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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Catching Fire Discussion

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Memzy said...

My compy clock must be off. Cuz it says 8:03. I've been refreshing the crap outta this site.

StandsMom said...

Me too. Mine says 9:04

StandsMom said...

I just sent you a friend request on FB, Memz. No pressure, tho.

hahhahaha

Flem said...

8:04

Cristin said...

I'm waaaaaaaaiting

Memzy said...

lollerz Stands!! I'll think about it

StandsMom said...

I liked how you listed all the last sentences, Flem. That was cool.

Memzy said...

I'm going to refresh my diet soda then. brb

Hot Pants said...

Yeah, don't worry about friending me Stands. It's cool, I understand...

StandsMom said...

Flem, did you ever get a hedgehog?

Cristin said...

::agrees with Stands:: Memories...such good good memories...

Landee said...

Congratulations to all you losers who just took all my well thought out and well written points and said the opposite.

Bravo.

Markie23 said...

Hail Tributes

Cristin said...

wait....I want more FB friends

StandsMom said...

I don't want to be too presumptive. But, hey - okay!!! :D

Amanda said...

i'll think about it

Hot Pants said...

District 13, here

Cristin said...

your sounding bitter Landee...do you need a diet dp?

Landee said...

Stands, just search for "HotPants Morgan"...she'll pop right up

Markie23 said...

I loved Flem's review, and I have to thank her for reminding me how much I really enjoyed the book, and what a great writer S.C. is. But yes, get a haircut... and... I don't know... something else.

StandsMom said...

I want more too.

Jenny ESP said...

eeek! running late.

Markie23 said...

Oh can I be your facebook friend too??

Flem said...

Thanks Standsmom. And I think we are considering a hedgehog for Christmas. My in-laws will love it if we get it flown to their house in Utah.

And landee, you are right about everyone needing you for ideas.

Hot Pants said...

I'm thinking I'll read the third book you gize

Landee said...

I just got one Cristin, you're so thoughtful! And no, I'm not bitter. Just disappointed in everyone this month, including Suzanne.

Jenny ESP said...

Flems review gave me chills.

Jenny ESP said...

Brilliant

Cristin said...

Srsly!!! Suzy needs a haircut...I couldn't concentrate on those videos because I just wanted to grab her hair and do something with it and this is me...who NEVER does my hair...

StandsMom said...

Something else for S Collins for sure. How many cats do you think she has?

Landee said...

Flem. Why do you hate me?

Jenny ESP said...

My avatar is broken, dangit! I wanted you to all see my Katniss. She was hot!

Memzy said...

LOVED it Flem. Your review was best.

Landee said...

She's a cat lady and a hoarder. I'm 98% sure.

Hot Pants said...

She's groovy. If I'd seen her or heard her before I read the books, I'd have issues with them.

eekareek said...

I am here. We can start now

Memzy said...

The avatar can come later jespy.

Markie23 said...

Amen

Cristin said...

I'm guessing at least 9 cats

StandsMom said...

Oh man. We're not going to vote on the best review are we? ;)

Landee said...

Oh geez...I could write the last line of GITYD and it'd give you the chills too. Flem's review was poop.

samandlysander said...

Hey everyone

Markie23 said...

Amen to Flem's review being the best... wow, the comments are coming fast.

Memzy said...

I think the frizzy uncut look is coming back in tho.

Cristin said...

Yay! we can start now!

eekareek said...

I don't think she has cat, I think she collects trumpet snails

Flem said...

Landee you know the word hate isn't even in my vocab.

And I was just so shocked that people wouldn't just love it to pieces like I did.

I also wish I had a diet coke.

Hot Pants said...

Um, I worked hard on my review, and a certain 10 year old over here logged me off my open-office without saving, and I didn't have the time or patience to write another one. But, the gist of it was, I liked it.

Memzy said...

This is overwhelming. Should we all pause and do district 12s salute?

Cristin said...

::off to go get a spiral perm then brush it out::

Jenny ESP said...

So, L did you not like it? Or just not LOVE it? Confused.

Flem said...

I loved Markie's parallel to the mish. I totally would have a heart attack if I had to go back.

Would I have to give up my iphone?

Landee said...

Speaking of poop...have you ever pooped and then looked in and it's gone? So unsatisfying.

That's how I felt after reading this.

StandsMom said...

I'd love a big coke right now, but I'd be awake all night. Dang it.

Cristin said...

::wishing I had gone on a mission so I can relate all books to my mission::

eekareek said...

No this book was VERY satisfying. Just ask me.

Jenny ESP said...

Why are you all talking about Scollin's hair?

