Tuesday, August 24, 2010

MockingJay

Last minute I talked my fabulous freshman year college roommate Lisa (who was SUCH a great partner & made me laugh till I thought I'd pee) to go Powell's Bookstore for the midnight release of Mockingjay.


The line was crazy long, but we were entertained by the very dressed up bookstore workers (dressed as crazy "capital" people- you understand if you've read the book) while they walked around handing out rope for tying knots, trivia, & buttons.

Once we got inside it was a sight to behold: A cornucopia spilling hundreds of copies of Mockingjay, tons of camping equipment set up, & even a couple dead bodies strew around (yes, it was disturbing).

And I am such a great wife, that I'm waiting on reading it until Scott & I can listen to it on our drive home from Cali this weekend. Has anyone out there started it yet? Eek! I'm excited!

13 comments:

Lindsay Jane said...

I don't get into that Hunger Games, children killing children stuff, but I AM jealous that you got to see Lisa. I really like that girl.

kaitlin said...

ahh i can't wait to read that book! my cousin had the 2nd book so i just barely read it and now i'm DYING to read this one.

let me know if you like it!

ps how fun that you are always going to midnight releases and such.

Ashley said...

I got my copy at around 3:30 this afternoon and I'm about 30 pages into it. That's awesome that Scott is interested in it! Maybe I can get Roy to read them. Nah, if they make it into a movie he'd watch it - just like Twilight :)

hotpants™ said...

I got it last night for the Nook, but haven't started it yet. I'm going to at bedtime tonight though. I can't wait!

Real Life Reslers said...

I have no clue this book even existed but it looks like you had an awesome time!

Meagan Brooks said...

Olivia, that looks like so much fun!!! If I could have kept my eyes open I would have gone to the one at Barnes and Noble, but I don't know if they had dead bodies! lol...

Tara said...

i pre-ordered the book and its not here yet!! :((

tom + lisa said...

We all know there's never a dull moment with that Livvie... I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

AND, who knows, maybe I'll even read the books now.

Katie said...

That sounds like so much fun. I love hearing about what they did to the bookstore. You know who would be GREAT at organizing something like that? YOU!

I get my copy in the mail tomorrow, which is good because school starts tomorrow. You are a WONDERFUL wife for waiting for Scott. I got Chad to read 'em too...he probably won't get around to Mockingjay until the next time he travels though.

Smithy said...

i love midnight bookstore parties - so much fun! hoping to start my copy later today...

Audra said...

Levi downloaded it to our generic kindle thingy-ma-jig and did not tell me until he was past chapter 8... mean man! I shall be starting it today though... shhh... dont tell anyone!

Holly said...

Just finished! I know you'll love it.

KJ said...

Pre-ordered from Amazon and it should be here tomorrow... lets just cross our fingers! ; )