One With The October’19 Updates: Sunday Musings #59

Nov 3, 201928 comments

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What better way to meet you all after a long gap than a monthly update post? So here I am with the October update.

While I feel like have to search for words to type and things to say, I am sure it is just that I feeling a bit rusty and it would get better soon. Here we go. 

What better way to meet you all after a long gap than a monthly update post? So here I am with the October update about my holidays and travels. #SundayPost #October19 Click To Tweet

Quick October’19 updates

  • I flew to Macau, China for getting my recovering cousin back home to India. Thanks to the flight schedule and the time zone changes, I went about 33 hours without sleep, my longest ever. 
  • I also traveled down to Langkawai and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for a well deserved holiday after the hectic and emotional months. 
  • Got out of the stupid reading slump and I am currently on a reading spree. (More on that below.)
  • And last week I joined a fitness gym and am hoping that I would hit it often enough to get my money’s worth. 
  • I am holding the best for the last. The summer in Dubai is long gone and we are hanging on to that shortest period between summer and winter which means the weather is pleasant and the sky is blue. And am loving it.

What I read this month:

So I beat off the slump I was talking about in my last post and  I did good in October, almost back to my normal reading I suppose. 

  • What you did by Claire McGowan 
  • On the come up by Angie Thomas 
  • Dinner, The by Herman Koch 
  • Unhoneymooners, The by Christina Lauren 
  • Elevation by Stephen King

Now if only I can get my ass to start reviewing them as well!

What I watched this month:

Between the long travel time and the slump I had a lot of movies that I caught up with. 

  • Booksmart – With that name, obviously I had to watch it but felt let down.
  • A simple favor – It had Anna Kendrick who is a vlogger and enjoyed this one.
  • The Book Club: (You seeing a pattern? Well, I am a book blogger.) I was so bored and I did not like it. 

Oh I found this animated series called Larva island on Netflix and I am totally in love with it. 

On my blog

And hey I published a post this week. 

So take a look at the review of Vice/ Virtues by Beatrice De Soprontu here. 


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Let us chat

So how has your October been? What did I miss? What are you currently reading? Let us talk. 

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

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  1. Robin Loves Reading

    Wow you are a busy lady! And two disappointing book movies. Ugh!

  2. Katiria Rodriguez

    Great post and welcome back whoa 33 hours of not sleeping I don’t think I could of handle that well. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

    • Gayathri

      It was daunting to say the least.

  3. Whispering Stories

    Gosh 33 hours without sleep, I think I’d of been sleeping stood up at that rate.

    • Gayathri

      I was almost there when I finally got to sleep.

  4. Kate @ Bitch Bookshelf

    We all get on reading and reviewing slumps this time but hopefully this summer you’re able to pull through!

    • Gayathri

      Thank you for the encouragement!

  5. Ashleigh

    Welcome back!!

  6. Ashleigh

    Welcome back!!!

    • Gayathri

      Thank you!

  7. DJ Sakata

    That 33 sleepless hours sounds like torture

    • Gayathri

      It definitely was so!

  8. Yari

    I want to travel to Dubai. How is it there?

    • Gayathri

      Dubai is really hot during summer but very pleasant between November to March!

  9. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    Glad to see you back! 33hrs without sleep would drive me insane, I don’t know how you did it!

  10. Brittany

    Congrats on beating your slump! That can be super hard! And I’m glad you had some vacation time in with all the rest of everything. It sounds like you had a crazy busy month! I hope you have a great November!

  11. Jenn @ Bound to Writing

    It sounds like you’ve had an amazing month with a lot of traveling! I hope you have a great November!

  12. Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

    I admire that you were still able to function after 33 hours of no sleep!

    Good luck with the fitness goals and I’m glad that you got out of your reading slump!

  13. Greg

    I hope you have a nice long transition where the weather stays nice. I always feel like they’re too short haha! And wow you have been busy! Glad you got out of the slump though. I was happy to finally kick it too.

    • Gayathri

      Yes I am afraid it is gonna be too short here as well.

  14. Sam@wlabb

    Glad you had a chance to get away! I love to travel, but only get to do so once a year. I also relish the time between summer and winter. I am a moderate type person, and these temperatures are the very much to my liking.

    • Gayathri

      I agree.. I love the current weather too.

  15. Rachel

    Oh, I’m sorry to hear your cousin was sick! Very noble of you to spend 33 hours traveling to escort her back!

    Glad to hear you’re out of your reading slump! 🙂

    • Gayathri

      Thank you.

  16. Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

    I’m happy you got to travel some, Gayathri, and to relax after some hectic months of stuff.
    Welcome back to blogging! It can be daunting at times, right? And I’m with you – I’m all for reading all the books, but not so much for reviewing them these days. Oh well.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.

    • Gayathri

      I hope both of us will get back to reviewing soon enough. And thank you.

  17. Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

    Eeeek welcome back! It sounds like you’ve been having lots of fun. And 33 hours of no sleep, yikes. I once went almost 36 hours of no sleep. It was brutal. And yay for reading! So happy for you!

    • Gayathri

      Thank you so much.


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