Mockingjay, the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins has been out for 4 days already! I have been waiting for this book to arrive for months. I’ve told kids and friends about it and we all having been waiting for the big day to arrive. I even told friends not to call me on the 24th because I would be reading and didn’t want to be disturbed. Now it’s 4 days later and you know what? I haven’t read it yet.
What?? Have I lost my mind? Sure, I have opened it and read the back and inside flaps more than once. This morning as I was drinking coffee and settled comfortably on the couch, I held the book in my hands and stopped to think about why I haven’t read it cover to cover yet. Others have, but why not me? A friend told me about her son who stayed up all night to read the book. I know it’s going to be great so what am I waiting for??? Finally I realized the answer….Perfect Conditions!
I want to have the perfect conditions to sit down and read this book. I don’t want to mindlessly devour the book in a couple hours. I want to savor it and take my time so I can enjoy every moment of reading. It’s the difference between wolfing down a fast-food lunch and lingering over a 5 course gourmet dinner. I want the dinner because I know that when I’m done, there wont’ be another book to take up where this left off. When I get to the final page of Mockingjay, I know this brilliant trilogy will be over and I don’t want it to be over. So, now I wait for the perfect conditions when I can sit down undisturbed to read and savor every word and chapter of this extraordinary book.
How about you? Did you devour or take your time reading this book? Have you ever waited for the perfect conditions to read someting you have been waiting for? Let me know! I’d love to hear from you!