Sunday Musings #50: One With the May’19 Updates

The holy month of Ramadan is coming to an end and that means we have a week long holiday starting today. Initially I had planned to take a trip back home to India during the holidays, but then I almost had a heart attack just seeing the sky rocketed ticket prices. So now I will have to find things to do at home and about.

Not that it is very difficult but the fast approaching summer calls in for a quick holiday as a last hurrah (or not). So we are taking another beach staycation for three days. I will share more details in my next post.

Since this was a sudden plan I am yet to pack and there are a lot of things on my to do list for the day because we are leaving tomorrow at the dawn. So let’s get on with it, okay?

Quick May’19 updates

  • May’19 proved to be a great month in terms of my reading habits and I read about eight books which is like the best in since ages. And unsurprisingly, I read so many good ones at that. 
  • Since we kinda expected the temperature to rise up sooner than it supposed to, we hit the beach more than what we do usually.
  • I think watching the entire Game of Thrones in less than three weeks should count for something right? So ya, I did that!

Between the TV marathon and reading good books, with occasional beach trips I think my May’19 was more spectacular than I would have imagined.

What I read this month:

Since I already screamed out enough about my reading month, shall I get to the books I read directly shall we?

  1. Giver, The Giver, The by Lois Lowry 
  2. Love Looks Pretty on You by Lang Leav 
  3. Kiss Quotient, The by Helen Hoang 
  4. Book Love by Debbie Tung 
  5. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews 
  6. Big Four, The by Agatha Christie 
  7. Very Large Expanse of Sea, A by Tahereh Mafi 
  8. Hating Game, The by Sally Thorne

What I watched this month:

Here is a list of movies and TV series I watched in May’19

  • Game of Thrones – yes!
  • What is wrong with Secretary Kim? – Kdrama
  • Lucifer – Season 4 (frankly I am just glad it is done now)

On my blog

While we are here let us take a look at what happened on my blog last week, alright?

We started off with Sunday Musings #49: The Summer Is Coming – Just Dubai Things


On Monday I reviewed A Very Large Expanse Of Sea by Tahereh Mafi


We discussed Why Are Guest Posts Important To Indie Authors? on Wednesday.


I had Deeksha answering our questions to help us Getting To Know The Japanese Better on the Flyaway Friday


I will be linking today’s post with Caffeinated reviewer’s Sunday post Meme

Around the blogosphere

I had a blast catching up with a lot of blogs (finally) last week and here are some of my favorites

From the Insta-world

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Let us chat

How many of these books have you read? How was your May’19 and what are your plans for the new month? Has the summer reached you and if not, when does that happen?

33 responses to “Sunday Musings #50: One With the May’19 Updates”

  1. You marathoned the entirety of GoT in 3 weeks?! That’s definitely an accomplishment!

    It sucks you can’t visit home because of the ticket prices. Hopefully, you’ll get another opportunity soon?

  2. Elgee, your plans sound amazing! Get to packing, girl! And I remember when season 5 of GoT was on its finale, I binges the 5 seasons if 1 week and a half. So I totally feel you lol. Nights of no sleep whatsoever.
    Have a good staycation!

  3. I’m sorry you were not able to head home. I hope you enjoy your mini-vacation just as well.

    One of my favorite parts of blogging is visiting other blogs and getting involved in book discussions. I like how you share some of your favorites here. I should do more of that.

    I loved The Giver. I could read that book again. I will one day.

    Have a lovely week.

  4. I am sorry you are unable to go to India. Airline tickets are so high, especially this time of year. 🙁 Enjoy your staycation, however. Spending time on the beach sounds nice.

    I am glad you had such a good May–both in beach visits and reading. I wish I had been so lucky. I am hoping to up my reading this summer, but we will see.

    I hope you have a wonderful week!

  5. Glad May was good! And beach vacations are always nice. Hope you have a great week.

    Game of thrones in 3 weeks? Wow. 🙂

    Glad you had a good reading month too!

  6. It’s sad that you can’t go home and I hope you enjoy your staycation:) I recorded the last season of Game Of Thrones and plan to start binging it tomorrow. I’m surprised I was able to avoid spoilers!

  7. Have fun at the beach! The temperature has definitely gone upward early compared to last year, unfortunately. 🙁 Less than 3 weeks watching Game of Thrones – wow, that is definitely something for sure. Good to hear you had a good reading month as well – I’ve only read The Giver by Lois Lowry.

  8. Congrats to such a FABULOUS reading month!! I read The Kiss Quotient a few months ago and absolutely LOVED it! I really, really, really, really hope it gets an adaptation. It may be one of the few times I actually enjoy both the book and the movie.

    Your ability to watch Game of Thrones in less than a month is quite the feat and should be commended. I give you a standing ovation because I still haven’t had the time watch the show.

    In May, I’ve been trying to catch up with my posting schedule. I like to keep things in the bank so I can make sure the blog stays up to date while life is putting me through the ringer. And I’m waiting for summer to finally come. We are having some interesting weather in my neck of the woods.

    • Thank you for your long comment. Yes I would love a movie adaptation for the Kiss Quotient as well. All the best on your scheduling! Hope your summer is better than mine.

  9. You had an awesome month! 8 books is impressive!

    I was right there with you, with the GOT watching. I was on the edge of my seat, especially during episode 3!

  10. Aww… so sorry you cannot go home, but I do hope you will still enjoy your vacation. 🙂

    I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but I love how you layout your posts.

  11. Hope you’re enjoying your trip!! I’m impressed that you watched GoT in three weeks—I’m watching it now, but I’m forcing myself to ONLY watch when I do the elliptical, so I’m only getting in three or four episodes a week. It keeps me wanting to work out, though!!

  12. Eight books and hanging at the beach sounds EPIC…glad your May was better than you expected to be! Looking forward to your June vacation musings…have a great June!

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