books!

Dec. 2nd, 2011 08:42 pm
faketales: (10 things - kat (tiny joy))
So in November I wrote one book and read a bunch of others. Fourteen others, to be exact, most of them coming in the last two weeks of the months.


-All Men of Genius by Lev A.C. Rosen (Possibly the gayest book ever)

-The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong (Inoffensive, but not compelling enough that I've picked up the sequels)

-Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (Good, but it was so hyped that by the end I was a tad disappointed)

-Just Kids by Patti Smith (A wonderful look at the life of Robert Mapplethorpe, who I knew nothing about before I read this)

-The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Reread; always awesome)

-In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan (All this really did is make me feel guilty about consuming processed foods. I haven't actually stopped doing so, though.)

-Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Reread; my favorite of the three.)

-Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Reread; I have many, many issues with this book but I still love it dearly.)

-The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (This provided one of those "Oh! So that's why everyone adores this," moments on almost every page.)

-The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (Luckily I didn't see the review comparing this to the books of Megan Whalen Turner and Kristin Cashore until I was halfway through because otherwise I probably would have been disappointed. But I still liked it.)

-Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (Ugh. But I hear the movie's better so I'm going to watch that.)

-Storm Front by Jim Butcher (A quick and easy way to pass a couple of hours.)

-Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins (STEPHANIE PERKINS HOW ARE YOU REAL!!!!!!)

-Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (Reread; I was pretty much a blubbering mess by the end of this. So much love for Taylor - and Jonah, of course.)
faketales: (thg - pin)
So I've been thinking about the Hunger Games lately with the release of the trailer inspiring me to reread the series, and I am enjoying it even more than I did the first time. I blazed through the first two and have just started the third and I am having all of the thoughts. Most of them look like: Katnissssssssssss ♥ ♥ ♥

And then there is the movie, and the one ridiculous thing that I want to happen in it. I want them to show Haymitch in the Games headquarters, pensively waiting for the show to start, and in the background are the voices of people talking, and someone shouts something like "That sounds like Odair's kind of thing," and then everyone laughs while Haymitch just rolls his eyes, and every fan of the books sits up straight and looks for dear Finnick, but the camera cuts away, and we spend every shot of the mentors scanning the crowd for him. Don't ask me why, but I desperately want this. I don't want them to actually show him, and I doubt that they would rob themselves of that dramatic announcement at a later point, but yes, I want the studio to screw with us a little. (I never claimed to be sane, okay?)


I signed up for [livejournal.com profile] recast_bigbang with the intention of writing my story about the time Tony Stark competed in the Hunger Games. Because why not?

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Aug. 3rd, 2011 10:02 pm
faketales: (a/j - keeping secrets from the world)
i saw crazy, stupid, love. over the weekend.

spoilers, i suppose )

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this is brek shea. he is currently my favoritest person in the world, with his awful hair and hipster clothes and his absolute decimation of the kansas city defense.

and furthermore on the subject of footie, the usmnt finally snagged juergen klinsmann. much joy in my house about this.

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i finished reading divergent today and i enjoyed it a lot. really looking forward to the sequel. if you loved the hunger games, you should read this.

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i've spent the last week falling for syfy's (*snickers*) haven. it's got the best ot3 i've found in ages, and i love them so much that i wrote something for the porn battle xii. gah.
faketales: (thg - girl on fire)
i was reorganizing the docs on my laptop and stumbled across this which i wrote last november.  it's really simple but i like it so i'm posting.  


toy broken boy soldier
The Hunger Games; Gale/Finnick; PG
375 words

(Wanting to fix this beautiful broken boy doesn’t mean anything; no one could be immune to a smile that is so seductive even in grief.)

Title and cut text from "Broken Boy Soldier" by The Raconteurs.  Unbeta'd.  I do not own these characters.  Spoilers for Mockingjay.


I'm through ripping myself off. )
faketales: (05)
So I read this article by Kyle Buchanan at nymag.com and I am, quite frankly, pissed off about it.  For starters there's the writer's patronizing tone as he condescends to speak to us lowly fans. 
 
behind the cut, because this got longer than expected )
 

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