“Ladies and gentlemen, let the 74th Hunger Games begin!” is that classic quote from The Hunger Games' Effie Trinket that every fan is familiar with. And as far as  numbers are concerned, it need not count to 74 to reach a total sales of $214.3 million for it only took a debut to get to that.

Yes, The Hunger Games film now ranks 22nd in the list of the biggest openings worldwide, and third in the biggest opening weekends in the US and Canada with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and The Dark Knight in the first and second spots, respectively. And who would dislike a futuristic and thrilling movie that's packed with the best cast and great director, right?

With the film's undeniable popularity comes more people who get interested with The Hunger Games trilogy. And, as a concerned The Hunger Games fan myself, I recommend that you buy your copies from the National Bookstore because all the trilogy is sold there as a set for only 995 pesos. It's incredibly affordable compared to if you're going to buy them (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay) separately in other bookstores. Fully Booked, for example, sells the paperback of The Hunger Games for 349 pesos, Catching Fire for 599 pesos, and Mockingjay for also 559 pesos. Add them up, and for books with the same book covers and contents that only differ in prices, and you'll surely see how much you'll be able to save when you buy them from National Bookstore.

Books are precious things since they enrich our imagination, widen our vocabulary, and bring us to places and let us experience things we may only dream of. But it doesn't mean that we have to spend a lot of money in obtaining them. If there are ways to get the books at lower prices, let's always grab them. Enjoy reading The Hunger Games series!