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Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins, was such an amazing book. This book is the sequel to Hunger Games and I loved Hunger Games but, in my opinion, Catching Fire was better! I would say that the books fall under the suspense category, with a little bit of a love story, and a lot of action! There was so much suspense and so many unexpected twists that I could not put the book down; I wanted to know what was going to happen next at all times. I love this series and the ending made me hungry for more (witty I know…). The third book comes out in August and I cannot wait to get it! I would love to provide a little description of the story line but I do not want to give anything away…You will just have to go see for yourself!

was an amazing book! I just finished it yesterday and I loved it. Goodnight Nobody is a novel by Jennifer Weiner which reminds me of Desperate Housewives (Amazon.com says that it is Desperate Housewives meets Sex In The City). It is a mystery with a little bit of a romantic comedy touch. I could not put the book down from the second I picked it up; all of the action starts in the first chapter and never lets up. I loved the story line and it had a great ending with a bit of a twist that I was not expecting. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone….so go read it!

Tonight was the season premiere of The Bachelor and the network is now calling it “The Bachelor On the Wings of Love”. I have to disagree. I was a bit skeptical of their decision to cast Jake as the new bachelor and I am still unsure of how this season is going to turn out but I am a little disappointed in the women that were picked for the show. I was sad that the only 2 girls that I liked were sent home, and they were both pilots, which I found interesting. I just wanted to write a little bit about my impressions of the show and find out if the avid watchers out there agree. Mostly I am just procrastinating unpacking my stuff from home. I have returned to school and tomorrow is the first day of J-term, which should be interesting. I am taking a philosophy class that I have previously stated as a class that I do not need to take. It is philosophy of creation and evolution which I think will be pretty entertaining none the less. Since I am only taking one class and only working two days a week, I am hoping that I will have some time for recreational reading. I know that once spring semester starts, pathophysiology will be life, as I plan to start studying for it before the term even starts (it is reputably the hardest class in nursing school at PLU). I received some books for Christmas and I have a couple of books that I have had for quite some time that I have been wanting to read. The books I would like to read by the end of January are as follows:
1. Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner. I am about half-way finished with this book and I am loving it.
2. Catching fire by Suzanne Collins. This is the sequel to the Hunger Games and I have been waiting for the time to read this book.
3. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. My sister gave me this book for Christmas and she said that it was really good so I am also looking forward to this one.
4. Last but certainly not least, Love the One You’re With by Emily Griffin. This is the same author as Something Borrowed and Something Blue, which I really enjoyed so I am hoping this book will be great as well.
That is a lot to accomplish in four weeks but I think that I can do it. I plan to update you on my progress and give you a review of the books and what I thought of them.
I have so many things that I want to write about from my break but that will have to wait for another day (hopefully tomorrow) along with a report on how my first day back to reality went. Right now I need to get my booty motivated and finish unpacking…7:30 is going to come early tomorrow morning.

But I just wanted everyone to know that I give New Moon two thumbs up.
I have heard that the movie didn’t get very good reviews from the people who actually know what they are talking about but I find that the movies that they like, I do not, and the movies that they do not like, I am in love with. Needless to say, New Moon is a winner in my heart. Some things that I enjoyed about the movie:

1. I was pleasantly surprised by how closely the book was followed. I am always expecting there to be several changes that stray from the story as well as things that the writers remove and I am completely content with the fact that they cannot put every single thing in the book into the movie. With this being said, the writers of New Moon did a fabulous job of getting the point of the movie across without taking out or adding in a ton of things. It made me happy.

2. Although New Moon was my least favorite book of the series, I think that the movie will definitely not be the worst. It might be a stretch, but I think that if the movie was not better than the book, it was very close.

3. It made me not hate Jacob so much; the writers did a good job of not making him so whiney in the movie, which I greatly appreciate. I still do not like him though.

4. It was just all around a great movie. Although there are things that you will not get the full grasp of if you have not read the books, I think that they did a good job of making it appealing to people who are not really the reading kind.

In conclusion, I think that it was a great movie and I definitely say GO SEE IT! Some things were definitely better than Twilight but I think that Twilight is just so classic that I still love it just as much.