Tuesday, May 15, 2012

If you are wondering why I haven't posted...

I'm reading the hardcover of

Weights too much.  Unless I wish to see my chiropractor more than once a month this book stays at home. Attempting to read a chapter or more a night....

And I finally finished!!  I also confess to reading some novels since that I was itching to get to.  Review of those are coming. 

Enjoyed this completely, much more than Feast of Crows in which nothing happened except a bunch of people went in various directions while I the reader had to try to keep track of them all. Luckily in A Dance with Dragons some people die and I was thinking "good I won't have to keep track of so many damned people."  Not so fast...George R.R. Martin may kill off a few but he's gone and replaced them and I think added a few more characters too. No worries, Tywin fans can rest assured the dwarf carries on, and the additional characters only add exciting twists and turns to the saga.  Can't wait for the next one.  In the meantime, awaiting Season Two of the TV adaptation on DVD.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.

With a coupon and a deal on all three e-books of the Hunger Games my Kobo was set to embark on a reading  marathon.  In less than one month I finished all the books just before the movie was released in Victoria area theatres.  I'm finding young adult novels are well written and offer up some great characters, thought provoking plots and interesting science fiction.  Katniss Everdeen is not comparable to Bella of Twilight and if I had a daughter making a choice of reading material, I'd like her to choose the Hunger Games based on Katniss's ultimate decisions.  For Katniss her family bonds were close, she cared for her home village and she had some decisions to make about her life.  Those decisions were not presented in an easy manner and this is what made me like the book so much.  I even enjoyed all three books, although there have been comments about just cleaning up loose ends, I didn't find that distracting from the overall enjoyment of each book.  I'm also glad I had all three to read as one larger book and maybe that made the story flow better than those who read each book separately.

Enjoyed the movie too.  Was glad to see the book was followed with minor changes that didn't change the basis of the story.