Random News: Catching Fire Excitement

Hello Lovely Readers,

For many people the new Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire, has just been released in cinemas. I have not been able to make it to see the movie yet, and to my knowledge neither has Frances. Hopefully for those of you who have seen it, it was good. For the rest of us, here are some finds to help raise our excitement until we get to see the movie.

The first is an article about a very important re-cast between the first and second movie that you can read here. Apparently, I was not the only person who was rather upset that Buttercup, Primrose’s cat, was not even close to how he was described in the book. So before the filming of him in these later movies, he was recast to more closely resemble the description (and the implications from the name). While it might seem  like a small issue, it was something that could easily have been fixed before the first movie came out!
The second, is a great list of 15 tattoos people have gotten that were inspired by The Hunger Games Trilogy, you can see it here. They are supposed to be “rebellion inspired.” There are some really neat ones, but my favorite is below.
Lastly, is a collection of 17 funny posts that are supposed to be funny to fans of the trilogy. You can read them here. There are some I really like and some that are just ok. While not really a joke, my favorite is the one below…as I am sure no one is surprised by it!
Have you guys seen the movie? Are you planning on seeing it?

Until next time,

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Random News: Killing Time Before the Next Hunger Games Movie

Hello Sweeties,

So if you are like me, you are looking forward (or at least are mildly curious about how the movie will compare to the book) the next Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire. As there is still a lot of time, I thought I would make some suggestions on what to do until then. The first is clearly to re-read the books, or read them if you haven’t. I have only read the series once, and am looking forward to re-reading them (especially as I need inspiration for another t-shirt stencil).

The second thing you can do is to try and find a new series. Over at Buzzfeed, they have a list of series they suggest if you liked The Hunger Games. You can find the link here. There are some really good suggestions on there. I recognized most of the series, and started at least four of them! However, there were a couple of really neat ones that I haven’t heard of. A couple of these are going to be or have already been turned into movies.

The third thing you can do is obsess over any news or interview about the new movie. I will again link the trailer below to feed this need. I will also suggest this list of fun behind the scenes clips from The Hunger Games, click here.

What are you guys doing to prepare for the next movie? Just think you only have to wait until the 21st of November (for the UK, the 22nd for the USA) to see the next installment, and there are some interesting looking movie adaptations of books coming out before then!

Until next time,

Book Review: Mockingjay

Book Title: Mockingjay
Author: Suzanne Collins

What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again”. Katniss, Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.

Final Verdict: This book will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

For the full review, click the name of the book.

Book Review: Catching Fire

Book Title: Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins

You know, you could live a thousand lifetimes and not deserve him.Haymitch, Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.

Final Verdict: A great read but don’t expect it to be as brilliant as The Hunger Games.

For the full review, click the name of the book.

Book Review: The Hunger Games

Book Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins

Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.” Effie Trinket, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Final Verdict: Take a day off school or work to read this. You’ll need it.

For the full review, click the name of the book.