|My friend lent me her books. |
And now I have to give them back.
I'm kind of glad I waited this long to read them, though. Now I only have to wait a month until the movie comes out. Hold on. I still have to wait a whole month until the movie comes out?? What am I going to do with myself? I guess I could read the books again . . .
This has got me wondering, and not for the first time. Why do certain stories grab so many people? What is it about Harry Potter, Twilight, the Hunger Games, etc. that makes them pop culture phenomenons? The authors couldn't have known how popular these books would be when they were first writing them. Maybe there isn't one answer. Obviously YA literature is in the midst of an explosion as big as the one that [SPOILER ALERT] took out District 12. And love triangles are kind of a thing right now. The Hunger Games are also an eerie mirror to our current situation in the real world, what with our reality TV obsession and the wars in the Middle East. Thoughts, anyone?
In other news, writing has recently become fun for me again. For awhile there, it really wasn't. At all. It had become quite a bothersome Gnome. But now I'm back and working on The Book, so, yay!
But seriously, what am I going to do until March 23rd?! How will I ever pass the time? Oh, look! A pretty song from the movie soundtrack: