Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Seven of the best wedding themes from literature

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Nicole Hill tagged seven favorite literary moments that could make your wedding shine, including:
The Hunger Games

Katniss’ gowns, as designed by Cinna, are to die for (almost literally); they’d make any bride the star of the show. The spectacle and absurdity of the Capitol and its denizens have the trappings of an unforgettable ceremony, filled with bombast and lots and lots of primary colors. Surely the caterers would be down for gem-tone skins and whiskers. What’s more, the Cornucopia, with its bountiful harvest, could make a real statement piece for the reception, as well as prove a money-saver: First come, first serve on refreshments, as guests hurl themselves at the piles of provisions.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Hunger Games also appears on Robert McCrum's top ten list of books with teenage narrators, Sophie McKenzie's top ten list of teen thrillers, Gregg Olsen's top ten list of deadly YA books, Annalee Newitz's list of ten great American dystopias, Philip Webb's top ten list of pulse-racing adventure books, Charlie Higson's top ten list of fantasy books for children, and Megan Wasson's list of five fantasy series geared towards teens that adults will love too.

--Marshal Zeringue