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Catching Fire & The Hunger Games Giveaway

hungergamesI loved The Hunger Games. No, make that I LOVED The Hunger Games. I loved it so much that I told everyone I knew about it. I loved it so much that I was bummed when Scholastic had a contest where you could write an essay about something (I don’t remember what, exactly, you had to write about, and the contest is gone from the site) and if you were picked, you’d get to go see Suzanne Collins. But you had to be between the ages of 12 and 17 (I think that was the age range), and, well, let’s just say I’m at least of drinking age.

Then when I heard there would be ADVANCE COPIES of Catching Fire,Β the sequel to The Hunger Games,Β at BEA in New York, I cried because I couldn’t go to New York. I thought maybe I should write a post about how I want to have Suzanne Collins’ babies, because then maybe she would scrounge up a copy for me. But then I realized that I’m no one in a sea of fans, and besides, she probably doesn’t need my womb for her babies. And it’s kind of creepy. But I’m willing to risk creepy to snag a copy of Catching Fire.

I DID get to go to BEA and I DID get a copy of Catching Fire and I read it in almost one sitting (I would have read it in one sitting but my plane ride wasn’t long enough). I was worried that the sequel wouldn’t be as good as the first book. I was worried that I had built up the potential of the sequel so much in my head that there was no way the author could deliver what I was expecting.

I was wrong.

catching fireCatching Fire was fantastic. I loved it! Suzanne Collins does a great job of developing Katniss’ character and keeping up the tension in the triangle with Peeta and Gale. I’m not going to tell you any more than that after the book is released on September 1, 2009.

But for right now, I’m giving away a copy of both The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. This way, if you haven’t read The Hunger Games you can still enter the contest and you won’t have to wait until September 1st for book two. And if you have read The Hunger Games, you can still enter the contest.

Everyone has a level playing field for this contest: Leave a comment on this post answering this question: What would you give up to read Catching Fire? If you haven’t read The Hunger Games yet, then tell me if you’ve ever been at a midnight release party for a book. (I ask because I think I might do that for Catching Fire.)

This contest will be open through July 31st and is open internationally.

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213 Responses to “Catching Fire & The Hunger Games Giveaway”

  1. Pam

    I have heard so much about both of these books and haven’t read either so I will hereby enter your fantastic contest. I did go to the midnight release party in London of the last HP book. It was fantastic!

  2. Vasilly

    I can’t believe you’re giving away BOTH copies!!!! I would give up Twitter for a month for Catching Fire! That would be really really hard to do too. I’m on Twitter every single day. (You’re not going to make me give it up though. Right?)

  3. Tif

    I’ve never read The Hunger Games, but want to now!!!! Please enter me!! And, yep, I’ve been to three midnight release parties . . . all for Harry Potter. I’m such a nerd that I even hosted my own party for the last one before heading over to purchase my own copy at midnight!!

    By the way, I’m passing an award on to you! Check it out: http://tiftalksbooks.blogspot.com/2009/07/kreative-blogger-award.html

  4. haiku amy

    Oh I want to win this so bad! I can’t think of something to give up though. I mean, I really want the book, but what cherished possession would I give up to get it….okay okay, I’d give up my Pocket Edward!

    I went to a midnight release for Breaking Dawn. It was at Wal-Mart, so it wasn’t that good of times. I should have gone to Borders.

  5. T.Y.

    I want in! I’ve been telling everyone and their mothers about The Hunger Games! I’d give up READING OTHER BOOKS for a month if I can get my hands on Catching Fire! Plus, I’m trying to get my brother to read The Hunger Games but he won’t do it. He says he hates to read!!!! I want to change his life. God, pick me!!!! I will sell my soul!!! I will gift you my future children like the dim but fair dairy maid did in Rumplestiltskin.

    In sum, I sacrifice my favorite hobby, my immortal soul, and my future embryos. Sound desperate enough for ya?

  6. Debbie

    OMG! So excited for the chance to win. I would be willing to give up my internet access for at least a month. If you talk to anyone who knows me they will say this is huge. I am on the internet all day and night and check my email constantly. I was dying after 1 week on vacation with only dial up to access the internet two or three times. dasuzuki at yahoo dot com

  7. Michelle

    Oh WOW! I would love a copy of Catching Fire! I’d give up chocolate for 6 weeks for a copy. Chocolate! Or the internet! or other books! SO DESPERATE FOR THIS BOOK.

  8. Jess

    I would give up Chocolate to read Catching Fire and The Hunger Games. I haven’t read The Hunger Games, but I’ve heard amazing things about it. I’ve gone to all the midnight releases for Harry Potter, except for the final one, because my best friend got married out of state. But going to them all was so much fun, and the only thing I regret not doing is dressing up for them. ^__^
    -Jess

  9. Sheri

    Girl… I gotta win this set! Do bribes help?

    I’ve been dying to read these two books. But, I’m too broke and I have to win them so that I can review them at leisure. But, oh… am so wanting them. I’ve entered every contest that has one or both of these books… so far no luck.

    But, alas! There is hope! You’re giving them away.

    I’m entering.

    ENTER
    ENTER
    ENTER

    (Wish me luck)

    Sher
    A Novel Menagerie

  10. Heather

    I’ve never heard of either of these, but now I can’t wait to read them both! (If I don’t happen to win this contest, I’ll be ordering them for my Kindle…) I’ve never had the chance to go to a midnight release party, though I would have if we’d lived in the US when the Harry Potter books were released. *sigh* Instead I had to wait until Amazon delivered my copies for me. *Sigh. Sigh.*

  11. Joemmama

    I’d give up my cane since I would be sitting and reading….

  12. Laura/BookingIt

    What would I give up for an ARC of Catching Fire? I’d give up any hope of reading anything else from the moment it arrived to the moment I finished reading it :-).

  13. Jackie (Farm Lane Books)

    I loved The Hunger Games, so would love to win Catching Fire. I’ve never been to a midnight release party – I like my sleep too much!

  14. Raelena

    I havent read The Hunger Games but I would love to. I have never been to a midnight release party before

  15. Michelle

    Well I don’t think it’s any surprise that I’m jumping in to throw my hat in the ring for this fab-U-lous giveaway. So many things I’d give up to with this….my job, my bills, my student loans….but yea, don’t think any of that’s gonna happen so removing muffins or maybe cookies might be a more reasonable choice. Any way, please include me in this awesometastic giveaway. Wait….please let me WIN this awesometastic giveaway. πŸ˜‰

  16. Marg

    Apparently I haven’t lived properly yet! I haven’t read Hunger Games (although I do have it out from the library at the moment) and I have never been to a midnight release party. I am not even sure we have midnight release parties! LOL!

  17. Nan

    I would give up my nightly bowl of ice cream for Catching Fire! I loved the first book and I can’t wait to read the sequel!

  18. Claire

    Hi, I came across your blog via a Twitter RT about this prize draw and coincidentally I have just picked up The Hunger Games from the library! I have heard such great things about it, look forward to reading it & would love to own a copy of it and its sequel.
    I have only be to one midnight release party so far and it was for Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows so was very memorable.

  19. Deborah

    since i’m one of those weird abnormal people that has NOT read The Hunger games yet, i HAVE to enter this. and unfortunately no i have not gone to a midnight release of a book yet either. although i did stand in line to go to the midnight release of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. I got in line around 6pm. I was 12 people away from the door.

  20. Raina

    I’d give up work for a copy of Catching Fire. It’s a tough decision, but in the end I think we’d both be better for it.

  21. Pam R.

    I haven’t read either book but I’ve read some interesting reviews for both of them and love it seems to be the consensus. I’ve never attended a midnight release party for a book, though I did consider it for Harry Potter.

  22. raidergirl3

    I loved The Hunger Games, and so did my son.
    I would give up a night’s sleep for Catching Fire, and I probably will, once I get my hands on a copy.

  23. CJ

    I would give up Gilmore Girls (which I’m watching as I type!) for as long as it takes me to read Catching Fire. Although if it’s anything like The Hunger Games, that wouldn’t be very long! I checked out The Hunger Games on Sunday, read 100 pages by flashlight during a power outage that night, read another 80 while doing my makeup the next morning, and finished it that night. … And that was after working a 11 hour day.

