Friday, September 3, 2010

One Question Friday

Every Friday I’m going to ask a question. The questions I choose might be ambiguous on purpose. The goal is to have you answer the question according to your beliefs, where you’re at in life or a circumstance that might have recently impacted you. The only thing I ask is that you provide an explanation for why you answered the way you did.

It's my hope to understand you better through this and also to gain a greater understanding of humanity and how people make decisions.

Twilight, Harry Potter or The Hunger Games?

*photos by flickr


  1. Oooh. tough choice. Probably twilight. I know. I know. But I liked it. :) Something about all those sparkles!

  2. Yeah, I'd have to agree with Terri. I haven't actually heard of The Hunger Games, and I have no desire to read Twilight or Harry Potter. I usually tend to shy away from cult-following fads. I like Ted Dekker, who writes Christian fiction. And books like The Hobbit. If I had to pick one of the 3 though, I'd say Harry Potter because I have at least seen some of the movies. I feel like movies make way more sense after reading the book.

  3. I have read all three series and I'd have to say Harry Potter.

    As my Twitter feed quoted the other day "Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength & doing what is right in the face of adversity.Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend."

    I enjoyed Twilight like I enjoy potato chips. Fun and fast to eat but no nutrition.

    Hunger Games is flawed (she writes awful, hurry-up-quick endings) but it is a powerful study of our reality television society and a quality retelling of the Minotaur.

    Harry Potter is a Messiah analogy (like many other books) with beautiful language and invented worlds. Rowling is an adverb junkie but she has written books that will last generations.

  4. I hardly ever write comments on Fridays b/c I don't want it to sway how anyone answers, but Nicole, that cracked me up when I read your tweet. I prepare my questions in advance and I knew this was coming. Love that your mind was on the same questions. I'm grateful how our lives keep connecting even now that we live many miles away instead of a walk through the neighbor's yard.

  5. None of the above here also. :O)

  6. This is a toughie. Harry Potter just doesn't interest me. I would like to see what all the hub-bub is about The Hunger Games but I heard it has some violence in it, which isn't my thang. So I would pick Twillight. I did read the first one. I enjoyed it but not enough to read the series.

  7. I've never read the HP series. As mad as I am at Suzzanne Collins, I say TWILIGHT all the way baby!!

  8. None of them. I steer clear of anything occult/evil. God warns it's forbidden territory.

  9. Twilight. I loved the series and Stephani Meyer's story as a SAHM who wrote a book is encouraging.

    My hubby read the Harry Potter series and it sits on our bookshelves, but I haven't read them. I will though. One day. :)

  10. Harry Potter. I love the mythology of them. The relationships and life lessons taught are real, buried beneath a very thin veil of fantasy. Not to mention they're wonderfully written and full of depth.

    I did try to read Twilight. I couldn't. Just not my cup of tea. I haven't read Hunger Games yet but I hear good things about it!

    Have a great weekend!

  11. Oh, and @ Keylocke : What a great way to get to the heart of Harry Potter. I agree.

  12. I'm with Terri~ none of them. They are just not my kind of books.

    No offense, because my daughter loves Twilight!

  13. I've never read the Hunger Games....not even sure what they are. Does this mean I live in a bubble?

    Harry Potter is the winner for me, BUT, I really loved Twilight. Loved the romance. I totally agree with Keylocke's comment!

  14. I have to say Twilight because it's the only series out of the three I read. I tried reading Harry Potter in middle school, but just couldn't get into it.

  15. Hunger Games series, definitely.

    Harry Potter fizzled for me in book three.

    I had no desire to continue with the Twilight books after the first one.

    But I think the Hunger Games are brilliant. I'm buying the series soon so I can read Mockingjay without having to wait for the library to have one available. :)


  16. I've never read or watched any of the Harry Potter series, because although I'm sure they are well-written entertainment with a good moral message, they are still about playing with sorcery/witchcraft (which is NOT mythical but real, and I fear children get drawn to the seductiveness of it). Yes, the books are fiction, but they just aren't my thing.

    I don't have a problem with vampires/paranormal (mythical--not real) stuff but I haven't read any of the Twilight series either. Not sure why. Maybe because it's a fad? I'll probably read them at some point.

    My DD and I are going to read Hunger Games together, as it's been assigned to her. I'll let you know what I think!

  17. Twilight is the only series of the three listed that I've read. And I just want to say, as an English major and literature lover - no one need feel ashamed for having enjoyed it. A good story is a good story, period. Stephanie Meyer is a good storyteller. Most of the haters out there in the world haven't even read the series, and they also seem to forget that it was written for teens and judge it too harshly.
    Look at me being all defensive about my Twilight. ;-)

  18. Harry Potter. Liked Hunger Games, but Mockingjay ruined it for me.


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