Next book to read: Hunger Games

Last night, I slept at my HS friend’s flat where I found a copy of Mockingjay of The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Having Sense and Sensibility left at my place, I had no other choice but to read it in order for me to sleep (I know Bibliophiles out there cannot go to sleep without reading a book– well, I am like that).

I like the movie Hunger Games. Although I felt dizzy watching the films because of that raw cinematography, but seriously, who am I to refuse to see an eye candy such as Cato.

Not that I am saying that I loved HG because of Cato, but seriously, the political aspect of the plot is what interests me. HG deserves the hype it’s getting unlike that of Twilight. 

Reading almost a quarter of Mockingjay makes me want to read more of the trilogy. Maybe after reading SS, I could get myself a copy of the first book.

Let the Hunger Games begin!

I can’t wait to finally see this movie…although the book bored me. I still love Leo Tolstoy though.


Anna Karenina (2012)

Sadly, this newest adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic ‘Anna Karenina’ does not even come close to capturing the spirit of the novel, especially in terms of fully conveying the passion and love between, and the ensuing tragedy of, the main characters. Therefore, I will try to review this film having solely in mind the director’s take on the novel, ignoring as much as possible the discrepancies between the novel and the film, otherwise it would be a never-ending task.

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Another Grammar Review by Motivated Grammar

Motivated Grammar

All right, it’s time for the second grammar review section; last week’s looked at contractions and their homophones, and today I’ll look at who and whom.

The simplest advice I can give about using whom is not to. Contemporary English doesn’t require whom in any situation other than exceedingly formal writing. Just use who all the time.

Before you think that I’m just some lazy linguistic anarchist for suggesting this, let me point out that I am only agreeing with John McIntyre, former president of the American Copy Editors Society and an editor at the Baltimore Sun, who writes:

“There is a problem that even educated writers have with figuring out whether a subordinate clause should begin with who or whom. If you have that difficulty, you can, except in the most formal circumstances, just use who.”

But perhaps you have a reason to use

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