A Little Late, But Not Really

I know I’m a “little” late, but I couldn’t bear to watch the movie without reading the books. Although I’ve already heard about this trilogy even before talks of developing it into a movie surfaced, I didn’t bother to pick this up in a bookstore because I thought it would be a bit “childish” for my taste.

A week before the movie was due to come out in the Philippines, I trooped to Powerbooks to get myself a copy. Sadly, they ran out of stock. I didn’t bother checking out other bookstores in Makati because I thought that if Powerbooks don’t have them in stock, what more could you expect from NBS or Fully Booked? I’ve nothing against those bookstores though. It’s just me. Being lazy. And creating excuses. Lots of excuses. ๐Ÿ˜€

But look at the photo below!

I was at Alabang with the boyfriend when I excused myself to drop by The National Bookstore. And lo and behold, there were The Hunger Games books neatly stacked right by the entrance! I was on a budget that day (trying to lighten the load on my credit card!) so I couldn’t afford to pay for the entire set, and could only buy one book.

When the boyfriend crept up behind me and saw me grabbing one book, he asked why I wasn’t buying the entire set since it is indeed cheaper. I told him why and he said he’ll cover for me. Yay! So that is why, my dear curious heads, I now have the entire set–albeit randomly purchased. ๐Ÿ™‚

Just so you know, they’re all safely covered in plastic just like my other books.

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  • I hope you’ll like them as much as I do! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • ย I’m done reading the first book. It’s good. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • My niece was the one who introduced me to this and I kept my expectations low because I, too, thought it would be childish. I was proven wrong. In a good way. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Yeah! Some guys I know felt the pace was too slow though. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Madami ako nababasang negative reviews tungkol diyan sa ย movie

    • Hindi ko pa napapanood ‘yung movie eh. The book is okay. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ela

    I watched the movie first then read the books (e-books, that is!). Akala ko din dati eh masyadong pambata yung libro, pero hindi pala. Bibili ako ng trilogy boxset pag nakakita ako :p

    • Ako naman hindi ko pa napapanood the movie. Haha!