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The Hunger Games Trilogy – A Lazy Review

2nd March 2012

Ok, so I, like every other person on the planet have read The Hunger Games trilogy.

Sort of.

Here’s my lazy, very short, not much of a review at all, review.

Book One: The Hunger Games

  • Super Fantastic, great premise, likeable characters and whatever else I need to tell you to convey that this thing is one enjoyable read. If you’re near a beach, that much better.
  • You won’t be able to put the thing down.
  • You’ll read it in a day if you ignore your children, housework and the telephone. (Not in that order)
  • I read it in a day.
Book Two: Catching Fire
  • Really good but not super fantastic.
  • A bit of a slow start but picks up and becomes a can’t put it down after about the third chapter.
  • Its slow start allows you to get some dishes done, possibly some laundry. The children might even get fed.
  • I read it in a few days.

Book Three: Mockingjay

  • Not remotely super fantastic.
  • I’ll be honest, I’m still trying to finish this one – it is kind of, really boring compared to the first two.
  • I almost prefer doing laundry than reading this book.
  • Thankfully, I borrowed this from my lovely and understanding girlyfriend, because I’ve had it FOREVER.
  • I plan on finishing Mockingjay at some point. Currently being used as a paperweight.

I will say that despite my sheer boredom re: book three, I am super excited about seeing the movie, which comes out this month, March 23rd!!

Here’s a clip!

What did you think of the books? Will you see the movie?….Can you pick me up? I need a movie date.

Beginners – A Great Movie

8th January 2012

Oh, Hi.

I’m back. I took a wee break, to recover from pneumonia and enjoy the holidays with my people.

I hope you missed me.

Anywho, during the holidays  I had a chance to do some reading:

The Hunger Games which was fantastic, despite being something I wouldn’t normally read. I’m almost done Catching Fire and really enjoying that as well. I really recommend them if you’re looking for something to read.

I also watched several flicks, including:

Jane Eyre – I’ve seen every version of this Jane Austen book and the latest is a great one. Mia Wasikowska (Jane) is fantastic, Judy Dench is divine (as always) and Michael Fassbender (Mr. Rochester) is perfection. I’ve never seen Michael Fassbender before, but it is damn near impossible not to fall in love with him in this movie. If you love a great period movie, this one is a must see.

Limitless – I started watching this one with the husband, but got distracted and missed half the movie. What I did see was great, and the husband really liked it. Also, Bradley Cooper is in it, so there’s that.

Beginner’s – If you’re fan of quirky, different movies, this one is a must see. It stars Ewan MacGregor and Christopher Plummer who are both SO good  and perfectly cast. This movie is funny and smart and really well done. GREAT rental!!

Oh, and if you love quirky movies, two others that come to mind are The Royal Tenenbaums (one of my all-time favs) and 500 Days of Summer.

And the husband bought me an iPad 2 for Christmas. Did I mention that I love the husband.

How were your holidays?? Did you read or see anything worth sharing??

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