Weekend in Panem

One of the things that was on my to-do list for last weekend that I didn’t get done (or, for that matter, started) was re-reading The Hunger Games – my book group selection for this month. We’re meeting on Sunday evening, so time has now become critical, so it’s now my #1 task. When I read it the first time, I think it took just a bit more than the length of the flight from Houston to DC – 3.5 hours – so it should be very, very doable. Unless, of course, I’m remembering wrong, which is entirely possible.

At any rate, if you’re looking for me tomorrow, you’ll find me in Panem, cheering on Katniss and Peeta as they represent District 12 in the 74th Hunger Games.

Have no idea what I’m talking about? The trailer for the upcoming movie explains (a bit) more – but really, you should read it. It’s a YA novel, so it doesn’t take long, but it (well, the series) is a thoughtful, if occasionally heavy-handed, allegory about the dangers of government corruption and media complicity.

One thought on “Weekend in Panem

  1. Common loon February 25, 2012 / 7:50 pm

    Sooooo, I hope you are correct that it is a quick read: I just got on the wait list at the library and I’m #822. Oh well, at least I finished The Game 🙂

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