Monday, August 23, 2010

17 hours till the midnight release of Mockingjay!!

So the world of readers is currently counting down the hours and minutes till Mockinjay's release in desperate anticipation of what's going to happen next to Katniss.  I won't lie, I'm definitely part of this neurotically excited crowd.  I thought that to hold us all over I would link to wealth of great blogs, interviews and articles from a variety of sources, all talking about Mockingjay to one degree or another.  Sort of like watching the Red Carpet event prior to the Oscars.

So in no particular order: (please be advised, there are spoilers on some of these links for those who haven't already finished Catching Fire)

Nancy Werlin's guest blog over on Libba Bray's blog about Katniss, The Maddening Crowd and Casablanca.  Nancy Werlin is the award winning author of Impossible.

Suzanne Collins recent Entertainment Weekly interview on the books she loves

Stephen Kings Entertainment Weekly review of Hunger Games.  Yes. this is the one where he makes a couple of amusing comment's about Katniss's name.

Malinda Lo's commentary on the Team Peeta/Teem Gale theme on her blog called: Why I'm Team Katniss.  Malinda Lo is the author of Ash.

Publisher Weekly's article called Marketing 'Mockinjay', which talks about everything from the secrecy of this books release to whats happening in stores across the states, what's happening with the film and much more.

The list of tour stops Suzanne Collins is doing on her "12 Market US tour". p to the s- she has a hand injury so stamps of her autograph only folks!

A conversation with Suzanne Collins, by Scholastic.  Talking about Hunger Games primarily, where she came up with the idea, how she works in a day etc.

The School Library Journals' interview with Suzanne Collins.  In this one she talks about how Katniss and the mockingjay are similar and about how she's still new to writing and the things she finds difficult about it in contrast to screenwriting.

And if all of this hasn't sated your appetite, then try these great quotes about Hunger Games and Catching Fire by some awesome authors:

"I was so obsessed with this book I had to take it with me out to dinner and hide it under the edge of the table so I wouldn't have to stop reading. The story kept me up for several nights in a row, because even after I was finished, I just lay in bed wide awake thinking about it...The Hunger Games is amazing."



--Stephenie Meyer, www.stepheniemeyer.com
"The Hunger Games is as close to perfect an adventure novel as I've ever read. I could not put it down. Collins has transformed the ancient Labyrinth myth into a terrifyingly believable tale of future America. Readers will be hungry for more.



--Rick Riordan, author of The Percy Jackson Series and The 39 Clues

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the links! I've been collecting Mockingjay-related links on my blog, too. There are a ton of giveaways listed and other cool stuff. If you'd like to check it out, here's a link: http://derapsreads.blogspot.com/2010/08/mockingjay-madness.html

    Can't wait for tomorrow!

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  2. oh boy oh boy oh boy!!! I'm two chapters in and it's fantastic!! I'm am very annoyed I have to work for 8 hours today! don't they know that cramps my reading??!

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