Summer reading update: How Keanu Reeves is making me read less

Hi beauties! I thought it was about time I gave you guys a reading update since I haven’t done one in literally forever. As a law student with no summer job when the semester ended I was like, I have so much time on my hands. I’m going to read all the books! But then something monumentous happened. I developed a crush on Mr. Breathtaking himself, Keanu Reeves.

I’ve always known of Keanu Reeves. I knew he was in Speed and The Matrix. I knew he was part Asian. What I didn’t know was that he was hella hot and such a cool dude.

Basically it all started when I watched Always Be My Maybe. I knew Keanu was in it, but I watched it mainly for Randall Park. When Keanu came on screen I was like, No. No. No. That cannot be Keanu Reeves. Why did no one tell me he was this hot and this funny? How did I miss this? The seed for my crush was planted at that moment.

As pretty much everyone with an internet connection knows, this is the year of Keanu. He’s everywhere. It’s no surprise that my crush on him grew exponentially. Not only is he super good looking at any age, but the more I learned about him, the more I liked him. He’s such a humble and down to earth guy. Like did you know he owns a publishing house called X Artists’ Books and published a poem he wrote called Ode to Happiness? He also owns a motorcycle company called Arch Motorcycle. Talk about getting a guy who can do both. So swoon-worthy.

To satisfy my Keanu Kraving (a term I just coined right now) I decided to watch as many of his movies as possible. Prior to this crush I’ve only watched bits and pieces of Speed and The Matrix; nothing substantial.

As of the writing of this blog post I have watched the following movies that feature Keanu in some capacity:

  • Always Be My Maybe
  • Toy Story 4
  • The Matrix
  • John Wick
  • John Wick: Chapter 2
  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
  • Destination Wedding
  • The Neon Demon
  • SPF-18
  • Point Break (currently watching)

And I’m just getting started. I still have more movies left on my Keanu binge. As you can see, this cuts into my reading time significantly. I’m not reading as much as I would like to. But I’m 100% okay with that because Keanu Reeves. Enough said.

Have you fallen prey to the Keanussance? Let me know in the comments!

xoxo,


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Life update: Finals season, writing assignments, and finding time to read

Hello! It’s been quite a while since my last life update. Law school is killer the first semester because there are like no breaks. The only breaks we get are Labor Day (1 day at the beginning of the semester) and Thanksgiving break (3 days towards the end of the semester). Aside from that there is nothing. It’s nonstop school.

The semester is winding down now. We only have a few classes left before finals start in December. It’s so crazy how fast this all went.

Right now everyone is working hard on our big writing project due before Thanksgiving.  It’s not hard, just a lot to write. And since it is legal writing, you have to cite a lot. Like sometimes after every sentence. Tedious I know.

Recently, I’ve been finding time to read which is amazing. I’m not getting through as many books as I used to and I still have a ton of unread books, but I’m slowly making progress.

So that’s it from me. But before I sign off I just want to say that if you enjoy my blog or my other social channels, please consider buying me a coffee on Ko-Fi. To do so just click here.

Thank you so much for reading. Let me know what you’re up to in the comments.

xoxo,

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Law school update: Writing assignments, midterms, and why causation matters

Hey everyone! I’m back with another law school update. This week has been very stressful to say the least. I actually wrote a haiku about it:

My life is a mess

And I’m infinitely stressed.

Adulting is hard.

This actually started as a regular poem but I didn’t know how to continue it, so I counted the syllables and found that it unintentionally ended up being a haiku.

Basically, this week we had a big writing assignment due for Legal Writing and Research. I can’t say much about it but it was long and time was not on my side. Everyone was frantically trying to get it done. I know that even some people skipped out on CrimLaw to work on it.

I also have a midterm for Torts to do this weekend. It’s timed (2 hours), and I have to do it sometime over the weekend.

Speaking of midterms, in CivPro yesterday, our professor announced that we will have a midterm sometime in the next two weeks. However, it’s not really graded. We will take it on a Wednesday and then go over it in class and give it a grade. Then we will anonymously take that grade, give it to him, and he will put it on a curve so we can see how we did.

Lastly, in Criminal law we talked about causation and my professor asked us “Why does causation matter?” and guess what? He never answered the question which is pretty typical of that class. I’m still pondering it.

In case it wasn’t obvious, I did not have much time to read this week.

Once again thank you so much for reading!

xoxo,

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Law school update: Cold calls, free food, and endless CivPro reading

Hey everyone! Today I am finishing up week 4 of law school and I’m doing ok. I’m surviving. Lol. This week has felt so long but TGIF! I don’t have any doctrinal classes today so that’s good.

This week I got cold called (finally) in two of my classes. In Criminal Law I got cold called on Monday but I got lucky that it was for question 3 since we had the option of doing either 3 or 6. I did 6 so I was let off the hook. I was so scared he was going to come back to me for that question (he didn’t!). Then on Wednesday I got cold called in Torts but I knew that was coming because she does panel style cold call where she makes her way through the rows so that you know when you’ll be up. Yesterday I was worried that I would get called on in CivPro, to complete the holy trinity of cold calling, but I didn’t.

Wednesday was the student organization fair and there was free food. Law school loves to give its students free food. There was pizza and ice cream. It was a nice way to relax before Criminal Law. It was a good thing too because Crim Law was a hot mess that evening.

In terms of reading, I’ve managed to read half of My Plain Jane this week but my main reading has been for CivPro. CivPro is a monster of a class when it comes to reading. Like 40-50 pages (which is like 4-5 cases) each class and it’s so dry and dense. CivPro is not riveting material. Personal jurisdiction and subject matter jurisdiction..how exciting. Luckily my professor for that class is pretty cool. One time he even made a Burger King poem full of puns (we had a Burger King related case that day).

