Friday, April 6, 2012

new obsessions

Before I start this post, let me just say...I know I am way late.  Many of you, I'm sure, got hooked on these things a long time ago.  But, bear with me.  Just let me ramble on about how awesome they are if you will. ;)

the hunger games
I first heard about this book a couple years ago.  And, I've gotta admit, I judged before I read.  "Kids killing other kids?!  Say what?"  But, when the movie started getting big, I watched the trailer and thought, "Hmm...I might actually like this."  Like a typical book nerd, I had to read the book before I went to see the movie.  A fellow co-worker let me borrow the first one...and, my entire family can vouch for me, it was like I disappeared for three days.  I was hooked.

Annie and I went to see the movie a couple days later for her birthday.  I think they did a super job.  But, also typical book nerd, I liked the book better.

So, I know the question you're all asking... Peeta or Gale?  Well...despite the fact that I'm sure every girl in the entire world is a Peeta fan, I am too.  I can't help it.  Haha!  What about you?

I have yet to read book two.  I think I may wait awhile.  No need to disappear again, eh.  Plus, I'm like number 30 in the hold list at the library.


downton abbey
I heard a lot about this show before I ever watched it.  It was circulating at work and I was reading about it on the internet so, I put myself on hold for season 1.  Annie and I set down to watch it one night and, wow, I loved it!  It wasn't really what I was better.

Favorite character?  Mine is probably different than most of yours.  But that's okay.  I really like Mr. Bates.  He is just such a nice guy.

I have season 2, after much patience, but have yet to start it.  I can't wait to see what happens next!


Since we're talking about obsessions...I'm going to throw in this music video that I love.  I drive my brother crazy by playing it over and over again in the car.  Great song!

Okay, I want to hear from you.  Any new obsessions?  Do you share any of mine perhaps?


  1. Downton Abbey is my absolute favourite show! Matthew and Sybil are my favourite characters.
    And I love that Mraz song :)

    ~Nessima of Arda Nessimava

  2. You said in the beginning that your first impression of the Hunger Games was "Kids killing kids? What?!?" What made you change your opinion that there is more to the Hunger Games than children being forced to brutually murder other children?

  3. Anonymous: Good question! When I first heard about it, I thought that the book was saying "this is an okay thing to do." But that's not what it was. I think that most every character, even some in the Capitol, realized that what was going on was terribly wrong. They just didn't have the power to do anything about it. That's one reason I'm eager to read the rest of the find out if someone stands up for the wrong going on around them.


  4. Thanks for answering, Katie! I understand what you mean. [:

  5. Peeta fan :)
    We have them if you wan to borrow them...

  6. Thanks Shelby! I might just take you up on that. :)