Sunday Musings #56: Meeting Indian Bloggers

Jul 28, 201923 comments

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I am on vacation in India still, and I kinda extended it by ten days. So I thought I will give you an update on how things are working out currently. I have been shuttling between cities, just as I expected and it is not as bad as I have been whining about. 

I am lost without a routine and probably that's what holidays are about! Read what my week was like and about the amazing Indian bloggers I met recently. Let us talk. Click To Tweet

But hey the good news is I am avoiding returning to Dubai’s heat for another ten days and spending time meeting family, friends and even catching up with some bloggers in real life. The only downfall seems to be my inconsistent blogging schedule and I have been feeling terribly guilty about it. Do you have those bloggers’ remorse?

What I read this week

On the other hand my reading has been going great and I have been on track mostly. I read two books in the last week.

  • The joy luck club
  • Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe

On my blog

As I mentioned already, I haven’t blogged in a while. It is not that I don’t have time to write up one but it is just not the same when you are on a holiday. 

I am lost without a routine and probably that’s what holidays are about! Anyway here is the single post I published in the past three weeks.

The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle – A Book Review

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

From the Insta-world

Around the blogosphere

Since I haven’t had blog hopped and don’t even know what’s happening in the blogosphere, I am gonna talk about whom I met in last few weeks! 

I met Shruti from This ls Lit and Mathangi from The Word Glutton in Chennai two weeks ago! And you will not believe this is the first time we are hanging out outside of a book event. 

Meeting bloggers

We ended up spending more than five hours talking about nothing and everything. Who am I kidding? We were talking about books, feminism and representation of brown people in books! 

And we clicked a lot of fun pictures. 

Tanvi from A reader to whatever end visited the town when I was around and Nandini from Unputdownable books and I caught up with her.

Meeting bloggers

Again a coffee date extended to a five hour giggle fest! Wait who said we bookworms are the quiet ones?

I am totally looking forward to meeting some more Bookstagrammers and bloggers this week! Fingers crossed!! 

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Meeting bloggers

Let us chat

What’s up with you? Who are the bloggers that you have met in real life? Do you think it is my bloggers’ remorse is normal and do you have ever faced it? Let’s talk.

Hello there!

Gayathri loves reading, recommending books and talking about bookish things in real life. Her blog is just an extension of that habit. When she is not reading books or creating online content, she freelances as a beta reader. She lives currently in Dubai.Head over to meet me


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  1. Jessica at Booked J

    You earned a beautiful vacation so yay! I hope you continue to enjoy yourself and have a lot of fun. Oh, dang, I need to read your review of Evelyn Hardcastle. MY NEXT POST IS SORTED, OBVIOUSLY. Annnddd, I want to reread Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe someday soon.

    I’ve not met any book bloggers in person yet but I did meet one of my best friends from when I had Booked J on MYSPACE which totally counts, right? Haha! We met in 2008 or 2009 through that, and met in person back in 2012 or 2013, I can’t remember exactly.

  2. Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

    Have fun on vacation! It’s always fun visiting and meeting new family members and getting to know other book bloggers. For the most part, I like my routine too. I see you read Joy Luck Club. I loved that book, and have read and loved most of Amy Tan’s books. I’m so excited to read The Kiss Quotient. Helen Hoang is a new favorite author of mine and I thought both of her books were amazing! Have a great week, and Happy Reading!

  3. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer

    You’re on holiday, just enjoy ❤️❤️❤️ You girls are so gorgeous though! How neat that you got to meet up with so many other bloggers. I hope you continue to enjoy your vacation Gayathri!!

  4. Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

    DON’T FEEL GUILTY AT ALL. Though if it helps, I’m also stuck with you, despite having posts in stock from months ago. I just haven’t written anything in years.

    Also I’m JEALOUS you met SHRUTI. Shruti needs to hop on a plane to my area ASAP but don’t tell her I said that. (Actually, she knows this.) I’m happy that you three met and had a lot of fun in the process!

  5. Shruti

    Such awesome people you’ve met, G! Especially the one with the bangs and glasses—seems very sweet. 💯

  6. Tressa @ Wishful Endings

    That is so cool!!! I think not blogging regularly is just fine when on vacation, especially when you’re meeting some fun bloggers and bookstagrammers. 🙂 I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Kymber Hawke

    It looks like you had a great time with the other bloggers. 🙂 I hope the rest of your holiday is going great! 🙂

  8. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    Bloggers remorse is a definite thing but don’t worry about your blogging schedule. You’re on holiday and you’re making the most of it. The blog will be waiting for you when you’re back to normal.

    • Gayathri

      I hope so to. Thank you..

  9. Greg

    I don’t seem to blog much when I’m on holiday either. It just doesn’t happen haha! Glad you’re having a great time though- it’s always nice to visit family!

    I imagine getting away from the heat is nice too.

    How cool that you were able to meet up with fellow bloggers!

    • Gayathri

      I might try to get out of the remorse soon. Thank you.

  10. sherry fundin

    hope you are having a fab vacation

    • Gayathri

      Thank you.

  11. Flora

    I don’t really have blogger’s remorse as I feel any time away from my blog gives me more to blog about! 😉 It looks as though you are having a great time, enjoy it and tell us all about it when you get back! x

    I hope next week is just as fantastic.

    • Gayathri

      I love your positivism. Thank you.

  12. Laura Thomas

    I do have bloggers remorse now and then. But, look at all of the fun you are having! And how awesome to meet some blogging friends. I hope to do that some day. Have a blast and enjoy the cooler temps:)

    • Gayathri

      I try telling me the same, but it works not so often.

  13. Sam@wlabb

    It’s wonderful to hear you are enjoying your vacation. That’s awesome that you got to meet up with so many bloggers. What fun! I struggle with doing all my normal things, when I am veering from my routine as well, but at least you are having a good time and recharging.

    • Gayathri

      Yes that is what I tell myself too.

  14. Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

    Your Happenings sound so amazing and fun! Getting to meet book lovers is always great! Enjoy your vacation!

    • Gayathri

      Ha. These are rare events. But thank you.

  15. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    What a fun time you had meeting up with other bloggers! I’ve done that a few times and it has been marvelous.

    You’ve read a couple of great books while you were on holiday. No worries about not posting…it’s all good.

    Have a fabulous vacation!

    • Gayathri

      Yes putting a face finally to those online friends was so good


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