We are late to the party, but we had a prior engagement with Peeta Mellark. The movie was fantastic, although there were a few major departures from the book. The changes worked for the first movie, but we are not sure how those changes will be handled in the sequels. Have you seen it yet? What did you think?
What is the longest book you’ve read? What are your favorite 600+ page reads?
I think the longest novel I’ve ever read has been The Stand by Stephen King. That was when I was a King fanatic and just had to read everything he touched.
I’m not sure about my favorite 600+ reads….it would probably be one of the later Potter books. I don’t pay a lot of attention to the length of a book, so unless it is ridiculously long it just doesn’t register with me. I just know that the last couple of Potter books were long because there was quite abit of talk about a book aimed at kids weighing it at 700-something pages.
What are some bookish trends you are noticing in the literature world today? Is there a particular trend you’d like to see more of?
The trend that is rocking my world is the trend AWAY from vampires and werewolves! I don’t have anything against vampires and werewolves, and I have enjoyed many paranormal stories, I’m just tired of wading through shelves of paranormal to get to anything else. I found that trend especially disturbing because so many of the titles were obviously slapped together quickly (and poorly) to capitalize on the trend.
I’d like to see more of the “everyday hero” novels. There is something comforting about reading a story about a character that could be you or your neighbor and seeing them handle adversitities without magic or shameful amounts of money. A happy ending is not necessary, sometimes just surviving the struggle is happy enough.
What about you? Movies? Mammoth books? Trends?
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