Over the last couple of months, I’ve read not only The Hunger Games , but also I just finished reading Catching Fire Sunday morning. And unlike 10,000s of other people, it wasn’t a re-read. This past weekend was the first and only time that I’ve ever read the second novel in the Hunger Games trilogy, and it was so worth the wait.
Now, however, I’m in the difficult situation of having past the last two days in agony, waiting for the final novel in the series to make it’s way to the shelves of my local indie. I’m going to be getting up early to set off across town on my bike to pick up Mockingjay. I’m hoping to be the first person who purchases a copy from the store, but I guess I can live if it doesn’t turn out that way, especially now that I’ve already checked out part of the first chapter.
Actually, it was an even better experience than finding a sample or random copy in a store that wasn’t cooperating with the strict embargo that Scholastic instated for this novel. Why? Well, for the first time, I heard the voice of how Katniss was meant to speak from the mouth of Suzanne Collins herself. In case you haven’t seen it yet, check it out now:
Wasn’t that awesome?!? Yeah, I thought you’d like that.
I also wanted to point out, in case you missed it, that Suzanne Collins appears to be wearing the Mockingjay charm on her necklace. We’d have to get a little bit closer to know for sure, but I’m about 99% positive already, and I think that you should be too.
Now, go to sleep and rest, so that tomorrow morning, when you actually make your way to the bookstore, you can come home and read, and read, and read some more.