Wow, it's been awhile since I wrote a post for The Sunday Salon. Guess I'll go back on track with it now.
So I've been sort of on a Hunger Games marathon. I watched the movie twice in the cinemas, once with my friend and the second time with my mom. The second time watching the movie wasn't planned. I had free tickets, which couldn't be used to watch Mirror, Mirror. I wanted to go for The Vow but only front row seats were left. So The Hunger Games it was for me again. At least my mom appreciated the movie's ending.
Effie Trinket (left) and Katniss Everdeen (See how scared and worried Katniss looks just after volunteering to be a tribute to replace her younger sister!)
I have to say that the movie is one of the best movies I've watched this year. For me, it is also one of the best film adaptations from a book. No exaggeration. Good story, good actors and really colourful setting for The Capitol!
As most of you know, the Hunger Games story is a trilogy made up of The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. I've finished the first two books and am now reading the third one. (Click on the links to read my reviews of the first two books)
The story sure is interesting and gripping (yup, cliche words I know but they describe the books!). I liked reading about the tributes from the other districts, the conversations between Peeta and Katniss and also the scenes with Effie and Haymitch! The latter two characters really stood out in the movie and I was eager to read more of them in the books. Gale, I'm sorry to say, is pretty dull.
I received my copy of The Hunger Games about two years ago as a gift through the Book Blogger Holiday Swap. I only read the first page. Though I found it good, I never reached page 2. It was probably due to lack of interest and lack of the mood for YA science fiction.
Anyway, I'm glad to be reading Mockingjay now and looking forward to see how Katniss fares in District 13. Same goes for Peeta! He's my favourite character in the first two books but I've read in online reviews that his character changes in Book 3. So we'll see how it goes. Just on Chapter 3 right now. :)
This is not book-related but I have to write about this! The Big Bang Theory has become my new favourite TV series.
From left: Howard, Leonard, Penny, Sheldon and Raj
I watched Season 1 Episode 1 around last year I think. It was so funny but somehow I never continued to watch the episodes that follow. Well, I caught up with the series last week when I was sick. I hope all the laughing during the show helped me get better.
My favourite character is definitely Sheldon (played by Jim Parsons). Straight to the point and extremely logical. It seems that it's because of him that has propelled the show to such popularity.
Looking forward to watching the rest of the seaons!