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Lionsgate Unveils World's First 'Hunger Games' Theme Park

“Hunger Games” now has its own theme park.

Lionsgate and Dubai Parks and Resorts have partnered to celebrate the opening of the world’s first “Hunger Games” theme park, based on the popular series of young adult novels and films. 209 more words


Discussion post: 8 great things about YA novels

Those of you who are regular readers will remember last week’s Discussion post: 8 problems with YA novels. Given the post sounded very angry, I was trying to think of a slightly happier post for this week, when I had a thought… I spent so long writing about things I dislike about Young Adult novels last week, that I probably made it hard for people to understand why I still read the genre. 1,392 more words


TV and Movies Adaptations Vs Their Books

I know this isn’t like anything I have posted before but hey there’s a first time for everything right?
I am only considering the TV/movie adaptations that I have watched and read. 525 more words

Stephanie Meyer

Harry Potter fangirl escapes into stories, knits cutest toys you've ever seen (no, really)

If you’re a geek, to see the adorable knitted creations of Dawn Branch is to love them. And want to take them home.

A die-hard Harry Potter fan and anglophile, she began knitting whimsical toys when her youngest niece was born. 2,694 more words

Top Ten Tuesday: Yummy Food Books

Let me tell you, when you’re on a diet, there is nothing more tantalising to talk, dream, and think about than food. So when I saw this post, I instantly knew it would be something that I would enjoy talking about. 802 more words


Why Are Dystopian Novels so Popular?

Why do we read about depressing worlds with fervent attraction? Besides electric plot, the layered antihero, and spinning imagery, what’s there to love?

Survival novels embody a fear of impending doom which dates back to the Cold War (1950-90s), when the United States and Soviet Union had their nuclear arms race. 402 more words


What Happened to Monday

(spoiler free)

From the director of the classic ‘Dead Snow’ comes ‘What Happened to Monday’, a Netflix original dystopian science-fiction thriller.

Set in a world with a severe one-child policy, Terrance Settman (Willem Dafoe) takes in, teaches and protects his septuplet (seven) Grandchildren. 623 more words