Introducing: Spotlight Sunday

Jan 7, 201826 comments

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As I promised earlier there are going to be a lot of changes in my blog this year. Among the first of these changes, I will be posting thrice a week and do a weekly round up post, instead of my weekly twice schedule.

I know I know, I might be biting more than I can chew, but hey you can’t blame me for trying, can you?


Around the blogosphere

So this is what I propose. I will bring to you news from around the bookish world and some from the dark side, erm.. non bookish world, as well under the section that we will call as Spotlight Sunday. If you think your post deserve a spot on my article, feel free to tweet the link to me.

1) Well, it may not come as a surprise that I love Andrea Gibson and their poetry. I read this post on their Facebook page and couldn’t stop reading it again and again. I still think it was the best way to bid adieu to the past year.


2) Who said all the parties and games should end with the New Year’s Eve. Check out Britt’s Photo Scavenger hunt which runs until March 31 and there is even a prize of 50$. All you have to do is click photos fulfilling the given conditions.

3) Speaking of the new year, I know all of you have enough of plans and resolutions done. If you are like me, following through with them would be the toughest. ‘It doesn’t have to be’ says the compulsive list maker Shantala. Read her review on The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande, which she swears will; ‘not only improve efficiency, but also have the ability to save time, money, and even lives’.

4) I have promised to start reading non -fiction books again and I found this amazing list of books on time management from Bookriot. I am definitely hitting the list again

Did I ever tell you my blogger community has the best people in the world.. EVER?

5) First we have Evelina who started the #NewBloggers 101 series to help out new bloggers who have just forayed into the book blogging world. This week she writes about the right time to start requesting ARCs from publishers and more.

6) Do you feel the blogging schedule too hard to keep up? Thinking of trying out co-blogging. REad Bookidote’s guide on the perks of co-blogging before you take a decision.

7) So once in a while I get all happy that I get to work from home and get to not rush through the traffic to reach the workstation. My mom still doesn’t understand what I do all day staring at the laptop. Well here is how I do what I do, mom. Don’t judge me.

8) Can you check how well do you remember the first lines of your favorite books? Well, I don’t. I got 6 on 20 and I suck, I know. What about you? Try it here.

9) If you are into book blogging, or not, Modern Mrs Darcy may not be a new name to you. I have been following her for a long time now. Read how you can support your favorite authors.


10) This one made me laugh. And think. Somehow this happens to me repeatedly. I am like, why would even bother explaining.

On my blog

a) Wanna start the year with a classic? Check out The Chess by Stephen Zweig

Chess Story

b) How did I fail my 2018 resolution already? I know, I have a talent.


c) Read about my favorite sidekicks and give them a shout out. They are cool too.


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

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Let us talk

That is all from my part for the week, folks.
Did you read anything interesting this week? Let me know through the comments.

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  1. Alisha Webster

    Love this! What a great list – I’m about to start Deja Revu back up soon as my post review for the week. well, off to check out all these fun things πŸ™‚

  2. Kristina

    Ooooh that’s a nice post ! I’ll be looking forward to them ! πŸ˜„β€‹ made me smile

  3. Ash Williams

    Great post. Good luck with your new blog changes! I want to read more non-fiction books too!

  4. bostonbookreader

    Good luck with the new schedule 😊 I think you will do wonderful! Great post!!

  5. Lia

    Great post! I think I’m going to have to check out those time management books. It’s never too late to start trying to organize your life haha.

    • Gayathri

      Hope the time management tips work for you.

  6. Libby

    great post, i love this idea… you did such a great job and i really loved this

  7. Ana Duarte

    Awesome post full of cool information from the bookish world. Will look forward to the next one. Hope the new schedule works for you ☺️

  8. lindaslittlelibrary

    great post! good luck with the new schedule and these new posts!

  9. Wynne

    Ah, I really should read more nonfiction book, but the fiction books are just so tempting…

  10. Shantala

    I loved this post. I was planning on doing something similar last year, but I couldn’t work it out ’cause I just couldn’t make the time. But I am so glad that you are doing it, because these are some of my favorite posts to read. So consider me hooked.

    P.S. Thank you so much for the shout out.

    • Gayathri

      It is always a pleasure to talk about the finds from the quirky corners of the internet.

  11. nandinikamatkunde

    Really trying to get my non fiction game up! Great job on the blog:)

    • Gayathri

      High Five. I am trying to do the same.

  12. DJ Sakata

    I’m too lazy for nonfiction πŸ˜‰ And I’m OK with that…

  13. Rachel Poli

    This is great! I’ll definitely be checking all this out. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Zuzzi Na

    I hope you manage to stick to your plan x

  15. terriluvsbooks

    Nonfiction is my weakness. I probably should read more too especially because they are often quicker and easier to read. I think your sidekick post was an awesome idea.

    • Gayathri

      Welcome back Terri. Non fiction can also be a snoozefest and you didn’t hear that from me.

      • terriluvsbooks

        It’ll be our secret.

  16. Stacey

    I don’t read enough non-fiction books either.

  17. Natalie

    I read and reviewed ‘The Single Girl’s Calendar’ by Erin Green on my blog this week. I enjoy non fiction books too so will check out number four! I really like your list, lots of different things and much more interesting than many posts like this x

    • Gayathri

      Thanks Natalie. I hope I can keep up with the mix.

  18. lilkadykitty

    Great little post! Good luck!

  19. Jared

    COOL. I like this idea. I also am OBSESSED with reading time management books. They are always SUPER interesting to read, and if I can actually apply the things it teaches into real life, they usually help me live a less-stressed life. HAHA. I can totally relate to the thing your Mom said. Sometimes, It does feel that that’s all I do. But, I keep telling myself it’s worth it. πŸ™‚ (It is)

    • Gayathri

      I am trying to read more of time management books, so that I can read more books.. ha ha get it? No? Forget it, the caffeine is yet to kick in.


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