Eight Life Lessons from The Hunger Games Series


  1. Pretty isn’t everything: “I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.”
  1. Surround yourself with kind people: “Kind people have a way of working their way inside me and rooting there.”
  1. Winter, both literally and metaphorically, doesn’t last forever: “What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.”

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Marry, Date or Dump: Mockingjay

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Who’s excited for Thursday? Last year, before Mockingjay One I asked if people wanted to marry, date or dump Peeta, Gale, and Finnick. This year, I’m going a little older and want to know what you think of Haymitch Abernathy, Plutarch Heavensbee, and Caesar Flickerman. If you feel like playing, let me know in the comments who you would marry, who you’d date, and who you’d dump. Also feel free to chat about if you are looking forward to the movie or dreading it. I’m a little of both … this one gets sadder than sad so I expect a lot of tears.  Continue reading “Marry, Date or Dump: Mockingjay”

Marry, Date or Dump: Hermione, Katniss, & Bella


This week’s marry, date or dump is a suggestion from bookgeeking, but I’m super excited to see which YA heroines you think would be best to marry, date or dump. Since these are three of the biggest YA books and movies I’m sure lots of people will have opinions. Let me know your choices and thoughts in the comments!  Continue reading “Marry, Date or Dump: Hermione, Katniss, & Bella”

Marry, Date or Dump: Peeta, Gale, & Finnick


I literally am in disbelief that I haven’t done this match up yet. In light of part one of Mockingjay coming out last week I thought that it was definitely time to see who you would all marry, date, and dump. I’m a Peeta girl through and through … but I also really fell in love with Finnick during this book. I’m excited to see which characters you like the most! Let me know your picks in the comments.  Continue reading “Marry, Date or Dump: Peeta, Gale, & Finnick”

Marry, Date or Dump: Katniss, Artemis, and Susan Pevensie


After last week ranking some male archers from literature, I thought it would be interesting to give you the option of three female archers from fiction and mythology. These are three of my favorite characters, and I’m interested to see what arguments you have for marrying, dating, or dumping Katniss Everdeen, Artemis, and Susan Pevensie. I’m still figuring out what I would want to do … maybe marry all of them and live on a commune somewhere? Let me know your choices in the comments!  Continue reading “Marry, Date or Dump: Katniss, Artemis, and Susan Pevensie”

Marry, Date or Dump: Catching Fire


Hello Hunger Games fans! Are there any other types of people on the Internet right now? I’m going to keep this short since I’m still trying to get my daily word count in for NaNoWriMo, but you know what to do. Choose who you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump out of Finnick, Gale, and Peeta (pictured above) and let me know in the comments. My heart (and frankly the rest of my body) will always belong to Peeta, but I’m excited to see who you choose. May the odds be ever in your favor!

Related: My Review of the Catching Fire Film (no spoilers!)

Catching Fire: Thoughts on the Movie

catching fireI don’t know if its because it’s the second movie, or because of the GREs (which I took yesterday!) but I somehow forgot this movie was coming out. When the first film came out, Alison Lee and I had only started this blog a few months prior and we went Hunger Games crazy. You would have seriously thought we were writing a Hunger games themed blog, and I think part of that was that we were so excited, and we didn’t know what the blog was about yet, and we were so excited just to be excited about something post college and be able to connect with each other and other fans about our excitement. It was the first thing that brought readers besides our parents to the blog, and the first time I branched out and started reading other book blogs. Which is a really long way to say, I can’t believe I kind of dropped the ball on talking about this movie.  Continue reading “Catching Fire: Thoughts on the Movie”

Links for a Lazy Sunday


Happy Sunday! I’m a little groggy today, because instead of going to bed early like I planned so that I would feel fresh in the morning to put together the blog post, do my NaNoWriMo daily writing, and study for the GRE (which I’m taking in less than a week!) I stayed up past three in the morning reading Along for the Ride, by Sarah Dessen. In honor of this late night reading, I thought I’d share a post suggests other authors for fans of Dessen’s books. Here are some other great links from around the web:

Marry, Date or Dump: Tris, Katniss, and Cassia


After reading Allegiant last week, I guess I’m still in a dystopian state of mind. Which, frankly, is a pretty scary place to be. This week I’m giving you three heroines from dystopian trilogies: Tris from Divergent, Katniss from Hunger Games, and Cassie from Matched. Let me know in the comments who you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump. I’m still deciding on this one myself, so I’m excited to read your opinions.  Continue reading “Marry, Date or Dump: Tris, Katniss, and Cassia”