I'm not the only person who went a little, um, overboard for Mockingjay's release--but it's just so much fun to get into things like this! Cari at Cari's book blog dedicated a blog post to her morning adventure to get her copy. I started reading as soon as my copy arrived and read straight through. I think I fed my kids in there somewhere. It's as gripping as the first two in the trilogy.
Now that I've got the book (mostly) out of my system, I took a look at the wider world. As a member of a family from multiple religious backgrounds, I'm SHOCKED at the ignorance on display in New York over the so-called "Ground-Zero Mosque." First, it's blocks away on the site of an old Burlington Coat Factory and not visible from any part of the Ground-Zero site. Second (and more importantly), what part of "religious freedom" do the protesters of the Muslim cultural center not understand?