If you want to know why there was no Happiness Project post this week it's because I've been too busy wrapped up in the fate of Katniss and Panem to even have the time to focus on happiness. I am obsessed with this trilogy. Such a great read. I'm really jazzed up to see the movie too and I'm really hoping they don't butcher it ::cough:: Twilight :: cough::.
I love books that absorb me in another world. I love characters that are multi-dimensional, that I can relate to, that speak to me, that move me, that inspire me. I love plots that are thick with twists and turns, that keep me up until 1 in the morning until my eyes are burning and aching for sleep. Harry Potter did it. Twilight did it. A Song of Ice and Fire really really did it. And The Hunger Games did it.
But there's often a sadness for me that comes at the end of a really great book, especially a series. A sadness that that world has ended and can only be revisited in a way that is old and comfortable, not exciting. I'm always a little bit sad at the end of a series because I become so wrapped up in it, so involved.
If any of my lovely readers know of another series I can get lost in please recommend something!
I checked out the casting of The Hunger Games and I thought some were spot on: Woody Harelson for Haymitch and Elizabeth Banks for Effie, but there were some I wanted to recast:
Michelle Trachtenburg (I'm not even trying to spell that correctly) would have made a great Katniss I think. The actress playing her now, looks really good too and Michelle might be a bit too on the "pretty" side. But I think she could have been fantastic!
Taylor Lautner for Gale anyone?