Daily Archives: May 6, 2013

Guest Post with Erin Healy – The Problem with Self-Editing

Awesome article on writing/editing!

Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins

Product Details MockingJay by Suzanne Collins Published 2010 by Scholastic Press.   $5.99 CDN Amazon Kindle edition.

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Kat, her family, friends, and entire District 12. (goodreads excerpt)

I have to say that I was not disappointed in this third book in the Hunger Games trilogy.  Suzanne Collins does an amazing job of keeping the reader engaged and on the edge of your seat.  The characters remained true to form, that is flawed and real.  I was both frustrated and intrigued with Peeta’s character after he was rescued from the Capital.  I won’t give anything away but suffice it to say I wanted to scream at someone.

I like that Suzanne is not afraid to get her hands dirty, she delivers a story that is truly believable in all its glory and gory, depending on what is going on.  There is no coddling in this one.  No one is safe.  The story is very emotional and heart wrenching.  I was a little surprised at the ending but not unhappy with it.  I loved the short epilogue at the end showing an insight into the future for Katniss.

I have read mixed reviews for this book and thought I would be disappointed but it was as fantastic as the others.  5 stars for me.


Musing Mondays (May 6)

Musing Mondays (May 6)

May 6, 2013

MusingMondays5Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

My Musing:

I don’t tend to read mainstream, unless it is something that catches my interest immediately.  I read the Twilight series, but never read any Harry Potter for example.

I do read a lot, well as much as I can since I like to write as well.  Currently I can’t wait for Spirit (Elemental #3) by Brigid Kemmerer.  I just finished Breathless the short novella and loved it.  If anyone hasn’t heard of this series you need to check it out.  Goodreads is a place to start or Amazon.

I tend to collect books on my Kindle that sometimes sit for a while until I get a chance to read them.  I’m always looking for something new.  Any recommendations would be great so feel free to leave me a comment with a recommendation.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your musing in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D