Sunday Musings #57: Back from the break; Maybe?

Sep 22, 201933 comments

Remember a while ago I posted that I was taking some break as I was visiting India? Well, I did and then some.

I had to travel to Macau, China as one of my close family member was hospitalized there while on a trip. And then I returned to a mold infested house back in Dubai, no thanks to the scorching summer and a broken AC. 

Well, now I am back to blogging from a cleaner house and a reading slump that I am struggling to get out of.  I will definitely share some beautiful pictures from my travel soon. 

So that is my sad little story, so what about you? What did I miss in these two months?

What I read this week

I am not at all proud to say I have not read a book since the end of July. At least I had solid reasons for that, during August.

It has been almost two weeks since I returned and I can’t seem to find some time to read. And even if I did, I can’t get myself to focus. Can I blame it on the mold infestation?

But now that I am done with all those pesky household chores, I am determined to get it over with and I am hoping The Bookish Life of Nina Hill will be the book that will pull me out of the abyss.

What I watched this week

On the bright side, I have been catching up with a lot of TV shows that I had missed due to my travels.

  • I loved and adored the Money Heist new season S4. And my dislike for Tokyo has heightened. Fight me, Tokyo-fans!
  • All those who recommended me the K-drama Love Alarm, thank you! I loved everything about it, except for the fact that I have to wait for the next season.
  • I also finally caught up with The Ranch. I didn’t love it but it was okay. 
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On cinemas I watched IT: Chapter two and the Ad Astra.

I liked IT better than Ad Astra, being the horror and Stephen King fan I am. Even though this second part had a lot of things going as expected, I missed the nostalgic 80s warmth and humor.

And I found Ad Astra to be too damn slow for my liking, despite loving the premise and visual grandeur of the film. 

On my blog

Obviously I have nothing new to show under this topic, so I am gonna go ahead and link to some of my popular posts of all times, in case you have missed it earlier. 

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

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Let us chat

So what I have been missing around the blogosphere? What are you reading currently? Any words to help me get off this slump and regain my mojo? Let us talk.

33 Comments

  1. Whispering Stories

    I’m sorry to hear about your relative, I hope they are okay. Not good returning to a mouldy home. Can’t wait to see your pictures.

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  2. Amanda McGill

    Welcome back! Hope you can get more reading done this fall

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  3. DJ Sakata

    Gasp – you haven’t read all summer?!?

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    • Gayathri

      I know…. Don’t make me feel worse, DJ!

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  4. Tasha

    Welcome back! Sorry to hear that you’ve been going through so much. I find that reading a favourite book can help me get out of a reading slump, or stick on an audiobook. I find that to be an easier way to absorb the book when a slump happens. I look forward to your pictures.

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  5. Katiria Rodriguez

    Great post I hope you do get out of your reading slump soon I am listening to It by Stephen King this month and I will finish listening to it at the beginning of next month, and I am really hooked on Stephen King writing style I am enjoying listening to the narrator he is absolutely amazing narrator. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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    • Gayathri

      Reading IT is a mighty goal. All the best and hope you enjoy it.

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  6. Shantala

    You’ve had a lot on your plate. Hope the family member is doing fine now.

    Love your choice of book to get out of the slump. I’d be looking forward to know what you thought of it.

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    • Gayathri

      I liked it and I am sure it will be relatable to every bookish person.

      Reply
  7. Jenn @ Bound to Writing

    Welcome back!! I hope your family member is alright. I look forward to hearing more about your trip.

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    • Gayathri

      Thanks Jenn. They are a lot better now, though still hospitalized.

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  8. Rachel

    Welcome back Gayathri! I can’t wait to see your vacation pics. Bummer about the mold! Hopefully you got your place all sorted and mold-free. 🙂

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    • Gayathri

      Yes finally things are looking better. Thank you.

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  9. Greg

    Oh no a broken AC isn’t good! That would be a tough thing to come home to. Hope your family member is okay. And can’t wait to see your pics!

    I’ve been slumping on reading too. 🙁

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you, things are finally looking up now and my slump is wearing off too.

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  10. Pratip

    Awesome. Great to know that you are back. Now, I can read so much on your blog. Hope, all the problems of yours is solved.

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you. Looking forward to your comments once again.

      Reply
  11. Catarina @ Pages & Plots

    Good to see you back! And YES, someone like me that doesn’t understand why people love Tokyo!

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    • Gayathri

      Right? Oh God I dislike her character right from season 1.

      Reply
  12. DB's Guide to the Galaxy

    Sorry to hear about your family member 💛 I’ve yet to watch Love Alarm, so glad to see it looks good! Still need to watch It 2 but I can’t wait to do that. I always like rereading one of my favourites to get me back into the mood!

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    • Gayathri

      I will definitely try rereading something that I like, to get off the slump. Thank you.

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  13. Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

    I’m sorry your return home was stressful, I hope now you can find your groove again.

    Have a great reading week

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you. I am trying hard to do that.

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  14. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Oh, sorry to hear about the mold. What a horrific coming-home gift!

    I hope you enjoy The Bookish Life of Nina Hill as much as I did.

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    • Gayathri

      I am loving it. Thank you.

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  15. Sam@wlabb

    Sorry to hear about your sick family member and your moldy home. That’s very stressful. I loved Nina Hill. It was pure fun for me. I hope you like it too.

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    • Gayathri

      I am loving that one currently. And thank you.

      Reply
  16. Molly @ Molly's Book Nook

    No shame in not reading! I didn’t read any books for MONTHS several times the past year haha. You’ll find a book that really hooks you in soon. Hope you have a great week!

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  17. Sophie

    I am sorry you had to go through all of this!!! Here to hope the coming months will run smoother 😉

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  18. Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

    YOU’RE BACK!! I hope you get out of the slump soon! I miss your posts! I hope your family member is doing better and has recovered.
    Once again, welcome back!

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  19. Susy's Cozy World

    Welcome back! I’m sorry for all the problems, but I’m looking forward to the pics of your travel!!

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you Susy! I hope I will post soon.

      Reply

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