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October 2017 Wrap-Up: Counts, Birthdays, Giveaways & Panels Galore

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 the monthly wrap-up post (technically halfway into November), but it's been a while, I wanted to check in, and yes, I'm avoiding homework.

October Reads:

The Count of Monte Cristo as a manga adaptation is better for some purposes than others, but the art is pretty. More details in my review. :)

The Look of Love didn't wow me. The bulk of the couple's problem probably could have been resolved with better communication, and their thoughts got too repetitive with too little happening. On the bright side, I won this e-book from a Goodreads giveaway, which hasn't happened in YEARS. :)

October Posts:
September 2017 Wrap-Up: Magic Eggs, Tennis and Panels

The Count of Monte Cristo's Manga Makeover

October Life:
Law school is always crazy, but this last month or so was a little crazier than usual.

After two in October and one this past week, I'm officially done hosting panels for the semester. They all went well and had good turnouts and topics (free speech, trademarks, marijuana), but they're a TON of work to put together. So relieved they're done! I have one last club meeting this week. We're holding elections so, if all goes well, I will have a lot less work and responsibility come spring.

In other news, I've started knitting a scarf, and I'm super backed up on school work. I have a big paper due tomorrow (which I will get right back to ^^), another due after Thanksgiving, and finals start the first week of December. I do not feel ready. Praying hard, drinking lots of caffeine and trying to get it together this week!

In happier news, I got an absolutely amazing birthday package from my OTSP secret sister! I won Renegades by Marissa Meyer through a discussion challenge giveaway. (Thank you again, Shannon!) I blew some Lexis points on an eBay gift card to get this out-of-print anime series my brother and I used to watch. (It's called Baccano. The brother will likely be stealing it back to Texas with him.) I turned in Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes this morning. And I signed up for TBTB's Secret Santa project!

So, busy month ahead. I have a lot of good books sitting around staring at me. I'm hoping to get to them soon so we can chat over winter break. I'm also looking to do some traveling either this winter or during spring break (before the Bar ends life as we know it). Any suggestions for warm, cheap spots abroad?

And that was my month! How was yours?


  1. Avoiding homework is the best/worst. ;) I've been out of school for six months and I seriously do not miss it and cannot imagine going back. I was always one of those people that loved being in school and learning and changing classes every semester/year. But after being out of school for months... yeah, I'm finished. For now at least. If I ever go back, it'll be part-time only. :O Bon voyage (in terms of the rest of law school), lady!

    Also, in terms of vacationing, have you ever thought about Trinidad a.k.a. Alyssa's homeland???? It can be very cheap at specific points in the year, though idk if I'd recommend winter time because winter time HERE is monsoon-season THERE. D: Still, a lovely place to visit!

    Have a great weekend, Kel! =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. I know exactly what you mean. I was reluctant to go back to school, but c'est la vie. I haven't looked at Trinidad yet, but I'll definitely check out flight prices! I just got a new rain coat. ;)

  2. It actually took me a second to realize that I was the Shannon in question. Such a mess, I am hahah. I hope you like it! I hope that things work out and that life will be easier in the spring for you! Vacation sounds like an absolute DREAM. What about a cruise? You could hit up a few warm spots on the cheap? (Save on flights maybe too!) I hope that you figure it out though- you definitely deserve a nice break!

    1. Okay we just commented on each other's blogs literally at the same time- as I hit "publish" on yours, an email popped up that you commented on mine, and I find this hilarious! Great minds certainly think alike ;)

    2. Haha, that's awesome! And clearly we have great minds. ;)

      I hadn't thought of a cruise, but that's a good idea for staying warm! I have a hate/hate relationship with motion, but the one cruise I've been on wasn't bad. Definitely hoping for an easier spring. I hope you get a vacation soon! I could always use a travel buddy. :)

  3. Hi - yes I can leave comments on your blog! Yay!
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