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Popcorn and a Book (39): Mockingjay Part 1

Popcorn and a Book (39): Mockingjay Part 1

The Book: 2010 Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) The Film: 2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 directed by Francis Lawrence (Lionsgate) If, like me, you weren’t a big fan of the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy, don’t let that stop you from seeing the movie because it is worth it. So worth … Continue reading

Review: A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

Review: A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

From Scholastic Press: Some people collect baseball cards. Or hedgehogs. Or belly-button lint. Not Felicity Pickle. She collects words—words people are thinking about, or words they want. Some words glow and some dance. Some have wings, and some have zebra stripes. Yet although Felicity has been all over the country, there’s one word she’s never … Continue reading

The Cure for a Book Slump

The Cure for a Book Slump

Do you ever find yourself in a book slump, a period where you just can’t summon the energy to pick up a book and start reading? I tend to fall into one every January. I’m not sure whether it’s dealing with the craziness of the holidays or the weather or what that makes me so lethargic … Continue reading

Popcorn and a Book (33): Catching Fire

Popcorn and a Book (33): Catching Fire

The Book: 2009 Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) The Film: 2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire directed by Gavin Hood (Lionsgate Entertainment) [If you haven’t read Catching Fire yet (And seriously, why haven’t you? There is no excuse), then this will contain a few plot spoilers.] Catching Fire is my favourite book in the Hunger … Continue reading

The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen: A Review

The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen: A Review

SPOILER ALERT: This review contains spoilers for The False Prince (Sorry, it can’t be helped!). I won’t spoil The Runaway King for you though, I promise. From Scholastic: Flee the throne…to keep the crown. Just weeks after Jaron has taken the throne, an assassination attempt forces him into a deadly situation. Rumors of a coming … Continue reading