Sunday, June 24, 2012

What are you reading?

I am sharing two links with you dear readers. First, I read a very shocking book over the week-end. It was a story about a southern family, about lust and about fighting big industry, in this case the cotton mill industry. What was shocking was that the book, with its sexual overtones and religious undertones, was first published in the 1930s. The story had the innocent title of God's Little Acre by southern writer, Erskine Caldwell.  By checking Amazon, I found out that there is a movie version for this book.

I found this second link in my Inbox.  It's a link to books that will guide you if you are seeking a life of positivity.  Take advantage of the opportunity to buy any book from the list before June 29th  and you could get a free positivity plan by Jon Gordon

Thursday, June 14, 2012

What Am I Reading Next?

What do I read next? My good friend has suggested these thrillers, "The Boy in the Suitcase" by Lene Kaaberbol and also "Snowman" and "Nemisis" by Jo Nesbo.   However The Devotion of Suspect X, by a Japanese writer, is July's Book club selection so that is on my list of books to read.   Tomorrow I will be traveling and I will be taking An Unexpected Guest by Anne Korkeakivi with me to read in the long wait times.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Hunger Games

I have dropped everything to read The Hunger Games.  It is the first book in a trilogy by Suzanne Collins.  The first few pages just pulled me in. I could not put it down.  It's a very exciting dystopic fiction even with the gore and the sadness we readers feel as we read about children being sent to kill other children as sport. Their communities watch and listen in on them on television as if they were watching the TV show Survivor.   The 24 young children are brainwashed to think this is a good thing to represent their district by murdering each other to win a life of comfort meaning a house and regular meals.

Killing as entertainment is not such a fictitious scenario.  Think of  Rome.  Think of the coliseum.  We know adults fought each other or fought animals to their death as others watched the "entertainment". 

I am on page 376 and I can't wait to see how this turns out for Katniss and Peeta.  How do they survive and keep their humanity?  Peeta, the baker's son, has never been brainwashed.  Before the Games begin, he is intent on maintaining his naturally kind and loving self and on keeping Katniss safe. 

I am looking forward to reading all three books.  How are the starving struggling people in the Districts going to defeat the governing fat cats in the Capitol?  I hope I will find out in the end. Also, I am now looking forward to seeing how Hollywood transformed this on the big screen.