Saturday, November 7, 2015

Lying in bed with the Mockingjay and Mills & Boons

   I was on a sick leave, but only just for a day last week. My bed suddenly seemed the best place to be. Because I'm used to being  very busy all the time, I'm quite bored so it did not stop me from doing something while lying down. On the first half of the day, in the morning, where I'm usually most busy, I watched all four episodes of Season 6 of my favorite, The Walking Dead. And with that, I was able to convince myself that my favorite character, the former pizza delivery boy, has managed to survive and am now believing that Glenn is still alive.
   In the afternoon, when I got tired of the zombies, I re-read a few novels I've read before including another favorite, The Hunger Games' Mockingjay. 

The first paperback I read was a Mills and Boon 2 in 1 romance novels. The first story, "Beware Of The Boss" was good, it's about a boss who aren't so nice to his staff who mostly just come and go because he can't stand him. Then came this former swimming champion whose a little down because she's still moving on from her decision to change career and applied as an office staff with fake experiences on her resume, but she was able to manage. So that's it, you can guess what happened, the boss became softer and they fell in love. The other story was "The Reunion Lie". It was a about an attractive career woman who aren't very lucky with her love life. She's been bullied from school before so they've had a planned reunion with them and the populars at their school days are trying to put her down because she aren't married yet at 32, she just pulled and kissed a gorgeous guy from the club and told them he's her fiance. This was a typical romantically exciting "kilig" story who would have you hooked on the book until you finished. At least, of course for those who love romantic novels like I. Well, you might have guessed that they fell in love... they did.


   The third story for my romance-novel-marathon-flu-day was also from Mills and Boon, A Deal with Benefits. It's about an attractive lady who own and manage an island resort, then came a handsome guy who claims the resort as his. He won over but the girl won't just give up which ended with her being at his beck and call. This was like watching a soap opera. Rich, formerly rich, deceived and out for revenged. I liked this story the most. The one I've read from beginning to end in one sitting.


       The last but not the least was The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. I'm kind of trying to remember every sequences because I'm going to watch the film soon. Oh, I'm so excited. However, of the three books, I love Catching Fire the most. But being a fan, and being able to follow the Hunger Games series, I'm looking forward to this part 2 where I'd like to see Katniss Everdeen point his arrow to Coin instead of Snow. Too bad Primrose Everdeen has to die.

   Since I was little, I would save money to buy my favorite paperbacks. I have a large collection of Sweet Dreams before. I have not outgrown it, although, I've matured a little. hahaha! I have a lot here at home, it would probably fit a large box which my husband would like to donate to charity (hahaha!) because it's eating up too much space. The series I've followed are The Hunger Games, The-ever-popular Christian Grey and the Demi-Gods in Percy Jackson series.


13 comments:

  1. So I can see that you are an avid reader, Lei! It's always nice to have a break from the negativity of life. I love to read as well but I read mostly non-fiction. Thank you so much for sharing, and your comment about your husband donating your books to charity made me smile. LOL! :)

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    1. Yes, I am! Since childhood. hahaha! Hahaha! My husband's serious about it.

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  2. Romance novels need zombies or arrows to make them appealing to me. And not Cupid's arrows, more like Hawkeye's :) Yes, Glenn lives! i was so happy for you when I found out. They sure had me fooled. I was so excited when I first read The Hunger Games I had to speed read all 3 I got so hooked. Now I need to go back and visit them again. I still think I liked the first one best. I saw the movie from The Maze Runner which seems a bit of a rip off of those books and it was just OK. Now if only Glen was in the Hunger Games having a romance you would be in heaven...unlike Glen :)

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    1. I am just so happy that Glenn is alive! I'm excited now for the Mockingjay Part 2. I've not seen the Maze Runner. Thanks Shamu!

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  3. great books, hope you are feeling better.

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    1. Not so well until now, I'm not just thinking about it. Thank you Denise!

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  4. The book sounds amazing now I want to read it.

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    1. Yep, they took my boredom away! Thanks Jackie!

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  5. Sometimes it is so cosy to curl up in bed with a fun book. But there has to be some chocolate involved :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  6. I love reading books now I am very busy

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  7. i love these books but when i am bed i love reading magazines...oh i love that hunger games book..

    http://jehanmohammad.blogspot.com/

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