9.01.2011

Feature & Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop (3)

I'll be participating in Book Blogger Hop and Feature & Follow Friday once again! Welcome, and feel free to leave a comment! And I hope that you're joining in the fun!

Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read:



First question:

If you could change the ending to any book (or series), which book would you choose? Why and to what?

CAUTION: MAJOR SPOILERS FOR THE HUNGER GAMES SERIES ENDING BELOW!

In case you didn't catch my warning up above, The Hunger Games. I wouldn't say I hated the ending, but I severely disliked it, and not because of Prim's fate. First, I disliked how quickly it went. After Katniss shoots Coin (why do I want to keep calling her "Acorn," again?) there basically is no ending. Katniss walks around in a daze, and we really don't see what happens to the world. I mean, no riots in the Capitol? District 2? And what happened to Haymitch? Quite frankly, he was my favorite character. I reread the last part we see him and I THINK there's an allusion to him dying, but then again maybe he just left ("Haymitch drinks until the liquor runs out, and then raises geese until the next train arrives. Fortunately, the geese can take pretty good care of themselves."- page 387) And Gale too, what about him? Honestly, if any epilogue were to be written, I want to hear about Panem one hundred years later, to see if things really did change for the better. After all, I'm pretty sure they didn't host another Hunger Games after Katniss's last, but it isn't explicitly stated, and who knows, maybe things got so bad again that the Hunger Games returned, or something worse took their place.

END HUNGER GAMES SPOILERS. (P.S. That was the first time I've cracked open Mockingjay since I finished it on, like, the second of January. It still smells like it's new...)

And now, onto the Book Blogger Hop, hosted by Crazy for Books:

Book Blogger Hop

“What are you most looking forward to this fall/autumn season – A particular book release? Halloween? The leaves changing color? Cooler temperatures? A vacation? (If your next season is other than fall/autumn, tell us about it and what you are most looking forward to in your part of the world!)”

Three Things:
1) National Novel Writing Month (Nov. 1st)
2) The release of Legend by Marie Lu (Nov. 29)
3) The start of my SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL!!! (Sept. 7)

Again, I welcome all newcomers!

17 comments:

  1. New follower. Coming here through the hop of course. I chose the way Lost ended. I hated the ending. I wanted something a little bit more original.

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  2. Hopping through. I'm with you on Mockingjay. The whole book had a lot of problems. At least the second half.
    My Hop

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  4. New follower! I also had issues with Mockingjay!

    My Follow Friday

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  5. Hi & Happy Friday :)

    Mockingjay is a popular pick this week - I completely agree..

    My FF & 500 follower giveaway - www.obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a great weekend..

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  6. AHHH! I've just brought the first book, The Hunger Games, after receiving gasps whenever I tell people I am yet to read them. I've not started them yet but I'm going to soon.

    My FF and Giveaway

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  7. The Hunger Games seems to be a popular pick as this week's answer. Makes me wonder if it's worth the read. But like you mentioned, you didn't completely hate the ending. Hmm... I'm still on the fence about this one.

    I'm a new follower.

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

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  8. Congrats on making it to your Senior year! I am determined to make it through National Novel Writing Month this year!
    Karen @ Books Beside My Bed

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  9. Happy Senior year! Hope it's a lot of fun.
    I've seen Mockingjay a few times this weekend. I think it just wasn't what most people were expecting. I really liked the book, but I could have done with more details at the end, too.

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  10. I am a new follower!
    Hope you will stop by and check out my new multi-author blog 'The Writers Voice' with myself, Kristie Cook, Jamie Magee, Kim Richardson, Keary Taylor, Victoria Simcox, Jessica Sorensen, Brenda Pandos, Samantha Young, Jayde Scott, Megg Jensen, Danyelle Leafty and guest authors!

    The Writers Voice
    "Where you get to know the people behind the pages."


    If you suggest your favorite author in the comments we will see if we can contact them for an interview, guest post or other exclusive content!

    Sincerely,
    Emma Michaels
    http://ourbooksourvoice.blogspot.com/
    http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

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  11. Yeah, the ending of Mockingjay wasn't perfect. Your comment sums it up perfectly. I read the book just 2 weeks ago and I still can't completely get my thought together.

    My FF post

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  12. This week’s question is perfect for Labor Day weekend with the “official” end of summer and all.

    I’m all about fall! I love all four seasons and I’m sorry to see summer go (I hope to get in a few more swims in my pool) but I’m also amped up for Autumn.

    Why?

    For most of the same reasons we all like autumn – fall foods, Halloween, the chill in the air, changing leaves and candy corn. But I’ve got a scary slant to why I’m angling for autumn. Hop on over to my book blog at http://www.howardsherman.net to read all about the murder, mayhem, seriously spooky stuff and even some BSP!

    Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  13. Being the maverick that I am, I penciled in my own addition to this week’s Follow Friday question and then answered it.

    Change the ending of a book? No way, no how.

    From the perspective of a reader – it never even dawned on me. As a writer I find the notion sacrilegious.

    Wait! I can explain! Follow me back to my blog for all the verbosity – http://www.howardsherman.net

    Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Howard Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  14. Hi-I am glad that we are now mutual followers and I look forward to reading your future posts-

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  15. Hi just followed from the Hop, could you follow back, thks in advance xx http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com/

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