The (Not) Mockingjay Post (Spoiler-FREE)

Why is it the NOT Mockingjay post? Why is it spoiler free?

Because I don't have it yet.

The Hunger Games and Catching Fire are sitting on my shelf (put on hold and checked out from our small-town library) and torturing me. I haven't started them yet, because...I have this plan.

I want to read The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay all at once. Marathon it. We do it with movie trilogies all the time (Lord of the Rings? Bourne? Star Wars? Been there - done those.) These books are the perfect books to marathon. Heart-racing, page-turning, couldn't-get-up-if-you-wanted-to marathon books.

Maybe I'm over-ambitious, but I have a picture of this Saturday where I do nothing but read.

(Okay, I am over-ambitious. But I can dream, can't I?)

Problem is, small-town library (STL) has yet to get Mockingjay on its shelves (though I did request it and have no doubt that they will come through; I have a decent repertoire with the staff of STL, having volunteered there for 5 years in the past). And big-town library (BTL) has FOUR COPIES and I'm the 12TH HOLD. At three weeks a check-out, that's nine more weeks, give or take some variables.

At which point, I'll be needing to turn in The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. Which ruins my marathon plans.


So, have you read Mockingjay yet? How was it (no spoilers pretty please!!)? Did it live up to your expectations? I'm dying over here...

$12 on Amazon is looking sweeter all the time...
But to have one and not the other two? It would drive my bookshelf mad...


Candyland said...

I haven't read it, so I have no expectations!!! How's that?!
(Oh, and nice to meet you)

Erin MacPherson said...

I haven't read it either... but I'm excited to do so!