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!
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 💬.