Monday, July 25, 2011

8 weekends of summer, take 8

Today and tomorrow I am back in the "real" world attending back to back math trainings. 


Fran always makes it a point to remind me that having an entire month off is unheard of in any other career so I shouldn't complain but his pointed reminder doesn't make things any easier. Especially when I think of how I spent the past two days holed up in Mildred devouring the Hunger Games trilogy

I could not put the books down.

At times I wanted to hurl the book across the room because the action got so intense! I would even stop to check out wikipedia in hopes of calming my fears about certain characters livelihood, until I realized that the peeps on wikipedia kept most of the plots under wrap. On top of all the action there was an extremely juicy love triangle between the main character (Katniss), her BFF (Gale) and the boy who has loved her from afar (Peeta). No, don't worry. It is nothing like the Twilight triangle. 

One more reason to the read the book: the movie comes out next year. I do not see how they will transfer the book onto the big screen (it's all told from Katniss' perspective) but I am slightly curious. Even though I already think the casting selection is a total joke. Read the book first, then look up the cast. Trust me you will want to form your own image of the characters before you see the actors involved.

PS: for you GoT fans out there, the heroine reminded me of Arya Stark at times. I'm telling you, Katniss is one bad ass girl. Which reminds me, Game of Thrones is currently on my nightstand. I cannot wait to see what happens in season two for an entire year!


Becca said...

Yay, Hunger Games! And YES, you are SPOT ON about the casting for the movie. Dummies...all the people in Hollywood are dummies.

Anonymous said...

Are the Hunger Games books especially gory/violent/graphic? I've been wanting to read them… but I am not a fan of overly explicit writing.

I admit that although I read The Devil in the White City by Erik Larsen, I am a bit leery as I start reading his latest In the Garden of Beasts (especially because it, like TDitWC, is historical nonfiction).

p.s. Regarding your previous entry, Doakes and you look adorable! Kudos on starting C25K, and snazzy shoes! What model is the New Balance pair? Liking the colors :)

Dahnya said...

Avi, the hunger games are violent but the author never goes into extreme detail so I think you should be okay!

Thanks for the compliments, I'll be sure to let Doakes know. :)

PS: The NB are the '1400' Running Shoe (women). I love the colors, too!

Emily said...

I need to read these books! My sister has been going on about how good they are every time I see her. I have no more excuses!