Recent life happenings, recent reads and a few changes around here!

Hey everybody! Welcome or welcome back to my blog!

It’s been a really long time since I wrote a post that I immediately publish, but well, after being MIA for almost a week (except posting posts I had to/were scheduled a month ago), I felt like giving you guys an update as to what’s been going on.

Honestly, June has been bittersweet up until now, more sweet than bitter. And I am happy about it, since June has been one of the best months in the past couple of years *wards off the evil eye*.

Firstly, as you may know, my boards got over. And I ended up lazing around after that, and completely forgot about the rest of the world. Then my sister’s best friend who lives in an another city came to live with us for three days, and that was pretty fun too. I also bought two new, very beautiful pairs of shoes! One of them is a beautiful shade of blue, and not the most athletic stuff, but the other one is made for athletic stuff, and I have been wearing them every where since then, haha!

After that, I ended up getting my hair dyed! I have been dying (haha, get the pun?) to get my hair dyed since Grade 10, and I finally got them dyed! They were supposed to turn out violet, but, they are a dark pink in some lights, burgundy in some, violet in some and not visible in others. But they are very subtle and very classy which is perfect for me! But I do need to learn how to take care of them, so anyone who has any tips, leave them in the comments! A lot of you have been asking for photos, so I’ll add them in my monthly wrap-up!

I also visited my cousins and met them after nearly five years! I had met my uncles and aunts, but hadn’t met my cousins since a family event in 2017, so it was really fun! I had a lot of fun, and it was a relaxing trip!
On the trip I ended up eating Pani Puri, Golgappa or whatever name you use for it, and it was so tasty! It was streetside, and spicy, and perfect for me!

I also travelled solo for the first time! I know it’s not really a big deal, since I am 17 and old enough and everything, but it was a big deal to me, and I honestly enjoyed travelling solo. And I totally didn’t end up finishing one book on the flight.

I also have plans with a few friends, and while they might not be executed with immediate effect, I intend to meet up with them soon!

I also visited a college that I may be attending, and it reminded me so much of my old school, that I hope I get in! I honestly am super excited for college- new beginnings and all!

I also got a lot of posters (cough 18 cough) printed- I got a few of Why Don’t We, a few of TS, a couple of Harry’s House and one of Niall Horan! And I am so happy!

Coming to the bitter part, there was this issue with a friend, and certain other things that followed, but you know what, let’s not talk about it.

And obviously, school’s ended, which is bittersweet, since I don’t want school to end, but I also want to move forward and make new relations. It’s very weird.

Let’s move on to what I have been reading recently!

I’ve honestly gotten in a bit of reading, despite being super busy! Some of them were ARCs but I also read a few audiobooks, which were not ARCs! I read this super obscure series’ three books- the BFFs series by Yesenia Vargas (I am not sure if that’s the correct spelling.) They’re cute and rather short, and I had fun reading them!

I also started The Summer I Turned Pretty, and someone tell me what is the hype about? Like there’s no plotline up until now? I was gonna buy the paperbacks, and I am so happy I didn’t! And the narrator, who apparently is playing Belly in the web series smiles so damn much and so damn unnecesarily while narrating, and I hate her narration. The first book is a MAJOR UGH up until now. There are books I say my younger self would’ve liked, and then there’s this. I am still gonna finish the book and the series, since I want to see where this goes.

Anyway, as for ARCs, I’m reading Zyla and Kai right now, and I finished It’s All in How You Fall by Sarah Hennings recently. There’s this book- Never Coming Home, i am super excited to read!

Moving on to the change! So, I’m thinking of making the current posting schedule my permanent one. I have some entrances until mid July, and my college may or may not start in August, but anyway, I won’t be free enough to type a post everyday. While my stats have gone down (A LOT), I really can’t afford to post more, so we’re rolling with this.

What have you been up to? What are some of your current reads? Will you ever get your hair dyed? What colour? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. It’s so good to know you had a good month! I hope things are okay with your friend! Also, i binge read the summer trilogy as ebooks so there was no problem for narration lol. And i hadn’t read many romances so i didn’t dislike it. It wasn’t the best but i have fond memories. Belly was an annoying protagonist though NGL, and Conrad is just…you’ll realise he’s bleh.
    Also whats the name of the college???

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  2. Ooo…you’re punny. 🤣🤣🤣 I initally liked the first book but didn’t like the bouncing between the boys and Belly’s inability to make some kind of definite decision so I gave up on the books.

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  3. I always love reading these rambly life updates of yours, Riddhi!! And I’m happy to hear that your June has been pretty good so far – all of that traveling and food sounds awesome! 🤩 And of course, I’m really interested in that monthly wrap-up now 👀 I wanna see those pictures! 😂

    The Summer I Turned Pretty, though? Well, let’s just say there’s a reason it took me forever to read To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before… I mean, I didn’t hate The Summer I Turned Pretty, but it was so bland and uneventful apart from the love triangle that I really didn’t feel like Jenny Han’s writing was for me 😅 So no, you’re not alone!

    Anyway, good luck getting ready for college, enjoy your free time before you do, and I hope everything works out with your friend. Hopefully, the second half of June will be even better than the first! 💙

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    1. Thank you so much Naemi!

      Ah, happy to see someone not liking it either- I mean people are literally raving about it whereas I am like- where’s the plot?

      Thank you so much Naemi!

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  4. I’m so glad that your June has been so wonderful! Here’s to the rest of the year being as wonderful as your June.

    My hair is very very dark so I think it would be difficult to get most colours dyed unless I was willing to bleach my hair, which I’m not. I think I could go for a light highlight situation or a subtler wash of colour, but then maybe it wouldn’t show up?

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    1. Thank you!

      So, actually, my hair is dark too, but they didn’t have to bleach my hair- there are newer pre-lightening techniques that have come, and they don’t really damage your hair, so yeah, you can get your hair dyed without bleaching them!
      As for without pre-lightening, the colour I got done- it was a shade of violet, it did show a bit, and it would be visible without pre-lightening too!

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  5. Ahhh I’m so glad June has been treating you well so far!! Also pani puri is DELICIOUS, can you see my mouth watering over here?? I’M SO SO HAPPY IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!! i cannot wait for the wrap up obviously, BECAUSE I AM DYING FOR THOSE PHOTOS KLDABJKQWDDJBKDQ

    I’m sorry the summer I turned pretty has been so disappointing so far 😭😭 but also it makes me glad that I never picked it up haha ITS SYNOPSIS JUST SOUNDS SO SO BORING, PLUS THE COVER IS SLIGHTLY UGLY?? Oh and MIGHT WE EXPECT A RANT?? 👀 because I am REALLY looking forward to one!! hoping the rest of June is just as great for you riddhi!!

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  6. AHH, it looks like June has been going pretty great for you, and I’m so glad you’re enjoying it!! AND YAY CONGRATS ON COMPLETING BOARDS!! AHHHH YOUR HAIR COLOUR SEEMS SO SO PRETTY EEEK!! ( AND YES PHOTOS PLEASE!!) and I honestly have no interest in reading the summer I turned pretty series, I might just watch the show directly lol!!
    hope the rest of June goes wonderfully as well ❤

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