Don't get me wrong, I like the books, and I like the movies, but I don't need to be the first one on my block to read the new book.
From what it sounded like, the books were going to be selling out shortly after midnight, and be in scarce supply. Yet at 2:00 this afternoon, Raionbow Foods in Maple Grove had a table full of them. At almost 30 bucks a pop.
Honestly, I can wait for the paperback.
But a bigger question: this isn't the first time that people are all over being in the first herds to get a book, or see a movie, or something or other. What is it that makes it so important? Is there some sense of superiority that comes with having seen or read this thing before everyone else?