Memzy said...

Stands you just have to drink it enough for the caffeine to not affect you.

And Shed has those dreams all the time about his mish.

Flem said...

My question:

Did anyone picture the desert/cartoon atmosphere of Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner during the scene when Haymitch threw the thing off the cliff?

StandsMom said...

It's called a phantom poop, I think.

eekareek said...

::am relieved I didn't go on a mission so I didn't have to live the horror of Mark's mission but out loud I am saying...:: I wish I went on a mission!

Cristin said...

nope but now I am

Memzy said...

Exactly Flem!!!

StandsMom said...

I did imagine that!!! That is so funny! Red rocks, dirt, dust cloud at the bottom.

Jenny ESP said...

I have dreams of going back to school and forgetting my locker combo. Same thing. So, shall we discuss the actual book or what? Who was your fave new character?

eekareek said...

I pictured the Truman Show when they talked about Haymitch

Memzy said...

Mags!!!

eekareek said...

I am loving Haymitch a lot more now

Cristin said...

I didn't like the stripper at first but she kind of grew on me. She was fiesty and bitter

StandsMom said...

I didn't care much about the new characters. I know, that's insensitive - isn't it.

Jenny ESP said...

I LOVE Finnick.

Memzy said...

And the way she kissed whatshisname before she electro-killed herself.

Flem said...

Fave new character?

The hot muscly guy who was the tribute who always got gifts? What was his name?

I liked him.

StandsMom said...

I pictured the truman show too. Knocking on the blue sky and realizing it's not real.

Cristin said...

I tried not to get too attached to the new gize since they pretty much will have to die sometime in the series.

Flem said...

Yeah Finnick. And his crazy gf. I expect to see more of them.

Also magpie girl, I want to see more of her. I mean mockingjay.

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Memzy said...

Flem, considering freshmen year, that somehow does not surprise me. Steve doesn't read this right?

eekareek said...

That was Finnick. I liked him too. I am curious to learn about Annie

Jenny ESP said...

I loved the part when the girl got naked on the elevator in front of Peeta. Showed Katniss how desirable he is.

Hot Pants said...

Gale....

Memzy said...

Flem, considering freshmen year, that somehow does not surprise me. Steve doesn't read this right?

StandsMom said...

I was annoyed that Katniss's mom and sister lived in a regular house with food and stuff. It was too comfy. I liked it better when they were on the verge of starving to death. Can't explain why.

Landee said...

Who deleted their comment? No fair.

Landee said...
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Flem said...

Who doesn't love a hot muscly man?

Memzy said...

My blogger is cornfused.

eekareek said...

Should we discuss page 352. I have it opened up to that page...

Landee said...

I liked this book better the first time when it was called THE HUNGER GAMES.

Flem said...

It was just a double comment. For some reason that is my biggest pet peeve on the planet, when it posts twice.

Memzy said...

I lent my book out. Don't have it now. Can you replay that page for me sara?

Cristin said...

to be honest, I really was excited about this book but I didn't have high hopes of fulfillment since it's the middle book.

Jenny ESP said...

I liked how Finnick was both vain and arrogant, yet he was hopelessly devoted and loyal. Love him. I don;t think he'll die. Or else.

Flem said...

What is on 352? I loaned out my book.

eekareek said...

My pet peeve is child abuse, but yours is important too, Flem.

Hot Pants said...

Remember when Gale held her so tight at that cabin place?

Memzy said...

I also would hit Finnick.

Isn't that what you were saying jenny?

StandsMom said...

Pg. 352. Who doesn't love a kiss that makes your head wound bleed?

Cristin said...

I'd tap Finnick...

Landee said...

Remember when Gale was awesome?

Me neither.

Hot Pants said...

And Gale

Jenny ESP said...

I thought it was sad that he had to enter with his "mother" figure. Sad. And that he didn't even say anything about it, to get sympathy.

Flem said...

I have a few categories, one is "violation of morals" and one is "pet peeves." Clipping your nails during RS is a peeve (happened today and it grossed me out) but punching someone in the face is more of a violation of morals. As is pedophilia.

Cristin said...

I can't believe it took all the way to page 352 for her to finally "Feel" it...jeeeeesh.

Jenny ESP said...

He was the only new character that I loved. The rest were good, but he stood out.

Markie23 said...

Still there Sammy? What did you think? Where's your review?

Hot Pants said...

Clipping nails anywhere other than the outdoors or a trashcan.

Cristin said...

Of course he stood out, he's hot..doyee

eekareek said...

