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#76 71Cath

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:05 AM

QUOTE (cattivo lupo @ 13/03/2012, 08:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not sure what to read next, I have a bunch of stuff lined up on my kindle in a folder marked TO READ.  I love the kindle so much.  It's amazing.

Me too, although you should be playing WWF with me!!  tongue.gif

#77 kidwrangler

Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:45 PM

71Cath: let's make an executive decision and say yes, the new book is 'The Hunger Games' - cheaters can go straight to watching the movie next week when it comes out in the cinemas! LOL Tounge1.gif

There should be a lot of copies in the libraries (although may have wait-lists or be on short-term loans) and lots in the bookshops/ online etc because of the cinema release.

It is a very good read. Fast paced and not too much to think about original.gif I also was thinking how much it reminded me of the 'Tomorrow...' books - except I don't agree that the series had too many. It was so hard getting to the last book and knowing there were no more to come. I really enjoyed each one and struggled through many long days after reading way too late into the night  biggrin.gif

#78 71Cath

Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:02 AM

QUOTE (cattivo lupo @ 14/03/2012, 07:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know I know  blush.gif , since I got the kindle, I've got really slack keeping up with my games - you've probably noticed.  Promise it's not because I'm sulking because you beat me now  biggrin.gif .

Just on a side note, and excuse me everyone else, are you playing Draw Something?  That's my new game (when I'm not reading).

Ah but I had a brilliant teacher - you!  biggrin.gif

And I am playing draw something as well (badly!)

KW, The Hunger Games sounds good then.  I downloaded the preview onto my kindle, so I will get the full version tonight.  I have to finish Lone Wolf first as I am a huge Jodi Picoult fan.

#79 Frau Farbissina

Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:53 PM

Cool, I will try to get a copy of The Hunger Games this week and get reading.

#80 Frau Farbissina

Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:53 PM

Cool, I will try to get a copy of The Hunger Games this week and get reading.

#81 71Cath

Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:03 PM

Downloaded The Hunger Games last night and read 3 chapters at lunch today, and I am enjoying it so far.

#82 paddyboo

Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:06 PM

ooh! I can join in this one! I just bought Hunger Games on the weekend! Will get reading original.gif

#83 kidwrangler

Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:04 PM

You may all be amused to hear that I have been nominated (via FB) to be a tribute for the Hunger Games a local cinema are holding before the midnight screening tonight!  oomg2.gif

Hope I survive! Tounge1.gif

Quick edit to say: I not only survived - I WON!! original.gif I am now the owner of a copy of the 'Official Movie Companion' to the Hunger Games and a show bag of gifts and snacks - woo, hoo original.gif

Edited by kidwrangler, 21 March 2012 - 11:58 PM.

#84 71Cath

Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:04 AM

eexcite.gif Kidwrangler!

#85 71Cath

Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:33 AM

Finished the Hunger Games and absolutely loved it.

Who else is ready to chat about it?

#86 Frau Farbissina

Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:22 PM

I just started reading The Hunger Games...should be done by next week.

BTW if you are looking for a good price for HG, I picked up the book for about $13 at QBD

#87 kidwrangler

Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:49 AM

I'm ready when the rest of you are original.gif Potential spoilers ahead, so skip my post if you need!

Has anyone else seen the movie yet? I've managed to see it twice already LOL original.gif I think they did a great adaptation since the book is so much in Catniss' head.

As for the book - I really had the same vibe as I did with 'Tomorrow, When the War Began'. Teenage girl in life or death situation, forced to make choices because of a situation beyond her control. I love the strength and determination of Catniss. She is a wonderful character.

It has what I like about sci-fi - a view into a potential future reality and an insistence that we look at our own morality and character and question what is right/ wrong, should we just accept what happens in society etc.

I have the next two books in the series ready to read, but taking my time with some other reading in between as I know I'll be sad once I'm all finished LOL Tounge1.gif

#88 71Cath

Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:07 AM

Saw the movie last night and loved it, although the slightly out of focus filming made it feel a bit chaotic - probably meant to seem that way though.

I love Katniss, she is a wonderful character.

Will definitely be going again.

I am nearly finished the second book.  You are good KW, I am racing through them and I can't seem to stop!

Now, are you Team Gale or Team Peeta?

#89 Peridot

Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:20 AM

I finished all three books a fortnight ago! Loved them!!

I'm team neither LOL, I like the sound of Gale though original.gif

I haven't seen the movie yet!

#90 QueenIanthe

Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:55 AM

Can I join in? I read the books before Christmas and then saw the movie last week and re read them. I am halfway through Mockingjay.

I had no interest in reading the books but my 15yo kept insisting that I read them and I loved them.

I am 100% Team Gale.

I love that there is such a strong female character. I think the bleakness of the districts is contrasted so well with the capitol.

I bought them last week at Target for $10 each-nice covers too.

#91 71Cath

Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:05 PM

Team Peeta  wub.gif

#92 kidwrangler

Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:03 AM

I wouldn't normally be a team anything either... but from the movie I have to be in the team Gale camp. That guy has some seriously awesome eyes. He didn't get anywhere near as much screen time or words but he left a much bigger impression on me original.gif

While reading the book I wasn't drawn one way or the other. She was very much a teenager in her relationships and the changing emotions and allegiances depending on the situation and proximity to both boys. I liked that is was very much like how I felt about different boys at about the same age.

