, a teenager series of books about vampires and love, so why not try this seemingly mesh of the two!  (I'm sure George Orwell would cringe at the thought of his book and twilight being mentioned in the same sentence... sorry George!)  I read through the first of the series in two or three days, and so off I went to get the next two right away.  (I tried putting the series on hold at the library, and I was about 200th in line for them for all three, so I just bought them instead.)  They're really good, in spite of being written in first person, which I tend not to like.  They keep me interested, have a LITTLE taste of a love story (I'm only halfway through the second book right now, so the love factor could get more or less important from here forward), lots of big brother type stuff, and a little bit of Harry Potter esque challenges (which is another series I went wild over).  If you like any of these books, I suggest you give them a try!

I'm off to pretend like I don't care I'm still pregnant!

9 comments:

Nicole @ "Haute Runner" said...

I LOVED the Hunger Games!! Such great books! I haven't read 1984 so maybe that should be next on my list.

jcassidy said...

Thoughts on books:
1) I love that you are a Harry Potter and Twilight fan. Sometimes I feel guilty for loving these guilty pleasures.
2) While I'm not sure you'll have time once the baby comes for another book series suggestion I am going to send along one of my favorites. The author is Diana Gabaldon and the first book is called Outlander. It is about a women who ends up in Scotland in the 1700's. It has a good mix of adventure, love story and historical twist.

Sorry that baby didn't respond to my amazing suggestion that 10/10 would be an amazing birthday with lots of presents.

I am also a BIG fan of several tv shows and I can send you any tv show ideas, or sites where you can watch them online! www.ch131.com is one of my favs, not great quality but lots of choices!

Heather said...

I've actually read two or three of the outlander books, and while I kind of liked them, I didn't get super into them like most others who liked them.

Side note, I think I had just finished the first one when I met matt, and my old roomate (who is a big outlander fan) suggested that he was my jamie. I liked the idea!

kristen said...

Have you read the Handmaid's Tale? Or A Brave New World? They are other "dystopia" type books.

Lulu said...

I very much feel your no baby pain.... yuck :(

Kirst said...

I love those books. Right now I'm reading the books that True blood is based from. Really enjoying them even though Chris makes fun of me for reading them.

Heather said...

Kirst those books are my favourite.

Linda I expected outlander propaganda from you!! Must be the baby anticipation that's got your mind occupied.

Lulu said...

LOL, I figured that ship had sailed.... ;)

Nikki said...

Just came to you via Leana's blog and I have to say - LOVE LOVE LOVE The Hunger Games. It's our current book club book and I couldn't put it down. Good luck on the baby - I went 10 and 8 days overdue with each of boys. Ugh. Sending your delivery vibes...