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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Have you read Mockingjay?

So, I've been quite busy this week...teachers had to report back to work on Tuesday...and a little book called "Mockingjay" was released.  And for some reason the family expected dinner, laundry, and rides to soccer practice.  What could they possibly be thinking?  (Don't worry, I vetoed laundry.  That's what I'll be doing today though). 

To be honest, I spent a good part of August wondering how I was going to read the book while sitting in meetings.  Well, I decided to get clever.  If you bought Mockingjay for the Kindle, you could download it from Amazon at 12:00AM Tuesday.  My theory?  Download it for the Kindle app on my iPad at midnight, read until 6:30AM and then go to work having completed the book.  Brilliant! 

Alas, it did not quite work out according to plan, which will be the subject of another guest reviewer blog post next week (assuming said guest reviewer actually finishes the book by then).  But I did FINALLY finish the book on Thursday...whew!  And I have been dying to talk about it with someone.  Unfortunately, all the Evergreen teachers that are fans of the series have not read the book yet, so the mantra at school this week has been, "Don't say anything!"  I'm going just a little crazy.  I MUST TALK ABOUT THIS BOOK!

But, I won't post my review just yet, because I am incapable of reviewing it without spoilers.  Have you read the book?  What did you think?


danya said...

I know, I was of two minds whether I should post a review with spoilers or not. In the end I decided not to (at the moment) since so many people are still waiting to read it! It's difficult though because there were definitely some spoilery things I really wanted to discuss :)

Alison said...

I haven't read it yet. I feel so behind the game - I haven't read Catching Fire yet! I will soon though.
Alison Can Read

Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading) said...

I read it and was disappointed at the dark tone. It was too much reality for me, very well done, but I wanted more of a HEA.


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