#93 Frau Farbissina

Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:05 PM

I finished The Hunger Games last night. I really enjoyed the book overall. It took me a little while to get into it, but once I did, I spent hours that I should have been sleeping, reading it instead. Did anyone else picture Gretel Colleen as the host ( I know it was a dude in the book). There was one scene where I thought Katniss had a perfect opportunity to take out Cato as he was crying over Clove. It was late into the night when I was reading... Did I miss something?? As for Peeta or Gale, I think she should go with Peeta! I guess Gale will appear mire in the 2nd story.  I bought the 2nd book today, Catching Fire, which I will start tonight. I also look forward to seeing the movie sometime. I don't notice too many movies getting ratings of 4.5 stars, so I am expecting a lot from it.

#94 paddyboo

Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:42 AM

Finished last night and I really enjoyed it, much more than the movie but I think that was more to do with the shaky camera that was making me nauseous sick.gif

Faru Farbissina - my understanding as to why Katniss didn't kill Cato then was because:
       a) she was still in shock that Thresh didn't kill her
       b) Thresh said just this once he would let her go, and told   her to run, I guess if she stuck around he may still kill her
      c) Peeta didn't have much time left, she wanted to get the medicine back to him and not risk dying in the process.

I am definitely team Gale. well for starters, in the movie, Liam Hemsworth...swoon...but in the book I think it is because he is not just accepting of the situation like Peeta, he wants things to be different! He has opinions and I guess he is a bit of a rebel wub.gif

I have ordered the other 2 online, dammit! Won't be here til next week sad.gif

#95 Frau Farbissina

Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:53 AM

Good points Patricks Mum. I guess I just thought that as she's such a good shot, she might have flung an arrow in Cato's direction as she left.

I'm on to book number 2 at the moment. Having recently read abit about North Korea (articles about a young man who escaped from a gulag there and made it to China, along with descriptions of life in NK like this one) I think that there are a lot of parallels to how Panem is run by the Capitol in the book. Would be interesting to know if the author had NK in mind as she wrote the stories.

Edited by Frau Farbissina, 07 April 2012 - 08:53 AM.

#96 ubermum

Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:05 AM

For those who have seen the movie, did Effie Trinkett remind you or Marie Antoinette? When she commented that district one didn't get special privileges because they didn't even get dessert reminded me of Antoinette's "Let them eat cake" comment.

I have read all three books and enjoyed the series. I am looking forward to the movie sequel already.

#97 Illiterati

Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:00 AM

I read the first of the three books on Friday. Went to Kmart yesterday and picked up the other two and finished the second last night.  Will undoubtedly finish the third book today.

Why does the president's breath smell like blood do you think? The whole relationship between the people in the districts and capitol is fascinating.

ETA - just found the answer to the bloody breath smell (its in the third book).

Edited by winterlong, 09 April 2012 - 01:08 PM.

#98 paddyboo

Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:41 AM

QUOTE (cattivo lupo @ 09/04/2012, 01:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have finished the 3 books, and I did feel sad when I was done.  So much so that I read the first one over again.  My DS is doing the HSC this year, and I kept thinking about how great it would be as a comparative text, lol.

would be better than what I had to do in year 10....comparing the movie Clueless with Jane Austin's Emma...I still know every line from that damn movie!

#99 kidwrangler

Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:09 AM

So I caved about not reading the entire 'Hunger Games' series too quickly and read #2 & #3 last weekend... but it was soooo worth it original.gif I agree with Cattivo Lupo, it's disappointing to get to the end of such a good read. I also agree about the shaky camera work at the start of the film! Thank goodness they stopped it or I would've probably come away sick and hating the entire thing.

Any suggestions for our next read?

I've just finished Julian Barnes 'Sense of an Ending', which I liked in parts but overall wouldn't jump out of my seat to recommend (not entirely sure why I had it on my library hold list? LOL) and am reading 'The Hare with the Amber Eyes' - which is OK, but not a gripping read atm. The title sounds very evocative, but the writing isn't living up to it for me. So, no suggestions from me for now.

I did just watch 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' after reading the book a couple of years ago - aarrgghh, the movie is just as hard to watch as the book was to read. Not in terms of bad, but in terms of the storyline and concepts. Now I remember why I didn't go see it when it first came out!  ohmy.gif

Maybe we could amuse each other with what is piled up on our bedside table to read? I have a copy of the newest edition of 'Breastfeeding... naturally', which I *should* read for my volunteer role with ABA, so it patiently waits while a line of other books come and go past Tounge1.gif I have a copy of 'Dog Logic' that I won in a FB comp, again it keeps getting bypassed for library loans that need a faster read so I can return on time. I have the two books I mentioned earlier waiting to be finished/ returned to the library. I also have a Sci-fi short story compilation 'Winds of Change'  that a friend lent to me (because she's in it!! original.gif ) - so I really should hurry up and get through that one so I can return it to her. I also have the kindle and an assortment of kids books that they've 'lent' to me with recommendations for me to read - ahhh, do love a good Dr Suess, except they're like certain songs, and the rhymes get stuck in your head! LOL original.gif

#100 71Cath

Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:48 AM

Currently on my bedside table (well in my kindle actually):

I am re-reading Harry Potter since JKR finally released the e-version

I just bought the first 3 Phryne Fisher books, I will start them after I have finished HP.  I am really enjoying the TV series, so hopefully the books will be good too.

After that, I have a few freebies on the kindle that I have downloaded from Pixel of Ink - love that site!

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