  24. Melissa (Book Nut)

    My 13 yo daughter and I would die to win these — we both adored Hunger Games, and are dying to read Catching Fire… crossing my fingers, knocking on wood. What would I give up? My Facebook and Twitter addictions. That would be TOTALLY worth it.

  25. Jenny

    I would give up peaches. They are my favorite food ever, and it’s peach season, and every week at the grocery store I buy seven peaches, and then I get to start every day of the week with a peach. But I would give them up to read Catching Fire.

  26. nikki

    I want to enter! I’ve been meaning to read Hunger Games for a while and haven’t been able to. (The wait list at the library is approximately 1,000,000 people long. OK, that’s an exaggeration, but you know what I mean).

    I went to a midnight release for Deathly Hallows, but had to end up leaving early when my then 9-month old son refused to fall asleep in the Snugli and the store was so packed that there was no quiet corner for me to go nurse him πŸ™

  27. Janssen

    I went to the midnight release of the last four Harry Potter books – it was AWESOME.

    Sadly, my new job starts on Sept 1, so going to a midnight release would be insane. Hopefully, I’ll be the winner and not need to stand in line πŸ™‚

  28. Ms Mazzola

    Wow- You rock! I would love to win a copy of these to add to my classroom library. High school kids are going to eat these books up. Please enter me in your contest.

  29. Ms Mazzola

    Oops- I never even answered your questions…. sorry. I would give up coffee for a day (and this is a SERIOUS sacrifice, let me tell you) to read Catching Fire.

  30. Word Lily

    I’ve never gone to a midnight release for a book, but I have seriously considered it. I have gone to the first showing of a movie (had to take off work, it was a Tuesday or Wednesday 3 p.m. showing, and we got there to buy tickets before 2 and to stand in line for good seats) … That was with a big group of friends, and it was so much fun!

  31. Debbie

    I have never been to any release of a book! but would love to! I’ve never read either of these but would love to!

    Thanks!

  32. Jessica

    I have been to a couple of midnight release parties – one for Eclipse and one for Breaking Dawn. While the events themselves were rather fun, it was kind of pointless because I just went home and went to bed – and started reading the book the next day.

  33. Melissa

    Omg! Both books at once! I’d give up Diet Coke AND the interwebs if I could get my grubby little paws on Catching Fire! I haven’t been to a release party for a book but have always wanted to! I bet it would be fun! I’m crossing my fingers and holding my breath for this! :)>

    melissa

  34. Mik

    To get Catching Fire, I would give up milk for a month, which might just kill me because I have at least three glasses a day, but it would be worth it!

    Mik @ I Am Nonfiction

  35. BreiaB

    I would love to win these books. I so want to read them.

  36. SarahKay

    I’ve been to a midnight launch – the last Harry Potter book x

  37. Vicki

    I have not read Hunger Games, gave my copy to a young friend who loved it so much I let her keep it. I will get another soon (I hope).

    Not sure what I would give up, maybe watching Monk reruns with my husband.

    I have not been to a midnight book release though I went in at 5 am for the last Harry Potter, just missing the midnight crowd and still being elbowed out of the way at the check out by the only other customer in the store, a 40ish blond rich bitch who had to start reading before me, I guess. I was on my way to the hospital for a not too urgent admit. The nurses saw me carrying the book and told me not to say anything about it until they could get off work and get to the bookstore.

  38. Tara

    I’d love to be entered! I haven’t read either book but am really curious. I have not attending a midnight release party. But, I did wait in line on Saturday to purchase the 7th Harry Potter book.

  39. Ti

    I haven’t read either one!

    I have not attended a midnight release party either but I certainly would if I was into the book enough. Especially if I had a friend who loved the book as much as me go with me.

  40. Rob Charron

    Hi πŸ™‚
    Thank you for holding this great contest. I want to read both books because I’ve read terrific reviews for both. I haven’t read The Hunger Games yet – it is on my “To Be Bought & To Be Read” list. As is Catching Fire.
    πŸ™‚
    I haven’t been to a midnight release party for a book. We only have 2 Coles bookstores in my dinky town in my remote area of Ontario. When the Internet came I was able to order the books they never bothered to get in. I was/am furious with them. I missed so many books by fantastic authors. I tell you this so you will know what it means to me when I say I would give up the Internet *gulp* to get Catching Fire.
    πŸ™‚
    Sending you love from Northern Ontario
    twitter.com/RKCharron
    xoxo

  41. Wendy Cleveland

    Would love to be entered to receive copies of these books. Haven’t read either, but they look exciting. I would give up my daily coffee fix and watching VH1 realty shows πŸ™‚

  42. Jeanne

    Don’t enter me, because I love Suzanne’s writing enough to buy the second one when it comes out, but I want to say how glad I am to hear you found the second one as engrossing!

    I own all the Gregor the Overlander books, too–good for boys, especially, because of the male hero. They’re not quite as engrossing as this new series, perhaps, but if anyone is looking for more from Collins, you could try the first one and see what you think.

  43. Jessi

    I haven’t read The Hunger Games, but my BFF is a children’s librarian and she keeps telling me I need to. She also got an ARC of Catching Fire from somewhere, so even if I don’t win here I’m sure I can pry it out of hands…eventually. πŸ™‚

    To answer your question, I’ve been to four midnight release parties: HP5, 6, 7 and Breaking Dawn. I love dressing up!

  44. Alyce

    I would give up a night’s sleep for Catching Fire. I know that might not sound like too much, but with two small boys in the house a night’s sleep is pretty precious.

    Of course when I eventually read Catching Fire I’m sure I’ll probably be giving up some sleep to read it – especially if it’s as good as you say!

  45. Juliet

    I have never been at a midnight release party for a book. I am bad at sleep & so I treasure it, and I don’t like waiting around for things. It makes me feel like a supplicant. I am fully aware this is both a little odd and a lot stubborn. I will set my alarm to buy concert tickets, but not books — a book will be there for me the next day, a concert will not.

    I thought long & hard, and I have decided I would give up my beloved fudgsicles for Catching Fire/The Hunger Games. But only temporarily. Until I finished reading. And then, fudgsicle madness!

  46. stacy

    Hunger Games is on my wish list, so this giveaway is perfect!
    I have never gone to a midnight release party, although I did do it once for the movie Tropic Thunder.
    stacybooks at yahoo

  47. MichelleB

    I really want this book for my daughter. The read The Hunger Games and LOVED it. I know she’s dying for the next one to come out. I have been to a midnight release party – it was for the last Twilight book. I went with my daughter (the same one) because she was dying for that book to come out.

  48. Marie Devers

    I want to read Catching Fire so badly that I would give up commas for a whole day. Seriously, I am a writer who uses commas way too much. I always have to take them out during editing, but I would write nothing but comma-less sentences for a whole day if I won Catching Fire. And you could keep all my commas, too.

    Team Gale!

  49. Lu

    I would give up reading for a week.
    Yes, reading.

    I am that serious.

  50. Liz Rehermann

    The Hunger Games is a book that was torturous, painful, witty, imagnitive, and motivating. It had everything in it the perfect book requiers. This is a book that will stay on my shelf, get old and worn. The pages will rip and fall out. The words will fade, but i will always continue to read it. In my mind this book was a masterpice. I’m sure Catching Fire will be all of this and more. Cathing Fire is a book i’ve been wanting to get my hands on ever since i read the last few lines of The Hunger Games. Once i finished the book i ran to the computer and tried to find what the sequal was called and get any information i could. Now i have the chance to get the book itself, and im going to try my hardest to get it. What would I give up to read this book? I would give up many things. I would even give up the chance to meet the auther herself. (Crazy as that sounds) Im not willing to go another second without this book. It’s something i quite happily need. Please do concider me, Liz Rehermann, for the book.

  51. Emily

    I haven’t read The Hunger Games yet but I’ve been DYING to!!! I woudl love to win the pair πŸ™‚ The only MIdnight release party I’ve been to was for the last Harry Potter book. I was so excited to see how it ended I didn’t even care how much my husband made fun of me for it!

  52. Kristin

    I’d have to say television since The Hunger Games concerns a reality show. Or my library card, but that’d be really difficult! Never been to a midnight release party except for online.

