Monday, October 14, 2013

A Collection of Thoughts and Poor Excuses

I think I should start out by saying, Hello. I can't believe it has been so long since I have posted anything here! When I last posted, I announced the new look I gave Off The Shelf, and I was feeling very mopey about the summer coming to a close. Now, almost two months later, I am feeling mopey about being a high school student, and I feel the need to announce what I have been up too.

1. Just because I haven't posted any new book reviews, doesn't mean I have not been reading. I've actually been reading quite a lot! While trying to understand the epic poetry in The Odyssey and the Old English text of Beowulf, I've been obsessed with Veronica Roth's Divergent series. (review to be coming shortly...I promise!) Now there is only one more week until Allegiant! If you don't mind, I think I will skip reviewing The Odyssey and Beowulf, as I don't think I have it in me to dwell on those stories anymore than I have too...

2. I got a new camera! I have been busy using the new Nikon D3200 in my photography class, and have been spending time learning some cool new tricks for how to take great photographs. Previously, all photos posted on here have been taken with my iPhone, but now I hope to be a bit more professional by using the DSLR to take photos that will enhance and accompany my posts.
3. Most of my days have been looking like this: wake up at 5:30, go to school, go to volleyball practice, come home and do endless amounts of homework, eat dinner, go to sleep - this tiring cycle has left very little free time, and the only thing that really keeps me going is the likelihood of some extra hours of sleep on Sunday mornings.
So, that was my list of very poor excuses for not writing (not writing? actually I have been doing a ton of writing lately for my creative writing class - I hope in the next few days to post some of that here - I just haven't been blogging nearly enough) lately, and I am making a promise to myself now, that I will put aside some time each week to write a review or the like, because I need something else to keep me going - and writing has always put a smile on my face. :)
P.S - I have my ticket to Catching Fire! Whoohoo! The movie theater in town began selling advance tickets last weekend, so I headed over there to purchase tickets for me and some friends!