Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Monthly Rewind: July

July has been a loooong month but I can't believe it's already over! I only have two more weeks of my internship, one more week at home, two weeks of Orientation at Wellesley and then, bam, my second-to-last semester of college is about to begin!! HOW did I get here? *shakes head*

Three Things About My Life This Month

1. I spent 4th of July in the ER. Before everyone begins to panic, let me first say that I am 100% OK. I am staying in a college dorm this summer and the facilities are unfortunately pretty crappy, to the point where my bed was lofted a good six feet off the ground and while trying to get down, I fell, hit my head, lost consciousness, and needed to get a CAT Scan plus some stitches. The good thing, though, is that I got to go home and spend a few days with my family--and my grandmother who is visiting from India!!--so it was rather lovely. 

2. I have had such an incredible month exploring D.C.! Of course, it's been wonderful to catch up with friends--many of whom I haven't seen in more than a year!--but I've mostly enjoyed attending outdoor movies, film festivals, comedy shows, and visiting the different neighborhoods in D.C., of which Columbia Heights is a definite favorite. :) My internship is also going well--most of July has been slow but it's been picking up a lot in the past two weeks and I'm currently working on a project that I'm genuinely excited about. 

3. I'm still in a reading slump...sort of. I ordered Quarterly's YA Book Box this past month since (a) I've been wanting to try out a book box and (b) I really wanted to pick up Aditi Khorana's The Library of Fates and she curated the box. Unfortunately, I really didn't enjoy her sophomore novel very much at all. I am hopeful that the other two books she picked will be more successful for me, but I've been struggling to get through a lot of novels that I feel should have worked for me. 

Best Books I Read This Month

I have to be honest: I loved We Are the Ants and What to Say Next isn't quite on the same level. I loooved Buxbaum's debut and while this sophomore novel is so very good, it isn't a favorite. But, of the books I failed to finish this month, I did make my way through its entirety and found a lot to recommend. We Are the Ants is just incredible and I loved it, to pieces. I'm sure most readers have already picked it up or heard about it, but it deserves to be bumped up your TBR.

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Obsession of the Month

The Kenilworth Gardens! I visited this beautiful nature preserve with my mother and grandmother when they visited me in D.C. for a day and we were all blown away by the beauty of these lilies. A definite hidden gem of D.C., I highly recommend a visit to these gardens if you haven't been. They're fairly out of the way but you can always stop by Columbia Heights on your way back Downtown (and Columbia Heights has some of the best, most diverse cuisine in D.C. so it's a win-win really). 

Top 3 Things I'm Looking Forward to Next Month

1. The friend I consider to be my big sister is coming to visit me in D.C.! She was a senior when I was a first year and we haven't seen each other in two years so I am so, so excited to finally be reunited after such a long time!!! 

2. HOME! I am going to be home for exactly six days but I am really excited to meet up with a friend or two, spend some more time with my grandmother, and just devour all the delicious homemade Indian food that I can. I'm a little stressed that I only have six days to pack all my clothes for both Fall and Spring semester, not to mention hunt down all the college-related goodies that I haven't used in the past year since I've been abroad, but I am looking forward to being back. 

3. Returning to Wellesley...at last!!! I am so, so excited to go back to Wellesley. I am a Student Leader again this year, not to mention a Student Leader Coordinator, so I'll be really busy the moment I get back to campus but I'm so ready to be back. I missed Wellesley a lot last year, not to mention my friends, so I'm really looking forward to an incredible Orientation season to kick-start my final year.


  1. I'm glad something good came from something bad and that you are alright now. Scary though! *hugs* Sorry about the reading slump, those really do suck. I hope you find something soon to pull you out of it.


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  2. Good to know you are doing well. And what a lovely post about the past month. Hopefully this new month brings with it new opportunities. Best wishes with everything!

  3. I can't believe you go back to school soon! I'm glad that your internship is going well and you're working on a fun project now. I'm SO sorry to hear about your trip to the ER though! That's scary, but it's good you are doing well and got to visit home for a bit! :)

    I LOVE We Are the Ants!


  4. I'm glad you are okay after your fall. My biggest fear in my dorm during the year was rolling over in my sleep and falling off the bed. Hopefully you can kick your reading slump soon and be back to the groove of enjoyable reading!

  5. I love D.C. Keertana, so I'm so thrilled you're having a great time there. Sorry to hear you were injury, but I guess the silver lining is that you got to visit with family as a result.

    I want to try What to Say Next. I'll probably reserve an audio copy at the library.

    Hope you're surviving the heat out there. I think it's pretty humid in D.C. during the summer if I'm not mistaken. It's hotter than heck out here in Southern California! I'm pretty much done with the summer temps. Have a great weekend! :)

  6. I spent most of July traveling around the West Coast and seeing your picture of flowers just makes me want to go right back to Victoria and Vancouver again! I spent so much time in different rose gardens in those two cities :)

    I'm glad you didn't seriously injure yourself and hope you enjoy the rest of the summer! Lol, I know you're excited to be going back to college but for me that means it's time to go back to work ... which means no more lying around the house reading or watching TV :(

  7. Hm... how did I miss this post? It's almost time for Aug's rewind. So glad you are okay and found a way to enjoy the time off. Hope you have been enjoying Aug!!

  8. I hope you're feeling much better Keertana, your fall sounds really painful! I hope you're able to find something which will help you out of your slump soon, they really are the worst, I just haven't had the time to read at all with family staying over. I hope you have a fantastic August! You have so many exciting things to look forward to!

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