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A few weeks back I talked about some summer projects that I would like to do on the blog. You may have noticed that there have been no Fringe Fridays posts, no talk about Unwritten Month, and no entries for Film School. That's because I haven't watched an episode of Fringe, have only read 3 issues of The Unwritten in 8 days, and have not watched a movie. Why? Game of Thrones and Catching Fire, the 2nd book of The Hunger Games trilogy.

I watched Game of Thrones as it aired last year and thought they did a great job adapting the book, which I read right before the series started. I told my wife she should watch it but she didn't. When Season 1 came out on Blu-Ray a couple months back, our friend picked up the series and over the last couple weeks we've convinced my wife to watch it. Of course, she loves it. It's been interesting to watch it again and see how much they foreshadowed where the story was going to go. My favorite characters remain the same this second time around - Tyrion, Jon Snow, Arya, Daenerys.

We finished Season 1 earlier this week and were able to move on to Season 2 on Wednesday. We've watched the first two episodes so far and I think they've done a good job introducing the new characters to the series. I read A Clash of Kings last summer, so I know where the story is going but my wife and our friend don't. We still have 8 episodes to go, so it will be a while yet before I start digging into much other TV or movie viewing.

Speaking of movies, we went and saw The Hunger Games when it came out. I thought the movie did a really good job getting inside of Katniss's point of view without a voiceover and that the whole picture was very successful. I'd read the book last year and bought the next two but didn't quite get around to them. A week ago  I decided that it was time to jump back into the series. My original plan was to read one chapter a night but that  quickly changed to reading at breakfast as well and now that school is over at any time of the day. I have about 80 pages left to go and the only reason I'm writing this now is that my Nook needs to recharge before I can finish it.

I haven't been exclusively focused on those two things, I admit. I've been reading another book off and on and picked back up watching Better Off Ted on Netflix Instant. I do still plan on getting to those projects - I have three weeks yet to read and write about The Unwritten, for instance, though it will be as collections and not individual issues. For now, thought, it's all about Games.

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  1. Hunger Games? Recharge the Nook and tell me what you think of the 2nd and 3rd book

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