Design a site like this with
Get started

Monthly Wrap-Up | February 2021

A/N: I have rambled quite a bit in here, so I suggest that you read the post only if you have like five to ten minutes. I would really appreciate if you don’t skim read as I have poured my soul in here.

And I am back people! I am back from my hiatus!!!! Did you all miss me? I missed you! I will be crushed if you didn’t miss me!

Do You Miss Me GIFs | Tenor

AND I AM DONE WITH MY EXAMS!!!!!!!!!!! AND I WILL HOPEFULLY MAKE IT TO THE TWELFTH GRADE!! Okay, I added that for a dramatic effect. I will definitely get to twelfth grade. Terrible as my Physics is, I have never failed in it, and won’t fail in it. I cannot believe that I spent and passed my entire eleventh grade at home. I have neither studied at school nor have I have taken examinations at school. Can you believe it? Cause, honestly, I can’t. And then there is the fact that I am officially in the last year of school. And this makes me so sad. I mean I remember going to school in kindergarten, and I honestly cannot believe that I am in the last year of what has been this incredible journey and molded me into the person I am today. Well, technically, I will say that my old school had the biggest hand in this (After my parents of course), since I studied there for 12 years, which is nearly three quarters of my life. In my new school, I have spent one year, that too online, so well. But yes, I am extremely not ready to let my school life go, especially considering the fact that I am not sure what I want to do next. But hopefully, I will have that figured out by this time next year and hopefully I will also be off to a good college, in whatever field I choose. Personally, I don’t really find myself spending my entire life doing one job. I mean I love learning about new stuff. I have taken PCM- Physics, Chemistry and Math, with of course, English and Physical Education, but yet I love reading up about mythology and history! I also read latest news about biology and astronomy. Like, did you know that a new pair of salivary glands was discovered like 6 months ago?
But I might take up English, and become a content writer or something, or I might do something that is Chemistry and Math related, or I might even do a crash course in Economics (I kinda like that subject too) and do something with Math and economics. I am also pretty sure that at some point in my life, I will teach a bit.
All I know, is that I wanna lead a comfortable life and own good bookshelves with even better books and have at least one dog.

Just keep scrolling. - GIF on Imgur

Anywho, this went down a little on my life’s path when you are all here to read about what I did this month!

Books I read:

So I did quite a bit of reading this month. I will be adding my rating beside the books that I read but did not review. If you wish for me to review it, let me know, and I will be posting it as soon as possible!

  1. American Royals
  2. Majesty
  3. The Ex Talk: ⭐⭐⭐.5 stars
  4. Instant Karma:⭐⭐⭐
  5. What I Like About You
  6. Well Met: ⭐⭐⭐
  7. It Only Happens in the Movies:⭐⭐⭐⭐ (This one is a must must must read!)
  8. Hot British Boyfriend
  9. A Taste For Love: ⭐⭐⭐.5
  10. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  11. Elephants Can Remember:⭐⭐⭐
  12. The Mystery of Three Quarters: ⭐⭐⭐.5

Well, 12 books! I won’t think it is bad at all for an exam month. I, uh, end up doing more time pass during exams than in normal days, and that is sorta what happened here😅😅

Movies I watched:

  1. To All The Boys: Always and Forever (English) [I honestly cannot believe it is over… I am still hoping Jenny Han writes a novel on Kitty and that should get adapted into a movie, please, just please.]
  2. Hum Tum (Hindi): ⭐⭐⭐.5

Tags I did:

I did one tag this month, because it was my best friend’s birthday…. else I am on a break from tags.

The Best Friend Booktube Tag

Blogger Interviews:

  1. Blogger Interview with Maeve:
  2. Blogger Interview with Naemi:
  3. Blogger Interview with Fajar:
  4. Non-blogger interview:

Among Other Things:

Well, since I did not have a lot of time to blog this month, there is not much among other things.

Firstly, I did a Valentine’s Day Special Post- a list of my fiercest fictional crushes in a post titled: To All The Fictional Boys I’ve Loved Before!

Secondly, we hit 400 followers peeps!! I had asked y’all to assume stuff about me and therein I let you know if it was true or not! If you haven’t checked it out yet, here‘s the link to the post!

GIPHY — steffi lynn

I also took a break from my hiatus and posted part 1 of reacting to your weird reading habits. Click here to check out the post!

