November 2019 wrap-up

Hi beauties! Where has the time gone? November went by so fast. November was sort of a crazy month for me since finals begin right away in December. That means more studying and less reading. I still managed to read quite a bit and even finished book that I had been reading for over a month. I read 6 book in total.

Here is what I read:

Overall, I am happy with the amount of books I managed to read this month. My finals are all 3 days a row in early December so I’m hoping to read even more in December!

How did you do in November? Let me know in the comments!

xoxo,


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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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Follow me on Bloglovin’!

Hi beauties! This is just a short little post saying that if anyone want to follow me on Bloglovin’ please do! I made it a long time ago (like when I first started this blog) but haven’t done much with it. I recently, after a long time, finally added the Bloglovin’ button to my site.

Also, if anyone has any tips on how to grow a following on Bloglovin’ please let me know. I barely have any followers there.

Do you have a Bloglovin’ account? Have you had success there? 

xoxo,

January 2019 wrap-up

Hi! So after a year of blogging, I’ve finally decided to do my first ever wrap-up post. I’ve never felt a pressing desire to do one until now. I’m unsure if I will do this every month, so don’t be surprised if I don’t have a wrap-up for February.

This month I read 7 books which I am super happy about. I feel very accomplished, especially since a new semester has started.

Here’s what I read:

Overall, I enjoyed most of what I read this month. Some books weren’t super amazing, but were still enjoyable. It took me forever to get my first 5 star read of the year but it was well worth the wait.

How was your January? How many books did you read? What was your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

xoxo,

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Life update: Fall grades, spring semester, and summer jobs

Hi everyone! So it’s been a while since my last life update and my life has been pretty crazy to say the least.

Last Friday, we got back our fall grades and I am fairly happy with mine. They’re not super amazing, but given my circumstances (basically: my grandfather’s funeral was literally 2 days before my finals and I was a total mess because of it and law school grades are pretty much all based on your final exam), I think I did pretty well. It’s relief finally having them after waiting for so long.

I am entering week 3 of spring semester and so far it has been good. This is mainly because the undergrads don’t start school yet so campus is so quiet and parking is super easy to find. I’m also loving the fact that my writing class is now in the afternoons on Tuesdays (instead of in the mornings like last semester), which means that I get to sleep in!

Lastly, I’m currently applying to summer jobs. It is customary for law students to work during the summer to gain practical law experience. When I first started law school, I originally wanted to find a summer job in down here in SoCal, but lately, given my turbulent finals experience, I want to go back to the Bay Area for work. So far I have applied to 7 jobs, all of which are companies, not law firms. I really like the idea of working in-house so I am hoping to get an internship at a company.

So that has been my life in a nutshell. How have you been?

xoxo,

P.S. If anyone wants to help out a broke law student and buy me a coffee, I would appreciate it!

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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Review: Mammoth

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Rating: ★★★★

I received an ARC of this book for free from the publisher (Turner Publishing) in exchange for an honest review. 

This was a super fun and cute read! 

I loved the unique point of view. A plus sized fashion blogger who loves paleontology is something we don’t see often. I enjoyed reading her view point and seeing the world through her eyes. It was a unique perspective that I found refreshing.  

I enjoyed the little Look of the Day pictures and blog posts that are mixed in at the beginning of some chapters. They were cute and added a nice touch. 

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I thought the romance was very adorable. I was happy with who she ended up with in the end. I was shipping them from the very beginning. 

The one thing I didn’t like was how annoying the main character, Natalie, got in the second half of the book. She started making one stupid decision after another. A lot of the problems she had were caused by making bad decisions and she would try to solve the problem by making more bad decisions. It ended up being a chain of bad decisions and it frustrated me. But aside from this, I still liked the plot overall. 

Overall, this was a unique young adult novel full of paleontology fun, a dash of funky fashion, and a sprinkle of romance.

 

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Gratitude

It’s been well over a year since I started bookstgramming and a little over 6 months since I started book blogging and I just wanted to stop and take some time express my gratitude to the bookish community.

When I restarted my bookstagram (I had one back in 2015/2016 but deleted it), I never thought I would get more than 400 followers. Now I’m at 2.6K and am utterly amazed by it. So many doors have opened for because of my bookstagram and I am so grateful for it. I’ve gotten review opportunities and have participated in a bunch of Instagram tours because of it. Same thing with my blog. Having a blog made getting review requests so much more easier. I absolutely love reviewing books and promoting them, so all of this has been a dream come true!

And then of course I want to say thank you to all my wonderful bookish friends I’ve meet through all of my bookish sites. It’s phenomenal connecting with bookworms from all over the world. You guys are the best!

Once again, THANK YOU for taking the time to read this and for supporting me in all my bookish endeavors!

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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