Yesterday I was M.I.M.A (Missing In Mockingjay Action).
My US copy is still somewhere over the ocean so I went and bought the UK version. Although, in the bookstore, I felt like Katniss trying to hunt it down!
The Hunger Games and Catching Fire were both sat on the shelf but not Mockingjay.
I search the teen section...no.
I search the 9-12 section...no.
I thought about looking on the toddler shelves, but that's just ridiculous. :)
I ask the assistant. He searches the same sections and asks someone else who tells me it was embargoed till today. Yeah, I know that but it's the release day. Man goes to look in the back room. I wait.
I wait some more.
My friend is in the fiction section looking for Sophie Hannah books. I'm sure she's laughing at me.
The door creaks open. Kind bookstore man has six copies in his hand. Yay!
I buy my copy (along with the hardback of I Am Number Four) and head off happy. It calls to me from inside the bag to "read me."
But I've promised my friend we'd have food and go to the cinema. I read the first chapter waiting for Inception to come on. Friend laughs some more at me being "...a bookworm."
At 7pm I arrive home and read. I eat my dinner reading. I try to put the book down. I can't.
At 1:35am I finish. A worn out, emotional wreck, trembling at the writing of Suzanne Collins.
For all those yet to read Mockingjay I will NEVER EVER spoil it for you. I promised I wouldn't. I'm just jealous you get to experience it for the first time. :)
Maybe I'll just read it one more time...