Aug 9, 2011

Do you bring books when you travel?

Do you bring books when you travel? I do, but most of the time, I don't get to read even a single page. I have on my bag now Jeffrey Deaver's Empty Chair for this trip to Cebu, but it is still there in my bag, unopened. I was supposed to read it at the airport but since my sister's family was traveling with us and this was their first time, I was happily chatting away with my sister and didn't need a book to help pass the time. I was busy taking photos of my family, niece and nephew. And at the hotel, I am busy with planning and organizing the itinerary for the next day or arranging bags and looking at pictures that I have no more time to read my book! And when I get my chance on the laptop once the kids are asleep, I blog! Even when it was just me and my husband traveling, I am also unable to find the energy to read. I usually make a full and packed itinerary that once we are in the hotel, I am too tired already to read. So maybe next time, I should just leave my books at home. But what I suddenly have an urge to read and I don't have a book at hand? I guess I will just bring a book along just in case. Better safe, than sorry. It wont make a dent on my luggage anyway.

Aug 3, 2011

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

If I have only one word to describe this book, it would be riveting. I was literally unable to get up and put down the book even to go to the loo. And I was at work too! I have my copy of the book for a month now before I opened it for lack of something to read and I was hooked from start to finish. It was good! And since it was a trilogy, I spent most of may waking hours these past few day reading the book.

The Hunger games are a game of survival. The Capitol, or the seat of the government chooses two champions from each District (district 1-12) to fight to death as a reminder of what happens to those who wish to rebel against them. Katniss was not chosen during the Reaping but she volunteered for her sister Prim. The other champion was Peeta, a son of a bakery owner. And you have to read the book to find out how it turned out. Let's just say that I loved the book I wasnt able to tear myself away from it long enough to eat!

The other two books are Catching Fire and Mockingjay.