Tag Archives: Suzanne Collins

Are you what you read?

17 Nov

What classic children’s story shaped the lives of an NFL star, a skateboarding legend, a world-renowned artist, a popular TV weatherman, and an Emmy-winning actor?

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MOCKINGJAY PARTY POST: LIVE BLOG EDITION

24 Aug


Let the party commence! Just like you, we literally just picked up our copies (12:01!) and are on our way to spend the night reading. We will be very sleepy Book Talkers tomorrow, that is for sure.

First things first: If you haven’t read or don’t intend to read Mockingjay yet, DO NOT GO ANY FURTHER. There will be spoilers in the comments section of this post. Tread very carefully! For everyone who is here to talk about the book, don’t forget that on the right hand side of this post you’ll see Book Talk’s own WORDS WE LIVE BY—so please, keep it friendly and fun. The lovely Suzanne Collins herself has requested that we all be mindful of fellow readers and fans.

NOW, it’s time for the biggest giveaway yet! In honor of finally getting our hands on Mockingjay, we want to give away THIRTEEN Mockingjay Pins! (Get it?) As with the first round, be sure to comment on this post with the phrase “I want a Book Clubs Mockingjay Pin!” in the body of your comment to enter. You must be over the age of 18 and a valid U.S. resident; click here for complete rules. You will have until 11:59 p.m. on August 24, 2010, to enter. We will draw thirteen (13) names at random and announce the winners on Wednesday, August 25. Please only submit the phrase one time, and leave the rest of your comments for good old-fashioned book talk.

Anyway, now it’s time for you to tell us what you think! We’ll be around to add in our own thoughts while we read as well. Continue reading

SoHG: Even more winners!

23 Aug

Wow!!! We’ve had so much great conversation and discussion over the past few weeks, it almost makes me sad that the Summer of Hunger Games is almost over. Just a few quick reminders before announcing the two winners for the most recent giveaway:

  1. Be sure to check back tonight at midnight for the Summer of Hunger Games final installment where we discuss MOCKINGJAY!! To avoid spoilers, this will be on a separate page, so fear not if you have not read the book yet and are coming to read the other great content on Book Talk.
  2. We are giving away…wait for it…wait for it…13 of the exclusive Scholastic Book Clubs Mockingjay Pins! These pins are only available through Scholastic Book Clubs when you order Mockingjay on either September’s TAB or TeenRC clubs.
  3. Just a friendly reminder: Please don’t spoil the book for everyone else. The great thing about the Summer of Hunger Games was that, even though most of you were rereading the first two, nobody even tried to put spoilers in their comments for Catching Fire while we were discussing The Hunger Games. So let’s keep that up. Even Suzanne Collins wants you to avoid spoilers!
  4. Last but certainly not least, thank you! Thanks to everyone who has made the Summer of Hunger Games so much fun! We hope you had fun as well!

That being said, the two winners from Friday’s post are Jodi and Christine P. Congratulations! Like I said, come back tonight at midnight for what will be a lot of OMG-ing and great discussion!

Also, in case you haven’t heard…there is a video of Suzanne Collins reading the first chapter of Mockingjay!!!! Check it out!

SoHG: We’ve Arrived!

20 Aug


We’re finally here, just four short days away from the release of Mockingjay – can you believe it?? Are you guys ready to talk about everything? Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and even throw in your Mockingjay theories! This time, everything goes. However, never forget, on the right hand side of this post you’ll see Book Talk’s own WORDS WE LIVE BY – so please, keep it friendly and fun.

As you know, we have another give-away! Two Mockingjay Pins, just in time for Mockingjay’s release! As with the first round, to enter be sure to comment on this post with the phrase “I want a Book Clubs Mockingjay pin!” in the body of your comment. You must be over the age of 18 and a valid U.S. resident, click here for complete rules. You will have until tonight August 20th, 2010 at 9pm EST to enter. We will draw two (2) names at random and announce the winners on Monday, August 23rd. Please only submit the phrase one time, and leave the rest of your comments for good ole’ fashioned book talk.

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Fourth Give-Away Down, Just a Few More to Go!

16 Aug

Well, we can say for sure that the first Catching Fire discussion was a rousing success! We can’t wait for this Friday to talk about Hunger Games AND Catching Fire and hear what your thoughts are on where Mockingjay will take us!

Congratulations to Maddy and Melissa on winning the Mockingjay Pins.  We’ll see you guys on Friday for another chance to win!

SoHG Catching Fire: Sooo much to talk about!!!

13 Aug

Wow! We now commence with our 3rd discussion in the Summer of Hunger Games by discussing Parts I and II of Catching Fire and anything previous to that—and boy do we have a lot to discuss! We will not be discussing Part III of Catching Fire…yet! Just like last time, the same rules apply. Remember, on the right hand side of this post you’ll see Book Talk’s own WORDS WE LIVE BY – so please, keep it friendly and fun.  Comments with spoilers for Parts III of Catching Fire will not be approved, let’s keep it within the confines Parts I and II of Catching Fire and anything previous to that. Thanks!

Also, we have give-away number four! We’re giving away two MORE Mockingjay pins! As with the first round, to enter be sure to comment on this post with the phrase “I want a Book Clubs Mockingjay pin!” in the body of your comment. You must be over the age of 18 and a valid U.S. resident, click here for complete rules. You will have until tonight August 13th, 2010 at 9pm EST to enter. We will draw two (2) names at random tomorrow 1pm EST. Please only submit the phrase one time, and leave the rest of your comments for good ole’ fashioned book talk.

Click through to read some of our (very crazy) thoughts about where we are with Catching Fire!

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Third Give-Away Winners!

9 Aug

The discussions just keep getting better and better! This time you guys went everywhere – the love interests, the history, even the nomenclature! We can’t wait for this Friday to start talking about Catching Fire.

Congratulations to Natalie and Mrs. K on winning the Mockingjay Pins and copies of Catching Fire. We’ll see you guys on Friday for another chance to win!