THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Infographic - The Anatomy Of Panem

Looking forward to this November's THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE?Here's an unofficial look at each district in Panem, the Victors that will be involved in the Quarter Quell along with some other information about them you may not have known.Take a look and if you like this infographic be sure to grab the code at the bottom and share it on your favorite site.May the odds be ever in your favor!...more

A Review, a Recipe and a Rant: The Hunger Games

No spoilers today so read on. After months of talking up the book, and hushing the whole entire house every time a preview came on I finally convinced the Husband to take me out on one of those date things to see The Hunger Games movie.  Convinced or maybe annoyed, either or, I got to go. $50,000 dollars later I saw why this was the first time ever we went to see a movie together.  (unless you count taking the boy to see Toy Story 3, which was a total waste, because the evil bear thing scared him so much he spent the entire movie hidden in my arms)  WTH happen...more
@Linda Anselmi You should, there's so much back story in thm that you don't want to miss!more

Why Does Food Cost So Much

 One in seven people are hungry. 13.1 percent of the 7 billion people in the world or an estimated 925 million people need more food. Children seem to suffer most from this problem, but you may be shocked to learn the high cost of food has more to do with speculators in the commodities markets than with any shortage in actual food supply....more

"Why Is Rue Black?" Racism and the Hunger Games

The Hunger Games opened this weekend as the third-highest grossing film of all time, behind only Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part Two, and The Dark Knight....more
Honestly I didn't care about the race of the actors. I still thought the movie was dynamite. I ...more

The Hunger Games = A Fairy Tale?

Unintentionally, I have been caught up in the hubbub surrounding The Hunger Games. I haven't even read the book yet! Members of my book club are planning to go see the movie in a couple of weeks, and I can't wait. We're thinking that this will give teens a chance to go see it, so we aren't the oldest people in the theater. (We might be the oldest despite putting it off!)...more

A Reader's Review of the Hunger Games

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The Hunger Games...and Peeta's Bread....

Yes, I am a 35 year old woman and I am beside myself with excitement about the upcoming release of the movie The Hunger Games.  This popular book by Suzanne Collins was made into a movie that is being released on March 23 at Midnight....more
My husband and I read the books when they first came out and loved them.  Love the bread idea.more

At last!

Well, after a great deal of anticipation, The Hunger Games - the movie, I mean - is actually here! OK, so it's really a few hours until it's officially here (anyone going to a midnight show?! ...in costume, perhaps?!), but it's finally within sight and, if all goes according to plan, I'll be seeing it tomorrow afternoon! *happy dance* ...more

Reading Brings Generations Together...Or Not?

Reading Brings Generations Together...Or Not? Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor! Effie Trinket, p. 19While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.  ~Unknown...more

Fabulous Finds #8

Happy Friday y'all!  I'm so excited it's Friday!!!  Today I'm going to spin class and then, wait for it, wait for it...The Hunger Games!!!  I'm going to see The Hunger Games this afternoon!!  I cannot express how much I am looking forward to seeing this!!  Are you excited about The Hunger Games?  Are you dressing up to see the movie?...more