Welcome to the first installment of TheFABlife Book Club! *wild cheering* Today is a historic day, as together we shall turn the pages of the greatest dystopian YA novel of our time: Suzanne Collins‘ The Hunger Games. There will be blood. There will be tears. There will be bread. And there will be bread splattered with blood and tears. Most importantly, we will experience these moments together! *more wild cheering*
Your first reading assignment centers around The Reaping, or Chapters 1-4 of the book. We’ll be tweeting our thoughts over the course of this week and will post our re-cap next Monday. Follow us at @thefablife and participate in the conversation by using the hashtag #vh1reads. Every person who does so will be eligible to win either the Grand Prize (a hardcover copy of The Hunger Games signed by author Suzanne Collins, plus a box set of the trilogy) or the First Prize (a box set of the trilogy). And of course, come chat with us in the comments!
You can also follow along with me at my personal Twitter — @katespencer — where I talk a lot about YA and post exciting photos of the notes I am writing in the margins of the book. Get reading, get chatting and may the odds be ever in your favor! (We love saying that.)
We’re about to get all Oprah on you! TheFABLife is starting an online book club and twitter sweepstakes and we want you to join in. We’ll be kicking off on Monday, May 23rd with The Hunger Games, right as the movie version of the book goes into production. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson are starring in the film, which shoots in North Carolina. Over eight weeks we’ll recap the eight biggest moments from the book with a new discussion post each week. Participate on Twitter by following us at @thefablife and using the hashtag #vh1reads. Every person who does so will be eligible to win either the Grand Prize (a hardcover copy of The Hunger Games signed by author Suzanne Collins, plus a box set of the trilogy) or the First Prize (a box set of the trilogy).
For those of you already on Team Katniss — we’ll be reading the book for the second time, so there’s really no excuse for you not to join us. Don’t you want to relive Peeta’s sweetness all over again? Yeah, we thought so. We’ll meet you all back here in one week with our kick off post and first “reading assignment!” Down with the Capital—up with reading!
Talk to us at @thefablife on Twitter. Don’t be shy. The official rules are listed below.