  53. Lori L

    I’d LOVE to win a copy of Catching Fire! I’ve never been to a midnight release party. If I’ve wanted a book that badly I’ve generally already pre-ordered it. What would I give up? I’ve thought long and hard and decided that I will forego, yes even during the summer, my weekly bowl of ice cream. I look forward to it all week, but I will give it up for a chance to win a copy of Catching Fire..

  54. Stephanie

    I loved Hunger Games. I even turned some of my students on to the novel. I would give up my iphone for a month. And that is saying alot. I love love my phone. But I love, love , love Hunger Games.

  55. Gina B.

    I haven’t read Hunger Games yet. It is very near the top of the TBR pile. I’ve never been to a midnight release either–way past my bedtime!

  56. Amber

    I haven’t read either book.

    The only midnight launch I’ve been to was the pre-party for Breaking Dawn which I went to by accident. I just happened to show up that night and I wrote about it on my blog (http://www.amberstults.com/?p=94). There was quite a bit of energy in the bookstore from all those teens.

    I think you should definitely go to the book launch.

  57. Navkiran Kaur

    What would I give up to read Catching Fire? … wow, a LOT. Chocolate, internet usage, my iPhone, YOU NAME IT. I’m not even joking. I’m a major Harry Potter nerd, the ridiculously crazy kind that has to have fifty different copies of each book and dresses up and has a wand and well – the list goes on, haha. Ever since the Harry Potter series has finished, I haven’t found another book that made me feel the way those books have… until now, that is. When I read The Hunger Games, I couldn’t stop. I kept turning the pages and putting everything else off until I finished the book and it was so amazing and brilliant and I told everyone about it and I just wanted Catching Fire so badly! I didn’t, however, know about that contest and stumbled upon most ARC giveaways a tad too late so, I’m so happy I found this one. πŸ™‚ What I’m trying to say is that since this is the first time since Potter (which has changed my life; I love the Harry Potter fandom, I love wizard rock, the conventions – everything) that a book made me feel this way, I would give up whatever to keep that feeling and continue to the next book and keep reading. <3

    Even though I've read The Hunger Games too, I wanted to answer the midnight release question. I LOVE midnight releases, of Harry Potter books and movies. Just the mere fact that you're surrounded by all these people who are just here to celebrate the release of a book or a movie of this book that you all love, is great. Especially in the HP fandom, where everyone's accepting and so creative and inspiring. That's one of the best part about the books: the fandom, the events. So, definitely consider holding a CF midnight release. Now that you've mentioned it, maybe I should head down to my local B&N and ask them about it. It'd be fun. <3

    Thank you so much!

  58. Navkiran Kaur

    What would I give up to read Catching Fire? … wow, a LOT. Chocolate, internet usage, my iPhone, YOU NAME IT. I’m not even joking. I’m a major Harry Potter nerd, the ridiculously crazy kind that has to have fifty different copies of each book and dresses up and has a wand and well – the list goes on, haha. Ever since the Harry Potter series has finished, I haven’t found another book that made me feel the way those books have… until now, that is. When I read The Hunger Games, I couldn’t stop. I kept turning the pages and putting everything else off until I finished the book and it was so amazing and brilliant and I told everyone about it and I just wanted Catching Fire so badly! I didn’t, however, know about that contest and stumbled upon most ARC giveaways a tad too late so, I’m so happy I found this one. πŸ™‚ What I’m trying to say is that since this is the first time since Potter (which has changed my life; I love the Harry Potter fandom, I love wizard rock, the conventions – everything) that a book made me feel this way, I would give up whatever to keep that feeling and continue to the next book and keep reading. <3

    Navkiran Kaur Reply:

    Oh, and I wanted to add: DEFINITELY have a midnight release party. I love those so much. With the Potter books, it’s the fandom and the events that make it better, not just the books.

  59. Michelle

    I would give up sugar and chocolate for two months to win these books. I’ve read The Hunger Games, loved it and have posted several times about my desire for an ARC of Catching Fire. I even emailed Scholastic in desperation to see what I could drum up; nada; they kept responding that the book was not available until Sept. yeah, thanks! I have been to midnight parties for HP, of course and just went the other night to HP midnight movie opening. Fabulous to see all the fans gathered from young to old (me and my husband, I think, were the oldest ones there!)
    tks for great contest!

  60. Irene Lenihan

    I loved the first book. I snatched it from my sister, who is a librarian, when she wasn’t looking. I think I would have to give up buying any other books until I finished it. Of course, that isn’t much to give up because I wouldn’t read any other books until after I read this one. I just know it will be as good as the first one. I want to read it so bad.

  61. Mary M.

    I have not read The Hunger Games yet which is why I’m entering this drawing. I’ve read so many good things about the book that now I am just plain curious. As far as answering your question goes…I have been at many a midnight release party for Harry Potter of course but no other books. If they have one for the next Outlander I would so be there.

  62. Kiki

    I just read Hunger Games too–and I was lucky enough to snag an ARC from work…so count me out on the contest. But i found all the killing quite disturbing–but I loved it–I love the whole post apocalyptic setting anyway.

    If you loved this YA read, read Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer–so good!

  63. BEA

    I would give up anything but my husband and children and any other book i own. I’ve just started the hunger games and i want to read everything this woman writes. I’m a sucker for a good story.
    I WANT TO WIN THESE BOOKS. COUNT ME IN.

  64. Shelley @ ChainReading

    I have not read Hunger Games yet. I’ve kind of been waiting until closer to the release of Catching Fire to read them together.
    I have been to the Breaking Dawn party at Barnes and Noble.

  65. Jeane

    I’ve never been to a release party for a book. I haven’t read Hunger Games yet, but I want to – they both sound so good! If they came my way, I’d give up whatever book I was reading at the moment, and set it aside until done with these two. Kinda lame, but there it is.

  66. Eva D

    I would give up spicy Mexican food for a year to win this book. I love reading and well Mexican food isnt very heslthy for me so this would ge a terrific payoff

  67. sarah pekkanen

    I’ve never been at a midnight release party — but I’d love to go to one. And I remember you raving about this book, so I’d love to win!

  68. Carol M

    I’ve haven’t read either of these books but I want to! I’ve never been to a midnight release party. I don’t stay up that late! lol I would give up cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory to win! I really, really love cheesecake!
    mittens0831 AT aol.com

  69. ShootingStarsMag

    Okay, I’m so behind on this and haven’t read The Hunger Games but I went to three midnight parties for Harry Potter (the last three) and then the one and only they had for Twilight’s latest, Breaking Dawn. It’s a lot of fun. I’m such a book dork, so it’s a bit cool to share that with others even if they are only fond of those specific books. I didn’t know they were having them for Catching Fire though. That’s awesome!!!

    –Lauren

  70. Sharon Walling

    I would give up JUNK FOOD. And no, I’ve never been to a book release party. I would love to win these.
    Thanks for the chance.

    sharon54220@gmail.com

  71. wendy wallach

    I would give up pogo badge challenges for one week to get the chance to read this sequel! Knowing me, that’s really heavy…

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  72. Kimmy

    I have not read either, but I have been dying to. I’ve heard great things about The Hunger Games.

    I have been to two midnight release parties. Most recently for Breaking Dawn and previously for The Deathly Hallows. Very fun stuff.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

    -Kimmy

  73. softdrink

    What would I give up? Hello…I’m doing the Game On! Challenge. No chocolate, no caffeine, no diet soda, no mac n cheese…what more do you want from me!?!?!?!?

  74. brenda helgeson

    i would give up chocolate cake. nope i haven’t read either copy, would love to though and i’m from a small town in oregon, not many book release partie here, but if i lived in new york, heck yeah i would

  75. melissa @1lbr

    Oh man, oh man, oh man….I would give up – my left big toe. No, really. Who needs it? Balance, pshaw! As long as I can read this book ASAP, I don’t mind limping! πŸ™‚

  76. mee

    No I’ve never been at midnight release party for a book. Does it mean I have less chance to win the books? πŸ™ I do want to read Hunger Games (and the sequel of course if I love the first). I don’t think they’re out in Australia and I can’t find them here at local libraries.

  77. Seahn

    I would give up my laptop and sleep on the floor for a month, if you knew me that is big- I love my laptop and I cherish my bed. The Hunger games was that good and I think Catching Fire will be better.

