December 18th, 2010
Over Thanksgiving (a holiday which we tend to overindulge in food), my husband and I took a road trip to Iowa. In order to pass time and avoid some weird talk radio stations on the drive, we bought a few audio books. Ironically, we selected The Hunger Games trilogy for our little road trip. For the two people in the world who haven’t heard of these books, I will provide a two sentence summary. In a post-apocalyptic society, every year children are selected from each district to participate in a televised kill-or-be-killed hunger games. The districts are poor and starving; so the area that sends the winner gets additional food for the year. It was an interesting juxtaposition to listen to a story about people who have so little (and the books themselves are also drawing connections to modern society) while we had so much.