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I read The Hunger Games trilogy back in February, and though I was planning to make a post about it, I just never got around to it. My memories are now vague at best, but I just read The Girl Who Was On Fire (an anthology of essays exploring themes and characters in The Hunger Games) and Battle Royale, which is the August book over at bookdeyada and a dystopian novel with a premise very similar to that of The Hunger Games. Reading both of these spurred my motivation to type up an entry with what I still remember and the new thoughts with which the anthology and Battle Royale have provided me. (: And then, of course, there's the teaser trailer for The Hunger Games just come out, by which I am considerably underwhelmed to be honest, but let's start off with it anyway:




When I was doing a work placement in a bookstore in January, Mockingjay was just bound to come out in German. Everybody was in a flurry about it, and I unpacked boxes upon boxes of Die Tribute von Panem - Gefährliche Liebe (the title is stupid, but the German covers are gorgeous) and decorated Hunger Games themed displays. I had heard of The Hunger Games of course, but that was the first time I actually seriously considered reading the trilogy. I ordered the box set from amazon and since I was ill and didn't really have much else to do, I tore through all three books in just a few days. In retrospect, that might not have been the wisest decision because afterwards, I felt incredibly sick and depressed.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Spoilers for all three books. )

The Girl Who Was On Fire. Spoilers for all three books of THG. )


Battle Royale by Koushun Takami. Spoilers. )
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I know most of my lj friends are actually marmfish and therefore know about the awesome that is [livejournal.com profile] bookdeyada_club , but I guess that a bit of pimping for the others couldn't hurt!

[livejournal.com profile] bookdeyada_club  is a fandom-centric book club where we discuss one book per month, choosing it from a list of books nominated by members. You don't have to participate every month, so just lurking when you lack the time is alright! But if you like books and discussions and book discussions full of random squee, analysis, character discussions, comparing books to fanfiction, or anything related to these things really, [livejournal.com profile] bookdeyada_club  is the place to go! It's full of nice people who love books and fandom. We also have fancy banners! What's not to love?

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Clicking on the banner will get you to the introduction post, but you could also have a peek at the discussions we've already had! We've already discussed quite a lot of great books in the past, like The Hunger Games and The Princess Bride.

This month's book has not been decided on yet (you can choose between After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Wood, Ash by Malinda Lo and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.) So, if you're interested, hop on over and put in your vote in the March Book Poll!

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