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So you know how every month I say that it went too quickly? Well not this month, absolutely NOT! This one was one of the dreaded months that I have in quite some time. I was just waiting for this month to be over somehow and I am glad that finally, it DID! Especially when you have a great first month of the year, it feels bad to have the next one as bad as this 🙁
You’ll ask why? Because almost of the month I was in a slump and I don’t know why or how. I had no motivation to read. I barely finished 3 books comparing to 8 last month? Okay enough of babbling, let’s see all the things in details 😀
Yes, just 3 books 🙁 But at least I read something at all, right? I finished The Upside of Falling Down in the first week of Feb itself and it was freaking good and cute. If you are a contemporary fan, then you have to read this. Then I picked up Hazel Wood, and well it took me almost the whole to finish! I guess this is the book because of which I went to slump? Because everyone was having amazing reviews about it and I had the pressure to finish it off anyway? I think the hype got me and I didn’t like it as much as I expected 🙁 Well I’ll post the full review soon. And the last, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Do I need to say anything about this book? I finished this just yesterday night and OMG it was incredible, adorable, hilarious and freaking cute. I was grinning throughout the story. Trust me it is so worth a read. If you haven’t read it yet, I would 1000% recommend it before the movie comes 😀 Okay, I guess I should stop fangirling now otherwise this whole post would be about Simon 😀 I’ll post the review soon 🙂
Book of the Month
Quote of the Month
“What is the point of cheating death if a life doesn’t exist when you wake up?”
— Rebekah Crane, The Upside of Falling Down
Reviews Coming Up
So, I just bought 2 books this month 😀 But yes, I kept requesting at NetGalley and Edelweiss. My book haul in February:
This time the posts are less because I skipped a whole week 🙁 Yeah I am trying to catch up!
Top Ten Tuesday
- NetGalley ARCs That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read
- Ten Beautiful Book Covers Featuring Black Women I Want to Read
- 10 TV Series Worth Binge Watch
Stacking the Shelves
Tags & Awards
Most Popular Post
Post I wished got some more love
I was pretty excited about this post and this overall Blogging 101 series. Unfortunately, this post didn’t get as much love as I expected. Maybe because I came back after a week’s hiatus and totally posted it at the wrong time?
Instagram Fun (Popular posts)
I changed my Instagram theme and also trying to post more. Please visit and let me know what you think of the new theme 🙂
Reading Challenges status
Well you can’t actually expect to move these numbers when you only read 3 books 😀 But still here are the stats:
- Goodreads Reading Challenge: 11/50
- Popsugar Reading Challenge: 6/50
- Indian Books Challenge: 2/12
- Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge: 6/26
- Beat the Backlist Challenge: 8/25
I failed miserably 🙁
- A backlist book: ✓
- A NetGalley ARC: ✓
- One Agatha Christie: ✕
- One nonfiction: ✕
- One review copy: ✕
- A classic: ✕
On the Big Screen
Haha, at least this is the part where I actually did well this month. I watched Netflix, a lot. I discovered many new shows. Money Heist / La Casa De Papel is a Spanish show which was recommended by Shruti @ This is Lit and it was amazing! If you love heists and planning and plotting kind of shows, then you have to watch this. Basically, if you loved Prison break, then chances are you will love this show too 🙂
Another show that I watched is Everything Sucks! and don’t go over the name. The show doesn’t suck at all and is actually kind of cute of interesting 🙂
The first movie that I should have watched this month? Yes, Black Panther! It was just incredible. All the cast, action, story.. everything was amazing. Even if you don’t like superhero movies, trust me you would like it 🙂 My husband doesn’t usually like watching Hollywood movies and too in 3D, but guess what, even he loved this! So I can safely suggest you to watch it too 😀
Then we have our Bollywood movie Padman. It was a good one. I really appreciate how Akshay is making different kinds of films these days.
Also, I watched a Netflix movie When We First Met. It was kind of cute and cheesy. I would say, I perfect way to end the month of love, February 🙂
Around the Blogosphere
This time I have many posts to share with you. If you have missed them earlier, now is the right time to check them 🙂
- For the first time ever, I got interviewed by someone and she is none other than Fanna 😀 Have I ever told you before how talented and cute she is? Check out the interview here.
- Shruti @ This is Lit has started a new series AUTHORSGETLIT that will give tips to authors for interacting with reviewers and more. Check out the whole series here.
- The Novel Knight has created a kind of blogger directory so if you haven’t made your entries yet, do it now!
- Gayathri @ Elgee Writes has shared an interesting post telling authors why it is good for them to have a website.
- Nandini has shared an etiquette guide for the online book community.
- Marie has shared all of her book blogging pressures and I totally relate to her.
- Another post from Marie where she is telling how and why you should support book bloggers.
- And as always, don’t forget to catch up the new posts in Evelina’s #NewBloggers 101 series.
In Real Life / Other Things
** Well, as I am telling throughout the post that I was in a slump, so I read too less. I don’t even know how I ended up in that position. I barely had the motivation to read.
** We went to a friend’s wedding and we enjoyed a lot. We danced too much and then slept for straight 11 hours when we returned home 😀
** We completed 3 years of our marriage this month 🙂
I can’t remember anything special to share with you guys 🙁 (this was seriously such a boring month)
Things I’m Looking Forward to Next Month
** I am excited for March. I think because of the book that I finished yesterday, yes Simon, I am out of my slump now. Now I can tell you that cute contemporary works like a charm anytime, at least for me 🙂
** I am hoping to watch the Love, Simon movie because I can’t wait now. I really hope for it to release in my city.
** March is basically International women’s month, so I am participating in #FemmeMarchFest readathon by @theliquidsunset and #femmemarch by @thebooksatchel. #FemmeMarchFest is basically a month-long readathon where we are going to read books by female authors. I am excited because there are so many amazing books on my TBR 😀
** Tomorrow is one of our famous festival, Holi, but sadly in the state, I am living, there is no holiday 🙁 But we have celebrations in the office itself and anyways, you don’t need a holiday to eat sweets, right? 😛
That’s it for me! I hope you enjoyed reading my monthly update. I would like to hear from you too.
How was your month? What was new in YOUR life this month?
What was your best read?
Any other thing you want to share?
You can pick any categories from above and can tell me your interpretations. Also, if you do a monthly wrap-up, leave me your link in comments and I’ll check it out 🙂