    Great contest
    Seahn
    seahn-gallagher(at)hotmail(dot)com

  78. Deedles

    I have never been to a midnight release but wanted to go for Breaking Dawn. I heard a bit about The Hunger Games and would love to add these to my library.

  79. Rebecca Cox

    First, what on earth is a Pocket Edward?
    No, I have never been to a midnight release or an author book signing, etc. I have not read Hunger games so it would be nice to read them both at once. I would give up TV for a month and believe me I am an addict!

  80. Maria Wolff

    Would love to win The Hunger Game and Catching Fire! Both sound like stay up all night reads! Please throw my hat in the ring!

  81. Jason

    I would give up fishing (for a while) while I read the book. I love fishing so thats a big thing. Thanks for the chance

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

  82. Amy

    I would give up ice cream! (That way the book stays cleaner!)And I am happy to admit to also going to an HP release party here in Santa Rosa. The crowd was so huge, and the lines so long, my mother-in-law and I gawked, giggled and went home! Hope to win these books because anything YOU really love has got to be a great read!

  83. Bianca

    Since I haven’t read the Hungers Game yet, yes, I’ve been to a midnight book release! For Harry Potter and also Breaking Dawn. πŸ™‚

    infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

  84. Janelle

    I’ve not read either book yet, but I’ve read plenty of reviews, all favorable. What would I give up?…blogging so that I had time to read both! Thanks. (Yes, I’ve been to a midnight release party for HP, but didn’t stay because the lines were too long!)

  85. Shawna Lewis

    I would give up paper-back-swap, but it would be really hard ;o)
    I would also love to come to a night book party, cool cool!!!!
    Shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com
    310 N 55th W
    Idaho Falls, ID. 83402

  86. Jenn

    What would I give up to read Catching Fire?? My daily Starbucks latte, buying any books for a month (ouch!), and watching reality television for an entire year (my husband would like that). And I think midnight release parties can be really fun. I’ve been to midnight releases for the Harry Potter and Twilight series, and they were fantastic experiences!

  87. Memory

    Ooh, this is an AWESOME contest! I haven’t read THE HUNGER GAMES yet, (but I really, really want to!), so I’ll answer your second question: yes, I’ve been to a midnight release. Two of them, actually. I went the parties for the last two Harry Potter books. THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE was a relatively small affair in the bookstore itself, but THE DEATHLY HALLOWS was crazy. The bookstore rented our main city park for the event. They converted the conservatory into the Haunted Woods and set up a whole bunch of Potter-themed stuff in the central field. It was awesome.

  88. patrick m

    Both of these books look fantastic. I can’t believe I haven’t read the Hunger Games or been to a midnight release. I need to get out more!!!

  89. Heather

    I haven’t jumped on the Hunger Games bandwagon yet, but I’d totally love to. And no, I’ve never been to a midnight release party. I usually just order the books on Amazon (like the last two harry potters) and then they arrive on my doorstep the morning of the release. πŸ™‚

  90. Molly @ bookhopping

    I would love to win both copies — I haven’t read Hunger Games yet, but I have heard so many amazing things about it.

    I haven’t been to any midnight release parties, though I was tempted for the last two Harry Potters.

  91. Literary Feline

    I’d like to enter, Trish! I haven’t read Hunger Games, and so I haven’t a clue what I’d give up to read Catching Fire. I can answer the second question though. I went to the Harry Potter midnight release party for the most recent book. It was oh so crowded! We had a great time though. My husband tagged along and we met up with a couple of friends. There were lots of people dressed up in costumes. Unlike many of the people there, I did wait until after catching some sleep that night/morning before reading the book.

  92. Jenners

    I must admit … I’d never heard of these books but I’ve been seeing a lot about “The Hunger Games” and love the premise so I would love to be entered to win both! (Seems like I’m up against a lot of competition though.) And in answer to your question, I haven’t ever attended a midnight release party — I’m just not good at staying up late. But I think it would be fun to do someday — I regret not going to the Harry Potter one for the last book.

  93. bridget3420

    I haven’t read Hunger Games and I haven’t been to a midnight release party for a book.

  94. debnance

    There was one copy of Catching Fire sitting on a table at a booth at the Texas Library Association Conference last spring. I contemplated several things….Would I steal it? It was unguarded (the booth staff were away at lunch), but I could never steal something….I couldn’t. I did return at a later time and ask if I could have a copy of it….”Not available yet,” I was told sadly. I actually thought about sitting down and reading it during the conference….

    You can see that I really want to read it, but that I’m a Good Girl. I shall have to wait for my own copy in the fall, I suppose.

  95. David Lateiner

    Well, I read The hunger games from the library once and have been back to read it again, but it is always checked out. :O) I have been dying to read Catching Fire as the Hunger Games was probably close to one of my favorite books ever read. I would definitley, without a doubt be willing to give up most of my own library of books (probably close to 100 of my most favorite books) with aplease, please enter me to win. Thank you for the opportunity!
    Dave

  96. Kate

    AHHHHHHH!!! I would die if i won this! The Hunger Games is my favorite book ever! If I won this…. I would give up my cell phone and my ipod. I am constantly listening to music and texting, so this would be a big deal to me. I have been to 2 midnight release parties; one to the 5th Harry Potter movie, and one to the 7th Harry Potter book. They are crazy fun if you get their like 6 hours before (with a friend). You should definitely go to one, if I don’t win this, I will be planning on going to the part for Catching Fire.

  97. Celia

    I would give up food for a week. No, seriously. I’d fast to read Catching Fire. Or I could give up coffee for 3 months. Maybe. Please enter me!

    celialarsen(at)gmail(dot)com

  98. Kimm

    I feel like I’m out so far out of the loop! This is the first I have heard of either of these books…and I have have never been to a midnight release book party. Does that make me bad? Eeek…I SWEAR I do love books!!!

    Well, I’d love to give the books a try. I haven’t read much in this genre and could probably do with broadening my horizons!

  99. Mozi Esmes Mommy

    My precious blogging time!

  100. gwendolyn b

    I have not read either book and would be thrilled to win. Especially the HUNGER GAMES because I’ve heard so much about it since its release. I have never been to a midnight release party. If I’m lucky, I asleep at that time. (Though usually awake an hour later!) For a chance to read CATCHING FIRE, I would give up reading the Sunday funnies and eating M&M’s (peanut; dark chocolate) – for one Sunday, maybe 2.

    Thanks for the chance!

  101. Marie

    I would give up chocolate for a month for Catching Fire — and I’m a chocolate addict!

  102. Julie

    Sadly I have not yet read The Hunger Games although it is quickly moving way up on my list of books to read! I would love to win this contest!
    And yes I have been to a midnight release party….so fun! I, along with the rest of the world battled sleep, hunger and overwhelming giddiness to go to the release for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

    Cheers,
    julie.sherritt[at]gmail.com

  103. Rebecca

    I haven’t been able to get my hands on a copy of Hunger Games yet, and I’d love to enter your giveaway!

  104. Karen

    I would love to enter this contest. I haven’t read The Hunger Games as yet but I don’t think I have heard or read a negative thing about it. I have not ever been to a midnight release of a book – but only because I live in Australia and our “midnight” release parties are usually at some daytime hour to coincide with the rest of the world!

  105. Wrighty

    What a great contest!! I read The Hunger games when it first came out. I found it at my library before anyone knew how great it was. I would love to read it again before Catching Fire. It would be AWESOME to have my own copies of both! I don’t know what I would give up for this. Maybe chocolate, and I have to have chocolate! Usually I don’t care that much about owning my own copy as long as I can find them at my library. I would be happy to share this one though!

    I haven’t been to a release party for a book – yet. We live in a small town and the closest book store is now an hour away since our own closed years ago. I will have to go sometime though. This would be a good one to start with!

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  107. austenfan

    This is such a cool contest! I haven’t read The Hunger Games yet but I’ve heard from a lot of people that it’s amazing!
    So I’d love to enter your contest!
    I’ve never been at a midnight release party for a book but given the chance, I think it’ll be fun! πŸ˜€

    issa[dot]mojica[at]gmail[dot]com

  108. gaby317

    I haven’t read either yet and have heard so much about both books. I remember the release of the 2006 Harry Potter – I hadn’t wanted to miss the book so I had it mailed to my law firm. But then the book was being delivered on the weekend, so I went to the office and stayed there all Saturday. The book didn’t arrive so after staying late, I kept calling on Sunday. I spent Sunday in my walkup, worried that UPS would try to deliver the book and no one would be home. There was a mix up and the book didn’t get delivered for a few more days. By then I had bought another copy at B&N!

