Posted by: houwr | 02/16/2012

Catch the Hunger Games Fever!

If you are anything like our other patrons, you have The Hunger Games fever! Since the movie hits theaters on March 23rd, everyone is reading up before an epic viewing experience.  Here at the Nola Brantley Memorial Library, we want to provide you with every possible resource before the big movie debut!

First off, we have two new additions to our collection – one of which is The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook.  It is filled with strange and interesting recipes that will get you even more involved in the suspenseful trilogy.  The Wall Street Journal provides the following review for this work:

“In the postapocalyptic fantasy series The Hunger Games, starving characters eat whatever they can kill or forage: wild dog, horse, tree bark, mouse meat….fans have become obsessed with the food in the books, trying home preparation of dishes such as fire-roasted rabbit and seaweed bread. This month, The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook was published, with 150 recipes for rustic, gamy fare including fried squirrel and raccoon in bacon drippings, though none for dog. Food, and the lack of it, is a recurring theme in the dystopian trilogy.”

If district 4’s seaweed bread and capitol creamy spinach fettuccine aren’t enough to hold you over till March 23rd, we have yet another book for you to feast your eyes upon: The Hunger Games Tribute Guide. Amazon.com provides the following overview of this book:

Here is the ultimate guide to the twenty-four Tributes participating in Panem’s 74th annual Hunger Games. Follow the Tributes’ journey from the Reaping to the Games, with a look at all the highlights along the way–the Tribute Parade, the stations of the Training Center, the interviews, and more. Get exclusive information about the Tributes’ strengths and weaknesses, their weapons of choice, and their experience in the Capitol before entering the arena.

If you’re a little behind and have yet to read The Hunger Games, we’ve got you covered! The Nola Brantley Memorial Library owns five copies of this book (Overkill? Maybe. Ensuring a copy is in your hands as soon as possible? Absolutely!).  If another branch is closer to you, the Perry and Centerville Libraries also own this book. In fact, if you don’t have time to sit down and read a physical work, the Perry Public library owns all the audio books for this trilogy! Now that’s what I call having your bases covered!

The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook can be found under Dewey number YA 641.5 BAI

The Hunger Games Tribute Guide can be found under Call number YA F HUN

To check for availability of The Hunger Games, contact your local library branch.

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