December 14, 2011

The Power of 'The Hunger Games'

We have a younger PE teacher here at my school that is super into being fit (he's also a photographer). He organizes staff games after school so that we can stay active. He is pretty fun. However, last spring I wasn't participating in the staff games due to the fact that I have other kids to pick up and it was floor hockey, which I just didn't want to play.

So we made a deal, I would play in the staff games if he would read books I recommended. But then he started coaching track and the staff games fell by the wayside. But this fall he told me he was still waiting for his book. So I gave him The Hunger Games. I don't know his tastes well enough but I figures that was a safe bet.

I got a facebook message from him during Thanksgiving break that said, "You have ruined me. I sure hope you have the second book ready for me Monday, I haven't read a book this fast since The Firm!"

I brought him the next two and he whipped through them as equally fast!

He said I set the bar too high now and he expects the next book I bring him to be just as good!

That's my book story for this week!

6 comments:

  1. Awesome! So what's next? :-)

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  2. Love the way books can do this :)

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  3. I LOVE stories like this. Favorite part? "You have ruined me." :)

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  4. I love it when that happens! The pressure is on now, though. What will you give him next? :)

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  5. What a great story! Great first pick giving him The Hunger Games. What's your next recommendation for him?

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  6. Me too! Now he has his dad reading the books and his dad can barely pout them down!

    I have no idea what to give him next but it won't be till after break because he will be too busy snowboarding during break to read (he says anyway).

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