    Pls count me in gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

  109. susan

    I’ve read quite a bit about Hunger Games and would love to have both for our library. What would I give up? A whole day to read them.

    Thanks for hosting the contest.
    cora_litgroup@yahoo.com

  110. Valerie

    I’ve never been to a midnight party book release, but it sounds like fun! I would go for a release for the “In Death” books by JD Robb!

  111. Carrie K.

    What would I give up to read Catching Fire? Hmmmm….. I’d give up buying books for the rest of the year!

  112. Ladytink_534

    I haven’t read Hunger Games yet so I’ll have to go with the second question and the answer is no. I’d really, really like to though! I almost went to the last HP one but I was too sick at the time.

  113. Jessica

    You are so funny!

    I have not heard of either of these yet!

  114. Tony

    After reading Hunger Games, I was so excited that the second book was on Amazon, and I was taking out my credit card to pay for it, until I realized it was on pre-order til September 1st. Needless to say I was crushed and close to despair until I found your contest.

    Anyway, I would give up the internet, computers, watching tv, etc. (just about everything other than food and bathroom breaks) for a whole day. Of course that would happen anyway once I got a copy of Cataching Fire to read. Kind of self-fulfilling don’t you think?

  115. Mallory

    Holy crow. This is amazing! I’ve been looking for a contest to win this book for WEEKS. It is the sixth one, but I still hav’ent won.

    If i had a chance to win Catching Fire I would give up listening to music for a decade. It’s quite impossibe, i’m alaways listening to it, but if its for Catching Fire, that’s where the quite comes in. I will do ANYTHING… including catching fire myself! Pease, please, please? I can’t wait!

  116. Alicia

    I would pretty much give up anything to read an ARC of Catching Fire. Including black and white cookies (my favorite), or ice cream for a year. Seriously, September is so far away! And if there was a midnight release party, I’d be there to read it that much faster.

  117. Sue

    I’d give up my naughty three year old. (Just kidding – kind of.) I’d give up Hot Tamales, which are my favorite thing!

    smickelson1993 at yahoo dot com

  118. bethany (Dreadlock Girl)

    I would give up….huh, I should say sugar since I really need to give that up anyaway…but I don’t think I could say that and do it even for Catching Fire…so I’ll say sleep, sleep is easier to give up, especially if just during the time while I’ll be reading Catching Fire. I couldn’t give it up forever, so if you meant forever than I would have to say…I don’t know. I don’t know what I’d answer then.

    My fingers are crossed…thanks for being so generous!!!

  119. Erica

    I have not read Hunger Games, but it has been recommended to me by several language arts teachers I work with. I did go to the midnight release party of the 2nd Harry Potter book.

    Please, enter me in your drawing! I would love both books!

  120. Lisa

    I have not read Hunger Games yet because the list at my library is long. I would love to win both.

    I went to the midnight release of the last Harry Potter, but since I was in the middle of nowhere (Pierre, SD), that release “party” was at WALMART. I still went.

  121. Libraryfly

    I would be willing to give up….(hmmmm….) all my Twilight copies and wait a month before going to the theatre to see New Moon! Oh Lord…this is asking alot….but I also LOVED The Hunger Games and right now…I’d probably throw Edward over for a chance to meet Peeta! (this is hypothetically speaking of course…I love you Edward!)

  122. Penny

    I haven’t read either of these yet, but I really want to! I’ve never been to a midnight release party, although I’ve always wanted to! And I would give up…hhmmm…my cell phone for Catching Fire. It’s my lifeline, so I wouldn’t want to give it up, but I would! πŸ™‚

  123. melanie

    I’d give up coffee, which at this point is my link to sanity. πŸ™‚ And I was one of the oldest girls at the Breaking Dawn midnight release. If there is a Catching Fire party in our area, I’ll be taking my niece, no doubt. Great giveaway! Thanks.

  124. Olivia

    Yes, I went to the midnight release party of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and let me tell you that was an EXPERIENCE I will never forget. We waited in line forever, we lost each other, we battled staying awake, but it was worth it for the memories. Go with someone you love, and it will be worth it.

    As for Catching Fire and The Hunger Games….I would give up anything in the world, and I know that’s not specific but I would.
    The HUnger Games is my favorite book and I’ve entered so many contests to win, that I started a blog account devoted solely to that so I could post blogs for extra adds. And everyday I’d check the blog to see if I won, and everytime I didn’t win, I’d cry.
    I want this so bad you have no idea. It means everything in the world to me.
    And if you need a more concrete answer for what I’d give up, my computer. It’s with me wherever I go, and I’m constantly on it. It’s my world, my everything. Besides Catching Fire, please consider me, it would mean more to me then life itself.

    Olivia Reply:

    I forgot to mention that being only 13, it’s not so easy for me to go the 1st to buy this books A) because I don’t have a car B) I don’t have a job therefor, no money c) My whole family will be out of town besides me and my brother helping my sister move to college. Because of these things I can’t get this books without this contest it means the world to me and if I don’t win I don’t know what I”ll do.
    Please help me, you would be my hero and you already are for making up this contest. Thank you so much, I really hope you pick me.

    Olivia Reply:

    When I come and read the other people’s posts about why the want it, I see that they too really want it. But I think that theres a difference. My whole life is centered around books. I read all day and to have this book early would be a dream come true. And I neither have a copy of The Hunger Games or Catching fire because I couldn’t afford the HUnger Games. Please help me win this book. I’m begging you. Please choose me.

  125. Mishia

    Well seeing as I fell absolutely in love with Hunger Games, I’d give one of my kidneys. But just one! Okay that’s a little drastic, how about chocolate for a whole month?! I do adore chocolate.

  126. Elena

    After hearing about the Hunger Games from everyone I knew I finally decided to bite the bullet and dive into it. I loved it. I started it the afternoon my sister and I decided to head up to the New England Sand Sculpture contest on Revere Beach. I started it on the T and when our stop rolled around didn’t want to get off the train! I flew by all the amazing sand sculptures so we could get back on the train and I could start reading again. So I almost gave up the Sand Sculptures for the Hunger Games, and as for Catching Fire…I’d have to say the thing I’m most looking forward to (since I’ve already seen the latest HP) is the New Moon movie. If I got Catching Fire right before I left for the movie, I’d have to say I’d sit at home and read Catching Fire and give up seeing New Moon at midnight. πŸ™‚ So please, enter me in the contest.

  127. Becky

    I don’t know if I qualify, but I will give up soda for 6 months – seriously! And you know that’s significant because it means giving it up through ALL the holidays. Wow – now that’s dedication πŸ™‚

  128. zibilee

    I would give up soda for a month to read Catching Fire. As much as I love soda, I would love to read this book more, and so would my kids. Thanks for hosting this incredible giveaway!

    zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

  129. Sharon B.

    Hi. I am a children’s librarian. I also LOVED The Hunger Games.

    If I won a copy of these books I would give up reading Catching Fire first in favor of one of my teens having the first go ahead. Then, because I am not totally altruistic – I would read it second before passing it on again.

    Hope I win so I can share the wealth with my eager readers.

    Sharon B.

  130. Tasses

    I am giving up all forms of chocolate until July 31st as a good luck offering so I can win Catching Fire. Once I win it, as an additional offering to the Gods of Luck, I will give up all things chocolate for an additional month!

    You have no idea how difficult an offering this is for me….

  131. Jessica

    Ooh please enter me I’ve been dying to read this book!!!!
    I’d give up Gilmore Girls for an entire month (which, if you knew me, is a HUGE sacrifice) in order to be able to read CF.

  132. Maya

    I’d give up sugar for a month (which is a big deal because I’m a huge sugar junkie!) just to read this!!! You have no idea how much I want this; enough to go searching on every search engine for “catching fire giveaway” for hours.

    It’s hard when nearly everyone I know has already read it and they ALL rave about it and I can’t go out and buy the book myself when it comes out anyway. I’m usually one of the LAST people to get any new exciting book. So please, please, this means the WORLD to me!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would give a whole lot to be able to read Catching Fire. You have no idea how much.

