Sunday, July 12, 2009

Caught fire this weekend...

Thanks to the good folks in our Young Adult Services department, I was able to borrow an ARC of Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, which kept me happily white-knuckled much of the weekend. While it takes a while for the tension to get white-hot, the last third is a doozy. Yikes! Now how long until the third book comes out?

My husband compared me to a combine harvester today, all because I finished Catching Fire, put it down, wandered over to my to-read shelf, selected another book, and sat down to start reading it. It's a library book and it's overdue - no time to waste! But I do like the idea of steadily chugging up and down my field of books, reading without pause and separating the wheat from the chaff...

And look, my new netbook came! 3 lbs of major processing power, and sleekly gorgeous besides (if something of a fingerprint magnet - or maybe I just have particularly grubby hands). This puppy will be coming with me everywhere from now on.


  1. I've been reading your blog for a while. I worked with you on the Arbuthnot Committee a couple years ago. You keep adding to my already long reading list, but fortunately I too was able to get my hands on an ARC of Catching Fire. I devoured it and can't wait for the third book. The downside is the series will end. Suzanne Collins has done a superb job writing the Hunger Games series, improving her writing from Gregor the Overlander. I wonder what she'll do next.

  2. Hi Kate! I agree, her writing has gotten better and better. (and now if it would just get faster, we fans would be even happier...)