Wednesday, December 3, 2014

10 Favorite Book Covers and Mockingjay Ramblings (Spoilers!)

Book covers first, than Mockingjay!






Tanya, Andi and T are doing a fun December activity and I will be participating occasionally. Might be a nice change from the usual. Today's blogpost topic is 10 favorite book covers!

To be fair, if you asked me to redo this list in a month it could be different.




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Also, let's talk about Mockingjay for a minute. My heart is still smarting from see PSHoffman on film knowing what turmoil was going on in his personal life. I always thought he was a talented actor, but I'm a little surprised that I'm still sad about his passing. Drugs and the hold that they can have on people is heartbreaking, terrifying and horrible.

There was 2 parts in the movie that really kind of struck a chord with me in a way that I wasn't really prepared for (this is where the spoilers start, to be honest I don't remember them being in the book but it's also been a long time since I read the books); the scenes in the districts with the forest and the dams. It was one of the first times we got prolonged looks at the districts that wasn't through the lens of the Hunger Games so that in itself was interesting. However I think what got me is that the people who were involved in those acts of rebellion knew that they were on what were basically suicide missions. I think especially with the dams, there was no way that even if you survived the shooting you weren't going to be able to outrun the water.

To be a person that looks at an injustice or wrong and says "in an effort to combat or fix this problem, I will lay down my life because I think that fixing this problem is worth the cost" is stunning to me. Stunning and courageous and a little bit scary. Monumental change is often only brought around by monumental sacrifice I think so many of the things that we take for granted have been built upon foundations that cost so many people so incredibly much. Katniss might be the mockingjay but if no one in any of the other districts had the courage to risk so much nothing would have changed.

Pretty deep themes coming from "just" a YA book.

Also "Hanging Tree" has pretty much been on loop in my earbuds since seeing the movie. There is nothing wrong with this!

Anyway, those thoughts have been on my mind a lot since seeing the movie with my whole family on Sunday night. But thanks for letting me ramble at you.




18 comments:

  1. Those covers are so much fun!!

    I agree so much with you about the Mockingjay. I loved it! I even saw it twice (I mean, my friend wanted to see it, so who am I to say no?). So many lessons from that movie and I can't wait to re-read the books. I'm with you in that I liked that they showed the other districts on big screen. It was important to see it wouldn't have worked without them as well. I know you're Team Gale, but I heart Peeta!! :)

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    1. I totally want to see it again! It really made me want to re-read the books too, maybe the next time I'm in a book slump that will pull me out.

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  2. These is quite the selection! I think we have similar cover taste because I love most of your choices, and I agree on your thoughts on Mockinjay. That's one the reasons I love YA, they do have pretty deep themes, and I love it. Food for thought is always a good think and it makes us better persons.

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    1. Anytime you walk out of a movie having deep thoughts is a win for me! (Unlike when I walked out of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and my brain was sludge haha)

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  3. Really bold and dramatic covers! Love 'em.

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  4. neat! it shows that black & white works!

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    1. Yes! The dramatic black and white is wonderful

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  5. Ooh lovely covers. And those so very different fonts used! I am very attracted to the Helen Grant book which I haven't heard of before.

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    1. It's a really interesting book. Set in Germany, in like the 60s or 70s with a town full of normal folk and a few weirdos and a girl goes missing during a village festivity!

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  6. Oh, you've chosen such fantastical and imaginative covers, all of which (except for Her Fearful Symmetry) are new to me. They are just mesmerizing. I think my favorite is the paper plate/origami in the very first, but they all are something to look at. Thanks for showing them to us!

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    1. Burn is a part of the Pure trilogy and all 3 of the covers (and books themselves for that matter!) are wonderful!

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  7. Ok- Covers! PARIS is my fav one!

    Now Mockingjay! OMG, I loved it. And you are right- the wood scene/water scene was not in the book (at least I don't remember it!)

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    1. That book is so funny too.
      Maybe they alluded to the things like that happening in the book but definitely didn't show case it like the movie did!

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  8. I wish that Her Fearful Symmetry had been as good as the cover. The Supernatural Enhancements definitely was!

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    1. Right?! Argh. Such a promising setting and then just didn't deliver.

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  9. I haven't seen Mockingjay yet so I am going to skip that part and comment on the covers. I read The Monsters of Templeton a year before I started blogging and I love the cover but the book was just ok. I love love love The Undertaking. I might have to get that one. The cover screams buy me. Great picks!

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    1. I really was hoping for better out of Templeton, but I agree kind of just ok. Undertaking is funny and a little sad and not too long! And beautiful cover, obviously :)

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