  133. KT

    What would i give up, eh? Well, i wouldn’t give up food or water – how stupid would that be? Don’t suppose i’d give up my family or my uni offers either – the first would be AS stupid, the second, nearly as stupid.
    I’d give up … I’d give up listening to music for a month (since we’re talking in months, apparently). Since i listen to any kind of music (I’m listening to ‘I like your style’ from Barnum right now) (I recommend that song) it’s pretty big for me. In fact, i go around singing songs all the time and i might not be a music ‘junkie’ but it doesn’t stop me from loving what i do listen to.
    Not that it matters much because, compared to most people, this isn’t a big thing. Or you might not think it is. Still, it’s always worth a try. And, as i never win competitions anyway … i suspect i’ve just wasted your time. Ah, well.

  134. KatherineR

    Loved the first would love to read the second.

    Thanks for the contest. πŸ™‚

  135. Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)

    Wow, one sitting?! Now I know that I have to read the sequel. I read Hunger Games for my first meeting of the book club I started last month. I would love to get my hands on catching fire.

  136. lisamm

    Bought the first but haven’t started it. I’m saving it for vacation. I have never been to a midnight release party of anything. I generally turn into a pumpkin at midnight.

  137. TJ Dietderich

    Oh gosh, in the past few weeks, I’ve had a dozen friends tell me I need to read Hunger Games. I didn’t even know there was a sequel, but now I’m pumped for both! And no, I’ve never been to a midnight release party. Except once, on accident. A friend of mine tricked me into coming with her to a Harry Potter launch. She had promised tacos. There were no tacos.

  138. Erin

    I have been wanting to read these books for so long! I feel like everyone on the planet has been telling me to check them out, so I’m not going to lie… I really want to win these books. πŸ™‚

  139. Violet

    I haven’t read The Hunger Games yet and I haven’t been to a midnight release party yet. But I remember seeing pictures of Breaking Dawn midnight release party and they were awesome.

    Please enter me.

  140. Madeline

    Oh please, please pick me! I would give up t.v. and internet – AND chocolate for a month!!

  141. Lesley

    I haven’t read The Hunger Games yet, so I am going the midnight-release-party route. I went to the last 2 HP midnight release parties. For HBP, our section of the line happened to go through the romance/erotica section of the bookstore. We had a grand old time checking out the jacket copy and trying to keep our comments low enough so that the children around us wouldn’t hear our discussion. I like to think that we were successful. I also went to the DH midnight party, but we were not so fortunate in our line-placement that time around. There is a button from a Breaking Dawn release party above my desk, too. I didn’t actually go to said party because it was for teens only and I find Twilight creepy and stalkerish, but I proudly display my I Was Bitten by Breaking Dawn button.

  142. Cara

    I’d give up my guitars and mandolins and banjo and violins and other misc. instruments for a month. Which is a really big thing for me, since that is pretty much all I do. Make music, surf the web, read. My life in a nutshell.

  143. Michelle

    I’ve never been to a midnight release party but I think I just might have to go to one, sometime. Sounds right up my alley.

    I would love to have copies fo the two books. My 11 year son is so difficult to please when it comes to reading materials and I’ve heard such great things about Hunger Games….so I would give up trying to find him books that please him for at least two months (one month for each book) if I won – and my pocketbook would thank you πŸ™‚ Wondering what I would do with myself if I didn’t have to scout the bookstore during that time.

  144. Lee

    I didn’t know about midnight release parties, now I’ll have to find out where to go to one! It would be great to have these two books, Hunger Games has been on my TBR list since I first started hearing about it on the blogs. By the way, I hadn’t seen your blog before, but it’s in my favorites now – thanks.

  145. Jena

    I haven’t read The Hunger Games yet, but I did request that my library purchase a copy (and I can’t borrow it through inter-library loan because they have a rule about books released in the last year). I haven’t even seen it in bookstores here! And still, there’s such a buzz about it and the to-be-released sequel that I’m itching to get my hands on it.

    I did go to a midnight release party for Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (with my mom and sister–we were dressed as Prof. Trelawney (Mom), Tonks (my sis) and Rita Skeeter (me). It’s sad, but in this remote community in which I now live, I haven’t seen a single midnight release party for any books–just movies. In fact, when I pre-ordered the fourth Twilight book, I mentioned how other stores were having a midnight release party and the bookseller seemed at once surprised and unimpressed. Granted, I’m not sure how worthwhile a midnight release party would be for a bookstore here, once you start crunching the numbers. Still, I miss the stores that do host them.

  146. Meg

    Oh my goodness you’re giving away both of them. I’ve started wanting to read these books because everyone on the internet talked about The Hunger Games, saying that it’s a MUST to read. And I wanna read it. You’ll ask:”Then why don’t you buy it?”. I can’t. I can’t because I live in Italy. I can’t because they don’t sell it in Italy. I can’t because Italy sucks for books, movies and everything. GAH. What would I give up for reading it? Well…I’d give up going on the Internet FOR A MONTH. No. FOR TWO MONTHS. And that’s nearly impossible for me to do because I go on the Internet every single day. And I mean it. And I’d give up eating pasta AND pizza for a month. What? You want something else? FINE. I’d give up DATING for a month. Huh. Now what about that? πŸ˜‰ However, not, I’ve never been on a midnight release because 1. they don’t have it in my city (pff…city…let’s call it town) and 2. my parents don’t want me to be out of town when I’d have school on the next day. GAH. By the way, let me tell you that I really really like-y ( :D) your site…it’s beautiful. Really πŸ™‚ Saluti dal Bel Paese (alias Italia).

  147. Tricia

    i would give up all other books on my TBR list (including new releases that i’m looking forward to) for the rest of the year. πŸ™‚

  148. Kristy

    I have been dying to read this book! I loved Hunger Games and I’m sure this would also be an excellent book! I would give up my iPod for this book and that’s saying a lot because I’m obsessed with music.

  149. Wendy

    I would give up shopping for an entire month! And if you know me, I loooove shopping to death as much as possible and that one month would be terrible for me. However, if I get to read Catching Fire in return, I would definitely force myself to not shop for an entire month, which will be harddd, but I can do it with Catching Fire!.

  150. Kim

    Oh my gosh! Thank you for giving the two books away–I love you to death! I also subscribed to you! πŸ™‚

    What would I give up to read Catching Fire? I would give up my hair to read Catching Fire–I won’t care if I’ll be bald with no eyebrows, as long as I get my hands on that book! I would also give up buying books at the book store for the REST of my life! I’m pretty sure I’ve lost my sanity already–but if I didn’t—I’d give away that too. If I could read Catching Fire, at least ONCE, I will also give it up to someone else to read. After all, Catching Fire is so worthy for everyone to read, not just me.

    kimxlala@yahoo.com

  151. McCall

    I would give up using the internet fro a whole month to win these two books!

    readingismyantidrug(at)gmail(dot)com

  152. Sarah Z

    I have not been to a midnight release party! I would give up my diet mountain dews to read the book!
    Thanks

  153. Curtis A. Orton

    I have taught elementary school for 23 years, teaching both 4th and now 6th grade. I LOVE my school and the children that attend Harris Elementary! Over the course of those 23 years, I have found so many wonderful books – read-alouds, classroom library titles, and books to allow my students to check out to read at home. I have several “must-reads” that I have to read aloud to my class. I would give up all those, including Cirque du Freak, Coraline, The Giver, The Cay, and many others, just to get my hands on The Hunger Games and Catching Fire! That way I can introduce 30 more students and their families to an incredible work of fiction. I was absolutely absorbed by The Hunger Games, and can’t wait to read it to a new group of students! I actually can’t wait for my summer vacation to end, because that means Catching Fire will be available real soon! Thank you for such a fantastic book, Ms. Collins!

  154. Ivy

    HI!
    I’m dying to read these books, everyone is talking about them! What would I give up….probably coffee.And I’m the world’s greatest coffee maniac. I’d even stop drinking tea. Or water if I had to.
    I have been to Twilight midnight release here in Croatia. It was actually so packed that we could barely peek inside, but it was awesome! Always a great idea!
    xo,
    Ivy

  155. Tara

    I would give up sleep and at 12 weeks pregnant, that’s a big deal! I stayed up until 2am last night finishing THG.

