The Hunger Games #CatchingFire #Giveaway


I feel like my personal policies about books and movies are being challenged. I never used to reread much, but now having read The Book Thief shortly before screening the movie and enjoying the background that it provided, instead of choosing NOT to read a book shortly before I see the movie, I think I’ve moved into the reread the book first camp.

After I saw the Hunger Games movie, I immediately reread Catching Fire, and with the release of the Catching Fire movie coming up on November 22, I have a strong strong desire to reread the book.

It’s a good story, a multi-faceted one, and I think rereading will help me remember the characters and the background. If you haven’t read the Hunger Games, but you’ve just seen the movie, I think you could just jump into the 2nd book if you wanted to as background for the 2nd movie. You could certainly read it afterwards.

You might even be in the situation where you missed seeing the Hunger Games movie, despite all the hubbub. You have time to solve that problem too. I would definitely see the first movie before you watch the second.

This one looks good. They were obviously working with a bigger budget. Additionally, the setting and themes of this one lend themselves to a great visual feast. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens nationwide November 22. My 15-year-old daughter and I are really excited about this, so much so that my daughter deemed the promotional package of Hunger Games: Catching Fire chocolates that I received, “The coolest thing I ever received.”

Enter to Win

We have a copy of Catching Fire: Movie Tie-in Edition to give to THREE of you (U.S. shipping addresses only).

Start by entering your name and email address in the widget below to unlock one or many entry options, starting with leaving a comment telling me about your first experience with The Hunger Games (even if this is it).

One of your options for an entry will be commenting on my interview with Gloss, Cashmere, Betee, Finnick and Johanna, so be sure to check that out.


  1. Marti Tabora says

    This is my first experience. I have been meaning to get the book, but just haven’t taken the time to do it. Thanks for the opportunity.

  2. says

    I watched the first movie about a week ago On Demand from Netflix. I had resisted because I normally don’t like dystopian stories like that but I absolutely loved it. The next day I downloaded the audiobook from the library and listened to it over the next two days. I loved how much more inside information it had into what she was thinking. I may listen to it again soon because it was so good.

  3. Tammy S says

    My first experience with this series was when the book came out. I remember reading it with my daughter and getting so caught up in the story. It one of those books that you start reading and can’t wait to read the next in the series.

  4. Tiffany Marston says

    I saw the movie in the theater with my husband. My husband, my oldest daughter and myself have all read the books. My second oldest is reading the books now. I am going to with my husband again to see the next movie for our wedding anniversary…i am looking forward to!!!

  5. MaryBeth says

    I waited until I had the time and access to all three books to start them… I love to read and hate to wait once I’m sucked into a storyline. Very enjoyable reads, but I’ve yet to see the movies.

  6. Anita Yancey says

    My first experience with Hunger Games was when I bought the DVD of the first movie. I loved the movie and I hope the second one is as good.

    • Jennifer Johns says

      Her first experience with Hunger Games was reading the 1st book for a school report. She loved them so much! Last year, she and I went to the midnight movie premiere. We had a blast! There were a lot of people dressed up like the characters.

  7. Jamie Martin says

    My girlfriend and I were trying to get a bed time routine situated and we decided that she would read to me. We didn’t know what to read and my friend recommended Hunger Games. Harmony started reading it to me that night and we fell in love with the whole series!

  8. Stephanie says

    After ignoring the hype for awhile, my husband bought the first book for me for my birthday. I think he and I both read it within 24 hours of me opening it! We immediately ordered the next two books :)

  9. Donna W. says

    I was hesitant about seeing the movie as I had trouble understanding the cruelty of the games. My husband had read the books and really liked them so wanted to see the movie. I liked it so read all the books and can’t wait for Catching Fire.

  10. says

    A girlfriend watched the first movie and told me about it. It’s funny, because of what she said I was only a little interested and thought I may or may not like the movie. Now I’m a huge fan of the movies and books! The first movie blew my mind.

  11. april yedinak says

    My first experience was reading the 1st book after it was recommended to me by my niece. I loved it and I loved the first movie.

  12. Emily says

    A few years ago I was in school still, and a friend of mine practically begged me to read the series. of course at the time I was too busy, about a year later I read the books and fell in love. The Movies just make my love that much stronger.

  13. ashley cossette says

    went to see the first movie and honestly im still not even sure what i thought about it, have been meaning to see it again but haven’t fonud the time. Hoping to see it before i see catching fire though!

  14. Priscilla P. says

    I have read all the books and seen the 1st movie. My Granddaughter, and my Niece were reading the books at the same time as I was reading them.We would have to call each other and talk about them. We went to see the movie together as well.

  15. Racheal says

    My younger sister had to read The Hunger Games in 5th grade. I saw it laying around, so I picked it up and started reading. I did not put it down until I finished it later that day!

  16. Anastasia says

    My first experience was someone telling me to read the books. Once I started, I gorged on them and finished the series within a week :)

  17. Georgia Beckman says

    I have not read either book nor seen the movies. BUT, I would like to. Our 11 year old granddaughter is really into it. She will be going to see the new movie on Tuesday before Thanksgiving.

  18. Carolyn Daley says

    I have not read the books or seen the movies yet. I might watch the first movie on Amazon Prime and see the second movie next weekend. I would love to win this giveaway for a friend. Thank you for the opportunity.

  19. Amy W. says

    The first time I watched the Hunger Games was a couple of days ago. It drew me in, but I found it to be quite disturbing.

  20. Michelle Tucker says

    My husband made me read the first book, I couldn’t get to the second one quick enough. By the third one I wanted to throw the kindle across the room. Heh. Loved that series!

  21. says

    I read the books when Mockingjay came out and I realized that I’d better hurry up and read the series before someone accidentally spoiled it for me! I saw the first movie at the drive-in last summer and loved it!

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