Shut Up and Deal With It

If you don't want to look at a purely Hunger Games post..
1. Go away, I don't want to be your friend &
2. See #1.


I'm writing this a couple days before the movie premieres even though I won't be lined up at midnight to see it. Don't think less of me as a person, please. But boyfriend has work early the next day, I'm thoughtful (har har) and my sister in law needs me to babysit. All very valid reasons.


My love for the Hunger Games comes second only to Harry Potter (who shall never be dethroned as #1 on my favorite book series list.) This alone should tell you how great a series it is. If it doesn't, you might not have read Harry Potter before. In that case.. #1 & 2 from the beginning of my post apply to you. (I'm only kind of kidding.)

I love this series for special reasons.

1. It's not a love story. There is a love story incorporated, but the book is so much more than that. It's about independence, survival, war, rebellion, forgiveness, trust, and more. It's not just Team Peeta or Team Gale. If that's all you got out of the stories, I feel sorry for you.

2. It stole my attention. The other day, this girl told me that she thinks the movie will be better than the book because the book is slow. That is when I decided that SHE is slow. When I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down. I didn't even want to put it down. I finished it and then gave myself a couple days before I re-read it.

3. Peeta. Pretty much everything he does kills me dead.


I know the Hunger Games craze has gone off the walls lately, but I'm glad it's for a book that deserves the attention. From what I've read so far, it's gotten good reviews, so I'm just hoping and hoping that the movie does the books the justice they deserve!

(Disclaimer: I don't really hate you if you didn't like the series.)


Emma Frances said...

I'm so sad for you that you don't get to see it opening night! I hope you get to see it soon though! And your reasons are super valid! :] Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog and I am your newest follower! Woot! Woot! I can't wait to read more of your awesomeness!!

DT said...

I am so looking forward to see the movie!

MessyDirtyHair said...

i haven't read the books....maybe i would like it, i like what you wrote...thanks for the suggestion!!

xx Kelly

Shaylynn... I BLAHWG. said...

Listen. You best not hate me for not loving the books. I tried, but I kept drooling because i was falling asleep.

you have to be my friend still dangit, because when I come back to san diego this fall, YOU'RE meeting me at that mexican restaurant. LIKE I WOULD EVER GO WITHOUT YOU. Gees. That would make me a bad friend, and uhm.. i'm not.

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

I think I love you more now for this post than before :)

Brhea {NoPlaceLykeHome} said...

On the last chapter of the first book! Must finish before saturday since I already bought tickets. Love love love love love love loved it! I started reading it yesterday - that goes to show you just how much :)

Also, loving your blog - I am your newest follower!