Most Anticipated Hunger Games Scenes!

With the release of the Hunger Games less than a month away (finally!) I thought I would post some of the scenes I cannot wait to see on the big screen.

  • Firstly, I really can’t wait to see the Capitol in all its glory. We’ve had glimpses of it from the trailers that have been released, but I want to see it all. The people, the accents, the clothes, the buildings, the food, I want to see it all!
  • Next would have to be the infamous cave scene. There is a lot of character development in that scene, and if Josh and Jennifer can pull it off it will be something special. It was one of my favourite scenes in the book and I really hope they do it justice.
  • The mutts! This part was terrifying! Imagine seeing the eyes of what you think is a dead person in some sort of mutation that is trying to kill you. Intense. This part in the book got your heart pumping and it just pushed you to keep on reading..no matter what time it is.
  • The tribute to District 11/Rue is going to be heartbreaking and I can’t wait to cry like a child
  • Everything in the arena is a must see

I literally wanted to put down all the scenes. I think it is safe to say that I am really, REALLY looking forward to this movie. If it doesn’t do the book justice I’ll be so disappointed, as will all the other Hunger Games fans.

If you are a Hunger Games fan let me know what scenes you are looking forward to most in the comment section

On a side note: Things I’m most looking forward to in Catching Fire? Finnick Odair…enough said.

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Random Ramblings

This is somewhat book type news because it DOES have something to do with Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, but I didn’t know where else I could post my confusion.

It was just released that Lucy Liu is going to be playing John Watson (sorry, Joan Watson. How very clever…) in a new modern CBS adaptation of Sherlock Holmes called ‘Elementary.’ Now, I’m not sure how many of you watch BBC’s ‘Sherlock’ but I can honestly say that I will NOT be watching ‘Elementary’. Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss has so perfectly created a modern day Sherlock Holmes (played by the brilliant Benedict Cumberbatch) that I can’t see how this will even come close to the greatness of it. Also, just because you change the setting and the gender of one of the main characters does not mean that the idea is so drastically different that fans will watch it.

BBC's Sherlock

Who knows, maybe I’m just extremely biased because I’m a die hard fan of ‘Sherlock’ and it’s a bit of an obsession at the moment, but I’m not buying this new series. Not at all.

What are your thoughts?

Review: Room

Room by Emma Donoghue

Room was the next book on my reading list (remind me that I need to post my current reading list). I had heard a lot of great things about it and it’s a book that my aunt had recommended I read (my family has a bit of a book swap/recommendation thing happening). For those that don’t know it is a book written from the perspective of a five year old boy who has lived in a underground room with his mother who was captured seven years prior.

To be perfectly honest, when I started the book I didn’t think I was going to enjoy it. The writing, for me, was extremely difficult to follow at first and I was worried that I wasn’t going to be able to get into the story. But as soon as the story picked up I hardly took any notice to the writing style (though I think I did correct the grammar in my head as I read). Writing the whole book through a five year old’s thoughts was a risky move, but I think it paid off because you got more emotionally attached to Jack and you really felt when he struggled in his life.

The content was truly heartbreaking, I was emotionally moved throughout the book; bringing me to the verge of tears countless times (on the subway of course, story of my life). But I’m so happy that it was a *SPOILER* happy ending, because I’m not 100 percent sure my heart could take it if it was anything different.

Saying that I’ll give this book a 4 out of 5 rating. I thought it was brilliant, and I definitely recommend it.

Feel free to post your thoughts on the book below!

Libraries and E-readers

Recently I spoke to the manager of community relations at the Toronto Public Library, Anne Marie Aikins, about how e-readers are affecting the library system in Toronto.

Aikins told me that, ” Toronto was on the cutting edge of introducing  E-books and other E-resources, we do that through our e-books we have to get through a company called Overdrive, and it’s based in the US, and they provide e-books to library systems. So what we are doing is every year we make our e-book collection bigger and bigger and bigger to meet the demands of library costumers and it’s really changing a lot in the way that we do business.”

In order for the libraries in Toronto to stay with the times they obviously need to update their ways of distributing books and information to the public. But, instead of E-readers being more in demand in the library system, Aikins says that it is actually having the opposite effect.

“The more popular e-books become it seems the more popular other library services, including hard cover books, which we hadn’t anticipated,” Aikins explained. “This is a really new and evolving industry and it has really encouraged more people to read, and that’s a great thing. That’s a really great thing, but it looks like the hard cover book is going to be around for quite some time. Even people that use e-readers often want hard cover books as well.”

This is good new for us bookies, knowing that the future of a physical novel isn’t as bleak as some people lead us to believe.

My personal book info!

Hey everyone!

I just realized that I was showing what everyone else is reading that I didn’t even answer the questions myself. So I’ll answer them below and just answer a few extra questions as well. As always feel free to comment with your own answers or just general comments!

Book I am reading right now:

  • Right now I’m just finishing ‘Room’ by Emma Donoghue. It was a little hard for me to get into at first because of the style of the writing, but that quickly changed and I’m flying through it..just about 50 pages to read and I’m absolutely loving it.

Books on my reading list:

  • My reading list is about a mile long. I’m thinking of making a post of all the unread books I have in my room right now. But right off the top of my head some books that I’m dying to read are: One Day by David Nicholls, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, and I really want to read more classics. I’ve always been a modern novelist type of girl so I haven’t actually read too many classics, but The are on my shelf and ready for me to (finally) take on.
  • AND OF COURSE THE NEW JK ROWLING BOOK THAT WILL BE COMING OUT LATER IN THE YEAR! Sorry for the caps, but I feel like it is a caplocks kind of thing.

Movie Adaptations I’m Looking forward to:

  • The Hunger Games, definitely The Hunger Games. I read the book this summer when I was in Italy and it was absolutely amazing and I just can’t wait to see what it’s going to look like on the big screen. The Hobbit is another one I’m dying to watch, for the obvious reasons.

Favourite Book:

  • Whenever I get this questions I can never actually answer it because it is literally always changing. As of right now some of my favourite books include: ‘The Hunger Games’, ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”, “Atonement”, “Never Let Me Go”, and “White Oleander” (I know, it’s a cop out to choose more than one, but I couldn’t choose!)
  • As for books that will forever and always have a place in my heart it has to go to the Harry Potter series, and it will always go to the Harry Potter series.