Sadness: Eight Of Top Ten Most Highlighted Passages On Amazon Kindles Are Hunger Games Quotes (Bad Ones)

April 25, 2012


Because depressing is the new happy, according to Amazon statistics, eight of the top ten most highlighted book passages come from the Hunger Games series. Granted I didn't bother doing any research to see what overall percentage of Amazon Kindle purchases ARE Hunger Games books, but that's only because journalistic integrity is dead and I'd rather talk about my peenor. Some highlights (read: lowlights) from the list:

1. Because sometimes things happen to people and they're not equipped to deal with them.
4. It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.
5. "I just want to spend every possible minute of the rest of my life with you," Peeta replies.
6. "I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now, and live in it forever," he says.

I...don't even know what to say. "Just please say you weren't one of the people who highlighted those quotes." Oh hell no -- I ONLY HUNGER GAME IN HARDBACK, SON. I'm lying -- I didn't even know what the Hunger Games were until a friend asked me if I wanted to go see the movie and I found out it wasn't a competitive eating documentary. Now THAT -- that I would go see (especially if theaters ran an all-you-can-eat nachos promotion).

Thanks to Kim, who peppered her email with other quotes from the books that were entirely lost on me, and I'm okay with that (the being lost on me part -- not people quoting Hunger Games in Geekologie tips).

  • jindraws

    Nothing to weird about this. It's currently one of the most popular books/movie out there. Of course there are many other great books out there, but their top moment where everybody talks about it has passed. They're still great, they're still remembered, but currently this is the book everyone is talking about. I'm sure things were the same back when a new Harry Potter book came out, and I don't anybody would have found that sad.

  • Jono666

     The most interesting, revealing, and disturbing thing about this article, is the shear fact that Amazon is data mining this type of information from it's users. Am I the only one who finds that creepy?

  • Andre Borges

    It's not a secret. On every kindle book it says "most highlighted."

  • grimbldoo

    Did anyone else here read the Underland Chronicles?

  • LorenC

    It's not just 8 out of the top 10 either.  "Hunger Games" also accounts for 20 out of the top 25.

  • *SIGH!* The human race saddens me sometimes.

  • Cyvaris

    Now that I have read these quotes I am saddened as well.

    How does tripe like this get published?

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