You know how sometimes you're craving street meat, and finally you find a vendor, and you order a hot dog with ketchup and mustard and relish and gobble down the whole thing and then, because the first one was so satisfying, you order a SECOND hot dog, which is good but not nearly as delicious as the first one?
Catching Fire is the second hot dog.
Are you mad at me yet? Good! Book clubs are the most fun when everyone stops being polite and starts being angry at everyone else's dumb opinions (in typically articulate, respectful Sparkler fashion, of course).
To kick off today's discussion, here are five controversial claims.
Note that there are SPOILERS GALORE in this post! If you haven't read Catching Fire yet, go away and come back when you're
First things first: thank you so much for the birthday wishes, e-huggles, and confetti! You're the smartest, funniest, sweetest people on the internyets, and I can't believe it's my job to write to you, talk to you, and read your hilarious comments every day. I'm a lucky, lucky writing nerd.
Second things second: on the topic of the fiction contest, clarissavandellcommented, "Hopefully Miss Marm is just having difficulty choosing and isn't slowly evolving into a sadistic person who enjoys watching hundreds of Sparklers agonizing over the possible winners, rubbing her hands while cackling evilly." I do rub my hands while cackling evilly, but only while planning surprise parties involving blow-up jumping castles. I'm having a terrible time choosing, but I promise that next week I will buckle down, collate my list of arguments, counter-arguments, analyses, and marginal notes, and at long last announce the winner of the contest.
And now on to CATNISS KATNISS (thank you for the all-caps