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Win a copy of Mockingjay!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

I don't think there's any question as to what book everyone is reading and talking about right now: Mockingjay, the third book in the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins.

And, I have a copy to give away!

For your chance to win, all you have to do is have a US mailing addy, and leave a comment telling me *how* you first heard about the Hunger Games series (online, through a friend, just picked up the first or second book, heard a librarian or teacher talk about it, etc) by midnight EST this Friday, September 3rd, and then one person will win the copy of Mockingjay!!

PS Please, please, PLEASE don't forget to leave a way for me to get in touch with you in your comment!!


Blogger Christi said...

I had just started as a Librarian-in-Training, and my first rotation was as a children's librarian (this branch has one librarians for youth and young adult service). Hunger Games came in as a new book to be processed, and I thought it looked interesting. I checked it out and it sat at home until it was time to return it. For some reason it just didn't appeal to me. Flash forward to that summer, when I was working in the teen dept of another branch. I picked up HG again and haven't looked back. I guess I just wasn't in the mood the first time I tried to read it!

caldellizzi AT gmail DOT com.

September 01, 2010 9:49 AM  
Blogger WindyA said...

I saw it at the book store. And then there wasn't a single reader-type friend who hadn't read it and loved it. But I have held off reading it because I knew it was a series and I wanted to wait until all the books were out. And now, I have both HG and CF on my desk. A copy of MJ would be awesome!


September 01, 2010 12:10 PM  
Blogger Haleyknitz said...

I found it on the "new fiction" shelf in my public library. I read it through in one day and practically died when i found out it was both brand new and the first in a series... because that meant i'd have to wait for the others!!!

so yup.


September 01, 2010 12:39 PM  
Blogger amethyst said...

My RA at university was talking to me about books one day when we were stuck in the elevator. I mentioned some of my favorite series (Harry Potter by JK Rowling and The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray), and she told me that if I really enjoyed those books, then I would love The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. So I picked up a book and really enjoyed it, and the year after, Catching Fire was released and I read that too, and by this summer when Mockingjay was released, all my friends were reading The Hunger Games and recommending it to each other. It was like a word of mouth recommendation that had come around full circle. :D

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September 01, 2010 1:55 PM  
Blogger twentyxfragments said...


The first time I read it a friend let me borrow it. I was hooked, the second book came out, and I was in love.

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September 01, 2010 2:35 PM  
Blogger NiaRaie said...

I was taking a young adult lit class in college and my teacher said there was all this hype about a book called The Hunger Games. I ignored her but one day in the library it was there and I didn't see anything else so....now I AM IN LOVE.

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September 01, 2010 2:40 PM  
Blogger Candice said...

I want to win Mockingjay!
I first heard of the series through a friend at work. She started the Hunger Games and then told everyone at work. Now 10 out of 30 people have read the series and 7 out of the 10 have already purchased Mockingjay. I read the first two in one week. I have been waiting forever for Mockingjay. I love this series. This is definitely one I will read numorous times.

September 01, 2010 5:43 PM  
Blogger The Lovely Reader said...

I have to be completely honest. I heard about it on Stephenie Meyer's website.

I already have a copy, so please don't enter me :)

September 01, 2010 5:52 PM  
Blogger Tess said...

One of my friends told me to read it, but when I read about it didn't sound so good. When one of my old teachers told me to read it though, I went to the store and got it... and I stayed up until about 4 in the morning to finish it.

Since then, I've been obsessed and gotten about four friends to read it--all of which have loved it.


September 01, 2010 6:09 PM  
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September 01, 2010 6:23 PM  
Blogger adriana said...

I heard about Hunger Games on Goodreads.com, and subsequently Catching Fire and now Mockingjay. I have to confess that I haven't read any of the books yet, but I haven't read the City of Bones series either, so someone please shoot me. I promise to read them by the end of the year though (pinky swear!).

msbibliotecaria at gmail dot com

September 01, 2010 6:24 PM  
Blogger jecca said...

