In Our Feeds: The Hunger Games, BookBenches and the 100 best sites on the Internet!

Brittany Sullivan  //  Nov 22, 2013

In Our Feeds: The Hunger Games, BookBenches and the 100 best sites on the Internet!

Every Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!


It has been a particularly exciting week here at Scholastic with the premiere of the second installment in the The Hunger Games movie trilogy, “Catching Fire”! Everyone in the office has Katniss Everdeen on the brain, including Kristen who found this adorable Sesame Street parody, “The Hungry Games.” Lia also dove in with this article examining the names used in The Hunger Games, along with an entertaining textual analysis of The Hunger Games, which analyzes Suzanne Collins’ favorite adjectives, adverbs, and ways of starting a sentence.

And while the Katniss, Peeta and Gale love triangle might be on everyone’s minds right now, we can’t forget about one of our other favorite characters, Harry Potter! Michael shared this story about a boy in New York City dressed as Harry Potter looking for the Hogwarts Express from Penn Station. Who knew that finding platform 9¾ could be so difficult?

Nadia took some time this week to remind us all of the beauty in books with this story detailing “The Lost Art of Library Postcards.” Let this serve as a much needed reminder for all of us to celebrate our public libraries, both past and present. In London, the National Literacy Trust is taking a much different approach to celebrating literature. The charity is in the process of installing BookBenches across the city, with volumes ranging from Kenneth Grahame's Wind in the Willows to George Orwell's 1984. And if you are on the fence about buying a particular novel, Megan suggests this list of 13 clever signs that will make you want to buy a book!

For all those times you feel like you've reached the end of the Internet, Morgan found this handy collection of the 100 best, most interesting blogs and websites of 2014. Have you checked out all of them? And while you’re at it, take a look at this fascinating article from Emma all about TV’s bookshelves – the subtle and deliberately positioned use of books in popular television shows.

Finally, to start the weekend off right, here are a few more fun links that the OOM team loved this week:

Have an amazing weekend everyone!