Monthly Archives: January 2011

Mark Reads ‘Mockingjay': Chapter 2

In the second chapter of Mockingjay, we learn just how difficult the situation is for Katniss, the rebels, and, surprisingly, Peeta. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read Mockingjay.

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Mark Reads ‘Mockingjay': Chapter 1

In the first chapter of Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins reminds us just how terrible everything is. SAD PARTY 2011? It just might be. If you’re intrigued, then it’s time for Mark to read Mockingjay.

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‘Mockingjay’ Prediction Post

As usual, the normal rules apply to this sort of thing. First of all, please do not say, insinuate, hint, imply, or otherwise make any sort of sign that my predictions are right or wrong. If you do, you can … Continue reading

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Mark Reads ‘Infinite Jest': pp17-27

I had my first drink when I was sixteen and it tasted miserable. I skipped beer (never much cared for it) in an effort to prove to my friend Andy that I had certainly drank before (I hadn’t) and that … Continue reading

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Mark Reads ‘Catching Fire': Chapter 27

Just read the review.

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Mark Reads ‘Catching Fire': Chapter 26

In the twenty-sixth chapter of Catching Fire, I realize that these little third-person introductions I do are utterly pointless because there is no way I can ever summarize what the fuck just happened. My god. If you’re intrigued, then it’s … Continue reading

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Mark Reads ‘Catching Fire': Chapter 25

In the twenty-fifth chapter of Catching Fire, Collins takes a momentary narrative break from the persistent intensity to set up the pieces of what will surely be an unbearable and painful finale. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read … Continue reading

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Mark Reads ‘Catching Fire': Chapter 24

In the twenty-fourth chapter of Catching Fire, the Gamemakers remind us that they have an unlimited imagination for things to truly ruin everything. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read Catching Fire.

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Mark Reads ‘Catching Fire': Chapter 23

In the twenty-third chapter of Catching Fire, all of our precious hopes and desires and tiny pockets of joy are crushed into a trillion pieces. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read Catching Fire.

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Mark Reads ‘Catching Fire': Chapter 22

In the twenty-second chapter of Catching Fire, we find out where some of the other tributes have been, and Katniss realizes what this specific arena is. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read Catching Fire.

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