Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Salon: The Week of Awesome.

Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)1. Happy Sunday! Are you ready for Tuesday? It's finally Mockingjay release day! I've really been enjoying the fake Mockingjay spoilers trend on Twitter, but I'm ready for the real thing. According to my friends at Scholastic, it will be available for download at midnight on my Kindle. As much as I wish there were a local midnight release party, I'm excited to be able to start reading at midnight in the comfort of my own home. In the interest of making it through work Tuesday morning, my plan is to actually go to bed early Monday night, then wake up at 5 a.m. to get four hours of reading in before work. It's a short day at work, and I hope I'm able to finish it in the afternoon before meeting friends for dinner. If not, I'll have time to finish it Wednesday.

2. As excited as I am for Tuesday, I'm even more excited for Thursday because Suzanne Collins will be at Oblong Books in Millerton, and I'm going. I'm thrilled to meet her and support a fantastic independent bookstore too! Yes, I'll probably tweet from the event, and I'll take pictures and bring back a full report for you. If the unthinkable happens, and Gale doesn't make it, I may have a few words for Ms. Collins.

3. The week keeps getting better: my birthday is Friday. It was so considerate of Scholastic to schedule the release of Mockingjay the week of my visit, and I'm thrilled to meet Suzanne Collins too. Happy birthday to me! I get to spend all day Friday with Mr. Nomadreader, and I'm thrilled. I can't think of a better way to turn thirty.

After a two weeks working about twice as many hours as I normally do, I am welcoming a week of birthday celebrations, Suzanne Collins and more Booker longlist reading.

Are you a Hunger Games fan? What are your plans for reading Mockingjay?

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  1. I can't wait! Wish I had preordered and it was coming in the mail.

    Guess I'll head over to B&N and pick up a copy Tuesday.

  2. Oh, and happy birthday, too! :-)

  3. Sounds like you are going to have a great week!

    Happy Birthday :-)

  4. My birthday is this week too! Sounds like you will have quite the celebration with all your plans. I am likely going to buy Mockingjay but I have not ordered it yet. I am going to the bookstore tomorrow, so I wish it were out a day earlier!

  5. @readerbuzz - Thanks! I hope you got your hands on a copy!

    @Angela - I sure hope so!

    @Stephanie - Happy birthday, fellow Virgo! Enjoy!

  6. What a fantastic birthday week for you! And yes I'm eagerly awaiting reading Mockingjay too.


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