And one more thing, which I am super super super super super super super happy to know about! It isn’t totally blog related, but it is my…. writing endeavours related! So, there is this page on Instagram- The Bookaholics, and they were compiling different poets’ works into an anthology. We were supposed to enter a poem and if it was good enough, it would get selected and be featured in a an anthology. So, on a whim, I entered three of my poems (without telling my parents… that did not go so well, but honestly I forgot). Guess what? My poem is gonna be in an anthology!!!! Like whoaaaa…… I am honestly so happy. Like, seriously very happy. Like of all the entries, mine is going to be one of this hundred. The fact that it was chosen and not like there because I am compiling and self-publishing a book, means loads. It was chosen people! I am gonna leave a permanent mark in this world.
I mean, it might not be a big deal to those of you who already have a book out and stuff, but it is to me! I am so happy!!
Also, if you do buy that book, it will be my face reveal…. and I am not ready for that. Like, the people over here (a.k.a you) already have a perception of me (and hopefully they like me?), but still you know?
And I know many of you will want a party for this too (If you don’t , I am disappointed). So, we will throw a huge bash when I hit 500 followers or when the book publishes, whichever comes first, done?

Minions – Yay – Find and Share Funny Animated Gifs

Music I heard this month:

What, with exams and everything I didn’t listen to a lot of new music this month. I definitely heard less of evermore and The Good Times and The Bad Ones, but I heard Joshua Bassett’s music- Lie, Lie, Lie, Anyone Else and Only a Matter of Time. I also heard Halsey’s Without Me and Shawn Mendes’ Wonder. Oh, and Jose Audisio’s Gone has won my heart for eternity and beyond💙💙.I also listened to TS’s Paper Rings for some random reason…. And, oh, I heard the new version of Taylor Swift’s Love Story. And like she is gonna release 6 new songs that were going to be a part of Fearless, like OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited. I also heard I Like Me Better by Lauv. Here’s the link to my Spotify playlist that I heard in February, if you wanna check it out. And here’s the list of all the songs:

  1. Evermore by Taylor Swift
  2. The Good Times and The Bad Ones
  3. Lie, Lie, Lie by Joshua Bassett
  4. Anyone Else by Joshua Bassett
  5. Only a Matter of Time by Joshua Bassett
  6. Without Me by Halsey
  7. Wonder by Shawn Mendes
  8. Gone by Jose Audisio (Listen to this song and listen to this guy’s covers they are 💙💙)
  9. Paper Rings by Taylor Swift
  10. Love Story (Taylor’s version)
  11. I Like Me Better by Lauv
  12. Stay by Zedd and Alessia Cara
  13. Why by Sabrina Carpenter
  14. Skin by Sabrina Carpenter
  15. drivers license by Olivia Rodrigo
  16. Tik Tok by Kesha

Also, this month I intend to listen to BTS’s stuff, so hit me up with your favourite BTS song down below in the comments!

Podcasts I heard this month:

So, I finally gave podcasts a try and I am enjoying them!!! Like I heard a couple of em!

  1. Death, Lies and Cyanide: So, this podcast is about a 47-year-old mother, Jolly Joseph Amma, who has allegedly murdered six of her family members over a span of fourteen years. It is a chilling, yet thrilling story. The podcast has ten episodes of about twenty minutes, so it isn’t that long.
  2. Mythical Monsters: This podcast has a self-explanatory name. It is about monsters that are from different mythologies- Greek, Norse, Hindu, Japanese and whatnot. And it is…. AMAZING. They tell us about the general perception of the monster through mythical tales and folklore and while it is all very detailed and everything, my only complain is the episodes are long! Like not very long- just forty minutes, but I listen to podcasts usually while I am cycling and I cycle for thirty minutes, so those ten minutes get carried forward. But, eh, the podcast’s good.

Other Bloggers’ Posts I Liked This Month:

Erm… *Looks down at her nails*… so *fake coughs* I haven’t gotten anything this month either, for this section. But to be fair, I warned y’all. And hey, I was on a hiatus for nearly half the month! So, this is justified, okay? Don’t judge me, I am usually involved in the community…. just not this month! I promise to be more active in March, I will be slightly more free-er.

My Plans for March:

  1. Be more active in the community
  2. Finish the posts that I said that I would in February in January.
  3. Continue the blogger interviews.
  4. Do a few discussions
  5. Try a few bookish quizzes
  6. Review at least one movie
  7. Read a variety of books and not just books of YA and mystery (Oh, are there other genres? YES THERE ARE, RIDDHI)
  8. Throw a big bash for your blogoversary (And your poem being chosen to be published in a book , which hopefully comes out this month and hopefully one for 500 followers too!)

You can expect quite a few posts for March, because I have just so many pending! Like I have 12 tags pending (and a few other ones too), so I am in a bit of a dilemma as to should I continue them in April or should I sneak in a few in March. Let me know if you wanna see tags in March, I cannot say no to what the audience wants!
Then I also have those ‘React’ posts pending. I don’t think I have done a discussion since early January, so I need to fit that in too. And I haven’t done another bookish quiz either, so that’s there too. God, I am gonna be busy.
And also, let me know if you want me to review every book that I read. Like I give them a star rating over here and on Goodreads, but it’s not the same.

