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The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

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rockygirl
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Location: Upstate New York

Postby rockygirl » Mon April 22nd, 2013, 12:10 am

Finally starting this series at the request of a student who wants to read it with me. Not looking forward to it.

Is it any good? Or is it just popular?
Currently reading Cocaine Blues.

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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Mon April 22nd, 2013, 2:51 pm

"rockygirl" wrote:Finally starting this series at the request of a student who wants to read it with me. Not looking forward to it.

Is it any good? Or is it just popular?


I loved them on the whole and especially book 1. They're well written page turners IMO. I'd give them 5 stars overall.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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rockygirl
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Location: Upstate New York

Postby rockygirl » Tue April 23rd, 2013, 10:30 pm

Thanks for the input!
Currently reading Cocaine Blues.

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rockygirl
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Postby rockygirl » Mon May 6th, 2013, 12:42 am

I wasn't crazy about the series. I thought it put too low a value on human life. That being said, I agree that the books are page-turners.
Currently reading Cocaine Blues.

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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Fri June 21st, 2013, 7:20 am

Finally got around to getting this series. It keeps getting recommended to me.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Sat February 15th, 2014, 3:05 pm

I'm about to start the first one of this series! I'm not big into YA fiction but am giving this a go. I enjoyed the Twilight books which I've read - not read all of them yet - so hopefully I will enjoy The Hunger a Games.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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red805
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Location: Southern California

Postby red805 » Mon February 17th, 2014, 9:41 pm

"Vanessa" wrote:I'm about to start the first one of this series! I'm not big into YA fiction but am giving this a go. I enjoyed the Twilight books which I've read - not read all of them yet - so hopefully I will enjoy The Hunger a Games.


Funny you resurrected this thread Vanessa. I just met with one of my clients Saturday who was on the lighting crew for the second movie. I was telling him how much I liked the movies - especially the second one. I also tore through the books. I think the film adaptions have been among the best I've seen. I'm looking forward to the third film. I would love to see Suzanne Collins write an adult book series too.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Tue February 18th, 2014, 9:58 pm

Just finished the first book and found it very much a page turner. Entertaining stuff and quite dark, too. I haven't seen the film but can imagine its action packed and well worth the watch.

A sort of gladiators meets Lara Croft meets computer games!
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind


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