Here are the awards I got:
Favorite color: Pink, Black, Blue (I interchange)Favorite animal: CATS!
Favorite number: 2,4,6,8 (in love with even numbers)
Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Orange juice
Facebook or Twitter? Twitter
My passion: Writing, reading and blogging
Getting or giving presents: Both
Favorite pattern: Anything I don't consider a nightmare
Favorite day of the week: Don't really have one...go figure
Favorite flower: Unsure but white roses are beautiful
Now, seven facts about myself:
1. I don't have a passport. Shocking, I'm getting one soon though.
2. I plan to both self publish and send manuscripts to agents.
3. I was a Sweet Valley book series junkie in High School (from 7-12 grade in Jamaica)
4. I am not a hiker, nature obsessed or interested in camping. No.
5. I want to learn to cook a wide variety of foods.
6. I was a fan of shows like Dallas and L.A. Law as a child. Yes, I'm strange.
7. I hope to get a C.P. for another set of eyes for my works in progress.
Now for my thoughts on Hunger Games (Limited Spoilers)
On March 25, 2012 (Sunday) I went to see Hunger Games with my Mom. I planned to go by myself Saturday but my mother practically begged me to change days and go together. She didn't want to go alone and we both ended up enjoying ourselves. It was good to see reactions from someone who never read the book. My mother loved the movie but hated the violent things the children were forced to do for sport. I enjoyed the movie but was turned off mainly by how different some of the stars looked from the mental pictures I got from the book. But they caught the personalities of their roles very well and I eased into it. Some of the scenes with Peeta and Katniss alone were awkward and cut off too abruptly. I'm no director but I know there is an art to changing scenes and doing it too quickly leaves viewers blindsided, annoyed or confused. I felt that a few times and hope the next movie does more to eliminate these issues.
But I loved most how scenes not even in the book were created. A behind the scene look on how the games were run and manipulated was very exciting and eye opening for me. It melded so well I'm sure some movie goers assumed it was in the book. Characters like President Snow shined in scenes created exclusively for the movie. Each person played a role and whether it shined or blipped on the screen. This movie was well done and while not Harry Potter level. It beat the first Twilight movie by leagues.
Rating: 3.5 Stars on Technical Aspects and 4 Stars for the movie over all.