Last Book Review and Other Stuff

Well I finished the third book in the Hunger Games trilogy, and while I liked them, I stand by my statement of yesterday, they were written with 14 year old girls in mind. The marketing was brilliant, first the middle school girls, then their mothers then the rest of the world followed. Even I capitulated, I am not sorry I did, I do not consider it an effort in futility. The books were good, the first one juvenile in nature, was to draw the reader into the world of the inhabitants of this world, and it did, the second and third were written at a higher reading level. I enjoyed the ending very much, it ended exactly the way I wanted it to, that is all I will say.
I am fighting some sort of sinus thing, I do believe the honey I have been ingesting has helped stave it off because by now I usually have a full-blown sinus infection and this is just a little sinus congestion and drainage. I will be taking meds tonight so the drainage will be less, I am going to Zumba today, not going to let a little sniffle get in my way. I will probably sweat whatever I have out.
The Irishman is not feeling well, don’t really know what is wrong, hopefully he will get better if he does exactly what I say and eat everything I make him and take the medicines I am forcing down him. Wish me luck, nothing like dealing with a stubborn sick man to get the creative care juices flowing. In the beginning he would blindly take whatever I gave him, however I do believe he has begun to realize any medicine that will truly make you better tastes horrible, so now he asks, what is that. Wish me luck!
Today is going to be a great day, I can feel it, so off I go to get ready for it! Peace, love and gossip…..

My Review on The Hunger Games

Ok, so, I caved into peer pressure and read the first two books of the Hunger Game series, yes I know these books are aimed at 14 year old girls. But read them I did, and I have to say was pleasantly surprised. If you are a fan of the movie Logan’s Run, you might like this series of books. It is a definite twist on the movie, in the movie when you are 30 you go to carousel, you essentially die, but the citizens of the city don’t really understand that. They are kept pretty child like and simple. In the book, there has been a civil war, this is obviously set in the United States, and now the government in the Capitol runs everything and the country is divided into 13 districts, however they think 13 is defunct. The districts are poor, the citizens kept down and cannot get ahead, or change their station in life. Once a year they choose two “tributes” from each district to fight to the death. The chosen are between 12 and 18, it is brutal, however, so is middle and high school. So many metaphors in these books. What it is though, in my belief, is a commentary on how, if left unchecked, corrupt government can become. Especially in a land where the people are complacent, and allow government more and more power to strip away our freedoms. I did not find the books disturbing, I will not see the movie, as I never see the movies of almost any of the books I read that require a lot of imagination. Harry Potter and Twilight come to mind. I have not finished the third book, I read the first two Saturday, I started the last one last night, so I expect to finish it today.
There you have my thoughts on the Hunger Games, I hope you all have a great Monday.