Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins

Rating: 5 stars
Shelf: Now Reading

There are no words. At least no words that won’t completely spoil the entire Hunger Games experience for you – and let me tell you. What an EXPERIENCE! Mockingjay is slightly more political than the other two books in the trilogy, but that’s okay because we’re finally getting down to it.

I thought MOCKINGJAY wrapped up the entire series perfectly. Keeping my sunglasses on during the train ride home did not do enough to mask my tears – my complete and total heartache. Three days later and I’m only just getting back to normal.

Again. As I did with HUNGER GAMES and CATCHING FIRE. I’m begging you. Read. This. Series.

Seriously.

If you’d like to discuss Mockingjay, hop on over to Hannah’s blog. It’s where all the cool kids go.

The nook Experience

So, because I’m super poor, I opted to read Mockingjay on my nook via the LendMe feature. The nook’s LendMe feature allows you to borrow a book from a friend’s nook for 14 days.

Ease of transfer: Amazingly easy! All my friend had to do was type in my e-mail address. Within seconds the request to lend appeared in both my g-mail box AND on my nook. I agreed that I’d like to borrow the book and then I clicked Download and the thing was mine!

Length of borrow time: For me, 14 days isn’t an issue. I read fast. But I don’t think the nook’s core demographic are the type of voracious reader that I am. nook’s (and any e-Book Reader) demographic is dominated by an older leisure reading crowd, whose eyes thank the Reader’s easy-on-the-eyes screen and easily enlarged font. Two weeks seems a little unrealistic.

Reading a really good book on the nook: It was a little depressing, actually. Not holding the real book in my hands. There was no new book smell, no hugability. I couldn’t really curl up in bed with it or wrap both my hands around the thick pages. I couldn’t close the book and stare at the bookmark – seeing how far I’d come and how much further I had to go. I really felt the loss of a real book. Still – most of what I plan to read on there is either free Google classics, or anything that’s sort of trashy that I might not want to buy and display on my shelf at home. (Like, Dan Brown for instance.) It wasn’t a terrible experience – just a disheartening one.

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3 Responses to Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins

  1. Melissa Gill says:

    I finished Mockingjay in the early hours of Sunday morning. I'm still not back to normal. I keep dreaming about it, thinking about it, wishing I could write a book wth that much power. The nook doesn't sound too bad to me. I think it might be easier to balance my nook, my 25lb cat, and my knitting on my lap, than the book was.

  2. HH says:

    It definitely makes crocheting/knitting while reading MUCH easier! I crocheted a case for my nook. I just have to finish the flap and secure a button and then I'll post photographs of how crafty I am.

  3. Ashley says:

    I can picture it all. Such a wonderful description of finishing a favorite book–whatever it may be–and I love the image of looking at the bookmark as a badge of triumph. And my interest in the trilogy: more than piqued!

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