Hunger Games’ Munchies

I don’t know if you’ve noticed from looking at my Shelfari bookshelf on the sidebar, but I’ve been reading a lot.  This whole ebook thing is making it WAY too easy for me to get my hands on new books.  I’m starting to get suspicious, actually.  They must be cutting out significant portions of the original books in order to create the ebooks. There’s no other explanation for my incredible rate of reading speed.  Right?  That’s the only logical reasoning I can come up with.  I’m not even going to entertain The Mister’s preposterous claims that I’m reading half the day away.

“You are reading all the time.” – The Mister

Whatever.  See what you want to see.

I have noticed, though, that my eating habits are somewhat influenced by what I’m reading.  The amount of coffee that I drank while I was reading the Millennium trilogy noticeably increased.  Every time the characters suggested making coffee, or mentioned that they would like a coffee, or would pour themselves a cup of coffee, I would say to myself, “That sounds good!  Let’s have some coffee!”

Again, during my enjoyment of the Hunger Games (once I realized it’s young adult novel, I was able to relax into the un-challenging read that it is), I was overcome by the suggestion of a snack of goat cheese spread on a roll with apple slices on top.  I thought to myself, “That sounds delicious!”  And what do you know?  I had just picked up some goat cheese at the store the other day, and there was a crisp apple in the drawer, and instead of a roll, I used a rye cracker.

Hunger Games snack: not so hungry anymore!

I have, as of yet, not been overcome with a craving for squirrel.

How open to snack suggestions are you when reading books?

5 thoughts on “Hunger Games’ Munchies

  1. Sonya says:

    I totally hear you on this one. Whenever I read anything by LM Montgomery I start craving homemade baked goods…bread, cakes, pies. It’s very dangerous for my waistline.

    Your Hunger Games snack looks delish! For the record, I didn’t crave squirrel when I read the series either.

  2. H says:

    I’ve never eaten squirrel, but I have had guinea pig. It’s not as tasty as you might think. And there were lots of little bones. I don’t know how the owls do it.

    I recently finished an excellent book about converting PHP programming to “C” in unix. It made me hungry for cookies.


    (Because cookies starts with “C”.)

  3. Di says:

    I watched the movie tonight. The squirrel looked a lot like chicken. Quite juicy and tender, actually. If I hadn’t just eaten a burger I may have craved some squirrel.

    These days, though, I’m teaching a unit in my French class on food. I’ve pretty much been salivating nonstop for quiche, Nutella, apple pie, and Orangina. The escargot, not so much.

  4. sharilin says:

    I could not stop thinking about bread (rolls) while reading The Hunger Games lol

  5. fiona says:

    Right now I’m reading Rob Lowe’s autobiography … right now he’s talking about starting filming The Outsiders and all his buddies in the movie … guess what I’ve got a craving for? :O hee hee

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