You’ll forgive me, I hope, for posting this so belatedly … but I was a bit preoccupied devouring Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. (It was perfect — my full review coming later today here at Novel Novice, or check it out now at The Hunger Games Examiner – spoiler free!).
But first, a quick post about the fun times had at the midnight release party (essentially a party in line wrapped around the outside of the building) at Powell’s Books in downtown Portland with friends Lisa Schroeder (who dressed as pre-Games Katniss, complete with bow & arrows) and Suzanne Young.
First, check out Lisa’s awesome costume:
… then we finally got to get our books! Inside the store, hundreds of shiny new copies of Mockingjay sat nestled in a golden Cornucopia (Hunger Games arena-style) and it was even surrounded by the bodies of “dead tributes.” Morbid, I suppose. But sort of hilarious, too.(Also, kudos to the Powell’s staff members for dressing as Peacekeepers and sparkly Capitol residents!)