August 24, 2010!!!!
This is a very important day to remember folks because that is the day the final book in Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy will be released. This is fantastic news!! That is less than a year after Catching Fire‘s release date. She must be really cranking these out.
I am assuming that since there is a release date, she has the book finished. Since it is still really early, this bodes well for people who are interested in getting advance reader copies because they certainly seem to have plenty of time to print them. There has been a lot of debate about whether or not they even need to do advance reader copies, since the books have become so popular (advance reader copies are generally meant to create buzz around a book, but this one will hardly need it).
Ever since I found out the exact date of the book, I have sort of decided that whether or not I COULD get my hands on the book early, I don’t think I want to. Some of my best memories are of the midnight release parties for the Harry Potter books and that feeling of anticipation and community that comes with knowing you are about to take part in something awesome. There are not many opportunities when things like that come along, so I want to take advantage of them whenever they do.
Also, August 23 is my Dad’s birthday, so if any store is having a midnight party, he will be there to celebrate (I got my whole family hooked on the series). I really want to be there with him, loving every minute of it.
Now, I could totally change my mind, especially since I am going to Book Expo of America this year with Abby!!! If they have copies of it there, I might have to get one, and then I don’t think I could wait to read it if I had it in my possession.
Anyway….today was a great day with my Twitter feed lighting up with all the people thrilled about the news. It was Potter-esque.
Oh, and I also discovered (thanks to @tylerbreed) this very awesome post where someone had a contest to see who could bake the very best Hunger Games related cake. My favorite is definitely the “Yes Frosting. The Final Defense of the Dying.”