Monday, August 23, 2010

We Are Going (mostly) Radio Silent


This is it folks! The week of Mockingjay has arrived but since Amazon.com won't be shipping my copy until Tuesday, I will be avoiding any book blog out there that will have a review. Based on the hype, this pretty much includes everyone especially since Scholastic wouldn't give out any advance reader copies. Party poopers :)

I've been very wishy-washy about what kind of copy I would get. For the same price that Amazon is selling the hardback of Mockingjay with their Super Saver shipping, I could pay for and instantly download an ecopy from B&N through my nook. There is quite a bit to be said for that since I am all about the instant gratification thing but I'll be getting the hardback from Amazon and I actually paid for shipping this time. *gasp* Yes, I am cheap but when you read as much as I do, you have to be.

Now, as I mentioned early this month, if you've read The Hunger Games and Catching Fire you're probably taking off work on Tuesday to stay home and find out what happens lest you get sent to the hospital for having the shakes. I know I won't let this one ride the bookshelf when I get my hands on my copy. I am proud to say that I have managed to browbeat convince Jen at Not Now...I'm Reading! to start The Hunger Games already. (More about her later.) I'm not usually this obnoxious about pushing a particular book/series on unsuspecting people (and please ignore the fact that I'm writing this on my book blog) but they are extraordinarily good and quite unconventional. If you haven't read them, you are probably either scrabbling to get copies of them or are just sick to death of hearing about it and if you belong to that latter group - just get over yourselves and read them already.

Now about Jen. Last month, I wrote a review for Catch of the Day by Kristan Higgins. I loved this book and have thoroughly enjoyed all the Kristan Higgins books I've read so far and I only have two left of her backlist to devour. Anyway, Jen had a valid issue with a particular statement I made about the main character. I defended my review and after some friendly discussion I proposed a wager: if she requested a copy of the book through PaperbackSwap and didn't completely agree with me, I give her a credit, essentially paying her back. If she did, she would give me one. Hence, the Put Your Money Where Your Mouth is Challenge was born. Go check out Jen's blog to find out what happened. I really hope she likes The Hunger Games. Otherwise I know she'll shake her fist at me :)

1 comment:

Jen D. said...

LOL! Folks don't let her fool you with her sweet demeanor. There was definitely some browbeating going on. I kid, I kid. I'd read all the rave reviews and she merely armed barred me until I said yes, er, I mean encouraged me to take a chance. =D

Tis true I do not miss an opportunity to shake a fist. Bring on Round Two!