Thursday night, Mr. Nomadreader and I took a little road trip down to Millerton, New York to see Suzanne Collins at Oblong Books. We drove down a little early and had a wonderful lunch at Harney and Sons, a gourmet tea shop. We got to Oblong a little over an hour before the signing, and we were rewarded with a number oh so very close to the front of the line. We all sat on the floor to listen to Suzanne read, and I was thrilled she first read from Catching Fire, which I adored. Next she read the opening pages of Mockingjay, and I was amazed how many in the audience hadn't read it yet (I mean, it had been out for two days already--kidding!) After the reading, the line started moving quite quickly. We had our book stamped and were back outside to enjoy a beautiful day before 5:30 p.m. We stayed in Millerton for a phenomenal dinner at Manna Dew and toasted the last night of my 20's. All in all, it was a wonderful night, even though (I confess) I didn't like Mockingjay. I do still love Catching Fire, and it was a treat to attend a fun literary event.
Because I didn't especially enjoy Mockingjay (review coming this week), I don't feel the need to keep this awesome prize pack/party favor from Oblong Books, but I'm sure one of you would love to win, right? Fill out this form by Friday, September 3, 2010 to enter. Comments left on this post will not enter you. Good luck!