Monday Rambles

March 26, 2012 Books 9

- The April Readathon. The sign ups. They are HERE. Woot!

- If you should like to volunteer… I highly recommend cheerleading…it is all the fun… do it HERE. I plan on doing both like last year. I had such a blast and the cheerleading was a good break from reading.

- If there is ever one piece of advice you ever take from me, please let it be this. If you have NOT seen The Hunger Games movie and want to, do not reread the books before hand. It only leads to disappointment. Don’t get me wrong, the movie was all right. Just not as utterly fantastic as the books. I felt like they maybe assumed the audience had read the books; a lot was left out.

- Also, Lenny Kravitz as Cinna? Absolutely perfect. After this latest reread I’m almost certain Cinna is my favorite character, after Peeta.

- Best part? Hubby has finally agreed to listen to the book!

- Speaking of The Hunger Games, one of my favorite YA authors, Kristen Cashore, posted her thoughts on the series after rereading the books (like I just did!) before seeing the movie. It’s worth a read.

- I don’t know if this is the norm or if it is only because I’m actually paying attention, but I have read the same amount of books I’ve listened to so far this year. 10+10. Which is awesome, I hope it continues.

- Now that I ripped through The Hunger Games trilogy in a week, I’m left wondering which audiobook to listen to next. Perhaps The Chaos Walking series? I’ve been meaning to reread it. Incidentally, I discovered yesterday, Lionsgate (which produced The Hunger Games) also owns the rights to that series.

- I’m off work the next two days. Thank you God that I have 5 weeks vacation. It’s the only good thing about my job. I hope to play in my garden and do lots of reading. Hence, the need for an audiobook!

- That’s all I can think of at the moment. Apologizes for all the Hunger Games thoughts; my head is still in the games. I finished Mockingjay last night and it’s all I can think of. That ending. It has my brain, feeling all the things.

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9 Responses to “Monday Rambles”

  1. bermudaonion

    I just finished The Hunger Games in anticipation of the movie. Everyone's raving over Lenny Kravitz as Cinna and I didn't think he had that big a role in the book.

  2. Melissa @ Book Nut

    So my decision (born out of laziness) to not reread the books was a good one. Because I really liked the movies (even though my daughters and I had some issues). As far as adaptions went, it really wasn't bad. (Then again, if I had reread the books, I might have felt differently.)

    And that Kristin Cashore piece was made of awesome.

  3. Meghan

    I want to reread the books for The Hunger Games, but I decided to wait until after I'd seen the movie for exactly the reasons you're saying. I think it would pale in comparison – even though I really really liked it. Such is often the case with book and movie adaptations.

  4. Marg

    I am glad that it has been a couple of years since I read the books. I might reread it now that I have seen the movie but I think it would have highlighted the differences between the book and the movie if I had only just read the book.

  5. Chris

    Oh yay :D Enjoy your days off of work!!! I'm so scared about seeing Chaos Walking made into a movie :/ But excited at the same time, lol. And OMG you have GOT to listen to the chaos walking audio books!!! They are so good!! Loved the narration :)

  6. Rebecca

    I just read the book for the first time and then saw the movie. (I am in the middle of Mockingjay now.) I actually thought they did a really good job with the movie. The casting was perfect and I thought they did pretty well for how much that needed covering. It was already 2 hours. My only problems: a) they did not explain anything about District 13, which is important to know for Mockingjay. One sentence would have sufficed. b) the scenes of Peeta throwing her the bread made it look like she was mad he was feeding the pigs or something (as someone who had not read the books told me after the movie). It was not executed well. c.) They did not explain what the prize was for winning (or did I miss that?)

    I have The Knife of Never Letting Go on my list of books to pick up from library when I get done with Mockingjay. I know you loved it and I am interested that it will become a movie as well!

  7. Andi

    Enjoy your days off! I really need to re-read The Hunger Games and then get on with the series. I was amused/delighted by Lenny Kravitz as Cinna (figured it out from the previews), and I most definitely approve. Can't wait to see the movie! Will NOT re-read first.

  8. Emily

    I totally agree with you about Lenny Kravitz as Cinna! When I first heard he was going to play Cinna I made all sorts of displeased and perplexed faces, but he was so perfect. I kinda totally love him now.

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