Thursday, July 1, 2010

best lines, the sequel

so, i'm currently rereading the hunger games and catching fire, to gear up for the release of mockingjay later this summer. and as i was reading book one, i got thinking about my post on "best lines," because this book has some doozies too.

i don't review books on my blog, partly because there are so many blogs out there doing such a better job of it than i could. but i thought it might be fun to start a semi-regular feature in which i share tidbits with you from whatever i'm reading right now. nothing spoilerish, of course, and no long passages - just the stand-alone lines that knock me down.

these lines may not be quite as fabulous, taken out of context, but perhaps they'll entice you to pick up the book, if you haven't already.

so here are the lines that made me catch my breath (even the second time around) from The Hunger Games:

"To the everlasting credit of the people of District 12, not one person claps."

"And then, because it's Effie and she's apparently required by law to say something awful, she adds..."

"In our world, I rank music somewhere between hair ribbons and rainbows in terms of usefulness."

and from Catching Fire:

"'It must be very fragile, if a handful of berries can bring it down.'"

there are so many other brilliant lines, especially when read in context, but they give away too much of the story, and i don't want to spoil.

if you haven't picked up this series yet, i highly recommend it. Suzanne Collins will blow you away.


Nomes said...

oh - great idea for a series of posts! I agree, those lines are awesome and the books are incredible :)

Veronica Roth said...

I *loved* that line about no one clapping. I seriously need to go read Catching Fire.

Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Huger game series and this has made me even more excited about mockingjay!

bclement412 said...

ahhhh my favorite books in the whole wide world...

Caitlin said...

Ok, I just read Hunger Games yesterday in one sitting, and I swear, I literally couldn't put it down. I skipped meals and dates and toilet breaks for it, and was it worth it? Omigod YES! Arghhh why have I taken so long to jump on the HG bandwagon!?

Now to Catching Fire....

erinjade said...

oh yay! happy to see so many fans of this awesome series. kind of wish i'd waited to reread them. i forgot how fast they fly by, and now i still have weeks of waiting for book 3.

Veronica and Caitlin, you must read Catching Fire and come back to let me know how you liked it in comparison to Hunger Game. :)