Like most politicos, I read books for work more often than I read books for pleasure. So I have a simple rule, I read one non-fiction book and then one fiction book. It takes the edge off of the heavy work reading (biographies, long non-fiction books about wars, elections, etc.), but balances the frivolity that I find in a lot of fiction books (seriously, Plum Sykes? I could write a better book in my sleep.).
Virginia suggested the Hunger Games trilogy some time ago, but in the torrent of Twilight nonsense that America has been forced to suffer through over the past few years, anything in the young adult category was not high on my list of priorities. Then, I saw the trailer for the movie version being released in March and thought, “No sparkly vampires, maybe this book won’t suck?” (The pun was accidental, but I’m keeping it.)
After spending an entire weekend locked in my apartment reading the books, the verdict is that the books are good. Not East of Eden good, or Joan Didion good, but solid, entertaining reads. Entertaining enough that I’m really looking forward to the movie and the Hunger Games-inspired nail polishes being released by China Glaze. That’s right, nail polishes.
I usually don’t go for movie-inspired makeup collections because they’re so forced. (Ooh, a red lipstick inspired by a movie about vampires, original.) But the colors in this collection are divine.
Of the twelve shades, there are only two that I would be hesitant to wear. On my list of must haves would be Harvest Moon, Stone Cold and Agro, which seems to be the perfect shade of peridot. I’d also consider Riveting, since Pantone named Tangerine the color of 2012. So while I prefer the original, character-driven names (which didn’t survive the litigation), I will be happy to drop $4 per bottle to own a few of them.
The line will be released in early March just in time for the movie. Which shades would you like to see on your fingertips?