Daily Archives: April 27, 2011

Catching Fire (Hunger Games Book 2) By Suzanne Collins Review

I keep saying I’m not usually a fan of YA fiction for adults, but I must admit I’m really liking this series. It’s a fun, fast-paced page-turner. A light, pleasurable read with plenty of fuel for the imagination. Plus,Collins is a master at chapter endings.

Check out my review of the first book, The Hunger Gameshere. To sum up my thoughts on the first novel in the trilogy, I enjoyed the book, but thought the world building lacked detail.

I liked the second book much more than I did the first. Without the constraints of the somewhat tired Battle Royale/Long Walk set-up, Collins finally made the world come alive for me. We gain much more insight into the protagonist’s mind, and to the characters in the village.

The romance (or whatever) between Katniss and Gale gains momentum, as the awkwardness between Katniss and Peeta (really not a good name there) continues.
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WordPress Tips From Wiser Bloggers

Here’s a break from our regular programming. Review of the second Hunger Games book (Catching Fire) will be up later today, along with some TV. First of all, I have to thank some bloggers who came before me.

Suffice it to say I am not the most technologically advanced being in the interweb. All I know, I gathered from one semester of middle school Computers class and an adolescence filled with the requisite Xanga, LiveJournal, and MySpace.

Here are two posts that have helped me in my WordPress journey.

How to add extra spaces in WordPress

Adding a quick < b r >< / b r > in HTML mode is a simple and easy solution.

From this lovely post.

The difference between Categories and Tags

Much clearer explanation than found in the WordPress FAQ.

From Lorelle-a helpful blog in general, for blogging inquiries.

I believe in giving credit where credit is due. Thanks, Rhett and Lorelle.