A Brief Hunger Games Movie Review

Well, The Hunger Games movie received two enthusiastic thumbs up after my daughter viewed it last evening…though it of course took some detours from the book. Some of the great lines in the book didn’t make it…such as “Stay alive” spoken by Haymitch, and the cute tongue in cheek comment from Peeta, “You here to finish me off, sweetheart?” But all in all, the movie was well acted, the visual effects stunning, and will not disappoint fans of the book.

Final report: The book was better, but all this beauty makes up for it. (reference the actors above)

Now, are you Team Peeta or Team Gale?

World Book Night

A Night of giving the joy of reading!

World Book Night is a new event designed to share the joy of reading with as many new underserved readers as possible.  What a way to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday!

50,000 volunteer book givers have been chosen in communities around the country (and the U.K. and Ireland) and will give free books to those who may not have access to books or are infrequent readers.

Registration for this year’s event is closed, but info on next year’s event is available on the website.

I am so thrilled with the 30 books chosen for this year’s give-away. I’ve read over half of them. Thrilled to see The Hunger Games there. For the complete list click here.