My librarian at school recommended it to me. It didnt sound that good to me but boy was i wrong. im glad i read it.


September 01, 2010 7:38 PM  
Blogger Dani. said...

Well first I had saw it all over GoodReads after it had first come out, but I'm sorry to say that the cover initially kept me from reading it. It wasn't until my favorite lit teacher told me I would love this book that I finally picked it up. I've been in love with the series ever since <3 -Dani Lightningstreak123[at]comcast[dot]net

September 02, 2010 2:37 AM  
Blogger Allyson said...

I had heard about The Hunger Games when it first came out. My friends could not stop talking about how amazing it was. They kept bugging me, saying I absolutely had to read it. Well, if you knew anything about me, you'd know that I have a very perverse brain. I didn't want to read it. I am not a fan of dystopian fiction, and I was convinced that I would hate it. I waited until Catching Fire came out, and again my friends kept saying I absolutely had to read it. Finally, my aunt's 50th birthday rolled around and my mom was going to drive us to Houston for the party. I brought my Kindle along for the 4 hour drive. As luck would have it, Hunger Games came across my eye, and I thought, what the hell? It's not like I had anything better to do. And from page one I was HOOKED. I read the first book all throughout my aunt's party (something I still get ribbed for!), and then read Catching Fire on the trip home. I am very disappointed in myself that it took me so long to start such an amazing series, but ultimately very glad that I did. The Hunger Games just simply cannot be missed! (sorry I typed so much. I tend to suffer from word vomit)

Anywho, allyson.christine.g@gmail.com

September 02, 2010 10:38 AM  
Blogger Beck said...

Well actually, the librarian at my high school recomended it to me. She bought The Hunger Games a few weeks after it came out and I finished it in 4 hours, snack and potty breaks included. I loved it! I have since read Catching Fire and I'm absolutely dying to read Mockingjay!

September 02, 2010 8:18 PM  
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September 02, 2010 8:20 PM  
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September 02, 2010 8:21 PM  
Blogger Beck said...

btw my email address is bookwormbeck@hotmail.com

September 02, 2010 8:22 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Tran said...

I heard about it through a friend and it sounded really interesting!


September 02, 2010 8:32 PM  
Blogger The Book Girl said...

I was browsing a bookstore and stumbled upon it. I had heard a few good things about it before and a teacher mentioned possibly doing it for book club. So I picked it up. Soooo glad that I did! Thanks for the contest!


September 02, 2010 11:05 PM  
Blogger Hannah said...

My friend Mariah introduced me to the them. And I've seen talk about on Facebook since.

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September 02, 2010 11:07 PM  
Blogger Alatariel said...

I actually heard about it through Stephenie Meyer. I frequent her site, and she mentioned it in a post on her site, and how much she LOVED it. I'm glad I followed her advice on that front... the Hunger Games is AMAZING. I buy copies to give to friends. (Just like I did with Twilight. People seem to doubt my suggestions and don't rush out to read the books I tell them to, so if I buy it for them, they feel obligated to read it. And then they love me for it, so it all works out. :D)

alatarielsunrise (at) gmail.com

September 03, 2010 12:32 AM  
Blogger michelle said...

I heard about it from a friend!


September 03, 2010 5:34 PM  
Blogger Haley said...

I first heard about the Hunger Games series in my creepy, sheltered, Twilight fan girl phase when I was a freshman or so and checked up on Stephenie Meyers's site pretty often. She had a recommendation for it on there and I looked into it. First I thought: "This is silly! Why would I want to read anything other than vampire romance novels?! Ohoho! Stephenie Meyer, you." But then I grew out of that strange phase and broadened my horizons. I kept hearing about the Hunger Games, checked it out, and loved it. (Btw, I don't mean to offend any Twilight fans. I was just a weird kid with a slight obsession.)


September 03, 2010 8:57 PM  

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