The Sweeney Sisters by Lian Dolan

When the news of William Sweeney’s fatal heart attack reaches his eldest daughter, Liza, she immediately calls her sisters – Maggie, the free-spirited artist and middle child, and Tricia, the disciplined lawyer who works for a big firm in New York and baby sister. The sisters convene in Southport, Connecticut to handle their father’s estate and soon realize that while they knew he was a famous writer who embraced ‘male writer bravado,’ they didn’t expect to learn that they had a sister. Furthermore, they certainly didn’t expect that sister to be Serena Tucker, who they’ve known their whole lives as the neighbor girl who was born two years before Liza.

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Fates & Furies by Lauren Groff

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Lotto and Mathilde are college seniors at Vassar when they meet at a party and their connection is explosive – they marry soon after meeting. The union confuses Lotto’s friends and family, who think Mathilde is mysterious and averagely attractive, and are perplexed because she seemingly has no past. Mathilde is considered cold, a stark contrast to Lotto’s charming and boisterous nature.

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The Secret History by Donna Tartt

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This book. This book. This book. Before reading it, it was a book I was intimidated by and too scared to read because I thought I’d love it and didn’t want to be disappointed. But, I read it and it’s one of my favorite books of all time. Yes, I ordered The Little Friend and The Goldfinch and am anxiously awaiting their arrival.

Today I am sharing my thoughts on The Secret History by Donna Tartt.

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Bad on Paper Live Show – Podcast

Bad on Paper Live Show – Podcast

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I told someone recently that I had plans to go see a live podcast show. They responded, “how very millennial of you.” I laughed and moved along. Truth be told, I was not entirely sure what a live podcast show entailed, but I assumed it was a live version of the show that I listen to every Wednesday. Bad on Paper is a podcast I’ve talked about in this space previously, and it’s a podcast I’ve grown to wholeheartedly love over time. Grace and Becca, the show’s co-hosts, feel like friends who I grab coffee with every Wednesday morning. Their voices accompany me on my morning commute, I laugh with them through a sip of Nespresso, and I’ve heavily debated saving up for a night pillow after weeks of listening to them promise better sleep while simultaneously fighting the crook in my neck from sleeping weirdly. Continue reading “Bad on Paper Live Show – Podcast”

Adulting Update

Adulting Update

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When I was in my first year of law school, I wrote a post about how the first year after undergrad graduation is really hard. About a month ago, I watched as influencer Brooke Miccio quit her corporate job to become a full-time influencer after only four months in an office. As a viewer of her videos, I witnessed the steady decline of her mental health as she finished college and started working in a new city, only to realize she was lonely, not thriving in the office atmosphere, and feeling generally unhappy with her career. There is a lot of literature available about working a corporate job versus leaving to pursue a passion. At the Bad on Paper live show, there was a lot of talk about what someone should do before taking the leap out of one career and into another. Miccio received a lot of comments on her videos that said something along the lines of “you didn’t stay long enough! You should have given it six months!” She resisted the haters, saying she’s in a unique position to ride the influencer wave until it’s gone and that because she’s been working since high school, she has money saved in case it’s a flop. She also stressed the privileged position she holds, saying she understands not everyone can quit after four months. Continue reading “Adulting Update”

I Passed the Bar Exam! – Some Thoughts

I Passed the Bar Exam! – Some Thoughts

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In August 2016, I moved across the country from California to Virginia to begin law school. I began my journey in a cloud of naiveté, convinced that my experience would be somewhere between Legally Blonde and The Paper Chase. A naturally driven person, I’d worked throughout my academic career and wanted to continue my academic journey at the oldest law school in the country. I had no reason to believe that my successes would be any less than they were in the past. Continue reading “I Passed the Bar Exam! – Some Thoughts”

Sweat: creating my own workout playlists

Sweat: creating my own workout playlists

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I don’t have a Soul Cycle near where I go to school and it’s really hard to motivate myself to work out now because I just compare each work out to a Soul Cycle class. As I’ve discussed on here before, I did Soul Cycle regularly while I was in D.C. last summer, and I fell in love with the workout type. Continue reading “Sweat: creating my own workout playlists”

Read this when: you’re nervous about the future

Read this when: you’re nervous about the future

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I am in my last semester of law school, and even as I type that, I can’t really fathom how it happened. In many ways, it feels like I just started law school. The last three years have gone so so quickly. The last semester of law school feels very different than the last semester of undergrad. I remember being so excited to finish undergrad because I knew exactly what was coming after: I was moving to the east coast for law school. Now, standing in the last semester of law school, I can honestly say I have no idea what is coming next. Continue reading “Read this when: you’re nervous about the future”