On Katniss and Other Opinions

I was one of those annoy girly girls as a teenager. I was also clumsy and scared of grasshoppers. I wouldn’t have lasted three seconds in a Hunger Games arena. Which is probably why I loved the book so much, and the main character, Katniss Everdeen. To busy surviving to worry about being likable, she’s gutsy and loyal and a bunch of other things.

For me she’s the epitome of one of my absolute favorite sayings!

“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have.”  Unknown

For Katniss Everdeen it’s not about being likable, or even being the best. It’s certainly not about choosing between Boy A or Boy B. It’s about survival. It’s about winning. And it’s about clinging to your humanity while forced to do the unspeakable.

It looks like it’s going to be a terrific movie! It’s already a damn good book. So, if you haven’t read it, reconsider. Katniss Everdeen is a hero worth knowing.

In other news, I’m reading Any Known Blood by Lawrence Hill for our April book club pick. It’s about five generations of men named Langston Cane. I just hope I can stay awake long enough to finish it. And the thing about ereaders? You can’t gauge where you are in a book. I was sure I had to be at least halfway through because I’d been reading for like ever. But no, 19% read. I don’t know if I can survive another 80% worth of Langston Cane’s. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a poignant story told by a masterful storyteller. It’s just meandering and taking it’s time to the end.

What I was doing while I should have been reading or writing. Watching Swamp People! One gator jumped right in da boat! I don’t why but this show fascinates me. Maybe it’s the need for subtitles! I don’t know…Also Battle Castle. Six mighty castles; six epic seiges. My new love – the History channel.

Any new loves? Going to see The Hunger Games? What are you reading?

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4 thoughts on “On Katniss and Other Opinions

  1. I have no plans to see Hunger Games. Didn’t even know it was a book until recently. 🙂

    I am currently addicted to Karin Slaughter, i’m trying to pace myself, but I’m flying through her books. I’ve finished the Will Trent series, the Georgia series and am working my way through the Grant County series. I read them backwards. It was an accident. :\

    I’m also reading Dirty Laundry by Tori Carrington and Too Big To Miss by Sue Ann Jaffarian.

  2. Hey, Erika. I had to go to Google because I hadn’t heard of Karin Slaughter or Sue Ann Jaffarian! Karin Slaughter sounds interesting and it’s always exciting to find a new-to-me author with a great backlist. Plus, I love series. What do you think of the Sue Ann Jaffarian book? I haven’t read a mystery in a real long time but Odelia sounds like quite the lady. And I have to say, I’m intrigued by the idea of a plus-size protagonist!

    • I just finished Odelia’s book. It was good. I liked it. I’ll read more of them. However, I do like the Granny Apples series better. Ghost Ala Mode and Ghost in the Polka Dot Bikini. I think they’re worth picking up. I hope you do, and I hope you like them. 🙂

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