The Day I Find Out I Can See Suzanne Collins (sometime at night):
Me: *surfing the web, as usual*
*finds a promising link* Click.
*sees a Suzanne Collins signing on the 24th*
Me: O____O *calls friends* MOCKINGJAY SIGNING ALERT. WE HAVE TO GOOOOOOOO.
Friends: YAY YAY YAY. *PARTY*
August 23rd, around 6-7PM:
Twitter: Going crazy with Mockingjay fever.
Me: *Goes off to finish Catching Fire because I started a few days before. Yes, it took me this long to pick up CF. Yes, I know, THIS IS BAD.*
Me: *hours pass* *thinks of First Novels Club going to BoW and wishing I was there!*
Midnight: The World Explodes Because Mockingjay Is Finally Here!
August 24th, 4PMish.
Me: *At the bookstore and STILL NOT DONE WITH CF.*
*keeps reading until I finish, hurray! Friends arrived a few minutes ago but they are kind and let me finish*
(Man, CF had such a cliffhanger. Good thing I don't have to wait to find out what happens next, haha!) I went off to buy my copy of Mockingjay alone because Maeghan and Cristina (the friends ♥) already got their copies from other stores! Since the event's not starting for a few hours, we head out to eat and look around other nearby stores while waiting for Suzanne Collins (!!!) to arrive at the store. We get back a few minutes before 7.
7PM-The Madness Begins.
Mockingjay, chatted a little with Cristina and Maeghan (they were a little bit behind me in line) and listened to everyone talking about how they got into the books, what they hope won't/will happen, etc. There were mostly teenagers but there was also a lot of young kids and adults waiting on line as well. I even saw a mother with her teenage son excitedly talking about the books and this exchange of words warmed my heart: it's so nice to see parents and kids talking about books that they've read together.
|Isn't the stamp pretty?!|
Later at home: I stare at my copy, marveling over the lovely shade of blue used for the cover and think, best night everrrrrr.
The end :)
*these pictures are actually mine so no stealing please!