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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Throwback Thursday (3): Smart Pop Novels (2011), Favorite Authors on your Favorite Books!

Smart Pop essays are my favorite. The first one I ever read one was A New Dawn when I was riding my TWILIGHT SUPER FAN wave. When I read that book it was like I finally found the people who understood me. I found friends who wanted to go in depth and really TALK about the series... Or write. Whatever.

In this post, every Thursday, I showcase TWO titles of my own choosing. One will be a title I read, one will be a title that is currently seating on my TBR pile collecting e-dust. Every week I will have a different theme to this post, like for example today's showcase is about Smart Pop Titles. Mind you, after a while the themes might just repeat, but who cares as long as the titles stay fresh?

Mapping the World of Harry Potter : Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Explore the Bestselling Series of All Time

Mapping the World of Harry Potter
Edited by Mercedes Lackey, and your favorite authors...
Goodreads Rating: 4.26
Published April 5th 2011, by Smart Pop

Up-to-date through Book Six!

Mapping the World of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice offers a comprehensive look at the series through the eyes of leading science fiction and fantasy writers and religion, psychology and science experts. Topics range from feminism, fascism and the moral life of children to the true ownership of Severus Snape, Harry Potter as Luke Skywalker and Harry Potter and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

This book has not been authorized by J. K. Rowling, Warner Bros. or anyone associated with the Harry Potter books or films.

Why I STILL want to read this title: Why would I NOT want to read this title?! It's a bunch of resourceful fans writing about the first literary world I fell in love with. Harry Potter is everything to me, and I love to read various points of view and uncover new information. Just seems like a fan's must have.

The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy

The Girl Who Was on Fire
Edited by Leah Wilson, and your favorite authors...
Goodreads Rating: 3.96
Published April 5th 201, by SMART POP

Katniss Everdeen's adventures may have come to an end, but her story continues to blaze in the hearts of millions worldwide.

In The Girl Who Was on Fire, thirteen YA authors take you back to Panem with moving, dark, and funny pieces on Katniss, the Games, Gale and Peeta, reality TV, survival, and more. From the trilogy's darker themes of violence and social control to fashion and weaponry, the collection's exploration of the Hunger Games reveals exactly how rich, and how perilous, protagonist Katniss' world really is.

  • How does the way the Games affect the brain explain Haymitch's drinking, Annie's distraction, and Wiress' speech problems?
  • What does the rebellion have in common with the War on Terror?
  • Why isn't the answer to "Peeta or Gale?" as interesting as the question itself?
  • What should Panem have learned from the fates of other hedonistic societies throughout history and what can we?

The Girl Who Was On Fire covers all three books in the Hunger Games trilogy.

I read it, and I might even read it again: The Girl who was on Fire was REALLY good. You can tell the authors took a lot of time on their essays, they were engaging and insightful. If you want to go more in depth into the world of Katniss Everdeen look no farther because this is what you have been looking for.

Anyways, I hope I brushed off some dust from some of your titles that are in TBR status. Hopefully I made you remember of those that fell through the cracks, and if anything made you aware of some oldies that are still very much relevant and dying to be read. If you have any suggestions, recommendations, please leave them in the comments!

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