Monday, January 16, 2012

It's Been a Long Time Coming...

A long time ago I decided that I was a card-carrying, glasses-wearing reader and writer. My first trip to the Principal's office was due to "excessive reading during math class." (Hence- my awful math skills. 2+2=?) But lately I have been so busy with all of the new things in life that I haven't been able to keep up with my reading! So as a belated New Year's Resolution, I am going to try to read more, and post a blog about what I find at least a few times per month. 

Funny thing- I thought I was "so busy" in college, yet I was able to blog constantly and go to the gym two hours a day? Oh, and go to school...when necessary. 

So here we go. 

I recently read the Hunger Games three consecutive days. 

I admit, I jumped on the band wagon. But I am so glad that I did! This book series is intended for young adults, but I would suggest anyone- regardless of age- read them. The emotions are palpable, the writing is thrilling and keeps you up until three a.m. on a work night. The only thing that would have made this book series better would be if it came with a small tube of Smashbox concealer. That way we all could have something to cover the puffy dark eye circles produced from crying and staying up too late reading these book. 

As I was reading this I thought, this book series would be such a great tool for parents of teenagers to use to connect with their teens. Teens love it, parents will love it. I also strongly believe that if parents want to connect with their kids, they need to get to know what their kids are into. Plus, the movie is coming out soon. Parent-teenager outing? Possibly. The bottom line? READ with your kids, encourage them to read what they are interested in, and they will go far with their literacy aptitude and comprehension. 

Here is the official movie trailer for The Hunger Games, book number one of the series.

1 comment:

  1. Elizabeth got me to read these books and I loved them! We're counting the days waiting for the movie!