Monday, August 30, 2010

Just to save a buck

I had to wait a whole week to get my copy of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. I have about two chapters left (it's tough getting through a book when you can only read during naptime) and think I am going to read straight through through the whole series again, it's great! On a less positive note, it seems like Amazon had become a slacker when shipping packages. I used to always receive available merchandise within about three days, but the last two years have changed that dramatically. Now it often takes a few weeks before an available item is even shipped! And at least a week before it arrives at my mailbox. I guess that's what I get for wanting to get a great deal. In the future, I think I will just buy any incredibly popular new releases at Costco or Walmart so I can have it right away.

Edit: I finished the book later that night. It's great! I think Suzanne Collins did a good job of ending the series and I have already started re-reading The Hunger Games (book 1) so that I can go through all three in a row. I've heard that the movie rights have already been purchased, but I'm afraid for a movie version. Don't get me wrong, I think a movie version could be amazing, but I also think it could be pretty disastrous (like Ella, Enchanted - a book I really enjoyed). The amount of editing in order to get a pg-13 rating would ruin the point of the book.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If I had a credit card, I would be ordering lots of stuff from the internet. Especially printed books of online comics. I bet I would be poor if I had one. Everything has a good side *sigh*.