Thursday, September 29, 2011
Okay back to the story. I love Katniss, I love the fact that she's real. She's not some dopey girl who is madly in love with anyone. She's sensible when it comes to feelings of the heart and about life in general. She's imperfect in real ways, not superficial ways *coughstupidbellacoughcough* The love triangle is more real because sometimes you love someone who just isn't right for you. You choose the one who completes you, not the one you love more.
Going away from the love story the whole scary government thing is great too. No, Suzanne Collins isn't the first one to use children as pawns in some sick twisted way for the government to control it's people, Battle Royale and Running Man.... but her story is her story and it's very well written and organized. I can't fault it really. It also shows how wars and governments don't change over night. That leaders in these sorts of causes aren't always the good guy but a lesser of two evils.
If you still haven't read these please do so before it's ruined with the movie due to come out in March. Any true fan of literature cannot like any of the movies made from their favorite most beloved books. I hated the Harry Potter movies, the Circle of Friends movie, The Notebook, the Percy Jackson movie wasn't too bad, but it was nothing like the book at all! Even though I may be curious to see how the movie for the Hunger Games turns out I'm not going to see it. I'm just to worried they will have messed it up completely. I have my Katniss, Peeta, Prim, Haymitch, Gale all in my head I don't need Hollywood telling me how these characters should look. That's one of the best parts of reading....using your imagination.
I didn't mean for my "review" to turn into a rant about books being turned into movies, but it does annoy me. And it leads me into the second book (4th book) I've re-read recently The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. It's fast paced and very entertaining. Movie was only so/so.
I'll try to be on here more often! Let us know what your reading! I'm always looking for new books to read!!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
It was good! A bit rushed it took place over 13 years.
It is, surprise surprise, the first in a trilogy.
Definintly an insightful look into Wonderland.
One Day by David Nicholls
I really enjoyed this book.
I can completely understand why it's such a hit.
As a women who hasn't had some type of Dexter?
As a man who hasn't had an Emma?
A book that shows life over a period of time, that is so very like real life.
The Help By Kathryn Stockett
A very insightful story!
I really enjoyed this book.
It tugged at my heartstrings.
I'm not surprised by the popularity of this book.
Will be seeing the movie when it comes out in October! (UK)
It is a must.
It's a fun entertaining read, better then both the movies!!
Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan
Just as sweet as the first time I read it.
I'd love to bake for people so this book appeals to me!
Will probably be re-read again and again!
I thought the first book was ok.
I now know the rest of the series is dumb.
So, I shouldn't have ruined the first book by re-reading it.
Souless by Gail Carrigner I liked it enough to read it again.
Not sure if I will continue with the series though.
Time will tell!