Monthly Wrap-Up | April 2021

Phew, April was a very bad month.

So, um, April was pretty tough for me, and I know you might not be interested in listening to me drone about how it sucked, so you can skip ahead, I don’t really mind.
So, my 12th grade started, and I am not gonna lie- it’s difficult. I mean, the content isn’t that difficult, but it’s just so much, and it just requires so much practice, it is bad.
Then the situation of the pandemic has worsened so much in India, and they haven’t even imposed a lockdown, when it is so necessary, and all of it has been taking a toll on my mental health. The second wave is way way way worse than the first one, it’s not a wave, it’s a tsunami.
Besides that, I just lost my second grandparent this year, my maternal grandfather. He died because of Covid, and I wasn’t so close to him, but seeing my mom like that broke my heart into a million pieces, and I honestly wasn’t ready for that. It was so sudden, and my family had just gotten over the death of my grandma, (who had died earlier this year), that this was a huge shock.
And I just had my first ever panic attack. I have never had panic attacks, and I didn’t ever intend to have them. And I have been under stress before, but it wasn’t ever so hard. Ugh, I hate what I am now.
So yeah, it’s been pretty bad, but you are not here to listen to me whining, so let’s get to the official wrap up!

P.S.- On the upside though, I was sorta productive this month, so yay!

Books I read this month:

Bookwise too, I just read three books this month, which might be the lowest I have read in over an year. I was going to start the Shadow And Bone trilogy, but with so much going on, I just don’t think I was in the headspace to read things. I did watch a few seasons of Friends, and while I haven’t finished it, I am enjoying it quite a lot!

  1. Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
  2. Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
  3. Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer

Movies I watched this month:

I watched quite a few films this month, but I reviewed just two of them:

  1. Enola Holmes
  2. Moxie

Blogger Interviews:

I concluded the blogger interviews this month, and since I haven’t had time to do a post with all the interviews’ links in it, I will try and do one in May. Meanwhile, here are the ones that took place this month!

  1. Blogger Interview with April
  2. Blogger Interview with Flora
  3. Blogger Interview with Ritz
  4. Blogger Interview with Saumya

Book Tags:

So, I did a lot of tags this month…. after all, after three months of doing precisely zero tags, I had to catch up!

  1. The Enola Holmes Book Tag
  2. The Aesthete Blogger Award
  3. The Bookworm’s Tag
  4. Peer Pressure Tag
  5. Meet the Book Blogger Tag
  6. The Feelings Tag

Discussion Posts:

I just did one discussion post- Advice for New Bloggers!

Bookish Quizzes:

  1. I did a bookish quiz on What Type of Book Nerd Am I.
  2. Another quiz I tried was Which Romance Book Trope Am I.
  3. And a third quiz on Which Role Would I play as a character in a book.

Among Other Things:

  1. We reached 500 followers people! I reacted to people’s first impressions of me. Read the thank you post here! We also reached 550, so yay, and thank you 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. I also answered your questions as a blogiversary special! Click here to read the post!

  3. I asked you all to name books and I would dedicate a song to them in a post HERE. I did the first part here, but I haven’t done another part, so if you wanna name some books, go ahead and fill the comments!

  4. I asked y’all to name a few characters and write a small bio for them, and I would swipe right or left according to what I feel for them! HERE’S the link if you still wanna submit some bios!

Music I heard this month

Okay, my playlist officially crossed 100 songs. I had all Why Don’t We songs along with Taylor’s version of Fearless. I also had a few other songs. My Top 5 favourite songs of the month were:

  1. Fallin’ (Adrenaline) by Why Don’t We
  2. deja vu by Olivia Rodrigo
  3. Mr. Perfectly Fine by Taylor Swift
  4. Taking You by Why Don’t We
  5. That’s When by Taylor Swift

Posts I Liked By Other Bloggers:

I am gonna be honest, I wasn’t that active this month. There was too much going on and there just wasn’t enough time.

And that’s all for this wrap-up! I hope you had a good April and here’s to hoping that we all have a good May! Stay safe and wear a mask!

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. I don’t think anything I say will make you feel better but trust me nobody thinks that you are whining. What you are going through, the majority of the people in our country are going through the same thing including me. If sharing your feelings in your blog makes you feel better then you need to continue to do that because people need to know that they are not alone in this. I hope you feel better😊.

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      1. No no fortunately no. But some of my family members had covid but thankfully they got better. But my best friend lost her father last December . I may not be directly affected but some of my closest friends went through it and I felt so helpless that I wasn’t able to do much for them. Ever since then I have been worried about my family. I come from a family of doctors and father and sister directly deal with covid patients so it’s a scary position to be in.

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  2. I am so sorry you’ve had such a horrible month, Riddhi! I really hope things look up soon, and that we can leave this pandemic business behind us sooner rather than later 😪 Numbers are still rising here, too, but it pales to the images I’ve seen on the news of what is currently happening in India. I really hope things will turn out for the better soon. Stay strong! ❤ And I just know you’re going to master twelvth grade as well. Don’t panic, and if you do ever need to take a step back to focus on schoolwork, we understand!

    But anyway, I’m really glad you had the Lunar Chronicles to cheer you up a bit this month! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your reviews!

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  3. I’m so sorry about your grandfather, Riddhi. I have some family in the hospital due to covid, and it’s so scary.
    And I’m so sorry about the panic attack as well. I’ve a couple and they’re horrible. If you need to take a break, that’s okay.
    Remember, we’re all here for you ❤

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  4. I’m sorry for your loss, Riddhi! I also have family friends who are elderly and they passed on recently during Covid (they have known me since I was very young). Do take care. You have done very well with your blog this month!

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    1. Forgot to say that your mom will need more of your company at this time, so try and spend more time with her. Sorry to hear about your panic attacks. Take a break when you need one. You have a lot of support from your readers here, so keep this in mind.

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  5. I’m sorry about your grandfather, Riddhi, and about your panic attacks too! I feel you on hoping lockdown might be imposed because the numbers of covid patients, I think it’s best to stay safe at home these days. I sincerely hope May will treat you better💛💛

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  6. I’m sorry it’s been so hard lately and continue to pray that the situation in India will improve. In the meantime, I hope you keep being kind to yourself. I remember when my grandmother passed, I spent all my free time between classes sleeping and watching Scrubs, so I definitely know the impulse to reach for a comfort watch. Sometimes, it’s just what we need. Take care, Riddhi!

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