Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Few Things Get Me to Stand Up These Days

Do I break my moratorium on buying new books to get Mockingjay? I can't decide. But I could use a good Hunger Games reading-coma.

I'm not dead, by the way, just very, very pregnant.

It's available on Kindle, which may make all the difference.

I need a sign. Today, I'm looking for a boy named Gale, a bird singing a familiar tune, or a muttation.


  1. I kind of feel the same way. There's no hope of getting it at the library because the library has not cottoned on to the phenomenon (if phenomenon it is) and has about 5 copies, all multiply held.
    It's not so much a price thing because I know it will be discounted as a space issue. I have nowhere to put new books.
    Congratulations, by the way!

  2. AHHHH. Buy it. Now. It's worth it. I couldn't put it down. Don't wait for a muttation or one of those other signs.

    "I'm not dead, by the way, just very, very pregnant." HA! Great line. Soooo glad you're still with us, Marie. Hope you're organized now, because you won't have the energy or time after the baby comes.

    My advice? Sleep when the baby does. Forget the housework. Just sleep. And don't be surprised if Baby has his days and nights mixed up at first. Oh, and your mom probably already told you this, but babies love being swaddled and held close. I was such a wreck of a new mom, 23 years ago. I could NEVER tell why he was crying. Was he hungry? Was he tired? Did he just need to be held? Probably all of the above.

    I must have done something right because eventually he outgrew all that. And he still talks to me.

  3. I say buy it. I usually don't buy books, as I'm a Librarian and prefer to check them out (it's cheaper although the wait is hard to get used to).

    Haven't read Mockingjay yet, but it's on my list. Near the top.