FINAL UPDATE: The winner is San, who is thirteen years old and a moderator on the Hunger Games Unofficial Forum, and so is an excellent person to have won! Congratulations San!
If you by any chance feel that you could do a small thing that would make me and my mother and my husband and Els, aka Librarian Mom, very happy, maybe you could go leave a comment on this post at LibrarYAn (saying I sent you) and help us get an ARC of Catching Fire to read? If you haven't read it yourself, and want to, we can add you to the mailing list should I win...It ends at midnight on June 1st, which seems to mean in six hours....
LibraYAn has been on my blogroll for ages, by the way, and I enjoy reading what she has to say. So do take a moment to check out her blog!
Update at 7:56: I am two comments behind.
Update at 8:41: Aerin has just let me know there's another copy being given away by Reviewer X. A third party is now in the running. I am behind by one.
Update at 9:35: it is too close to call. But I have called my mother. This should help.
And even if I don't win, THANKS to all of you who helped my cause! You are the best.
Update at 6:16 am, Monday: Well, in the last few hours it turned into a contest between the two other people, essentially to see which of them was tied into a larger social network. So, although I didn't read and count all 432 comments, I'm pretty certain I didn't win....Oh well. I think I'm the winner in the sense that Alicia meant--sending most potential new readers her way! And it was very comforting to see readers of this blog going over and commenting for me. Thank you again! If I ever were to get my hands on an arc, I'd lend it to all of you.