  156. nfmgirl

    I haven’t read The Hunger Games yet, but it is on its way to me right now (LOVE Barnes and Noble! And “no” I’ve never been to a midnight release party.) What would I give up for Catching Fire? Well, it Hunger Games is as good as I expect, I’ll give up some of my precious blogging time to read Catching Fire!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  157. Mariana

    I’d volunteer for the Hunger Games!! Ok… maybe not so much because I would never survive but I’d give up doing anything (literally anything) until I finish the book and then I’d reread it about three times!! πŸ˜€

    Finally an international contest thank you so much!!! o3o

  158. Kimberly

    Hi Trish!
    I just saw a review of Catching Fire over at Janssen’s blog and she was raving about it as well. I actually haven’t read either, but they’re getting some awesome reviews, so now I’m totally interested and would love to be entered into your drawing!

    As for a answering your question, no I haven’t been to a midnight book release. I actually tend to wait till the fuse subsides and then get the book – I know, I’m lame. πŸ™‚

  159. Natalie Layton

    What would I give up? Caffeine! For. . .a week? That’s a lot to promise, I assure you. Please enter me!

    natalielayton(at)gmail(dot)com

  160. Hailey

    This sounds like an awesome book! Please enter me.

    I have not ever been at a midnight release party for a book.

    Shadowofwonder47(at)yahoo(dot)com

  161. Marjorie

    I have never read her books, count me in, I am a subscriber.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  162. Amy (Park-Avenue Princess)

    OMG I am SO SO SO excited about this one! I haven’t gotten to read either or these and would LOVE the chance! Please count me in and also….um….come by my (not as famous as yours blog) and enter my contest PLEASE! It isn’t hard…just FOLLOW!

    xoxo
    Amy (Park-Avenue Princess)

  163. Shaliesha K. Hinds

    IDK what has inspired you. I wont complain (I’ll sit quietly and let you give them both away). I loved the Hunger Games, and can’t wait for Catching Fire. I would give up my library card for this book. You must know that such a sacrifice is unimaginable to me. I have expired library cards in my bag, incase i want to stop by the library. (Don’t ask it makes no sense)

  164. Esme

    I would give up chocolate for a month and then pass along two of my good summer reads to a reader.

    chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

  165. Blair Lewis

    I would give up movie night with my wife to read this book
    Blair Lewis
    blairwlewis@hotmail.com

  166. Blair Lewis

    I did go to the Harry Potter midnight party it was a blast !!!!!
    Blair Lewis
    blairwlewis@hotmail.com

  167. paul wilcox

    what i would give for both the hunger games and catching fire ? I WOULD GIVE UP MY DIRT BIKE ALL MY BOOKS MY TV AND VIDEO GAME SYSTEMS AND GAMES> I LOVED THE HUNGER GAMES

  168. paul wilcox

    i went to the last harry potter launch at midnight o ang i cant even imagine how i could live without my stuff that i placed in the colum above but i would give it all awavy for the hunger games and catching fire

  169. Sara M

    I haven’t read The Hunger Games yet, but it looks amazing. I went to a midnight party for Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix. I didn’t really take part in any of the games (I was fifteen and really shy), so instead I holed up in a corner with a different book and read the entire thing before they called my number (I learned the hard way not to get there right before midnight, lol). By the time I got my copy it was almost two and I had to go wake my dad up in the cafe. Then I stayed up all night reading.

  170. PopinFresh

    I’ve never been to a midnight release party for anything. I’m usually in bed by that time, very boring, I know, and if I went I’d probably be really tired. I’m fine with just waiting for the sun to be out, before I pick up a book. ^_^

    ~ Popin

  171. Cristina Alves

    Hi !
    I would like to enter the contest ! I haven’t read The Hunger Games (yet) so i’ll skip to the question about a release party:
    I’ve only been at the Harry Potter release where the first got a Harry Potter or a dementor figure !
    Regards

  172. Carrie K

    I went to the midnight party for harry potter book 7.
    it was so much fun! like a big party in the barnes and noble parking lot πŸ™‚ you should go!!
    I would really like to win both of these as i havent read hunger games and am impatient about waiting for sequels

  173. Nick B

    I would give up soda for catching fire =) and I LOVE soda.

    Thank you and Please Enter Me

  174. Addy

    Hm… What wouldn’t I give up?
    I’d give up using the computer for 2 weeks (including my ipod touch so I wouldn’t be tempted to use the internet).
    To be honest, I’d give up anything you ask me to just to win Catching Fire

  175. Jennifer

    I’ve never been to a midnight release party because whenever they have it, it seems they are an hour away from where I live, and I doubt my parent will drive me there near midnight. Hopefully there will be a midnight release party at my nearest book store for this book! πŸ™‚ My sister won’t lend me The Hunger Games–I had told her I didn’t want to read it, but now I do, so it’s too late–and my parents will not buy another copy of the same book…I’m crossing my fingers!

    love.watermelon@hotmail.com

  176. Tammy Gillmore

    I would give up Diet Coke…the very thing that gets me going in the mornings!

    I have read The Hunger Games…and agree with another blogger who believes that this series will far out rank The Twiglight series.

    Thanks for hosting this contest!

  177. Shawna Phillips

    I would give up going to Barnes & Noble for a whole month…
    That’s BIG for me!!!!

    I have read The Hunger games but my copy is toast because i gave it out Sooooo Many times!!!!!

    I have never been to a midnight party sounds fun though I would go for this book!!!!

  178. Jessica Kennedy

    I would give up showering for ….. 2 weeks! That’s a pretty generous amount of time but I don’t think anyone would want to be near me. πŸ™

    You don’t have to be clean to read a book. πŸ™‚ Just saying.

    Would love to win this!

    bookreviewsbyjess AT gmail DOT com

    Thanks for the chance!

  179. Patrick Kennedy

    I’ve never been to a release party, but my wife has.
    trapkick24 AT gmail DOT com

  180. Kevin Williams

    I would love a copy of this book. I already have two people lined up to pass it along to when I’m done.

    I have never been to a release party either.

    kevbum at gmail dot com

  181. annie

    i’d give up buying bubble teas for 2 weeks. i am addicted to those drinks!

    i absolutely loved hunger games. it’s such an amazing book.

    seasecrets AT gmail dot com

  182. Zahra Alley

    Hey, thanks for this contest! I’ve been hearing so much about the Hunger Games, and I haven’t read it yet, but I really want to.

    The only midnight book releases I’ve been to are for the Harry Potter ones. Books 5, 6, 7 (For 7, being in London itself, I live all the way in Canada! Big fan!). They were amazing and I URGE you to go to the Catching Fire one, they’re always so much fun!

    So, my email is spectrum.realm(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

    Thanks again! Hope to God I win.

  183. Christie

    I would love a copy of both of these books. I am currently on a wait list at my local library to get a copy of the Hunger Games to read. I love trilogies and usually wait for all three to be out before reading the first book, so I can just breeze through all of them without waiting for the next one to come out (ie. Uglies and Twilight Series). But after hearing such great things about the Hunger Games I cannot wait any longer!

    I’ve never been to a midnight release party, but I’d consider it. πŸ™‚

  184. Chantal

    I have yet to read The Hunger Games, but I have heard nothing but incredible reviews. I have been to two midnight release parties (HP7 and Breaking Dawn). I love attending midnight release parties, I think that they are always a blast!

  185. Korianne

    I haven’t read The Hunger Games yet, but I would love to do so. As far as midnight release parties I haven’t been to one. I tried to beg my favorite bookstore to do a midnight release of Paper Towns by John Green but they wouldn’t hear of it and even put the book out early. (Shame on them, good for me.) If I like Hunger Games I might attend the midnighter of Catching Fire because it sounds very awesome!

  186. Cindy V

    I haven’t read Hunger Games, but have heard so much about it that I have to read it now. I have never been to a midnight release party, but it sure sounds like fun.
    I’d give up??? TV for a day!

  187. faith

    i love hunger games!!
    what would i do?…
    i’ll do a naked cartwheel in front of my school!!*sounds like a nightmare* but then i wouldn’t care b/c i’ll have Catching Fire in my hands*happy place*

    redleocat at yahoo.com

  188. Wanda

    I would so much love to win these books. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  189. Dreamybee

    I’m guessing I would give up a lot of sleep to read Catching Fire! Please enter me for my one-in-eleventy-billion chance to win.

