About a month ago, Elana Johnson and I were chatting (shocking I know) – she sprung this newest brain child of hers on me…a tribute to some of the all time best books and authors EV.ER. In her usual fashion, Elana grew this idea to an amazingly HUGE list of bloggers all heralding their fav authors and books today. Check out the full list of bloggers and books here. Pretty AWESOME, isn’t it!
Which brings me to my choice for today…
I distinctly remember reading Hunger Games. I thought I was possibly the last person on the planet who had NOT read the book. A librarian friend of mine shoved it into my hands saying, “I don’t care how busy you are. As a writer of YA lit, you NEED to read this book.”
Man, I am so glad I did.
I read it in one sitting – and LOVED every single word. Not only did I find the story compelling, but Suzanne literally changed me as an author. I can’t really explain how – but something in the way she strung words together, the way she wove the backstory into the plot, changed the way I write stories. Forever.
And again, I picked up ideas for my own stories, for my own writing style.
I know I’m not the only one with a serious fangirl crush on Suzanne. Just look at this great article in Time magazine. That’s right, Ms. Collins made Time’s 100 Most Influential People list. Told ya she was AMAZING!
Did I also mention there is much talk of a Hunger Games movie??
So, to celebrate the Awesomeness that is Suzanne Collins and her Hunger Game series, I am giving away not one, not two…but THREE books by Ms. Collins. Three lucky winners will get their choice of any of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Game books – including Mockingjay (though I obviously won’t ship that until its August release date).
Here are the contest deets:
- Leave a comment and tell me what you love about books – any books
- Follow my blog and/or fan page on FB and get an extra entry
- Get even more entires by tweeting, blogging, or otherwise spreading the news on this contest (1 extra per thing you do)
- Contest closes on Friday, 5/7 and I’ll announce the winners on Monday, 5/10.
SPREAD THE AWESOME!!!