Thursday, March 22, 2012
The Hunger Games - One More Day
I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that I've watched interviews with the actors and the trailers numerous times trying to pick up on more details inside the movie. I'm a bit crazed.
I can't wait! I've got my tickets safely purchased and tucked away for my date night tomorrow with my man. Good times! (Which means, he'll probably fall asleep in the theater and I'll get all the popcorn. :) He's not a big movie guy. And he hasn't read the books, so I love that he's taking me to see the movie on opening night...)
Anyway, there is just something about these books! I haven't been able to pinpoint exactly why they are so awesome. Is it the constant threat of death? Is it the unfathomable circumstances that makes you ask yourself "What would I do"? Is it the love triangle? Is it the picture Suzanne Collins paints of a future world?
What is it?
At least once a week, me and at least three or four other 30-something mommy's meet up for "play dates". Yes, for our kids. But for us too! And today's conversation, which usually centers around our kindergarteners' reading levels or who's hosting the next big BBQ, was instead focused on The Hunger Games. Go figure. Two of them confessed to "not being readers" but said they "read the first book in days".
So whatever magic Ms. Collins sprinkled into her stories...it's working!!
Share with me: What is up with The Hunger Games? Why are they so popular? What drew you in? And for the love of Pete (whoever that is), which hero were you rooting for, Gale or Peeta?