Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I Can't Wait!!!

There are too many books to count on my to-be-read pile in all genres, from all time periods, by a host of authors.

Some stories stand out more than others because of their originality and appeal.

Currently, I'm reading BAG OF BONES by Stephen King, which has been on my TBR for far too long. And since the movie will premiere on A&E on December 11th, I thought I'd better get a move on. :-) I prefer to read books before I watch the movie version.

THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy was something I couldn't get enough of. I am in the middle of A LOT of series, but this one I had to devour sooner than the others. The story was/is so fascinating to me because it could really happen, IMHO.

And the sixteen-year-old protagonist, Katniss Everdeen, is a strong-willed young woman who is defiant against an unjust government. Katniss is endearing and not some whiny teen who thinks of nothing but her own interests. Even the two young men vying for her affections are characters you will love as well. I love Gale, but I'm team Peeta all the way! Teehee. ;-) 

If you have not read these books, please do. The first movie is coming out March 23, 2012. And I am sooo there. :-D

And I cannot wait for this movie. Watch the trailer below:

Monday, November 14, 2011

Too Much?

I love to read--period. I read in all genres, age groups, etc. I am reading several series as well, in various genres. So many books, so little time. :-/

I was thinking the other day about when a writer should end a series? Just wrap up the characters' lives, predicaments, relationships, etc. As a writer, I have had to think about this for my own work because I'm working on the first in a series as well.

This very topic has been discussed on numerous discussion boards. But as readers, I'd like to know what you guys think. When is enough enough?