So, that’s all for this month! It has gone really smoothly, although the rising COVID cases are a bit of a concern for me. Since I just changed school this year, I want to meet up with my friends from my old one- each of us are now in different schools and coordinating a time to even video call is difficult (Wow, we sound old). Anyhoo, all of us had a free slot in March, because our exams got over, but we don’t know if we will be able to meet up if COVID cases rise. I am sorry, I am being a little selfish here, but all five of us haven’t met in more than in year. I mean, four of us did meet, but one of my friends was in quarantine, so she couldn’t come. And the four of us met 4 months ago! So, yes, I am being selfish and I wanna meet my friends!

I don’t know why I rambled so much in this wrap-up, but I am probably making up 14 days of not posting. Plus February was the best month I have had in months. We hit 400 followers, my Wattpad novel hit 2k reads, my other blog’s got some new stuff coming up (I hope that it reaches 50 followers this month!! We are on 38, so do go follow if you haven’t already!) and my poem’s gonna be in a book! Oh, did I mention my poem’s gonna be in a book? Sorry, I am just super duper excited!!

I hope my rambles weren’t too boring! It was a really long post (2100 words!)

Here’s to hoping all of us have a good March! How was your February? Let me know all your thoughts on this post down below in the comments!!

P.S.- Has the font in your editor also shrunk? Because it has in mine, and it is super small and it is straining my eyes. If there’s a setting for this that any of you know, please let me know!


32 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up | February 2021

Add yours

  1. Welcome back! Great to hear your exams are done! Don’t worry about not knowing what you to do, stick to the subjects you enjoy and it’ll all become clear at some point.
    Thanks for the podcast recommendations I’m looking for a new listen 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Ok, I read the whole thing. First of all congratulations for all the things you have achieved or achieving! The only thing that stayed in my mind till the end was BTS song recommendations. I’ll send them to you!!! And I think that font has changed for everyone. It was changed when I got back from my hiatus too. But your post’s font is normal. And you can do the review for that must must read book. Also would love to read your tag posts (because I think I have tagged you in almost all of my tag posts) and that’s it ig. Did I forget to mention something? Oh yeah, I hope all the 5 of you meet this month! That’s it right?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Making decisions about what you want to do with your studies is so hard! I did math, further math, biology and physics for alevels and ended up doing math at uni. Wish I’d had more diverse subjects to be honest, writing skills go a long way.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BOOK!!!! Oh my gosh, that’s so so so exciting, I’m so happy for you!!! And I’m glad that you got your exams done as well, that’s always a relief. Looking forwards to seeing more of your posts in March! Also that book–do you know when it’s going to come out?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Welcome back Riddhi and congratulations on all your achievements. Glad that your exams went well, btw was it online or offline? And great to know that you too are a Math student! And here are some of my fav BTS’ songs (catch up English lyrics while listening, I’m sure you’ll love them): Spring Day, Filter, Zero o’clock, Mic Drop, Blue & Grey, Life goes on, Louder than bombs, Boy with luv! Tell me if you want more recommendations 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Is that Joshua Basset I see you listening to?!!(wow) Sometimes when things go waaay too smoothly, I also tend to think and doubt everything lol- like, why is everything working out so well? I guess it’s just part of our existential crises lmfao.

    Your’e not being selfish– it’s not selfish to want to meet your friends!! My friends and I talk everyday through discord, we have voice calls and servers and stuff so it’s really easy for us to talk anytime. I hope you get to meet your friends sooon!!

    BTS song recs: Telepathy, Pied Piper, DNA, Fake Love, UGH!, Cypher pt 4, Truth Untold, Danger, War Of Hormone, Airplane pt 2, Coffee, Like, Heartbeat, No More Dream, Louder Than Bombs, Save Me, Boy In Luv, Best of Me( a personal favourite)!!!!! Enjoy<3

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes,I love Joshua Bassett!! Yeah, that’s right😂

      Well, I did met one of my friends today! She like lives really close to my house and we had a walk. And she has a dog so that is a bonus!


      Liked by 1 person

      1. Joshua Bassett is just>>>>

        Ah, dogs are so cute, I love them so much! Feels nice to meet friends after a long time right?- I love that feeling of nostalgia I get when I meet them hehe

        Liked by 1 person

  7. You’re completely right, I did love this post!! 😊 There’s nothing more satisfying than life updates and no, I did not know a new pair of salivary glands had been discovered, and OMG YOU’RE GETTING SOMETHING PUBLISHED! So far, my biggest achievement has been making it into a book’s acknowledgements, so I am absolutely in awe of this. You bet I will be getting myself a copy and staring at that face of yours 😜
    And now that you’ve said it, I also really want a book about Kitty! 😍

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a website or blog at

Up ↑

Whispering Stories

Bookish Rambles and More


Looking for thoughtful discussions about books and beverages? Well, you've come to the right place.

My Book Joy

Joy in reading and life


a literary blog

%d bloggers like this: