Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Book Nerd Out

This post is my entry in the Book Nerd Out giveaway hosted by Book Riot: Reviews, Recommendations, and Commentary about books and reading (but, you know, fun).

I'm a huge fan of the new Book Riot site, and I'm so glad I saw this contest before the deadline because, Reader Friends, you know this contest and I were MFEO.  I will happily nerd out over just about any book (and let's just say it's a good thing CS Lewis is dead because otherwise I'd be full-fledged, hiding in the bushes, creeping on him), but I think the books I've really geeked out the most over were the Hunger Games series.  And my geekery wouldn't have been complete without Bestie, who has been my nerd companion through the entire series.  Here are just a few of the ways we've geeked out over the Hunger Games since it was released:

1)  I debating saving this for last since it's the most awesome, but I can't resist going ahead and posting it first: The Hunger Games we staged in my backyard.  Yes, that's right.  When Mockingjay was soon to be released we got to talking about how I had this awesome recipe for fake blood...and then we realized that we (Luke and I at least) had a whole bunch of weapons (Luke is a martial artist and my family is Southern, what can I say?)...and then we realized that our Great Dane puppy would make an excellent muttation.  And what started as a joke turned into this:

You can see the full posts here, here, and here
A few other HG events hosted on the blog included: Hunger Games haiku, a Hunger Games playlist, and our cast picks, pre-official announcement.

2.  You'd think that the release of Mockingjay would have been the end of my geeking out, but I still plan to fully embrace the series.  Last Christmas I made Christmas tree ornaments for the library Christmas tree using my Hunger Games paraphenalia:
3.  Bestie and I drove from Chattanooga to D.C. for National Book Festival last year and spent basically the entire day sitting in the sun to get our books signed:

4.  And it's still not over.  This year for Halloween I was a pretty awesome Effie Trinket.  And I'm not through yet - I hope to tweak my costume and make it even better for the release of the movie in March.

And there you have it.  I'm a proud book nerd (as if you weren't already aware).  May the odds be ever in your (and in this case MY) favor!

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