Are you ready for a #SlutsInTheAttic group read?
Have you heard?
Lifetime is airing its own movie adaptation of V.C. Andrews’ Flowers in the Attic on January 18th. Here’s the trailer, from Goodreads’ YouTube channel:
Having dedicated an entire month of Trashy Tuesdays on Snobbery (in December of 2011) to the Dollanganger series, sj alerted us on Twitter to the new movie coming out. It was then decided that it would be fun to do an IB group read of Flowers in the Attic before January 18th.
So that’s what we’re going to do.
Starting December 14th, a group of us are going to read Flowers in the Attic together, and we’re inviting all of our interested readers to join us. We’ll be reading the book over a four-week period, six chapters per week. At the end of each week, one of us will post something about that week’s section here on IB so we can all discuss it together in the comments. If you’d like to write about the group read on your own blog, and/or post your thoughts on your blog at the end of each week, great! Just make sure you link back to IB so others can read or join the discussion taking place here. We’ll also be talking about the book on Twitter as we go along, using the hashtag #SlutsInTheAttic. Fitting, right?
Here’s the schedule we’ll be following (feel free to read at your own pace and join the discussions when you’re able):
December 14 – 20: “Prologue” through “The Wrath of God”
December 21 – 27: “Momma’s Story” through “Christopher’s Exploration and Its Repercussions”
December 28 – January 3: “The Long Winter, and Spring, and Summer” through “At Last, Momma”
January 4 – January 10: “Our Mother’s Surprise” through the end of the book
If you’d like to join us, you have a week to get your hands on a copy of the book before we start reading. I personally haven’t read Flowers in the Attic since I was maybe 14 years old–and I kind of remember finding it pretty ridiculous–so this should be fun. I’m looking forward to our conversations about this one.
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Do you remember your first experience with V.C. Andrews? Tell us about it in the comments!