Devouring “The Hunger Games”

I have been thinking of writing about “The Hunger Games” trilogy for a while now, and I am finally getting around to it. Part of my delay has been due to being so wrapped up into reading and re-reading the books (and seeing the movie) that I haven’t wanted to break away from reading them to actually write about them! Not only are the books a compelling read (I read all three in less than one week), but they provide some significant themes and ideas to reflect on. I’ll do several blog posts about “The Hunger Games”, each reflecting on a particular theme/idea found in the books. Those themes will include (but are not limited to):

  • Poverty
  • Justice
  • Sacrificial love
  • Violence
  • Moral/Ethical Decision-Making

Be warned that there will be spoilers in my posts, but I will try to give a clear heads-up any time I am about to reveal major ones. Stay tuned for the upcoming series! (I will attempt to do at least one a week, but I am pretty good at getting distracted, so apologies if I do not live up to that).

Who doesn’t want a free comic book?

Mark your calendars, put a reminder in your phone, write it on your hand: Saturday is free comic book day! Go to your local game store to capitalize on this annual day of joy! If you live in the Charleston, WV area, go to The Rifleman on the west side. It looks like they might have some “Thor” and “Green Lantern” special comics because of the movies.

While I have never really gotten in to superhero comics, there are some graphic novels that I enjoy like Locke and Key and The Walking Dead. But hey, I’m not going to turn down a free comic, and who knows, maybe I will enjoy a superhero comic more than I thought!

Happy news

And there was much rejoicing in the land!

Amazon has the release date set for July 12. So excited to read it!

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In other news, I have finally started reading¬†The Wheel of Time¬†series… I
started it once before but had some trouble getting in to the first book. I just figure now is the time to try again since I will have to wait another couple of years at least for the next book with my fantasy crush, Kvothe (fan art of him to the right),
the main character of the Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss. I thought The Wise Man’s Fear, the second book in the series was excellent. I might write some about that later.

I’m also interested in reading the Earthsea Cycle…. anyone read those who can offer any feedback on them?