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.
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! 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.
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! 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!
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!