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All’s Fair In Love and War

Hello Dear Followers,

Katniss and Peeta in the movie adaptation of "The Hunger Games"

I’ve finished “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins,  and I have to say for the most part I liked it. I found however, that it dragged on a bit especially before the games began.  I want to conclude this post just to talk a little about the love story between Peeta and Katniss.

I honestly believe Katniss loves him, I think she is torn because her heart has always belonged to Gale.  While the games were dangerous, they protected her from actually having to deal with her love for Gale and Peeta at the same time.  Gale was out of sight out of mind in many ways.

Now she has to confront how she truly feels for Peeta and for Gale.  I think she loves Peeta though.  I think Gale is just someone she is comfortable with because he is familiar.

I am interested to see what happens, but I don’t know if I will continue the series at this point,  I will definitely return to it though.

What do you think? Do you think she loves him?  I love Peeta he is so cute and I don’t think he did it just for the games, he did it because he has honestly loved her since they were children.

Oh well until next time, I haven’t picked out my next book yet and I plan to see this in theaters this weekend before it goes to DVD.  :-)

“Much Ado About Loving”

Hello Dear Followers,

For Valentine's Day

My February book choice was a sudden choice in the spirit of Valentine’s Day.  I will be reading “Much Ado About Loving” by Jack Murnighan and Maura Kelly.

I picked this book up last weekend at the bookstore and was instantly hooked in reading more about it. I didn’t plan on reading such a new book so soon, but I thought this would be appropriate given Valentine’s Day is just days away.

The book uses some of our favorite novels to teach us about date expectations, not-go-great Gatsbys and love in the time of Internet personals, according to the cover of the book. The two authors turned to their favorite novels by great novelists to tell the story of romance.

So I hope you will all read along, because from what I read last week,  this is definitely going to be a fun read!

Until next time…

Lovely Bennet Sisters

Hello Dear Followers,

Where do I begin with “Pride And Prejudice?” I do not know. I have to say overall, I enjoyed the book, I thought it was good. I found myself bored at times however, of their constant talking and constant declarations of emotions. I kept wanting to say “get to the point already!”

I gained a respect for Mr. Darcy, I found him to be a good man and seriously mis-understood.  I think we can all learn a lesson from Elizabeth Bennet’s presumptions of him.  Don’t we all judge a book by its cover never really allowing ourselves to fully know a person until we have fully spent some time with them and really hear what they have to say?

I was glad Elizabeth learned her lesson and beyond that was able to love him how she should.   People like Mr. Darcy don’t come around very often and if they do, they may not be given the credit they fully deserve.

I feel this was story not just about Elizabeth, but also about her sister.  It was about their lives, their choices about whom they choose to love.  I firmly believe this story is based a lot on Jane Austen’s life and her own sister Cassandra’s in many ways. While both Austen sisters never married, I feel this was about a part of their lives that many may not too much about unless you have of course see “Becoming Jane” (wonderful movie, if I can keep my eyes open, I may watch it now)

I do have to say I could not stand their mother, she was too much. Pardon me, but so many times I wanted to tell her to just shut up and their sister Lydia was a replica of their mother in so many ways. So very much the same in many ways. I truly loved their father, I felt he was real, I felt he looked at life realistically and truly wanted what was best for his daughters money or no money.

I couldn’t imagine living this life where your whole life as a woman was dependent upon whether you could find a suitable partner in your life or be labeled a “spinster.”  Women weren’t given the choices they are given today. While I would have loved to live in a different time, I don’t think I could stay long feeling so suffocated.

I would recommend this book to anyone willing to spend the extensive time following a classic love story that isn’t seen today in a society that no longer exists.

Until next time….

 

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