For all of you who have been waiting with bated breath for the discussion to begin: Me, too. Feel free to discuss with as little or as much structure as you wish. A few themes that jumped out at me: Socioeconomics; the ways the citizens of Panem create division and have division forced upon them; the different masks Katniss wears and the masks she attributes to others. Also, let me know whether four chapters in a week was too much, not enough, or juuust right. Ready, go.
Remember, if you have anything even remotely spoilerish, leave it in comments to the original post and link to it here using just the names of the characters involved. Also: However attached you may be to the idea of Katniss and Peeta as a couple, please don’t try to assign them a “couple name,” because both Katpee and Peeniss would bring down the overall tone of the discussion.
LATE UPDATE: This Saturday, May 12 we’re going to close out Section 1 with chapters 5-9. Several people have commented that four chapters at a time seems unreasonably slow going, so if you feel up to doing all of Section 2 (chapters 10-18) in one go for next week, let me know.