Sunday, March 25, 2012

to hunger games or not

My twitter and facebook are both abuzz with this Hunger Games business. I am not one to get involved in a craze.

Years back when the first Harry Potter movie came out I went to see it. I was bored out of my mind. I had not read the books so I thought that perhaps I was missing something. Then the second HP came out and I went to see it again much to my dismay. I took a nap. Snoozefest. I was lost 30 minutes into the movie. Or maybe I didn't give it a chance because of the hype. Regardless, I have not read the books even to this day.

Then came along Twilight. Craze. No thanks.

Hunger Games. Craze. Intrigued. Why? I am not sure. I don't like the premise; fighting for food. Children killing other children. Just not my cup of tea. But I'm intrigued because of the craze this time. I don't want to get sucked in to the hype. I don't like books or movies with blood and death. So why on earth would I even think about downloading a sample of the book on my Kindle? No clue but I did. I read the first chapter really quick. And I still find myself intrigued.

Do I give in to the craze? I don't know.

21 thoughts:

Annie said...

It is so good - and if you read another couple of chapters I'm sure you'll be hooked!

...but I also think you should give Harry Potter another try ;)

Christina's Adventures said...

DO IT!! Read the books, and saw the movie today...I think you'd really like it :)

Gina {Hiya Luv} said...

maybe eventually i will give hp another try. i mean people change, right? maybe my interests have since changed. It has been YEARS! :)

Gina {Hiya Luv} said...

something to consider for sure;) I have heard more good than bad that is for sure.

Melissa, SoChick! said...

I have no idea what the story is behind the books and no interest. I have read twilight, not into the movies... Really wasn't into the books much either. For me, personally, I have so much else on my plate and books on my list that I'd rather not add these to my reading list :-)

Monique said...

I don't understand why people insist on lumping HP, Twilight, and The Hunger Games in the same category. Wait, yes I do. They are all YA books turned into successful movies. That is where the similarities end. Just because you liked or didn't like one doesn't mean the same will hold true for either of the other two. The point of The Hunger Games is not just children killing children either. The books are a quick easy read and the movie is entertaining and very well made, in my opinion. The film does not glorify the deaths, I mean if it did it wouldn't have a PG-13 rating. Hollywood has been pumping out a lot of crappy movies lately, it was refreshing to go see a film and finally not feel as if I wasted my money.

Jodi said...

I did not read Harry Potter or Twilight and did not think I would like The Hunger Games books but I was wrong. I don't know what it is but they are so good. Of course I don't like killing of children either but somehow that part isn't what's important. The story of Katniss is just so good. I would read them if I were you! :)

dotinthecity said...

I'm not one to jump on the bandwagon, still haven't read or seen any of the Harry Potter books nor Twilight. I think the thing that got to me about The Hunger Games was the post-North American setting. Weird, but true. I read the book and am currently on the 3rd/final one. I don't usually like to read, but have enjoyed the escape :)

Katevfunk said...

I can't decide if I wanna read them either!!!
velvetcupcakes

Lena Leson said...

I'm intrigued, too–the trilogy was just delivered to my office, so I guess I'm taking the plunge!

Gina {Hiya Luv} said...

keep me posted!

Gina {Hiya Luv} said...

glad to hear you are enjoying them. i am leaning towards reading them but not seeing the movie.

Gina {Hiya Luv} said...

thanks! my sister also pointed out that the killing of children really isn't the point. :)

Gina {Hiya Luv} said...

Thanks Monick! I knew you would have something intelligent to say about the way the movie was made and make me rethink things. you rock sister friend:)

Gina {Hiya Luv} said...

i hear ya;)

Gina {Hiya Luv} said...

keep me posted kate;)

Watkins35 said...

Ok, so I'm with you regarding crazes Gina, I usually avoid the hyped stuff like the plague (not interested in ever seeing Titanic, Avatar, etc), however... I was introduced to The Hunger Games BOOKS by a very good friend, & while I probably wouldn't have gone near them without the recommendation, I gave them a go - and LOVED them! The books are excellent (but then I also admit to loving the BOOKS of HP & Twilight saga, not so much the movies). I like to think of the movies as some sort of bonus, something just to tack onto the book, as an extra.

They're never going to be as good as your imagination, but I will be going to see the movie (& I'll probably be disappointed). Saying that I decided to give One for the Money a miss, cause as much as I LOVE the books, the movie looked BAD! You just have to decide if it's worth the £8 ticket, or wait til it's on the tv :D xox

christine said...

Wow I thought I was the only one who wasn't into the Harry Potter and Twilight craze.... Never read any of them. This time with Hunger Games.. I bought the book for my Kindle. Have I read it? not yet...Am I being a follower? Intrigued about the hype? I will probably read it definitely (Because I don't want my 5.99 to go to waste)... and I may....watch the movie too LOL
DelaChic

Date Girl said...

You do. Because it's amazing. It's not just about the blood and death. It's about people rising up against injustice. I hope you read the whole book. I don't think you'll be disappointed!

Gina Dixon {Hiya Luv} said...

I am going to write an updated post saying how I did read it and I loved it. I even want to go see the movie now!

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