Saturday, April 28, 2012

Hunger Games Madness Part II: HG Books

So, it's one month after The Hunger Games was released in theatres and you've read The Hunger Games and maybe, just maybe (or more than likely), you decided to keep reading and have read Catching Fire and Mockingjay and are done with Suzanne Collins's trilogy. Well, now what should you read?

I have a few ideas for you which I'll break down into two posts. For this particular post, let's focus on... the spin-off, HG-related print craziness (i.e. the cookbook, tribute guide, etc.). If you haven't already done so, you have to check these books out!

The Hunger Games Tribute Guide / Emily Seife

The ultimate guide to the twenty-four Tributes participating in Panem's 74th annual Hunger Games. Follow the Tributes' journey from the Reaping to the Games, with a look at all teh highlights along the way. Get exclusive information about the Tributes' strengths and weaknesses, their weapons of choice, and their training before entering the arena.

The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook: From Lamb Stew to "Groosling" -- More Than 150 Recipes Inspired by the Hunger Games Trilogy / Emily Ansara Baines

Presents recipes inspired by the Hunger Games novel trilogy, including such dishes as lamb stew, roasted parsnips, and dark chocolate cake.

The Hunger Games: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion / Kate Egan

From the screenwriting process, casting decisions, and sets and costumes to the actors' performances and directors' vision, fans can go behind the scenes of "The Hunger Games" movie with this companion to the film.

The Hunger Games Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series / Various Authors

The book takes fans deeper into the post-apocalyptic world created by Suzanne Collins--an alternative future where boys and girls are chosen from twelve districts to compete in "The Hunger Games," a televised fight-to-the-death. When sixteen-year-old Katniss learns that her little sister has been chosen, Kat steps up to fight in her place--and the games begin. This unauthorized guide takes the reader behind the stage. The Hunger Games Companion includes fascinating background facts about the action in all three books, a revealing biography of the author, and amazing insights into the series' major themes and features--from the nature of evil, to weaponry and rebellions, to surviving the end of the world.

How about your aural senses? Try The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond movie sound recording! The big names are Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars; various other artists have songs on the disc as well.

If you're such a fan that you've already read (and possibly own) every single HG-related book, then perhaps you're reading for something new to read. Stay tuned for a list of survival, adventure, and dystopian fiction novels. Perhaps one of the books on that list (forthcoming) will help fill the gap until the next HG movie (or book?) is released.

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