" I do'" I say. "I need you." He looks upset, takes a deep breath as if to begin a long argument, and that's no good, no good at all, because he'll start going on about Prim and my mother and everything and I'll get confused. So before he can talk, I stop his lips with a kiss.

Flem said...

Jespy you are brilliant! Yes he never said "hey na look at me, feel sorry for me" and Mags was aws in throwing herself into oblivion.

I loved all the misfits.

Cristin said...

Where did Sammy go???

Flem said...

Oh yah I did like 352. Good point.

Amanda said...

Do you accept late reviews cuz I haven't written one yet.

Jenny ESP said...

So my friend Amanda, who barely peeked in here for a second, thought K&P should have "tapped" each other before they went in to hunger games again to basically die this time. The situation was desperate. What do you think?

Flem said...

They need to make a little autoscroll so that I don't have to get to the bottom each time I hit refresh. Anyone have any good tips on managing that?

StandsMom said...

I still don't know how they slept together without doing anything. He didn't accidently brush against anything? Or cop a feel? Ever?

Markie23 said...

I hope Peeta doesn't have to go through book three critically injured, and being carried around again. I'm ready for that boy to put up a fight.

Jenny ESP said...

Yes, Amanda! There you are.

eekareek said...

No, they should wait until they are married just like Bella and Edward did.

Landee said...

They did do it. That's how she got pregnant.

Flem said...

I appreciate Ms. Collins keeping it clean so I can continue to refer this book. She might pull a S. Meyer and throw in a fourth book with married sex.

Hot Pants said...

What about waking up in the morning with Peeta? Nothing?

Cristin said...

I totally agrees with Amanda...they should have totally sealed the deal...biblicaly speaking.

Jenny ESP said...

I think people were jumping in to save peeta before he needed help... except at the end when the capitol got him.

eekareek said...

I like Peeta being helpless and needing Katniss. She wouldn't be as cool if he wasn't. Peeta's powers are of the mind...

Flem said...

It is weird that they don't mention him trying to refrain.

Especially because it appears to be culturally acceptable since they say she is prego and no one is in an uproar.

Memzy said...

lollerz

StandsMom said...

Oh I definitely don't want smut. I like it clean too.

It's just my imagination goes...

Amanda said...

Ever since I read page 352 all love songs that I hear on the radio have a whole new meaning. Like today I heard that corny song by Celine Dion "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" and I thought of page Katniss and Peeta.

Cristin said...

Oh..Peetas got powers...

Flem said...

I like Amanda. She is a real romantic unlike some of you peeps.

StandsMom said...

Breath stinks in the morning. Ew.

Memzy said...

I like Amanda. I like her a lot.

Welcome!

Markie23 said...

I thought you didn't like the gay hobbit type eek.

Jenny ESP said...

I did want them to do it, but at the same time it would have been out of place bc Katniss had more important things on her mind. Basically what Flem said in her review. Did we mention flem's review yet?

Flem said...

So how deep is the corruption at the Cap? Is it just Pres. Snow or are there a whole bunch of peeps?

Is anyone else thinking district 13 is like where the smokies lived in Uglies?

eekareek said...

Well, they did say they got married and it was a secret and then she became preggos. I am curious how the kissing was considering the stinch that had to be coming off their bodies and out of their mouths. I wish they had some mint leaves in this book again.

samandlysander said...

Sorry we just got back from the fair. I did write a quick review. I loved the book. Only I wish Katniss would just commit to Peeta already and Gale would go away.

Memzy said...

waaaay mentioned

StandsMom said...

I was a little annoyed that it took katniss so long to realize the significance of the mockingjay. Duh.

Cristin said...

I think we might have mentioned Flems review but I'll go back and read all the comments again.

Landee said...

Haymitch and Effie are gonna do it.

Memzy said...

True day Landers. Old's style.

Landee said...

My all time fave character is Cinna. Hands down.

::answering Jespy's question from an hour ago::

ManicMandee said...

I finally go there and finished reading all 104 comments and when I post this one, there'll be a bucket-load more for sure. You gize are too much!

Memzy said...

Finnick.

Jenny ESP said...

No flem, remember Peeta said they secretly got married, and THEN she got prego. Scollins was keepin' it clean indeed.

Flem said...

Haymitch has too much alkie in his system to take any kind of action in that dept.

Jenny ESP said...

Except for the part where kids killed each other.

Memzy said...

The beating of Cinna had me doing the fetal. It was then.

eekareek said...

I like you too, Amanda, but if Celine is on the radio, I am not thinking about K and P, I am changing the station.

Hot Pants said...

I hated Katniss watching Cinna get the crap beat outta him.

Memzy said...

