After watching a trailer for ‘Hunger Games’ in November, I thought 'that is a film I will have to see'. It took Sweet Verbena to remind me of the film but also make me aware of the books behind it. I instantly wanted to read the books but forced myself to wait until after term had ended so that I could afford some time to enjoy them. Apparently I didn’t need long! I downloaded ‘Hunger Games’ to my kindle on the 25th and read the entire book that day and started ‘Catching Fire’ as well. I finished ‘Catching Fire’ on the morning of the 28th. Having finished my uni work for the day I downloaded ‘Mockingjay’ and read it for a couple of hours in the afternoon. After dinner I read for at least 4 hours straight until I had finished! Not having read like this in ages, it was felt strange, to be so caught up in the story, entwined in what was going on, I literally couldn’t put the book down. I recommend these books wholeheartedly with the warning that I could not put these books down until I had finished the whole set!
The books were completely addicting and absorbing and I cannot wait to read them again! The next big thing, however, is the release of the film in March! I have watched the trailer a zillion times, forced my firiends to watch it and been more excited at the pospect of seeing the trailer at the cinema than the actual film I was going to see! I am loving the countdown to the Hunger Games on Busy Bee Lauren every week - a must read for any Hunger Games fan!
In honour of my new found love I decided to make a cushion. Using the template on Sweet Verbena, I made a freezer paper stencil and gold fabric paint to paint the mockingjay onto black. I then used orange fabric to make the ruffles round the edges to symbolise 'the girl on fire'.
Have you read the Hunger Games yet?
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