Sunday, May 1, 2011

This and That

For some reason, for the past several months I've had a hard time writing. It's an odd thing for me, I usually feel like I have to write to process thoughts and ideas but I've turned more inward lately for better or worse. It doesn't mean that there aren't several things I've wanted to reflect on here, it's just that I've grown a bit lazy in hashing them out.

I think I'm getting back into the flow so hopefully that will all change soon. In the meantime, here are some smaller things I've been neglecting to talk about.

The Hunger Games Casting
It's hilarious to me that's a major announcement whenever some unnamed tributes get cast in the movie, but really I want to talk about the roles of Katniss and Peeta. I love both Katniss and Peeta more than a lot of other fictional characters and I think their love story is one of my favorites of all time. I could go on and on about that, but it's not really the point. I was really nervous about who would be cast and I have to admit that I felt disappointment when both announcements were made.

On the subject of Jennifer Lawrence, it's not so much that I don't think she can pull off the role of Katniss as that I had hoped for someone with a stronger physical resemblance. I'm sure she'll be fine, in many ways I'm relieved that a talented actress is in the role, but I think whenever you love books as much as The Hunger Games and the anticipation is big, the casting announcements are bound to disappoint.

I've also come around on Josh Hutcherson as Peeta. I think that the fact that he seems to have actually read the books and has respect for the character is helping.

Your thoughts on the various casting for the film?


This is the first time I'm not going to BEA since I started book blogging, and I was actually surprised that I couldn't even think of any books I would miss having the chance to pick up. But that was early wishful thinking when I heard a rumor that Forever by Maggie Stiefvater would be there. So sad! I actually picked up Shiver at BEA 2009 and that's when the fun with that series started. And then I also heard that Sara Zarr's How to Save a Life will be there and now that's just cruel. I would love to get my hands on that one in advance as well. But other than that, I'm a bit more go with the flow.

Finally! Remember how we were going to do that John Adams readalong? Do you guys still want to do that?


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