What could she do tho?

Cristin said...

ewww can we stop talking about Haymitch "doin it".

Flem said...

Oh yeah I forgot the secret marriage thing. Shoot there goes that theory.

But they make it even easier than Vegas so it still might be fairly acceptable.

StandsMom said...

Oh poor, poor Cinna! Did that break your heart or what? I kept picturing this totally flamboyant gay guy in tight purple pants and stuff. Who could hit someone like that?

And District 13 made me think about I am Legend - where they were headed at the end of the movie.

Amanda said...

Oh, it's nice to know people like me. On facebook a lot of people hate me. This is a nice change.

eekareek said...

Haymitch would need that alcohol to tap Effie.

Memzy said...

Oh sweet Cinna. I've said it before and I'll say it again. I want a gay friend.

Flem said...

And what kind of person names a kid effie?

Hey effie you.

Markie23 said...

Is Cinna Dead? Can't remember. Snow needs to die a slow painful death.

Cristin said...

How can anyone dislike a flamboyant gay guy...their my favorite!

Amanda said...

Have any of you guys ever read that short story by Shirley Jackson called "The Lottery."

Memzy said...

gay dood that is

Landee said...

I ate toast with Gty and then we did it too....like 3 months before we got married in the temple. Ssshhh....

Jenny ESP said...

The Cinna beating was devastating. I even screamed NOOOOOOOOOOO, and reached my hand toward the open book, but I couldn't do anything to stop them.

eekareek said...

Cinna is gay? They allow that in the Capitol? Okay, I guess it makes sense now why they beat him up. I didn't get it before.

Flem said...

Oh yeah the lottery! The stones deal. That is one ugly story.

Landee and I read it in college with our hooked hand prof.

Memzy said...

::writing down the lottery to my reading list::

ManicMandee said...

Okay, I have an idea, next book club meeting needs to take place in a real chat room. This is too difficult to keep up with on blogger.

Landee said...

Cinna is not FLAMBOYANT!!! He is classy gay...did you gize even read these books??? What the hell is the matter with you?

Cristin said...

I have read The Lottery and this story totally brought back those horrifying memories.

StandsMom said...

I can't keep reliving Cinna's beating. I hated that they shot that poor old man in the head too. YIKES!

eekareek said...

What kind of toast was it?

Memzy said...

Speaking of crying in stories. My kids just watched "Homeward Bound". Landee? Are you crying yet?

Amanda said...

I date a flamboyant gay guy for a few months. Of course I didn't know he was gay.....

samandlysander said...

Wow this discussion is going fast. I can hardly keep up.

Landee said...

The kind of toast with the little sunflower seeds in it. Way good. And then we did it.

Cristin said...

Sorry Landee...

I just read him being classy with some flamboyance...won't make that mistake again....

eekareek said...

A man can like fashion and not be gay.

Landee said...

Don't bring up those dogs Memzy. This is not the forum.

Jenny ESP said...

Yeah, this discussion is rough!

Landee said...

He wore classic black suits with just a hint of gold eyeliner. So NOT flamboyant. But def gay.

Hot Pants said...

My head hurts

Flem said...

PS Public shoutout to Jespy for turning me on to Amish Romances. On my third one. Well the second was a Shaker romance but same concept.

Amanda said...

I liked all the themes in this book.

eekareek said...

What exactly is "it"?

I don't think he is gay. Seriously, you gize are just like J.K. Rowling.

Cristin said...

I'm sorry eekareek...it's unpossible for a guy not to be gay and into fashion that much...just can't happen.

Landee said...

PSS I think Pres. Snow is a vampire. Thus the blood breath.

StandsMom said...

Landee, I've got you on a pedestal. This talk about toast and 'stuff...' :hands to eyes, saying 'la la la la la!':

eekareek said...

Cinna is what you would call "meterosexual". Not gay.

Memzy said...

Shadow was too old. Peter didn't think he could make it.

Flem said...

Not true, there is always one straight guy on Project Runway. He gets kicked off in the beginning but there is always one.

Jenny ESP said...

So did the prego thing shock you? And then not much really came from it after that, but it still made Pres Snow look bad to the Capitol peeps.

Landee said...

Oh...and by "it" I simply mean "levi loved."

No big deal.

Cristin said...

fine...metrosexual gay...

eekareek said...

Morgan wears touches of gold all the time...

StandsMom said...

But in the same breath, I would never judge you. Something about the pot and the kettle? Yeah, I don't do that.

Markie23 said...

If only I had thought to offer girls toast. Whodathunk?

Amanda said...

My favorite pages were 237 and 252 and 352

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