Training for the Hunger Games

This week has been full of some high highs and some low lows. We’ll start with the lows. Stomach flu has been wildly raging through our house, and today poor little Ollie Hoot had his first round with it. In retrospect, it was hilarious though because he puked out a waterfall in one solid gag. We were amazed as vomit gushed down me, himself, the chair, the floor, and basically all over the living room in one foul swoop. We didn’t know he had it in him. Poor guy. We’re hoping he recovers soon. Continue reading “Training for the Hunger Games”

And the Oscar Goes to…

It’s been a good weekend. I played Magic for the first time (awesome game), our costumes for Comic Con started coming in the mail, the Super Bowl happened, which I didn’t really care about but Coldplay performed the halftime show, which is always good news for me.

Oh! And this video of my cute little Ollie Hoot gained some traction over Facebook! Continue reading “And the Oscar Goes to…”

The 5th Wave: Book vs Film Review

Publishers and Hollywood are scrambling to find the next big YA trend. We had magic schools with the success of Harry Potter. The rise of vampires after Twilight. The takeover of dystopia with The Hunger Games, which paved the way for Divergent. But now we’re all growing weary of the totalitarian-themed fiction and all the B and C class knocks offs. Continue reading “The 5th Wave: Book vs Film Review”