Tag: The Hunger Games

32 of My Favorite Sci-Fi Books by Female-Identifying Authors & Featuring Female-Identifying Characters to Celebrate Women’s History Month!

32 of My Favorite Sci-Fi Books by Female-Identifying Authors & Featuring Female-Identifying Characters to Celebrate Women’s History Month!

Posted March 2, 2022 in Bookish Things // 2 Comments

For women’s history month this year, I would like to focus on women in science fiction literature. We know incredible women like N.K. Jemisin and Ursula K. Le Guin who have changed and improved the genre. In 2020, there was nearly an equal amount of male and female authors publishing science fiction novels. There is still a lot of opportunity in the genre for greater overall gender diversity (non-binary authors only made up about 5% of publication). There is also a lot of opportunity to increase intersectionality in the genre. Still, I take what wins I can, and it’s very […]

Opinion:  Romance Makes the LEAST Intriguing Dystopia Plot

Opinion: Romance Makes the LEAST Intriguing Dystopia Plot

Posted March 1, 2021 in Bookish Things // 2 Comments

I’ve always loved dystopian worlds, for as long as I remember.  It’s intriguing to see the world redrafting to an “ideal” state… and then watch it fall apart.  Over the years I’ve fallen in love with dystopian novels (Fahrenheit 451, Feed, The Hunger Games) and movies (The Island is my absolute favorite, but themes from The Matrix have stuck with me just as strongly) and as I get older, I find… I’m still not sick of this genre. I’m not sick of it… but to my tastes, I’ve learned there are some plots that pull me in more than others. In January, I […]

AVENGERS!  ASSEMBLE!  – The Marvel Avengers Book Tag

AVENGERS! ASSEMBLE! – The Marvel Avengers Book Tag

Posted May 22, 2020 in Bookish Things, Tags // 0 Comments

For the longest time, it felt like there were SO MANY Avengers movies coming out.  One every few months.  I like the various avenger films, some more than others, but even I was starting to burn out.  I think we’ve had about six months between the last Avengers film and Black Widow, and honestly… thank you, I needed that breather. I stole this tag from Hammock of Books, who posted it last fall.  Thanks for sharing, Kay, this one looked super fun and I couldn’t resist!  I believe the original was Super Space Chick on BookTube, but this one got tricky to […]

My “Crossing” Booklist: Ten Favorite Books I Would Take To The New World (2020 Edition)

My “Crossing” Booklist: Ten Favorite Books I Would Take To The New World (2020 Edition)

Posted February 27, 2020 in Bookish Things // 2 Comments

You know that old question: “If you were stuck on a desert island and could only have 10 books, which 10 would you pick”?  It’s an old question, and one that pops up on Top Ten lists all the time.  In fact, I’ve already done a post like this, back in 2018!  At the time, the Top Ten Tuesday meme had a lot of great answers I’d ever thought of… including books that would actually be useful on a desert island. Honestly, I always interpreted that questions as “you’re stuck on an island, what books would you read over and over […]

From Page to Screen:  The Hunger Games! (SPIOILERS!)

From Page to Screen: The Hunger Games! (SPIOILERS!)

Posted February 25, 2020 in Bookish Things // 5 Comments

Good morning everyone! As far as my From Page to Screen series goes, this one is long overdue.  I’m a huge fan of The Hunger Games – both the book series and the films – and this is a ripe movie vs. book discussion because they’re both really good. For those of you who haven’t popped into one of these posts before, the posts are typed live while watching the movie, so what you’re getting are my active thoughts and comparisons.  As such, these posts are long, but I try to highlight the most important aspects in bold.  I hope you find […]