If you've been on any book blogs you know what's being released tomorrow, Baby, We were Meant For Each Other. Nah, I'm just kidding. Mockingjay. The third and final book in the Hunger Games series. And it's getting scary out there.
Just this past year, I read both The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. I enjoyed them both, don't get me wrong, but I wasn't foaming at the mouth for the third. I have this thing about reading hyped up books. I tend to avoid them for awhile. I just read the other 2 books this year, after seeing countless posts yelling, "READ IT!!" and ignoring them. I don't know why that is. Maybe I'm afraid of disappointment. Or I'm just cheap.
Anyway while the crowds were pre-ordering Mockingjay, I was standing back like the high school kid in the leather jacket with the 3 pack a day habit. "Yeah, I'll get to it...drag, whoosh...when I get to it." But now I'm wondering about my too cool for school attitude.
I hang out on Twitter and the mood is tense bordering on panic. People are posting "Amazon sent me an order shipped email!" Those smug over-achievers. Or the "Psst! I saw it at the bookstore already and bought one!" followed by the cries of "Embargo!!!!" Then the whispers "My cousin's friend's uncle read it 2 weeks ago." (Just speculating, but I wonder if Scholastic is releasing copies here and there to build that tension. If so, bravo, ladies and gentlemen, bravo!) People are freaking out about spoilers already and when they get the book, a total Twitter ban.
It's been creeping upon me. The whispers. "Maybe you should read it now." Why? Because now I'm afraid of spoilers. Not that people will mean to but if I find Amy crying giant tears on Twitter, I'll know that Peeta died and then I might as well dig a hole for myself. Maybe I should bite the bullet and pay full price (gasp!) for the book before I end up with a vendetta for half the internet.
So tomorrow is the big day. Will I have been taken over by this virus? Will I find myself dragging my carcass to the bookstore tomorrow morning, pounding on the soon to be opened door groaning "Mock-ing-jay!!!!"
(You Hunger Games die-hards, you know I love you right?)