Notes from “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins

This is the book of firsts for me.

First, this is my first serious attempt to read a book after watching its movie version. I don’t usually do that because it’s not my thing to watch a movie twice, and reading the book would be like watching the movie again(I thought). Before reading, I braced myself to be disappointed with the movie. Haha..I’ve always heard people saying books are better than the screen version, and of course it’s very true. 🙂 Will I read a book after watching the movie again? I’m not sure, I don’t think so. Maybe, read first then watch. 

Second, this is my first attempt to read a series. I’ve read one before but didn’t have an idea that it was a trilogy so I didn’t read the 2nd book. I like reading a book that ends its story in the same book.:)  I guess, I’m  to break that, because I’m about to read the third book. 🙂

Third, I think this is the first time I’ve seriously read a fiction/ sci-fi. 

Anyway, the reason I read this was because I wasn’t able to watch it properly. My baby and toddler kind of woke up in the most interesting parts of the movie. Second, I like the story, and I’m interested to know the background and details that weren’t in the movie.I don’t have the luxury of time, I usually insert my reading or watching time while feeding my baby just so I could be a little productive. I’ve learned to appreciate ebooks and Ipads in times like this where I’ve got only one hand that’s free. It would be difficult to hold a book while breastfeeding a baby.

I noticed that lately, I’ve been reading about birds, specifically mockingbirds, jabberjays, and mockingjay. Haha I never planned it, though. So, what’s with these birds?! :p

NOTES FROM

Catching Fire

Suzanne Collins

December 2, 2013
“THE SPARK”

can’t fight the sun. I can only watch helplessly as it drags me into a day that I’ve been dreading for months

December 2, 2013
“THE SPARK”

But you’ve got to go through it to get to the end of it

December 4, 2013
“THE SPARK”

A spark could be enough to set them ablaze

December 7, 2013
PART II

I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now, and live in it forever

All Excerpts From

Collins, Suzanne. “Catching Fire.” Scholastic. iBooks.
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