My name is Britanny. I'm a recently graduated Lit nerd (and future Librarian?)
So I just read all of the hunger games series in a week.
The first two were bad ass but the third was really weak in my opinion!
Its like half the novel Katniss is in a medical stupor and not involved in anything but her complaining. And then in the last quarter of the book stuff starts to get exciting but then its over and her romantic reunion with Peeta is basically a paragraph in the epilogue. MAJORLY DISAPPOINTING!
I just read an article in (last weeks?) EW about books being turned into movies, and how there is currently a trend towards mini series instead. It said that Swamplandia! was bought by HBO which got me really excited, because it was a beautiful book and the family was described so vividly I think parts would really come alive, but alot of the book is very subtle and introverted.
I wasn’t excited to hear that The Marriage Plot has already been picked up for movie rights, but not surprised - I was very disappointed to find that it read like the vapid rom-coms that are everywhere now a days.
I also just finished Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and I think depending on the kid they have in the lead role, it could be a really beautiful movie.
uggg i really need to get the internet.
I’m currently reading The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie and it is BEAUTIFUL and i wish I post quotes because he says the most lovely and lyrical and sad things that make your heart ache.
On the other hand without internet I’ve read;
Swamplandia! which was I really liked, except the ending. The author, Karen Russel, makes some really wonderful metaphors and again I wish I had the book in front of me share some excerpts.
Zeitoun which I didn’t know was Non-Fiction by Dave Eggers, not a literary masterpiece but fascinating and true story of one mans experience with Hurrican Katrina.
And the latest Sookie Stackhouse novel, ‘nuff said.