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Hunger Games Trilogy

I recently re-listened to The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.  The following is a spoiler free summary:

Steroids

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When I was seven years old I went to a baseball game with my family.  I was living in Fremont, Ca and this was not an uncommon occurrence.  I ran to the front of the stands as batting practice was ending with my baseball cards in hand.  I was in luck.  This day, Mark McGwire was signing autographs.  I was small and cute, so I was able to wriggle my way to the front of the crowd.  "Mr. McGwire!  Mr. McGwire!"  I yelled in opposition to all those around me who were yelling out "Mark!".  He smiled and pointed at me. 

Best and Worst of 2009

Picture courtesy of Flickr user Critical Todd

Every year we are inundated with the "Best of" and "Worst of" lists.  This time, I am throwing it out at you.  What were your best moments, books, movies of 2009?  How about your worst?  Here's mine:

Best moments:

Finishing my Master's Degree, Moving to Texas, Finding an awesome apartment that I could afford

Best Books:

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (hands down!)

Love it or Hate it?

Every time my teens come into a program one topic inevitably comes up: Twilight by Stephanie Meyer.  The words hate and love come up equally in the conversation as different teens "express" there opinions of the series.  This is happening only more frequently since the second movie is about to come out and the hype is reaching an all time high...again.  So the figh-er, "discussion" continues.  Do you love it or hate it? 

Epic Fantasy Withdrawls?

Can't wait for the next instalment of your favorite epic fantasy?  Christophe Paolini taking too long with the last book in the Inheritance Cycle?  Check out these epics for a quick fantasy fix while waiting, and then send in a review to let us know what you think!

 

 

 

 

 

Not another High School Musical

Two weeks ago I walked into the theater at Katy Mills expecting to see a fluffy, no brain needed, teen flick.  I walked out of the theater duly impressed by the depth of the plot, heading straight to the music store to pick up the fabulous soundtrack.  The movie I saw was Bandslam 

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