Monday, September 29, 2008

Because I Have Your Best Interests At Heart.

Last weekend I read this book:

I finished it in one evening...literally could not put it down. As soon as I read the final page, I ran to Miss Pretty Pink and composed a message to some of my favorite gals-who-read. It went like this: "Go read The Hunger Games. Now. Thank me later."

I then spent the better part of a day mentally casting the movie version of this book. Because it has to be made into a movie. I need it to be made into a feature film, I just don't need it to be screwed up.  (Twilight, can you hear me?  Ew.)

This is my Monday recommendation for y'all...instead of a musical pick, I'm highlighting this particular novel. You need to read it. Trust me. Again I say: Go read The Hunger Games. Now. I'm talking Harry Potter-level awesomeness here, y'all.


37 comments:

Trish said...

Oh no!! Say it aint so........

I aint got the time for another "MUST" read right now.

I do however trust you implicitly. (is that that right way of saying that?)
You have earned that from me!!

Julie said...

I will add it to my wish list for Christmas items... thanks, I am always looking for a good book!

heathersister said...

On my way to the library now (well really after work today)... I will let you know how it goes. Thanks. I need a good book.

heathersister said...

No copies currently available! I put one on hold, could take weeks to get it. I'll keep you posted.

heathersister said...

Oh yeah, I forgot, 53 days woohoo!!!!!!!!!!

Heather said...

Jeez, Michelle left you three messages already? What am I gonna do with that girl? Barnes and Noble were out of this book. Did you hear me? Sold out. So I am going to Target today.

Hope you're all better. Didya know I'm the FB on SITS today? I almost peed my pants when I got the email from Heather. I'm so excited, and they said the nicest things about me. Awww, they're so sweet.

Amy said...

Yay, another book. I'm getting it today! Thanks!!!

Rhea said...

I love hearing about good books, thanks for sharing! I'll keep an eye out for it.

ParentingPink said...

I'll have to check this out. I'm almost done reading Nineteen Minutes (which, btw, is a great read too), so maybe I can get to this one next!

KimmyJ said...

Thanks, Lula Belle, that's all I need is another book to keep me from my wifely duties! :)

angie said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I"m going to go put it on reserve at the library now!

Heather said...

Me thinks I shall go purchase this today. I'm still reading about Julia and Marcus and Hadassah. I'm a book ho, though. I read around.

Sissy said...

I think I am highly offended that you did not send me that email. Am I not a friend who reads? Come on, that's my email: sissyREADS! You have just been demoted. Maybe you can make it up to me. Maybe. LOL.

sassy stephanie said...

I have three children. And a messy house that is ignored. And loads of laundry. And phone calls to make. And cows to chase out of the yard. And all this blogging to do. And, don't forget that I spend alot of time at the cancer center with Sweetie. I am running out of free time!! My list of your recommended reads is growing long and going untouched!! Sigh. I am starting to advocate cloning.

Mama Dawg said...

Writing it down now, ma'am. Thanks for the recommendation. I'll add it to the 200+ by my bed!

Jen said...

I just read the synopsis and this book sounds really interesting. Can't wait to read it! Thanks for the recommendation.

Brandy said...

~Adding it to the list~

I love your recommendations but I gotta finish The Host first.

Sandy Toes said...

This morning, I have been seeing a lot of book reviews...I better start reading!
Happy Monday!
-Sandy Toes

Live.Love.Eat said...

You don't have to ask me twice. I am going to the bookstore today to get it. I will NOT be the last on the bandwagon like I was with Twilight. Hah!!! I did start Lovely Bones about a 14 yo who gets murdered and it's from her perspective from Heaven as they try to catch her killer etc. But I will put it down for you girl!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Okay ...if you suggest it I must read it! After I finish book 6 of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon for the 3rd time. I have read the series 3 times! Have you lookied into those books yet??? If you love Edward then you will love Jaime. I promise! And I just heard that book 7 will be released next September!!! I am so excited - now if I could warp speed into next September...AHHHH....Jaime....

JourneytoFamily said...

She's right. It is good! I'm still recovering from my 11pm-5am reading marathon.

Becky said...

I laughed out loud when I read what you said about our girls! I'm glad Summer isn't the only one! It's good to know there is hope in the future!

Have a GREAT Monday!

Marrdy said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I'll have to get this one when I finish The Host.

Elena said...

I JUST heard about this book last week and have it added to my "to read" list. I love me a good book. I know how much you love Twilight and Lost and those are two of my all time favorites, so this book has GOT to be good too. Thanks for sharing.

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Swirl Girl said...

If I ever get a chance to actually read a novel...I'll give this one a try.

I used to be a voracious reader...BCBB (before children and before blogs)

Kat said...

I have the book on reserve at the library. I did it the minute I got that email. Yes, I did. I am currently number 12. I'll get there...

Live.Love.Eat said...

At lunch, I ended up reading the first chapter I printed out from online and it did leave the big hook. I have to go buy it. I am not usually into the whole survivor type thing but I also wasn't into the whole vampire thing and see what happened there. So, I'm going with it.

CaraBee said...

Oh I wish I had read this post a couple of hours ago. I just went to the library! I will definitely add it to my list now. And how do I make it on this must read email list??

carawb@gmail.com!!

Mama's Losin' It said...

I'll put it on the list!!! I wish I read faster...how do you read AND blog?? Where do you find your balance?? How much time a day to you spend reading? How much time a day do you spend blogging? Because I need to know.

Karen said...

I'll keep my eye out for it....and add it to tyhe growing pile of books that currently have sitting besidee the couch...

Dawn said...

Oh man! I will add that to my list of books that I will be up all night reading!!! Thanks!

Insane Mama said...

I knew you would like it! I loved it! We know good books!

Evi said...

Okay, I'm not a reader...but I'll give it a try...you've got me convinced...so you think it would be in the library yet?
Thanks for stopping by through the BATW terminal. I actually had to edit my post after my comment because there are two ways to spell toque...the other commonly accepted spelling is tUque.
(Like you really cared but hey...I'm kind of weird)

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Tiffany said...

I've got my copy sitting here!!! Starting it tomorrow~

You rock.

Angie's Spot said...

Oh no! Another book to add to my list? Say it ain't so!