Welcome to the Hunger Games read-along! Beginning July 1st, 2010, we will be reading and chatting about one chapter a day of both The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins in anticipation of the release of Mockingjay on August 24th.

In the unlikely event that this is your first read of these amazing books, welcome! And more importantly, beware of spoilers! There will be spoilers.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


GO!  And don't read any comments if you don't want spoilers!


  1. I'm only halfway through... I didn't get my copy until last night. I preordered from borders.com and selected the option of picking it up at the store, but for some inexplicable reason I had to wait until they individually shipped my copy from the warehouse to the store, rather than just picking up any of the 100 identical copies the store already had. Sigh.

    Maybe we can have multiple threads so people who have finished, say, part one, can react without worrying about being spoiled for the remainder of the book?

  2. I'm done now. I'll keep checking to see if anyone is still on this blog to talk about it.

  3. Well, I guess we can start by closing out the scorecard for HG75. Brutus killed Chaff and Peeta (!) killed Brutus.

    District 2 officially produces stone quarries, but they are secretly in charge of weapons development.

  4. Ok, I don't know what to think. First, it was BRILLIANT. I know my biggest question is WHO DROPPED THE PARACHUTE BOMBS? Thoughts?

  5. Katniss was convinced it was Coin the moment she proposed one more Hunger Games.

  6. Wow. Just finished this afternoon. That was intense.

    Chloe, I really though Coin authorized it, even though I didn't want to believe that.

    Anyone else just a little disappointed that Katniss didn't really get vengeance with Snow?