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Offline weazletoe

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So i have this "friend"...
« on: February 23, 2012, 08:17:09 PM »
Who loves the book series Hunger Games, and he squeeled like a school girl when I, I mean he, saw the. Movie trailer, and I already bought tickets for 12:01 am opening morning. Would you still be friends with me?  I mean,  him. I'm not sure how to fell about him.
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Re: So i have this "friend"...
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 08:19:13 PM »
Mrs. Gmac's been harping on me to read those.  Apparently, we have a "date" with another couple for the release night.  Tickets bought etc.  She's making me read them before I can go. 
So, I guess I would have to still be friends with your "friend".

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Re: So i have this "friend"...
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 08:20:29 PM »
My wife and I really loved the books, but I don't do movies so I may never see it.  The last movie I watched in a theater was the last of the Lord of The Rings trilogies.  Maybe I could make an exception for the Hunger Games
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Re: So i have this "friend"...
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2012, 05:19:53 AM »
Well, I feel a a little better knowing "my friend" isn't the only one into a youth book. Guess I'll still hang with him. And read the books if you haven't. I hear they are awesome!  ;D
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Re: So i have this "friend"...
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2012, 06:13:02 AM »
My wife just finished the first book and want sme to read it too.

At least Jennifer Lawrence is hot, so you should be able to forgive your "friend".
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Re: So i have this "friend"...
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 09:38:51 PM »
My wife teaches literature to the age group these novels are aimed at. I also have a lit degree.  She nagged me relentlessly to read these, so I did. No disappointment.  The books are worth it, I will see the movies because of that.
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Re: So i have this "friend"...
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 03:08:25 AM »
I've seen posters for the movie. What is the book?
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Re: So i have this "friend"...
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012, 07:00:08 AM »
Weaze - I'll always be a friend to the friend of a friend with well-established, and perhaps a little unsettling, "issues" concerning bacon, pants, ren-fair costumes and turtles.  I guess it's just sort of a "birds of a feather...." thing. 

You might find some more good reading here: http://www.seussville.com/  I've seen the trailer for a movie being released soon that's based on one of these books, too.   ;)
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Re: So i have this "friend"...
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2012, 07:34:43 AM »
Damn now you got me interested in kids' books!

Reminds me of Battle Royale which was pretty awesome and riveting.

I'll download the Hunger games trilogy since it appears to be a hit! And I love me some post apocalyptic adventure...
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Re: So i have this "friend"...
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2012, 03:07:49 PM »


You might find some more good reading here: http://www.seussville.com/  I've seen the trailer for a movie being released soon that's based on one of these books, too.   ;)

Funny you mention that. I actually just began collecting Seuss books. (No, really)
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Re: So i have this "friend"...
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2012, 03:10:12 PM »




 And I love me some post apocalyptic adventure...

Then be sure and read One Second After. (you can find this one in the adult section ;D )
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Re: So i have this "friend"...
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2012, 03:44:53 PM »
Mrs. Gmac's been harping on me to read those.  Apparently, we have a "date" with another couple for the release night.  Tickets bought etc.  She's making me read them before I can go. 
So, I guess I would have to still be friends with your "friend".

i read so damn slowly the books will be done when the movie is on net flix
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Re: So i have this "friend"...
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2012, 04:27:51 PM »
My daughter is in 5th grade, aged 10, turning 11 in a few months.  She is an advanced reader - probably on a 10th grade reading level.  She loves to read and has asked to read these books.  I noted the movie was rated pg-13 and I would not object to her watching it based on that, but I am curious from people who have read the books (or at least the first book), would it be age appropriate to let an 11 year old read them?  Other potential useful information, her reading comprehension skills are excellent, she is a little used to bad words so no concern there.  I would like to avoid any sex scenes in the book.  As for the violence.. and I am sure there is plenty based on the premise...  I am a bit unsure of how bad it actually is.  I would take any advice or thoughts given by people who have read them. 

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Re: So i have this "friend"...
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2012, 04:58:53 PM »
Hey Loopy, you know what an a$$hat I am, so this should mean a lot coming from me.......if I had a 11 year old, no way would I let him or her read the book, or see the movie. Some parts, I  think, are just too intense for a child. I'm actually surprised its considered a young adult book. My 14 year old neice is bugging me to borrow mine, and I'm even having reservations about that.
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Re: So i have this "friend"...
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2012, 10:25:42 PM »
I will not judge my friend, I will not judge my friend........

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