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    I didn't mean to read it that many times. But I would start reading the first book again, and wasn't able to put them down. I have them on my Kindle, so I read them like one long, continuous book. I am the owner of an official MockingJay pin, though, so I guess that makes me a HG nerd.
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    I saw this was surfing the web and thought it was a really neat idea. Wish I had thought of it--Hunger Games themed chocolate!

    I'll post the article I read and a link to it:
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    Now There Are Hunger Games-Themed Chocolate Bars
    November 19, 2013 at 9:05AM by Kiri Tannenbaum | 0

    First there were the books, then the movies, and now comes…the chocolate! In time for the release of the Hunger Games: Catching Fire film starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, Vosges Haut-Chocolate, a boutique chocolatier, has introduced a line of gourmet Hunger Games-themed confections.

    According to the Consumerist, there is a chocolate bar ($4.99) for each of the 12 "Districts of Panem" represented at the games. Beef jerky and smoked mesquite in milk chocolate represents "District 10," while "District 12," which is a salt mining town, is represented by a salt and milk chocolate creation, reports the Chicago Tribune.

    If you prefer truffles to chocolate bars, you can purchase The Capitol Truffle Collection for a mere $225. According to the Vosges website, the assortment "is curated to guide your palate through opulence and ritual." There are 18 truffles in all, each with a different texture, shape, color, and flavor. In addition to flavors like coconut-banana covered in dark chocolate and a coconut charcoal ash, there are 16 hidden compartments below the candies to complement the "degustation." "Small vials of crushed violet petals, pearl dust, gold leaf and matcha tea are accompanied by detailed mixology instructions to create decadent libations. Trinkets and objects of desire dictate social rules and traditions," explains the website.

    Do you want to try the Hunger Games chocolates from Vosges?



    Hunger Games Themed Chocolate Bars - Vosges Chocolates Releases Hunger Games Truffle Collection - Delish.com

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    Yeah, it's kind of weird to have this and then the Subway movie tie-in...cause they're the Hunger Games, right?
    Some of the chocolate did look good, however the only one I saw in the store was the beef jerky one (ugh, no).
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    Yummmm dark chocolate and salt...I'd eat that during the movie (or anytime) with pleasure...

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    Haven't seen flick(s?), but I'm currently (was) reading Hunger Games with two other books.

    The other books? Who cares?

    Entertaining till I picked up The Hunger Games, and they got kicked to the curb for the duration.
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    I wonder if movie theaters will sell the chocolate bars...yum....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutmutter View Post
    I've read the trilogy 3 times and thought the same as your spoiler the first read-through. But after fully grogging the whole experience, I feel differently now. She needed to stand on her own two feet, make a difference, and chose to be where she was.
    GroK, not groG! From another great book, Stranger in a Strange Land, Heinlein....that has so entered the culture it would be hard to read it the same way again....
    I've only read the series once, but I see what snickers meant in the spoiler. Re the movie, I thought Jennifer L. did a good job capturing the heroine....and the movie is worth it for the flaming dress alone. But I'm still glad I read the books first, made the movies much easier to understand. I wonder how many of the viewers had read the books first...99%? The enthusiasm for the movie gives me hope for the power of books even now.

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    I can't believe I got that wrong! I must have read that book 3 or 4 times in my 20s.
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    Really dates us, huh? Well, in 30 or 40 years today's kids will be reminiscing about Hunger Games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PWS View Post
    GroK, not groG! From another great book, Stranger in a Strange Land, Heinlein....that has so entered the culture it would be hard to read it the same way again....
    I've only read the series once, but I see what snickers meant in the spoiler. Re the movie, I thought Jennifer L. did a good job capturing the heroine....and the movie is worth it for the flaming dress alone. But I'm still glad I read the books first, made the movies much easier to understand. I wonder how many of the viewers had read the books first...99%? The enthusiasm for the movie gives me hope for the power of books even now.
    Heinlein is MY favorite author, bar none.

    Stranger In A Strange Land?

    Supposedly one of his finest defining moments
    Meh, I'll STILL take a pass

    To ME, in essence, still reads too close to Robert Rimmer's The Seduction Of Yale Merritt.
    Rimmer's 'literature' of the time left me hot and bothered.
    Stranger In A Strange Land?
    Not so much. Seemed like I was reading the same tale, done up not so artfully nasty.
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