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WHAT I'M READING
ALLEGIANT! I didn't make it for YA Book Club (which you might want to check out if you HAVE read Allegiant), but at least I finally finished All Our Yesterdays! Despite how long it took me to read, it was good! The time travel was interesting, but beyond that I liked seeing the difference and lingering similarities between Em and Marina.
WHAT I'M WRITING
Still NaNo-ing! Very, very behind but I'm happy that I'm writing pretty much every day. Woohoo!
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
Last week, the Make a Wish foundation and San Francisco turned the city into Gotham for a day so that 5-year-old Miles could be a super hero for a day. BatKid went around the city fighting crime and saving people in a Batmobile. People turned up to cheer him on, and the SF Chronicle even printed a special edition of the paper for it.
Seeing the pictures and tweets all day was so incredible and inspiring!
If you missed it, here's a good round-up of the day: Everything You Need to Know About...Crime-fighting Batkid.
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
It was Alz's birthday last week, and we got her sprinkle donuts. Alz is birthday twins with one of our other friends. So there was celebrations for that too. We went out to eat and then, of course, there was karaoke.
Then, as we drove home from karaoke, the Sister won advanced screening tickets to see THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE!
So, on Monday night we got to see Catching Fire at the same time as it was being shown at the red carpet premiere. They let us into the theater an hour before the screening and live-streamed the red carpet premiere to us. They made us check our phones before we entered, so the Sister and I were both hungry and unable to tell time, haha. Then at 7:30p, we got to see the movie!
|They had a mini red carpet set up for us & took our photo.|
|Our photo booth picture: can you spot the Peeta-pocket? The Sister accidentally blocked him.|
Now, I had a lot to say about the 1st Hunger Games movie- pros and cons. And while I liked THE HUNGER GAMES, I didn't love it.
But THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE movie? Loved it! It basically fixed my biggest issues with the first movie - like shaky cam! No more shaky camera! And the fashion! There's actual, gorgeous, outrageous fashion. And FINNICK ODAIR.
|Rocked the Mockingjay pin I got from Scholastic back when Mockingjay was released.|
|The Sister used her HG purse: Mockingjay emblem & loaf of bread sewed on by Alz. |
The Sister also wore her bread socks in honor of Peeta.
And that's what we've been up to! Can't wait for you all to see Catching Fire later this week! Then let's chat about it.
What's up with you?