Sunday, March 25, 2012

Those Trendy Mockingjays

Once upon a time in October, my friend Jenn (the one with the cool book blog at ) told me I should read the Hunger Games. I put my name on the list at the library for it. I was about the 7300th person who'd requested it, so I figured I'd get to read it when I retire.

Then one of my co-workers heard me talking about how much I wanted to read it and she lent me hers! Yay!

I read it in a few days, but would have probably devoured it in a day if I didn't have to do other things such as work, commute, eat, clean, cook, work out, and write my own book.

Jenn secured our tickets to the Empire Extra Experience when they went on sale. We went last night and it was so worth the extra two bucks to have assigned seats (no showing up a few hours early), leather seats, bigger screen, and subwoofers (shook the floor nicely).

Armed with my smuggled-in water, Reeses Pieces, and Ring-o-los, I sat down and was thoroughly entertained for two point five hours.

I'm not going to ruin it for those who haven't seen it/read it, so I won't tell any details, but I have a feeling this is going to be a phemonenon close to Twilight-level. I kinda like these cult series movies, because it leaves you anticipating the next one. Also, there's usually a cutie-pie boy to stare at.
Hey there blue eyes....

Liam Hemsworth plays Gale. He didn't get enough screen time.

I haven't read the second book in the series yet. I'll probably wait a bit.

The mockingjay is a bird that is featured in the movie and on the cover of the book. I found a dress with mockingjays on it on the Zara website.
OK, I lied. I have no idea if these are mockingjays, but the dress is cute

This is great for the summer, and I think it could work for the early spring too with some black tights and a cardigan.

May the odds be ev-ah in your favor.

Glitterary Girl


Nav said...

love it!

xo Nav

Sonali Khosla said...

Cute dress, love the collar!!

aliciafashionista said...

My thoughts exactly on Liam Hemsworth. Although, did you know he's dating Miley Cyrus in real life? Really dislike that. But totally LOVED the movie so much, was exactly what I was hoping it would be :) PS Love the Zara Mockingjay dress!

Jen said...

Alicia - I liked the movie too, but a lot of people are being critical of it. It was just as I thought it would be, so no disappointment here! I am crying here in Halifax without Zara. One of the many things I miss about Vancouver.... Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Beard Papas.... the list goes on and on.

Alana said...

Love that dress! I'm loving all things bird print! And of course all things Hunger Games. I snuck in Reeses Pieces to the movie too! and diet pepsi. You should for sure read the second book so amazing! And I agree Gale didn't get enough screen time.