Happy New Year, guys! It’s finally the start of a new decade! I can’t believe 2019 is finally over. December was a great month for me. Here’s a recap of my month:
At the beginning of the month, I went to Hyderabad, a city in the eastern region of India to visit one of my best friends for a couple of days. It was my first time traveling alone to a new place and obviously, I was nervous. However, it turned out to be a pleasant and wonderful experience. I had a great time in Hyderabad. My friend took me to cafes and the famous Charminar, a monument and mosque built way back in 1591.
That’s me, posing in front of the Charminar hehe.
My friend took me to this beautiful cafe called the Gallery Cafe which had beautiful artworks and an art gallery adjoining it and of course, yummy pasta as well.
We also went to this place called Lock n Escape, where we played a game in which we were locked inside a room and we had to find six hidden stones with the help of clues given to us within an hour. By the end of the hour, we were mentally exhausted. Sadly, we failed the game as we could only find five out of the six stones. Nevertheless, we had plenty of fun and posed with props at the end as shown in the photo above.
At Christmas, I spent my time eating plum cakes and spending quality time with family and going to shopping malls which were decorated for Christmas.
Look at this reindeer! Isn’t it so cute?
Finally, on New Year’s eve, I meant to stay awake till midnight to ring in the new year but fell asleep way earlier lol!
I know in my November 2019 wrap-up, I had stated that I would start His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman in December and also finish several of my partly read books, but I couldn’t do either, except finishing the last couple of chapters left in Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, which I am glad I did because I ended up loving the story to pieces. It was heartwarming and just overall an amazing book. No wonder it won awards for Best Debut Novel and Best Romance in the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards. The awards were really well-deserved.
I also read The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware which I really enjoyed.
You can read my review of the book here!
I saw Isn’t It Romantic on Netflix which at first, I thought would be a regular romantic comedy, but it turned out to be better than I expected. It was different from the usual rom-com movies and I thoroughly enjoyed watching it.