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Monday, July 12, 2010


The Hunger Games is in paperback, and I picked up a copy. AT LAST.

As you all may or may not know, I am anti-hardcover. I just don't have the shelf-space and I can't stand having some books in a series in hard cover and some in paperback because then I can't shelve them together. Also, I am cheap. As a result, I have not read The Hunger Games. Yet.

Now the exciting part is, the copy is on my bookshelf waiting to be read. HOWEVER, I must finish Helen first, because I have vowed not to read anything that is not Trojan War, Helen of Troy, or Directly Theseus related until I have completed my second draft.

My hope is that this will help to inspire me to make it happen!

Not officially back from HIATUS until Friday. And while I hadn't intended for it to happen-- it looks like there is no way I'm going to be able to catch up on Bickering Blogfest entries in a timely manner. To those of you who commented on my entry, thank you so much! And I'm sorry I haven't gotten to yours. Last week got completely away from me with cleaning and writing and preparing for the arrival of our Australian Houseguest. She left just this morning, but I'm a bit under the weather and really far behind still from my trip to NY. My priorities must be set in order, and at this time, unfortunately, that means more writing and less bloggerish activity.

I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of things, and devoting myself to Helen! See you all on Friday with a regularly scheduled post!


  1. Yay!

    Glad to see I'm not the only one who is anti-hardcover. There are books I'm looking forward to reading, and some I just want to try out since I've heard so much about them, but I'm waiting for paperback.

  2. I'm the same way. I just can't bring myself to shell out for the HC, so I wait. I suppose that's what the library is for, maybe? But I like to own!

  3. I loved hardcovers once. But now I prefer trade paperback (not a fan of small, mass paperback). My reasons are same as yours--space and money and I'll add how heavy books are to move! If I were so wealthy I could have my own library room, I'd fill it with gorgeous hardcovers of my favorite books. But even then I'd be happy with trade paperback for many.
    Be ready for a ride when you finally crack open The Hunger Games.

  4. If I really love something I like to have it in hardback along with the softcovers.

  5. Ah! I am SO anti-hardcover as well!! I'm glad to hear Hunger Games is now in paperback. I've been getting grief because I haven't read it yet, but now I can go and buy it and be twice as happy.

  6. Tricia: Ohhhh library room is my dream. As it is, my living room is slowly being wallpapered with 6 foot bookshelves...

    David: I'm more inclined to pick up a paperback copy of something I really like that I already have in hardcover and box up the hardcover to get it off my shelf, but not the other way.

    Ashley: Hooray! I didn't realize there WAS anyone else who hadn't read The Hunger Games yet :)

  7. Hey, does this mean I get to read more "Helen" soon? 'Cause that would be ballin'. All for the sake of you getting to read the Hunger Games sooner, of course. I have zero selfish motivation behind this. ;) I wish I had your self-discipline, though. Of course, you just don't know what you're missing. I dare you to have this kind of restraint for the second one. lol

  8. KM: It took me years to develop what little discipline I have. :P And I just crossed the 61K mark in Helen :)

  9. Totally agree about hardcovers. Though I do cave sometimes when I can't wait.

    Does anyone prefer them anymore? I suppose I see the point, trying to force the purchase of a more expensive product, but ugh.

  10. I dunno, Leah. I haven't really heard anyone being really vocal about the hardcover love... One of my friends will look for HCs for books she REALLY REALLY loves and wore out in Paperback, but that's it.

  11. I am impressed at your discipline to actually have a copy of Hunger Games in your possession and not read it. I tried to wait until the weekend to start mine, and couldn't resist the siren call.

    But since I'm so darn curious about your Helen book, yeah for your discipline. Btw, can I be a beta reader?

  12. Thanks Margo! you'll see tomorrow that my self-discipline is not so rock-solid as I might wish :)

    And I will keep your offer in mind :)

  13. Hey! You might also like "Daughter of Troy" by Sarah B. Franklin

  14. haha! I just finished reading that one! I did enjoy it, but I was kind of taken off guard by the sexual content, which I wasn't really expecting. And then I wasn't a fan of the way it ended-- but she had me up until that point!


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