Friday, 5 August 2011

Week in review

We are heading out bright and early tomorrow (Saturday) morning to drive the 2.5 hours to pick J up. It has been pretty quiet all week and I *suppose* I miss him :)

Peanut is going crazy looking for him. She usually sleeps with him each night, we let her sleep with us twice but no more, she wiggles around too much and kept me awake. Every day she runs upstairs to his room to check if he is there.

Remember my weird bee sting sensation - once I booked that Dr appt, it stopped altogether. I ended up cancelling the Dr appt anyhow.

I recently read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It is a really good read. It is the 1st in a trilogly. I am waiting on the 2nd form the library.

This is the publishers blurb:In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the other districts in line by forcing them to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the-death on live TV.

One boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and sixteen are selected by lottery to play. The winner brings riches and favor tohis or her district. But that is nothing compared to what the Capitol wins: one more year of fearful compliance with its rule. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her impoverished district in the Games.

But Katniss has been close to dead before — and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

It is also being made into a movie in 2012.

The friends we went to Cuba with last year, left today for another vacation in Cuba, a different resort thought - I so wish we could have gone with them too. Maybe next year.

2 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

sorry I haven't been by in a while Kim. Just catching up with what you have been up too. Hope J enjoyed his week at camp?

We must meet up in Newmarket some time?

Gill

Gill - That British Woman said...

I don't know why but I thought you were in Newmarket. I agree we should meet up downtown at Union Station. Mind you me and the Subway.......that's a scary thing, as I lose my sense of direction when I go on that thing...LOL

Gill