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July 2017 Wrap-Up: Detectives, Healers and Spies

A monthly recap of books I've read, posts I've written, things of interest
from the blogosphere, and life.

I'm a little late on this one, but the start of August has been a whirlwind of buying textbooks (complete with wrong orders), finishing the internship, law journal work, etc., etc. Finally catching a little breather, so let's catch up!

July Reads:

Lock & Mori - A young, modern day Moriarty and Sherlock team up to catch a killer. The mystery element was decent, but I didn't love these detectives as much as I'd hoped. I'm not entirely sure why except that the story left me feeling a bit...depressed? I'm not sure whether I'll continue this series.

Dreamer's Pool - It's been on my shelf forever, I finally picked it up, and I'm glad I did. The healer/ex-convict Blackthorn has revenge on the brain, which occasionally feels repetitive, but I really loved her anti-social tendencies and her bitterness over being forced to help people. Grim the quiet giant was one of my favorite characters. Broken and bone breaker, I'm interested to see what his past holds. My only real complaint is that the prince's chapters sometimes felt slow (and he really should have noticed something was off sooner). I look forward to picking up the sequel.

Rebel Magisters - It's been two years since I read the first book of this series, Rebel Mechanics, which I really liked. It took me a few seconds to get some references to past events, but that was rare. The flow of this book felt slower than the first, more about politics and intrigue/spying with less action. It was still entertaining, ended with a bang, and I'm interested to see where the series goes next.

July Posts:


(featuring koalas, vegemite and socceroos)

July Life:

July was a total rush. It started with the second half of interview season, which was an emotional roller coaster/road trip. (Metaphorical roller coaster, literal road trip(s)) And when you didn't hear from someone soon after interviewing...realistically, you had to operate as if it were a no. Optimistically, you were Schrodinger's cat--until a letter/call arrived, you were both hired and rejected. ;)

I'm happy to report, thank God, that it ended with a job offer, so I officially have my first post-law school job lined up! It's a one-term thing, which means I basically have to start planning for the year after that ASAP, but I'm still so relieved to have this first stretch taken care of.

In other news, I finally saw Wonder Woman! It was definitely better than DC's other recent attempts (Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman), and overall I enjoyed it. I also signed up for Round 7 of OTSP Secret Sister. More to come on that later this month!

Now, I'm scrambling to get all sorts of things done and readied before school starts in two weeks, but making time to watch Psych. The complete series was a gift card well spent.

And that was my month. How was yours?


  1. Congrats on the job! That's awesome news :)

    1. Thank you, Sam! I'm really happy and relieved. And now time to start looking for a job for 2019. ^^;