The time is rapidly approaching for the opening of The Hunger Games, and I am proud to admit that I myself have a strong dose of “Hunger Games Fever.” Quite literally, actually, as I seem to be coming down with a cold!

Undeterred, I do plan to see the movie as soon as possible, as I imagine many of you will too. Whether lining up tonight for the special midnight showing or heading out tomorrow, you still have time to read the book before the movie comes out! It may be only eight hours for you to finish if you’re going tonight, but this book is well worth a read in advance of the big screen interpretation. If you need a little push of motivation, please see my March 7th post, “Review of The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins.” There are numerous other glowing reviews out there that will likely inspire you to finish reading before the movie begins, and I encourage you to read them as well—just don’t take too long, because you need time to finish that book!

Sadly, I will not be making it out tonight to see the movie, what with the emerging cold and the 5:30 a.m. alarm that will blare painfully in my ear, but my tickets as well as those of my nine enthusiastic friends are already in our hands as we count down the hours!minutes!seconds! until our showing at 9:15 tomorrow night.

In the meantime, here are a few links to more Hunger Games fanfare:

There are plenty of other online blogs and articles for you to check out as you’re standing in line for the movie, so enjoy them while you await what will likely be one of the best movies of 2012. Stay tuned for my thoughts on the movie over the weekend, as I compare it to Suzanne Collins’s outstanding novel.

As for finding a good seat in the theatre…may the odds be ever in your favor!

About Eva Rieder

Eva Rieder is a speculative and contemporary/mainstream fiction author. By day, she masquerades as a high school Math and English teacher. Though she adores teaching and her students very much, when Eva returns home she reglues her fingertips to the keyboard to pursue her alter ego’s destiny. She currently lives and writes in Northern California with her two keyboard-savvy cats. View all posts by Eva Rieder

5 responses to “HUNGER GAMES Fever

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  • rebeccaoftomorrow

    We found seats in the back, after fighting our way up the steps, dragging drink cups and an overlarge buttered popcorn…it was nearly fight to the death, I had to beg and plead and make dangerous alliances to get some people to scoot over just so we could all four sit together. In the end, we were triumphant.

    • Eva Rieder

      The odds were in your favor! Thanks for commenting and liking my post, Rebecca. What did you think of the movie?

      • rebeccaoftomorrow

        It was very well done and entertaining. My whole family enjoyed it. I have a million positive things to say about it and only one negative: they handled the “boy with the bread” flashbacks poorly. They were too vague if you hadn’t read the books, and that’s too bad because it’s the foundation of Katniss’ and Peeta’s relationship. But I was very impressed with some of the things they did in the film that weren’t in the books – like the extra Pres. Snow scenes and the gamemaker’s control room.

      • Eva Rieder

        I enjoyed it but had a different take (see my recent post) but actually, now that you mention it, I enjoyed the gamemakers’ control room as well. It simply needed far more time to develop the amazing characters!

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