So the fourth and final Hunger Games film was released and I’m pretty satisfied. They stayed true to the scenes in the book and overall it was an amazing movie. If you haven’t seen it and don’t want spoilers, stop reading here. Continue reading The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Review
When Harry Potter ended, everyone knew what they were getting. People watched the last trailer and cried because with it came the end of a monumental era. The end of the Twilight Saga films brought much relief for the actors, who could go back to their careers as serious indie actors, for the fans, who could finally read the series in peace, and for the haters, because there’d be no more hype. Mockingjay Part 2 doesn’t feel like a sigh of relief or bittersweet. It is definitely time to take the Capitol down, and that’s very exciting. I have read Suzanne Collins’ Mockingjay twice, and I still got confused by things happening in battle scenes. My hope is that seeing these battles on the big screen will help me understand.
For those going in having never read the books, I salute you and recommend you bring at least one box of tissues.
Now let’s discuss this trailer:
Last night I saw Mockingjay Part 1: The beginning of the end. I walked out of the theater feeling like I had been shredded from the inside. This was a very emotional read for me, and the film was no different.
Yes, I cried. I am a hardcore sap, especially when it comes to characters I’ve been with for years. When the book, Mockingjay first came out, I hated it, and part of me hated the movie too. I felt that there was too much confusion, the romance didn’t go the way it should have (this is not a commentary on Peeta v. Gale, I’m talking about how the story unfolds), and what upset me more than anything else was that no one protected Katniss.
The new Mockingjay: Part I trailer came out today, and if the last two didn’t get you excited, this one definitely will!
For the last several days, a few of the Geekettes have been in New York for a professional book expo/Book Con. While we were very excited and had a very wonderful experience overall, we found that on the one day of Book Con, we lost our faith in humanity a little bit. Every person I attended Book Con with had a negative story. A box of one book was stolen from an exhibitor. A panel of the most famous bestselling authors was cut off by people more interested in free books. Line cutters everywhere.
Here are some tips that I, as a former bookseller and current literary fangirl, think could help everyone enjoy book signings a little bit more: Continue reading Be Nice Around Books: Signing Etiquette