glen a richter wrote:
I rarely find time to read anymore. Last book I finished was Catching Fire. Last book I started was Mockingjay... 2 years ago. Ideally, I'll finish it before the last movie in the series. Realistically, I'll never finish it. Someone told me what happens so I'm not really motivated to read the last 100 pages or so. I have tried to read books that some of my favorite movies are based on. I read Forrest Gump a few years ago, that was a weird read for sure. It's written entirely as if it was written by Forrest himself, so it's pretty much like reading as an idiot talking. My next reading goal is the book The Shawshank Redemption is based on, I think it's called Rita Hayworth and the Shawkshank Redemption.
That's on my list. I've never read Steven King, but I think I would like him. I wanna say Shawshank is part of a series or something, but not sure.
I've read all of the Hunger Games books and the third is easily the worst. I pushed through it, but whenever a book requires you "push through" there's a problem. I thought it got kinda sappy/girl-power-y.
I bought the Hunger Games trilogy to prepare for a flight to Las Vegas. Read book 1 on the way there, read book 2 on the way back. Slogged through half of Mockingjay over a period of probably 5 or 6 months and just gave up. I was especially pissed about what happens to Prim. It kind of makes the rest of the series pointless. She could have just done the games herself, died the first night in the arena, story over.
I've read some King. I bought 4 past Midnight, which includes the story The Langoliers is based on, my first day of college back in 1999 so I'd have something to do between classes. I still haven't finished it. But Shawshank is my favorite non-sports movie so I'd really love to read the book. Field Of Dreams, my favorite sports movie, is also based on a book, I think.