So yeah that has been my law school week in a nutshell basically.

Thanks for reading!

xoxo,

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Life update: I’m in law school!

Hi everyone! It’s been a while hasn’t it? So as you can tell by the title of this post, I’m in law school. These past two weeks has been crazy. I haven’t done much recreational reading but I’ve been doing a lot of reading for class.

Last week was orientation and I never socialized that hard before in my life. It was exhausting. It was a non stop flow of information. They kept throwing so much at us.

This week, school started for real and it has been so interesting. Law school is so different from undergrad but in ways I didn’t expect. Like for starters people get to class so early. Right now I’m sitting in CivPro (short for Civil Procedure) waiting for class to start. I got here around 45 minutes before class is supposed to start and all the good seats were already taken (today is the day we pick our seats because law school is all about that assigned seat life). No one in undergrad ever got to class this early. Another difference: the law building is so much quieter than any of the buildings in undergrad.

As for my classmates, people are so nice. None of that competitive spirit you see on TV and in movies.

Lastly, I’m just 4 days in and I can feel my brain changing. Like I now know what they mean when they say, “thinking like a lawyer.”

As always, thanks for reading and sticking with me as I start this new journey.

xoxo,

Yet another blogging/life update

Hey everyone! I’m back with another update for you all.

This week I posted 3 reviews which I am super happy about. But tomorrow I embark on part 2 of my move which means I probably won’t be posting anything here for at least a week. I do have two scheduled blog tour posts going up during that time so there will still be some activity on my blog.

After part 2 of my move I will be coming back to my old place (my parent’s house) for another 2 weeks because I will taking a short vacation at the beginning of August. And then the week after that I will be going to my new place and staying there permanently. So basically it’s going to be a lot of back and forth these next weeks. So thank you all for bearing with me!

xoxo,

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Blogging/life update: I’m halfway done with moving!

Hello everyone!

As you can see, I haven’t posted anything since the end of June. That’s because I finished part 1 of my move. Part 1 consisted of moving the big items like furniture and half of my books. Part 2 will be the rest of my stuff like clothes, makeup, (and more books!). The move is going well but the toughest part by far has been deciding what books to bring with me. I unfortunately don’t have the space to bring all my books, so I’m only bringing about half with me. The rest will be staying here at my parents’ house. It is so tough deciding what books I want to take because I have no idea what books I might want to reference later on. The struggle is very real.

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The mess that is my bookshelf back at home. Currently deciding which books to pack.

As you probably can guess this will be a relatively quiet month here on my blog. I should have a few reviews up this month but not as much as I typically would post. I literally didn’t have time to read at all last week. I am currently reading Sweet Black Waves Kristina Perez (which I  started reading before I moved) and Anna Undreaming by Thomas Welsh. I’m hoping to finish both these books and start two more books by the end of this week.

That’s it for now! I will keep you guys updated on my moving progress. And if you would like to help out a soon-to-be law school student, please consider buying me a coffee via this link.

xoxo,

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The future of my blog and bookstagram

As some of you already know, I will be starting law school in August and consequently, will be moving in a few weeks. With this move, some things may be changing to my blog and bookstagram.

In regards to my blog, I may not be posting as much in the beginning of July to mid July. Moving is incredibly time consuming so I probably won’t have much time to pop in here to post or read other blogs.

As for my bookstagram, I will probably be changing my theme. I will still keep the three column look and the borders, but will be making some changes. I will still keep one column of quotes because those are easy to post and people love them. I was thinking for the other two columns, for one to be indoor pictures, and the other to be outdoor pictures. I’m moving to a very beautiful city and the school I will be attending is drop dead gorgeous, so outdoor pictures is something I want to incorporate. For the indoor pictures, it will probably be a mixture of what I currently post: flat-lays and shelfies.

As for actual reading time, I have no idea how much time I will have to read. I will be going to school again, so that cuts out a lot of reading time. But, I will be living by myself (I currently live at home with my parents), so that may give me more time to read. I will keep you all updated on how it goes once I’m settled in.

Also, if you would like to help out a soon to be broke law student, please consider buying me a coffee by clicking here.

Thanks for reading!

xoxo,

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Quick blogging/life update

Hey everyone!

As you may or may not have noticed, I’ve been posting a lot of reviews lately and not much else. The reason for that is May has been crazy busy for me. I’ve been going on trips every weekend this month so that’s been taking up a lot of my time. All the unpacking and packing takes up a lot of time. I’ve also been taking care of things for law school which I start in August. Actually, most of the trips I’ve been taking have been related to that. Things should be settling down when I come back from my next trip on Wednesday. I’m hoping to get some non-reviews up during that time.

How have you been lately? Let’s talk in the comments!

xoxo,

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Book blogging update

I recently did a reading update and I thought it was time now for a blogging one too. I’ve been blogging for about three months now and my little blog has grown so much in that time.

When I first started, I posted review after review after review. Now, I’m still posting a lot of reviews, but I’m finding a balance between reviews and non-reviews. I hope to continue this and strike a better balance as the year goes on.

I was so happy to discover that I received over 1,000 views in the month of March. That’s not a lot compared to some people, but it  such a milestone for me. This month I probably won’t reach 1,000 views, but I’m still happy with how it’s doing. I just want to say thank you to everyone who reads and follows my blog!

Looking ahead to the coming months things should still be the same. However when late July/August hits, things may start to slow down since I will be starting law school. I will make a blog post with updates as we get closer to August.

That’s it! Once again, thank you for taking the time to read this.

xoxo,

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How is your blog doing so far this year? Do you have any blogging goals? Let me know in the comments below!