  190. mary

    I would compete in the HUNGER GAMES for CATCHING FIRE!!!!!!!!!
    This is my OH-MY-GOSH-I-NEED-IT-BOOK!!!!!!

    PLEASE PICK ME!

    Mary
    marydebastos@yahoo.com

  191. Mom2Natalie

    I would give up my ipod … I just love to read … PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  192. Rosaaa

    oh my effing god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!please pick me! when i first bought The Hunger Games (i own the first one) i didnt think it was going to be so great , but after the first few pages i couldn’t put it down!!!! i recommended it to everyone and let people borrow my book so they could read it. I even got my brother to read it, and he hates reading and anything having to do with books and school, but he loved it!! I absolutely love this book and i would give up having my own room, my walkman ( that i just got like a week ago), and my brothers X-box!!!!! haha. Plus if i won (please! *crosses fingers*) it wouldn’t be just me having it, because i would pass it around to a lot of people and let them borrow the book ( not keep)(haha). I have never been to a midnight release of a book, but i will go to the release of Catching Fire. And i should stop typing because its getting to be to long, haha sorry. :]

  193. Taylor

    I would give up my cell-phone FOREVER to read it! I am SO obsessed with The Hunger Games and i have heard the Catching Fire was even BETTER! I didn’t think that was possible! PLEASE PICK ME!!!

  194. Kat

    Hi!

    My friend, and now current roommate, convinced me to read The Hunger Games at one of the busiest moments in my career as a student and I’m so glad she did because I LOVED IT. I gave up a lot of sleep and pushed back deadlines to read The Hunger Games, and was so upset to find out I had to wait to find out what happens next! And then to top that off, my friend’s friend got hold of a Catching Fire ARC and lent it to my roommate!! And though she taunts me with how great the book is and how I would love it even more, I am resisting temptation until I can get my hands on my own copy! So if you pick me I guarantee your books will be well received and loved!

    Thank you for even offering in the first place!! =D

    Now if I haven’t already answered your question(s):
    I would give up my responsibilities as a student and risk postponing my graduation to read Catching Fire. And it saddens me to say I have not gone to a midnight release party for a book – yet. ><
    Please seriously consider me! Thanks~!

  195. Paradox

    Unfortunately, I’ve never been to a midnight release for a book.

  196. Sophia

    Thank you so much for offering a contest for catching fire. My absolute favorite thing in the world is my ipod. I would give that, and all other music, FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE! I would be incredibly happy just to have Catching fire in my tiny little hands.

    tkgcrusader[at]gmail[dot]com

  197. Meghan

    First of all I would like to start out by thanking you for giving the chance of uptain Catching Fire early a reality. To answer the question of what would I give away, I would most likely give up my favorite shirt. It isn’t just some random shirt that makes me look super cute. It has real sentimental value. The shirt use to be my mothers, which she got from a famous Kenyan track runner. His name slips my mind. But my mother tells the story of getting to sit down and have lunch with him when she was in high school. And that the shirt was a race he was putting on in Kenya. Called Agony Hill 10K. And Agony hill, isn’t just a scarying name. Its a 8,000 feet climb to the top. No wonder those Kenyans are so amazing in track. But any how that is what I’d give up to get my hands on Catching Fire. To most of you that sounds like nothing. But to a runner freak like me, its a lot to give up. So please, I’d love to win. And if I do not, lets just say I’ll be green with envy to who ever wins. Best of luck, “And may the odds be ever in your favor” = )

  198. Elle

    I would give up reading [all other books] for a year!!! It would be worth it, though, it would be totally worth it. I’ve been waiting for nearly a year to read Catching Fire anyway and nothing I’ve read since has even come close to being as good as The Hunger Games. Sure, I’d be completely insane and half dead by the end of that year (books are right up there with oxygen and food and water, after all), but at least I’d have Catching Fire. I’d hold it in my arms as if it were a newborn baby. Undoubtedly a very well written newborn baby. Please, please enter me!
    inthewriteworld(at)gmail(dot)com

  199. Joan

    I’d give up my special night out with hubby for these books. And with 3 kids under 5 that’s a big ask!

  200. Wanda

    I would give up chocolate!

  201. Brodie

    I’m willing to give up my whole lower body, my ears, my hair, my chin, my nose, my teeth, my neck, my arms, my hands… every body part other than my torso (so I can lay and support my head while reading), my eyes and brain (what’s the point in giving all that up if I can’t even read and understand the book?), my mouth (hey, I’m no survivor like those folk in District 12 – I get grumpy without food!). I’ll use my tongue to turn the pages and type a very heartfelt, special and sincere message of thanks to you for letting me win! And maybe, just maybe, you might give me my teeth back and my nose too, if you’re feel generous πŸ˜‰

  202. June.MMIX

    I’d give up food for hours just to be in Katniss and Peeta’s journey again!
    I’d give up the long painful days of waiting – absolutely!
    I’d give up the the moon and the stars <– A sacrifice I'm willing to make! (tehehe)

  203. elaing8

    I’ve heard so much about this series.I’d love a chance to win.Since I haven’t read them my question is have I ever been to a release party? No,I almost went to the Breaking Dawn one but got sick and couldn’t go.

  204. Nicole

    I read The Hunger Games in one sitting, staying up practically all night just to find out what happens. On a WORK NIGHT! And I love my sleep. I need my sleep.

    I would give up sleep for an entire week if I could get my hands on Catching Fire early.

  205. Chloe

    This certainly is an unconventional contest πŸ˜‰ But I like it.

    I would give up all of my Twilight related merchandise (books, calendar, trading cards, movie, movie boxed set, posters, shirts, jewelry, keychains, magazines, etc) along with my laptop for two months (and I am on my laptop EVERY day for most of the day).

  206. Ann-Kat

    Oooh, a chance to win both The Hunger Games and Catching Fire? I’m in. πŸ˜€

    Since I haven’t yet read The Hunger Games, I guess that means I’ll be answering question #2…nope. I have planned to go to a midnight release party, but sadly those plans fell through. *sigh*

    One day, one day…(gotta keep the faith).

  207. bookbutterfly

    Oh my! What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks so much for offering up both books!

    I haven’t read The Hunger Games, but have been dying to, and I’m not quite sure what I would do for a copy of its sequel…perhaps squee immensely? No, I’ve never been to a midnight release for a book, but have wanted to many times!

  208. tanabata

    Sneaking in on the last day to enter the contest. I haven’t read either book but have heard so much about them I’d love a chance to do so.
    Hm, I’ve never been to a midnight release party. The closest is pre-ordering the last couple of Harry Potter books so they arrived on the Saturday morning.
    I’m amazed at all the stuff people are willing to forgo for the chance to read Catching Fire. Wow! I’m doubly curious now.

  209. Amyfan

    I would give up the love of my life. This isn’t hypothetical – she would either kill me or leave me upon learning that I got to read Catching Fire first.

    Otherwise, I would give up the same creature comforts that I forfeited when reading Hunger Games. After reading the first book hunched over for six hours straight, I’d lost feeling in my tush, and couldn’t move my stiff neck. More importantly, I knew I’d resigned myself to nearly a year of waiting to find out what happens next. Reading Catching Fire will be even worse – all the physical discomfort coupled with knowing that I can’t do anything to hasten the arrival of book #3.

    Somehow these discomforts still seem worth it, so please pick me.

    Also, you should definitely host a midnight release parties. They’re amazing. For the last Harry Potter book I went to an all-night party featuring Wizard Rock bands, and there’s nothing comparable to the feeling of being surrounded by throngs of energetic fans, and then retiring alone, poring over the pages in solitude, before calling up your friends to share reactions. I know the Hunger Games haven’t built up quite the same fan following, but they never will unless people like you start hosting parties!

  210. Genevieve

    I’ve been to the midnight release party for Harry Potter 5, 6, and 7. I love midnight release parties! I’m pretty sure that there isn’t going to be one for Catching Fire here.

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win these two books. I haven’t read Hunger Games but I had a copy of Catching Fire from BEA. Sadly, I gave that copy away to a friend who is obsessed with Catching Fire.

    caprubia(at)gmail(dot)com

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