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A Hunger Games Conundrum

I’m not really sure if “conundrum” is an accurate description. I’m one of those annoying people who wait to read a series or trilogy until all the books are done. The only series I read and wait for is the In Death series and that’s because Nora Roberts is 34 books deep into it. But I waited to start the Twilight series. And don’t shoot me, but I didn’t really get that one and I didn’t finish it. I devoured the Hobbit/Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, and others.


I HATE waiting months for new installments. So I held off on the Hunger Games until Mockingjay was released. But the reviews are not great. I’m curious about the hype especially with a movie coming out. However, I tend to get deeply involved in characters. That is why I can’t read any more Nicholas Sparks books, and my favorite book of all time happens to be The Notebook. 


So, I’m wondering if I should start the series and get it done or save it for vacation or just skip it?

While I’m thinking about it, I’m going to put an end to my own hunger games.


Blueberry Waffles

  • 1.5  cups spelt flour  (or use 1.5 cups of pancake baking mix)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons maple extract
  • Toppings of choice

1. Stir dry ingredients together

2. Add milk.

3. Add butter. Don’t be afraid…just pour it right in.

4. Add maple extract.

5. Stir all the dry and wet together.

6. FOLD in the blueberries.

7. Pour into waffle iron and cook according to directions. Serve with fresh blueberries and maple syrup.


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eryka @ This is My Happily Ever After

Wednesday 29th of February 2012

I taught sixth grade for five years and I kept seeing these books come through for book reports. I was eventually gifted a copy fo the hunger games from the book fair (the kid really just wanted to read the book and if he gifted it to me, he knew I'd put it on the book shelf for him to check out! Clever boy...). Summer came around last year and the book was finally not borrowed by an 11-year-old anymore, so I took it home to read. I fell in love. And even though they are intended for a young adult audience, I think they are best intended for the older ages as there is kissing and stuff involved. Maybe I'm just protective. They are a really good vacation read, they move quickly, and you'll probably finish the whole series in a week. I think you should go for it! They're a hundred times better than Twilight.


Sunday 26th of February 2012

I loved the first book, thought the second was okay and thought the third was really weak. That said, they'd still make great vacation books. With the third book, I wanted to find out how it ended so it wasn't like I wanted to stop reading, but it just wasn't as engrossing as the first (or even the first two).


Saturday 25th of February 2012

Just wanted to let you know i posted a delicious review of your yummy stuffed peppers on my blog! thanks for providing such a great recipe! They were a yummy meal for us last week!

BTW the waffles look scrumptious! I will add them to my list of things to make!

Thanks again, Simone @