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Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup…

I’ve been kind of slacking with my blogging this year so far, huh? It’s not that I lack the desire or motivation to, I just keep finding myself lacking things to say.

I also keep finding myself buying books. It’s like a disease and completely compulsory. I signed up for Barnes and Noble’s free two month membership and it comes with free shipping. I’m just going to blame it on free shipping and bargain books. At first it was just buying books to this series I’ve been reading (Ranger’s Apprentice, sounds lame but is completely awesome and maybe meant for little kids but it’s still awesome) but then they started having bargain books (I mean really, can YOU resist buying a hardcover $3 book??). So I’ve been buying quite a bit of books, so much that I’m running out of room on my bookshelf. Which means that I really need to start reorganizing my room, but that’s a ton of work and I’ll just push that off for another time…

On the subject of books, I just completed The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I’ve quite a few friends who are major fans of his, and I suppose I could consider myself one too, but this book was a total bore for me. Normally I love the characters he creates but everything just fell flat–especially what you would consider the “climax” of the book. Not very dramatic or climatic. I was really disappointed. Out of five stars, I would’ve given it three. Though, I did get a signed copy of the book. I hadn’t even realized I had ordered a signed copy until I got it. So the book was lame, but I guess it was worth it for the signature. :P

I don’t think I mentioned this before, but I’m taking a web design class. It’s actually Web Design 2; I took the first class during my junior year. Turns out I’m the only girl. I think it’s kind of funny really, and I actually kind of like it. Only because I’m doing better than most of the guys in there. I think the majority of this is because I’m pretty familiar with everything we’re going over. I am definitely no expert (have you seen my layouts–oh wait…) but being familiar with it all makes it so much easier. I keep surprising myself at how much I already know as well. I guess it’s just all perks of running your own website. :)

Running has been going pretty good since the last time I blogged. I found this website (trainer.active.com) that allows you to track and log your runs and other workouts, and I really like it. It’s kind of kept me motivated. I’m really looking forward to some warmer weather though because running on the treadmill gets pretty boring. Some nights, I quit just because I’m bored, not because I’m tired. But, I’m still doing it which is better than what I was doing before: nothing.

I’ve also been writing quite a bit. I’ve almost finished editing my NaNo novel, I’m hoping to completely finish that by the end of February, and I’ve been working on a story that I started a really long time ago, back in 2007. I was just going through my files on my computer and found it. My grammar and writing then was absolutely awful. I mean, did I not know what a run-on sentence was? Anyhow, despite the writing being absolute crap, I really liked the storyline so I’ve been rewriting and it’s been fun. It’s always good to know that you’ve improved in something. :)

Books and Shopping Make My World Go Round

Whew! My Thanksgiving break ended entirely too quickly–I think I deserve more than just four days off! On Friday, me and my mom and dad went Black Friday shopping. While I’m not really for the shops that opened on Thanksgiving night, it made Friday a lot less hectic! We went to all the big department stores which were busy, but not crazy like they usually are. We left around 11am and it was just nice, shopping with my parents.

And let me tell you, I love a good deal. :P

I actually didn’t get a whole lot at the stores. I do the majority of my shopping (excluding clothes) online since I can usually find a better deal on Amazon.com. But, I got my mom a hand-mixer that she had been wanting and a dog toy for Tabor and a few things for Andrew–I would specify, but I know he reads my blog so it’ll have to be kept a secret for now. ;) I also found both a shirt for my dad and brother that I thought they would like.

You should be proud of me, though; I only bought one thing for myself while shopping, which was The Dark Knight DVD. It was on sale at Target for $3.99. Uh hello! What a steal! :D Though… I did buy some books for myself online too–but I couldn’t resist. Books for $5 or less is a book lover’s dream. :P

Speaking of books, I just finished Emma by Jane Austen, which I had been meaning to read for… a really long time. I absolutely loved it. I haven’t been able to read much during the semester since I don’t have a lot of spare time, but I finished reading Emma this weekend. I saw the movie with Andrew (the one with Gwyneth Paltrow–really liked it) beforehand and that encouraged me to finish reading it.

Also, anyone else a fan of The Hunger Games? If not, you should be! :P No really, these books are really fantastic. The theatrical trailer came out last week sometime and I think it looks great! After I saw the trailer, I read all three books again within a week. Ahh! :love:

I’m a little wary because I loved the books just the way they are that the movie won’t do them justice, but Suzanne Collins (the author of the trilogy) is helping write the screenplay, so I think that will really pay off. The movie is set to come out in theaters March 23, 2012. Super excited! :D

If you haven’t read the books, I would highly recommend it. They are one of my favorite series. <3

I hope you all had a lovely break if you had one!