March 31, 2012

A to Z Challenge and the Letter A

Welcome to the April 2012 A to Z Blogging Challenge. I've chosen to blog about a popular book that I love every day for the month of April.  I will blog thematically and systematically chapter by chapter from A to Z on this popular book ....'The Hunger Games' I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. It's my first time participating in this challenge so this will be my kick-off post.

I'm going to systematically write about the Hunger Games starting with chapter 1 letter A. The alphabet has 26 letters so it pretty much works out a letter a chapter i.e: letter A ch.1, letter B ch 2 etc...the Hunger Games has 27 chapters. Happy Hunger Games! and may the odds be ever in your favor.

Starting with the letter A Chapter 1 : Attendance Is Mandatory for the reaping

Two kids are chosen, a girl and a boy, out of every district in Panem to fight to the death in an Arena. 


Ais for Arena 
The arena is like an outdoor 'obstacle course' made up by the gamemakers. It is located in the Capitol of District 1. They control such things as the weather, making it as cold as they want or as hot as they like and by using such elements of fire, wind and rain it can decrease the chances of survival 100 per cent. I hate to say this but it is where the tributes play the game and kill each other.

The Arena changes every year. It was a clock for the 75th Hunger Games Quarter Quell and I preferred it to the first one. I like how we got to know the old victors like everyone's favorite Finnick Odair and Johanna Mason. I also felt the second one had more action and was more exciting for me. You can find it in Catching Fire.

In the 74th game it was a giant forest with lots of trees lakes and a wheat field. This Arena was filmed in Asheville North Carolina.

The Hunger Games: Behind The Scenes—Arena Locations:


8 comments :

  1. I love The Hunger Games! Have you seen the movie? What did you think of it if you did?
    I can't wait to see the rest of the posts you do for the challenge. The Hunger Games is wonderful. :)

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  2. I absolutely love your theme!! I read all the books, but I didn't remember this level of detail. Very cool.

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  3. Hi Mikazuki, I've seen the Hunger Games twice and I just love the movie. The book is more in depth obviously and I felt I knew more of what was happening and why by reading the book first. I hope you like my posts and thanks for visiting.

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  4. Thanks for stopping by Brinda and thanks for the compliment.

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  5. I have not read this book yet. But my wife loved it.

    Looking forward to seeing what you do!

    Tim
    The Other Side
    The Freedom of Nonbelief

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  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your theme!

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  7. I've never read the books nor have I seen the movie. So, I learned something about it today.

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  8. Fabulous trilogy of books, fabulous movie. I didn't know they filmed in Asheville, NC. I too enjoyed the 75th game better than the 74th (though "enjoy" is really not the correct word )considering the horrors the games embodied.

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