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Hunger Indeed October 24, 2012

Once I wake up, in between work calls, and even staying awake all night with only a few hours sleep; I’ve completed the Hunger Games Trilogy. Two and a half days. This is particularly scary for my Lovely: “You’re reading a book? The end is near!”

Can’t blame him haha! I never could sit though reading books because it’s always a toss-up and rarity to find a good one that actually grapples me. When I do find one it is devastating afterwards because I know it will be a long time before I can find an equal or better read than the last.

I was driven to read the book(s) after a series of reasons. Some of my good friends are readers and bragged to me how good the books are around the time the movie came out, so I settled to watch the movie. After the movie though I wanted to know more! I watched the Extras in the movie where they mentioned it’s a non-sequal film. Jaw dropped I couldn’t believe that such an amazing movie was going to end there and with such a fantastic director! I was fixated in the back of my mind, needing to know what happens after they return home.  Then, opportunity to read the books presented itself. From there I was a goner. Reading obsessively and unable to break myself from the next sentence, the next chapter, the next book. Until I finished them all.

Only now that I have satisfied my quench for knowing what happens I really want them to make a sequel to the movie anyways!  I did some searching on the web to see if it’s maybe at least being thought about by others and turns out it much more than that. They are in the process of making The Hunger Games: Catching Fire now and should be out in November of 2013! I cannot wait until they finish all of them, I hate waiting for good movies haha! Though the director will be different it is very luckily they have kept the same cast for the characters, otherwise I would be drastically disappointed. I know you know what it’s like!

Overall, this was a fantastic book. Quite literally could not put it down! I will have you know that in addition to not being fond of reading this is the fastest I have ever read a book let alone this being 3!

Personally, I completely fell in love with Peeta! And (without trying to spoil anything) couldn’t bare his condition in Mockingjay, but that only made me adore him even more for how tragic and yet beautiful it all was. Props for creating such a miraculous and pure character!

The ending was decent but I guess I expected with all the lingering emotions that trickled through the book there would be a bit more depth to the ending. It was complete (at the least; enough) but it didn’t give that satisfying completeness that I believe the readers deserve. The emotions that tugged and jerked and drawn out sadness and longing throughout the books only to have the ending end the way it did. The last bits were too fast and separated from the characters and their exchange/conversations especially compared to the other 13k+ pages. I wanted to be there for those last happy moments, the way I was there for all the grueling ones.

Other than that, like I said previously; I loved the books. I have my own vision of the movies in my head and of the characters and I can’t wait to compare my version with the sequels. I can honestly say I have never done that before. Hopefully, though, I will feel the same about the movies to come as I did comparing the 1st movie with the 1st book.

If you have read this book I would love to hear what you have to say, your thoughts, and who your favorite character was!

Also, If you know of any other good books I would like to try reading more!

 

Inspiration Up! September 27, 2012

In response to My Re-Blog Post;

Personally, I would have no idea how to craft and interpret something that inspired me in such a beautiful way that she has, but this was so simple and adorable I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share!

Also, to be honest, I had never heard of the film Fantastic Mr.Fox until I read her post. She describes the movie and some characters without giving the story line away, immediately I knew through her post it was something I had to watch and experience too!

With that said; Aspire to your dreams and everything you do put forth intent from the heart. There is nothing stronger and flaws do not exist. When there is true and honest intentions coming from the heart, without realizing, you reflect that to those around you and they will see how much you truly care. This is what creates pure happiness and leads us to greater and more worthwhile lives that I can only wish for everyone.

I wish I could make this a reality for everyone I come into contact with, but it is a path we each have to walk for ourselves. Not to say, “Don’t ask for help” because we all need help sometimes, but it is our own journey that no one else can walk it for us.

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Continue to reach for your dreams for they appear to be dwelling with the stars, but are only arms length away. –Me! :3

Have a wonderful and bright day!

 

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If anyone has ever watched the film “Fantastic Mr. Fox”, which is a must see for people of all ages(!), then I know you will appreciate this post by a fellow blogger. She crafted a dress for her young daughter inspired by this fun stop-motion animation!

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I’m so thrilled to be a part of film petit this month, a ridiculously awesome series hosted by Kristin from skirt as top and Jessica from A Little Gray.  For the series, Kristin, Jessica and a guest choose a favorite movie to use as inspiration for original children’s wear.

These ladies have fantastic taste in movies and incredible vision and sewing skills, so if you haven’t checked out the first two installments, A Life Aquatic and Amelie, check them out here and here.

When we were discussing movies for this month’s film petit, we were all drawn to several Wes Anderson titles (really, which Anderson film aren’t we inspired by??).  But we couldn’t deny how perfect Fantastic Mr. Fox would be for this season.  Not only is it a witty, well made, hilarious movie, but we loved the warm, rich, golden tones of the film, the amazing…

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