Posts tagged The Hunger Games
Posts tagged The Hunger Games
Good trailer — it’s actually quite creepy (Snow and Plutarch are evil) and I like how they’re setting up the rebellion so it doesn’t seem like a total retread of The Hunger Games. They could have easily been lazy and focused on the games & action.
(Though why is it called a “teaser” trailer when it’s 2 1/2 minutes long?)
1) Heartbreaking news from last week: the last Hobbit movie has been pushed back from July release to December 17, 2014. Full press release at TheOneRing.net.
2) Winter is Coming has Game of Thrones season 3 character posters.
3) Speaking of GoT, most season 3 episode titles have been revealed. If you’ve read A Storm of Swords, it’s fairly easy to guess what happens in which episode. If you haven’t, don’t read the spoilers & comments!
4) More character posters, this time for Catching Fire.
5) Random funny: LEGO spill shuts down part of a highway.
1) io9 wants you to know about 77 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies to Watch Out For in 2013
2) Here are the first official photos of Katniss and Finnick from the Catching Fire film. Cue resounding “meh” on Finnick. He looks too….delicate for Finnick.
3) And more about Catching Fire from Entertainment Weekly: Three ‘Catching Fire’ characters you won’t see in the movie.
4) 6 amazingly geeky home theatres. When I win like 5 lotteries, I will have them all.
1) Limited Edition Hobbit Moleskine notebooks!
2) The first official plot synopsis for Star Trek Into Darkness is revealed. Still no idea who Benedict Cumberbatch is playing.
3) New set photos from Catching Fire (spoilers if you haven’t read the book).
5) Here’s the first official clip from The Hobbit in which Gandalf gives Sting to Bilbo. I’m really surprised there hasn’t been an official clip before — the release is only 2 weeks away!
2) Here is a Tumblr dedicated to hidden bookcase doors!
3) MIRA Ink (Harlequin/Mills & Boon’s YA imprint in the UK) is running a contest to win a year-long blogging job.
4) io9 asks “Could The Hunger Games get published today?” The first argument that it wouldn’t get published today because of the glut of dystopian YA is flawed, though, since The Hunger Games helped cause that influx. No hugely successful HG = fewer dystopian/post-apocalytic YA books = HG still being relatively fresh.
1) NPR is compiling a list of the 100 best YA novels as voted by fans out of 235 finalists. Voting is now closed (I was too slow to blog about it, sorry) and the results will be posted soon, but you can still access a printable list of the finalists. I voted for a mix of classics (Anne of Green Gables, The Outsiders) and newer books (e.g. Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies and Leviathan series) that I love. A couple Harlequin TEEN authors — Julie Kagawa and Rachel Vincent — also made the voting list!
2) The Lawrence Public Library in Kansas made an If You Liked The Hunger Games “flowchart” to for book recommendations. I don’t think it’s really a flowchart, though — more if you like X about Hunger Games, read Y.
3) On Publishers Weekly, two curators from The Millions pick the Top 10 Most Difficult Books. I was surprised I’ve read any of these — To the Lighthouse and part of Clarissa — both for university.
4) Also on PW: DoJ Files Motion Asking for Court Approval of E-book Agreement.
I randomly found this image and link through Pinterest — it was created by the blog two busy brunettes. Click the link or image for their original post where they also include a short description of selected series and how they’re similar to The Hunger Games. There is also a follow-up post with downloadable PDFs with even more book recommendations with a wider scope than dystopian YA.
I loved the Uglies series and enjoyed Graceling and Matched (but not its sequel, Crossed). I DNF’d Across the Universe. I found the The Maze Runner frustrating because I really wanted to find out what was going on but there are hardly any answers in the first book and I didn’t enjoy it enough to continue with the series. I’m in the (seeming) minority that didn’t like Divergent, either. A coworker highly recommended The Scorpio Races, but I haven’t checked it out yet.
There are a number of other books/series here I haven’t heard of before but sound good, too. Overall, a great recommendation list from two busy brunettes!
1) Have $30,000? Then you can buy a replica of the Iron Throne.
2) RIP Ray Bradbury.
3) Reebok has Marvel shoes!
4) Artist Carrie Ann Schumacher makes dresses out of old Harlequin novels. They look awesome.
6) Speaking of weddings, did anyone read the books before putting together these wedding inspiration shoots based on The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones? Berries and the Red Wedding, really? (*spoilers for both, including book 3 of Song of Ice and Fire/possibly season 3 of GoT*)
1) Cooking with Poo wins the Oddest Book Title Prize. My choice would have been Mr Andoh’s Pennine Diary: Memoirs of a Japanese Chicken Sexer in 1935 Hebden Bridge or maybe . See all the finalists here.
3) From io9, authors recommend 10 books every fantasy author should read. I’ve only read 1 on the list, Little, Big, and found it pretty boring.
4) Here are some snarky Hunger Games propaganda posters from College Humor.