Tag: The Hunger Games

Fight Like a YA Girl Tag

Fight Like a YA Girl Tag

Well this is probably the neatest tag title I’ve seen.  Who doesn’t love a kickass YA girl?  In the last decade, the genre is flooded with really awesome female characters.  I’m okay with this… even if sometimes they’re a little repetitive.  This topic ties in really well with my Top Ten Kickass Female Characters post from a couple weeks ago, so lets continue the discussion! This tag was stolen from Kyera @ Kyera’s Library back in July.  Thanks for sharing it, Kyera – I love it! THE RULES Thank the person who tagged you. Mention the creator Krysti at YA and […]

Posted October 10, 2017 in Tags // 8 Comments //
Burgers & Shakes for Everyone! – OR – Why Food is Such an AWESOME Element of Setting

Burgers & Shakes for Everyone! – OR – Why Food is Such an AWESOME Element of Setting

I read novels to get immersed into awesome worlds. Okay, so if I really broke it down I would tell you that characters are awesome, plot is essential, love stories are annoying (I’M SORRY GUYS, I WANT MONSTERS NOT KISSING), and can magic please exist?  But the escapism element?  Yeah, that’s why I read in a single element.  Books are way cooler than real life. For people like me who would rather fly on hippogriffs than sweep the kitchen, having a strong setting that leaves room for the imagination is essential.  In my reading experience, this is best with food. DISCLAIMER It […]

Posted August 5, 2017 in Reading, Writing // 10 Comments //
Literary Love Potion – #TTT

Literary Love Potion – #TTT

Top Ten Tuesdays is hosted by the ladies over on The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s theme is all about romance tropes and types!  Check up the other linkups for more great books! I’m going to be a rebel this week and I don’t want to talk specifically about romance in the books I read, because if I do, it’s going to end on a lengthly rant on love triangles and I’m already done that at least once. On a related vein, I got thinking about Amortentia, which is a love potion from the Harry Potter series.  The description, from Harry […]

Posted February 14, 2017 in Memes // 6 Comments //
The Triangular Tragedy of YA Fiction

The Triangular Tragedy of YA Fiction

Any reader will be hardpressed to find a novel with a female protagonist whose romantic relationship doesn’t overflow the entire plot.  Authors embrace this formula for heartbreak and success in a variety of ways:  Anita Blake author Laurell K. Hamilton overthrew her supernatural plot of necromancy and sleuthing to highlight Anita’s relations as the only plot; The Selection‘s Kiera Cass made the plot a season of popular television show, The Bachelor.  In the case of Katniss Everdeen, author Suzanne Collins writes her protagonist as a person who both calculates the potential relationships as well as pushing them aside as momentarily distracting and […]

Posted October 7, 2016 in Bookish Things, Reading // 0 Comments //
Why I Read YA Fiction:  An Overview

Why I Read YA Fiction: An Overview

My favorite conversation topic is and has always been literature.  In high school, it was our love for the written word that may have been the only thread in common betwixt my group of friends.  I am now 25, and a few months ago I found myself in conversation with one of these old friends, and the topic of our book-of-the-moment inevitably arose.  When I know a person well enough, I am completely shameless in my literary loves, and in the course of this conversation, my friend said something along the lines of “now that I’m an adult, I try […]

Posted February 3, 2015 in Bookish Things, Reading // 1 Comment //
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

  I read this book for the first time when the craze was only just beginning. The book had been out and about in the world for a couple years, but I daresay it only really caught on with the release of Mockingjay. Not to say it wasn’t popular… it just wasn’t a worldwide phenomenon. But I digress. I chose specifically to read this book again after the release of the movie because I spent far too many of the Harry Potter movies griping over every little missing piece that I forgot to enjoy the movie in and of itself. […]

Posted May 2, 2012 in Reviews // 1 Comment //