The Hunger Games

Thoughts on the Hunger Games Movie

No, not Catching Fire—I haven’t seen that one yet. It actually took me a long time to be even a little interested in seeing The Hunger Games. I loved the book, but am historically disappointed in movies adapted from books. I know, I know, different mediums, different artists—but it’s very hard for me to separate the…

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Most Frustrating Characters EVER

1. Mrs. Norris – Mansfield Park, Jane Austen. Mrs. Norris must be one of the most flat-out evil characters in all of literature—but not in a Count Dracula or Pennywise kind of evil. The petty, mean, horrible-person-but-totally-human kind of evil that Jane Austen so excels at writing. Every time she opens her mouth I want…

Reading Slowly

Are you a slow reader or a fast reader? With me, it depends. Sometimes it can take me forever just to get through a sentence, and sometimes I can read 100 pages an hour. Of course, the way the book is written is usually the deciding factor (i.e. Suzanne Collins’ writing versus Stephen King’s writing versus…

Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay is the final book in the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. There’s no way I can write about it without revealing at least SOME spoilers, so if you haven’t read it yet, as with my review of Catching Fire, go read it and then come back and read this. It’ll only take you…

Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire is the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy. Since the first book, The Hunger Games, ended on a cliffhanger, I was desperate to read this book—but when I realized that the sequels weren’t out in paperback yet (they still aren’t, as far as I know), my OCD kicked in and I refused…

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games is yet another recommendation from Nicole. It’s a young adult book, so I was somewhat skeptical (Twilight is young adult, after all) but from what I had heard, from Nicole and others, it was worth a read. So when I saw it in BC’s bookstore last week, I bought it. The Hunger…