Sunday Musings #53: Meet Ups And A Surprise Find

This week could have been ‘jus nother one’ but for something we found yesterday. We hunted down the couch like the one in the TV series Friends!

My friends and I are currently working on something ‘not so serious’ and we needed a hangout spot and this is where we ended. We literally didn’t get off this very very comfortable couch for more than four hours!


Now we know why the Friends’ characters spent such long time on such a couch! 

Read on to know more our find about the couch from the FRIENDS and other shenanigans of the week. Let us talk about the week that flew by on my #Sundaypost #weeklywrapUp #UAEbookclub Click To Tweet

And then I hopped off to my UAE book club meeting! I loved my ladies, especially when we get all passionate about things we care about AKA books and writing.


I can’t wait to meet them again, soon!

What I read this week

Remember me complaining about my reading speed, or the lack of, last week? I am feeling better now, after ranting about it to everyone I personally know, blogger friends and even to other bookstagrammers. 

And also may be because I redeemed myself by reading two more books this week and they are:

  • Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
  • The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie

And I liked both of them, one more than the other though. So stick around until I finally post their reviews here.

What I watched this week

I watched very little TV last week, not that I used the time (gained by avoiding it) productively anywhere else. But hey, I tried!

I watched this old 1991 movie called Cube, because someone recommended it. And I liked it. 

I also have started with Jessica Jones and am taking real slow AKA not binging on it. I will definitely finish it this week.

On my blog

Here is a quick recap of the blogging week that passed by.

Sunday Musings #52: Wondering If Friendships Are Difficult As Adults


On Monday I reviewed The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time


Here is another one of those not so tough blogging post on  SEO For A Book Blogger – Things You Can Do Today!


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

Around the blogosphere

Did I get to your blog this week? I kinda messed up with blog hop schedule and I do not know where I stopped. So I might have to give it a restart soon. 

Until then show your love to some of these posts that I found this week.

  • I have tried audiobooks and failed terribly because I wasn’t able to concentrate. If you are able to relate to this, you should give a read to Holly’s post on An experiment on multitasking and reading in her blog Nutfree Nerd.
  • I cannot agree more with the Orangutan’s post on the misconceptions about negative reviews. Do you write not so positive reviews on your blog?
  • If you are into horror, like me, then you have to take a look at Beth’s top ten horror books of all time on her blog Before we go. Trust me it has the best books!
  • We all get stuck at that slump once in a while. But how do you cope? Jayati lists her ideas to inspire yourself to write on It’s just a coffee addicted bibliophile.

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Let us chat

Have you read any of these books? Do love the Friends series? Or hate? I know there is no in between! Let us talk.


  1. vidya

    your sunday posts inspire me and that couch’s color is definitely one that would have caught my eye regardless of what it reminded me of !!!

  2. Gemma

    Another great week, much more productive blogging and reading wise than mine.
    Gemma @ Gemma’s Book Nook

  3. Robin Taylor

    Does look like a great couch. Great post.

    • Gayathri

      Thank you

  4. Bentley

    Great wrap up!! That is so awesome that you found the couch from Friends!! I’ve definitely seen the movie Cube. I’ve watched all the sequels, and although they get progressively worse they’re all still fun.

  5. DJ Sakata

    Your posts are so well rounded, you are an excellent blogger

  6. Ashleigh Jayne

    Looks like you had a fun week

  7. Jo Linsdell

    I love these recap posts. I also want a Friends coffee shop to open up here in Rome so I can hang out on a comfy sofa and feel like the Friends gang. I’ve been going slow with my reading lately too. You did much better than I did.

  8. Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

    I love the show Friends! How fun that you got to sit on the couch, and for four hours! It must have been comfy! I want to join a book club. Have a great week!

  9. Laura Thomas

    I remember that couch! Great picture:) I tried to find a book club around here but then my work schedule wouldn’t work with it. Maybe someday.

    • Gayathri

      I hope you do find it. It is so satisfying to talk about books in person.

  10. Rachel

    Love meeting up with fellow book lovers! 🙂

  11. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    I’ve never joined a book club and I think I’m a bit of a mutant bookworm in that I’ve never wanted to… I’m glad yours is a positive place!

    I liked The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time when I read it years ago but its not one I’d re-read.

  12. Greg

    Yay for book clubs! I think having a fun book club would be so awesome. Being able to talk about books with likeminded people in person. Fun!

    That is so cool about the coach haha!

    Thanks for the links too. 🙂

  13. Jessica at Booked J

    I love how I see the couch from Friends and my first thought is not, “THE COUCH FROM FRIENDS.” it’s “that looks comfortable and very orange, I love you comfortable orange couch” because TIRED and brain not functioning.

    Also! That recent Instagram post of yours has me all heart-in-eyes-emoji.

    Here’s to hoping you have a nice and productive week this week!

  14. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    Kicked back on a comfy couch with a good friend sounds like the perfect way to spend 4 hours. 🙂 I love audiobooks and lately I’ve (like shelleyrae) I’ve been enjoying some podcasts, like Read Me Romance which is hosted by Tessa Baily and Alexa Riley. Their podcasts are so much fun! 🙂

  15. Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

    That couch is an awesome find!
    I can’t do audiobooks, but I’ve recently discovered a love for podcasts which I listen to when I’m cooking.

    Have a great reading week

  16. Sophie

    It seems to me that you have an incredible bunch of co readers here! And thanks for the SEO tip as I know this is so important!

  17. Laurel-Rain Snow

    What fun to find that couch! Nothing is better than a cozy place to hang out.

    Enjoy your week…and thanks for visiting my blog.

  18. Natalie @Natflix&Books

    How awesome that you found the couch. What a fun time with friends. I don’t usually write negative reviews because I don’t finish books I’m not enjoying. That isn’t to say that I haven’t written one, it’s just rare. Happy reading!

  19. Kymber Hawke

    What a great week! 🙂 And, you watched Cube! lol There are some sequels to that, but like many other movies, the first one is the best.

  20. Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

    OMG the couch! That’s so cool!!! I’m glad you had fun at your book club! I do write negative reviews. I used to write them a whole lot more than now. Now, I’m very selective with what I read and try to get books I know I will love. Sure, there has been 1 or 2 recently that haven’t been great and I wrote a review, but it’s not something I’m a costumed to do anymore like I used to.


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Gayathri has been reviewing books since 2010. When she is not reading books or creating online content, she works as a writer and a digital marketer. Head over to meet me!