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Liam Hemsworth
'Hunger Games' countdown begins
'Hunger Games' countdown begins

With less than three weeks remaining before "The Hunger Games" movie is released, I thought it was time to join the 20-plus millions who have read books in Suzanne Collins' hit trilogy. (That and the contunued urging of my teen-age niece, K.T.) Collins' tale about the life-or-death competition among youngsters in post-apocalyptic North America was aimed at a young adult audience -- much like Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series -- but has swept far beyond that group. In fact, while I was waiting for a plane in Connecticut this morning, a grey-haired woman noticed my book and told me how much she has enjoyed the series. She already has tickets for the movie, which is...