Friday, August 20, 2010

Mockingjay Countdown

Mockingjay comes out this Tuesday, August 24th and along with it, for me, comes the thrill of finally knowing the outcome of Katniss' adventure combined with the struggle to slow it down and SAVOR the book and the writing. It's like having the world's most delicious meal plunked down in front of you when you are ravenous.

So, I just wanted to share that I am unbelievably fortunate to have purchased my book and a ticket to get it stamped IN PERSON by Suzanne Collins herself on Thursday, Aug 26 at Oblong Books in Millerton, NY. I know, don't hate me. Call Oblong Books and get your own ticket! (I get to pick up the book in Rhinebeck, NY on the 24th---YAY). The question being, will I be able to stall finishing the book until then? I don't know--it's usually a struggle of heroic proportions to keep from gobbling down a hundred pages at a clip.

I will try.

So what are your thoughts on the impending release? Has it defined your summer as it's defined mine? Who's re-read the previous two. Who doesn't understand what the fuss is about?

Let's hear it!

Oh--and LISTEN to the first chapter as read by Ms .Collins herself on's FB page!/


  1. Oh, yeah, I've re-read Catching Fire about three times now. I've lost count of how many times I've read The Hunger Games. I don't like all the Team Peeta, Team Gale bruhaha. I just want Katniss to be happy, and the people of Panem to be free of their fascist dictatorship. So I'm Team Katniss.

    I feel like I've basically been waiting for this all year. Pathetic? Maybe a little, if there weren't so many others who feel the same way as I do. ;)

    Great post!

  2. When I read the first two books I must have talked non-stop about it for two weeks straight :) (I HAD to read them all at once) I can't wait until Mockingjay comes out! Just an awesome series!

  3. I canceled all my appointments and read Catching Fire in one day! How funny. I can't wait for the third book! =)

  4. Glad to hear there are others as "hungry" as I am! I am going to try very hard not to swallow the darn thing whole in a single day. Pray for me. I also hope I am not too deep in despair over how I can never attain such greatness.

  5. Ha, I AM jealous! How lucky for you for the book stamp.

    I can't WAIT to get my hands on MOCKINGJAY. Who knows what's going to happen?

    We'll have to compare notes soon. :)

  6. That's right Karen, we're def going to meet for a discussion group. Were you at Jackson Pearce's chat this week? It was so great--all about Hunger Games and Catching Fire.

  7. I work at a bookstore and that book was flying of the shelves today.

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