February Wrap-Up: A Rollercoaster Month of Ups and Downs

I completely forgot this was the month of February, as in I completely forgot there were just 28 days of madness. Seriously, the time has just disappeared over the past month with something or the other happening every other day. I mean I was definitely not bored but I’m left craving some peace and quiet.

It already feels like I’m months into the new year and this last semester has become such a drag. But more of personal life updates later, let’s dive into what’s been up with my reading life.

Books I Read


I didn’t enjoy this one as much as I had hoped I would. Partly because I think it was overhyped and maybe partly because I’m growing out of YA books. I really liked the messy family and identity struggles but the romance and other relationships were okay, kind of predictable and nice I guess. 3.5/5 stars


I took my sweet time reading this book, mostly because ebooks are getting harder for me these days but oh my god the rush and thrill and the chokehold grip this book had on me!!! I don’t know how to describe it but this book was a 10/10 across everything possible. Enemies to lovers? Amazingly executed. Engaging plot? Hell yea! Fun magic system? Also yes! Easy to understand yet complex world-building and politics? Double check! Great side characters and exciting family and friendships? Yes, yes, yes. Just the absolutely perfect fantasy 5/5 stars


I’m in love with the way this author writes. Every time I read his books it feels like sitting on a rock with my toes dipped in a stream. I don’t know how else to describe it. I read October Junction in Hindi but there’s an English translation as well. The story is so raw and beautifully written, I can’t recommend it enough. 5/5 stars


What an interesting read! Convenience Store Woman definitely brought up some interesting themes and thoughts for discussion about what it means to be different in society and how you derive a sense of self. I quite enjoyed the narration and writing style as well. 4/5 stars


OH MY GOD. What a thriller! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. A mother sees her teenage son murder someone and then keeps travelling back in time to fix it. The book is very engaging and there are twists and turns you’ll never see coming. I loved the main character and the relationships that were explored. I feel it’s so rare to find well-written thrillers with great plots and writing as well but this was it!! 5/5 stars

Books Hauled


Another Hindi book by Divya Prakash Dubey, the author I mentioned before. I’m just bent on collecting his books and reading them all. I’m sure it won’t disappoint 🙂

Everything I Binge-Watched

There won’t be much under this section because I wasn’t in the mood to start anything new last month and mostly ended up re-watching gaming streams of some of my favourite YouTubers.


This was such a fun movie! Seeing Jack Black as a love interest was very refreshing and in general, I loved the cosy vibes. 5/5


I’d never seen this classic before and god, it was life-changing. I mean apart from the perfect casting the dance sequences, the framing, the soundtrack, the charm and the humour – it was perfect. Everything just fit. My friend and I rewatched some of the dance sequences twice, it just felt like a wonderful experience. 5/5

Life Updates

February was insane.

I’m not sure I want to talk about it, everything was sort of exhausting. I did manage to sum it up like once but WordPress went ahead and erased that draft. Serves me right for writing here, I guess.

Anyway, there were a lot of highs and lows. Mostly I spent time exploring Delhi and meeting friends which was quite fun. My courses have been a mix of good and bad but either way, at least they’re not very time-consuming. I’ve also been trying to work on my Loop of Life WIP which might be like a short novella? I’m very invested in it but the writing process is truly slow :/

I heard back from three of the five grad schools I applied to and got rejected from them which has been weighing on me a bit even though I try not to think about it too much. I’m just thinking a lot about my future these days and how inaccessible education seems. But like I said, I’m a bit tired of talking about this anymore.

I just want to move on from this month. It was a dramatic month for my personal life and so many other things happened that I can’t or won’t disclose so sorry if this seems like a haphazard update but it is what it is, I guess.

Here’s to hoping March will be kinder and brighter. I mean looking at the sun it’s definitely gonna be brighter in that sense, hehe.

How was your February like?

What books did you write and what did you binge-watch?

Do you have any goals for March?


6 thoughts on “February Wrap-Up: A Rollercoaster Month of Ups and Downs

  1. you’re so right about february being 28 days of madness; aw no I’m sorry wordpress erased that entire draft. that sucks about the rejections, completely understand about thinking a lot about your future; sending love! hope march treats you well ❤ my february was also quite up and down, I didn't really watch anything but I did more reading (*ahem, or study avoidance*) than I normally do when the semester is ongoing so that was nice. don't really have any goals for march right now aside from trying to relax a bit more over spring break.

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  2. Aw I’m sending you all my love and hugs Charvi 💜 I hope March is a better month for you and if you ever want to chat you know where to find me.

    Dirty Dancing is a classic, I think I’ve seen bits of it. Personally I love Grease and then I got into the series of Fame, which was also a lot of fun. However the dancing scenes in Dirty Dancing are iconic, particularly the “I’ve had the time of my life” one.

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    • Aww thank you so much, Clo ❤
      Ajdskjcanhois you have to watch the whole thing, it's SO good. I actually haven't seen Grease, been meaning to watch it. But yes, lol I knew time of my life is iconic but I didn't know it was because of dirty dancing.

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