Monthly Wrap-Up: February

We’ve (almost) made it through another month! This month puts love in the spotlight and, whilst I’m lacking where romance is concerned, I’ve spent the month doing what I love : reading, listening to music and spending time with friends and family. I’ve also started a course about the music industry (which I’m sure I’ll love and I’m very much hoping will open doors job-wise for me!) and I interviewed a member of one of my favourite bands. I feel like I’ve truly found myself and, honestly, I’ve never been happier.

I haven’t actually watched that much TV this month (which is probably saying something!). On Disney+, I watched the first season of Dollface. I loved it! I’d seen the trailer a while back and didn’t really know what to make of it but I loved this story of finding yourself after a break up, female friendship and figuring life as a twenty-something out.

On Netflix, I watched Crashing, Good Girls and Tinder Swindler. I’m pretty sure I’ll appreciate anything Phoebe Waller-Bridge does so, even though it didn’t live up to Fleabag by any means, I enjoyed it. I made it to the final season of Good Girls and, I won’t lie, I was disappointed with the ending! If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know I’ve tapped in and out of the dating app world for the majority of my twenties. Thankfully, I haven’t encountered anyone as bad as the Tinder Swindler but I was throughly interested in exploring the darker side of dating.

Unlike TV shows, it was a mega month for movies as I squeezed in 8 this month! First off, I watched I Want You Back. I love a rom-com as much as the next person and I appreciated this fresh take on it, even if the ending was a tad frustrating. As is traditional for Valentine’s Day — at least whilst I haven’t got a significant other to spend it with — I watched one of my all time favourite rom-coms Love, Rosie. Can’t fault it. Following this, I rewatched an old favourite 50 First Dates (which is actually quite problematic when you think about it!) and then another John Tucker Must Die.

Thanks to Disney+, I managed to watch The French Dispatch. There’s no denying it’s beautifully filmed but I did find it a bit hard to follow! Bit late to the party but I caught the romance everyone and their dog is talking about, reading or watching at the moment: The Hating Game. It wasn’t my favourite but I didn’t turn it off, so it must’ve been ok….I guess?

I rounded the month off with an old favourite 500 Days of Summer and a film I’d missed God Help The Girl.

You might have noticed I didn’t post a TBR post yesterday and, aside from completely forgetting, I guess I decided that I’m just going to let fate (and/or myself) decide what I’ll be reading in March. This month has truly flown by and I’ve barely found the time to read but, somehow, I read 4 books this month.

After I loved Dial A For Aunties I was buzzing to receive an E-Arc on NetGalley of its sequel, Four Aunties & A Wedding. Although I initially wasn’t sure, I actually think I enjoyed this one more than the first book – I really appreciate the characters and the dynamic between them all and it was interesting to have an insight into the authors own life and marriage before the book got started.

I also got round to reading the first in the Bridgerton series of books. I enjoyed the series (didn’t most people?) so I thought I’d give the book a shot, too. It wasn’t the best book I’ve ever read but I liked the humour and there’s no denying the chemistry sizzles throughout.

After a regency romance, I devoured The Audacity by Katherine Ryan. Aside from all the interests I cram onto this blog, I love stand up comedy (I’m not funny or confident enough to try it myself like!) and it was really interesting to get an insight into Ryan’s comedic and personal life.

I finished the month with The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart/Oona Out of Order. I appreciated the concept of this book but my interest waned a bit throughout and I didn’t really gel with the main character!

I was really poor at posting Music Mondays posts this month but I did enjoy listening to a fair few songs, including the latest Gang of Youths album and the latest single from CMAT.

So that’s my February wrap up! What did you get up to this month? Let’s chat & don’t forget to follow me on socials (below) for more content 💬.

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