Posts tagged ‘books’

January 3, 2012

The Hunger Games: Savage Murders of Children by Children

Why is gut-wrenching, glorified violence committed by children on other children a runaway bestseller? How many parents are aware of what their children are consuming? Why are some schools making this trilogy required reading?

Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, the first of the trilogy, has sold over 16 million copies in the United States.

A movie based on the book is set to be released in March. The director claims his movie’s rating will be rated for children, according to Karen Valby in her article for Inside Movies.

Director Gary Ross revealed in our exclusive interview, it’s time to get real.

“’It’s not going to be an R-rated movie because I want the 12- and 13- and 14-year-old-fans to be able to go see it,’

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December 28, 2011

Sailing on the Winds of Change

“We cannot change the direction of the wind, but we can adjust our sails.” ~ Bertha Calloway

Sailboat in Rough Water, Ticonderoga Race by Michael Brown

Sailboat in Rough Water, Ticonderoga Race by Michael Brown

Today is warm. A breeze is gently fluttering the curtains and chattering through the chimes hanging from the eaves. Elsewhere, perhaps in another time, the wind will not be so kind. Tornadoes will come, dropping destruction from the clouds, sucking lives into their funnels, stealing the familiar landscape, leaving behind destruction. Hurricanes will rage, tearing roofs from buildings, toppling trees, smashing everything below.

As destructive as they seem, these are the winds of change. In an instant, the life we’ve known will vanish forever, leaving behind bewilderment and devastation. How can it happen so fast? Where does our invincibility go?

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