Spotlight Sunday: #09 One with March wrap up and no other news!

Apr 1, 201825 comments

It is a new day, new week and a new month. And I am feelin’ good. Just like this one from MUSE. I am always excited for a new month, all the more for it is April – my birth month (is there such a thing anyway?)

In India we had our school closing up for the summer holidays by mid of April and the whole of May and that used to make April extra special. And did I say my birth day falls on the 12th of April?

And also March was not kind to me at all (Or did it?) and I am happy to get that over with.

So here is a quick recap of what I did during the month.

You might have heard all about it earlier, I got to meet some of the authors and poets.

I volunteered at the Emirates Literature Fest during the first two weekends.

What I read this week

I didn’t read much. Just two books during March:
1) Erotic stories of Punjabi widows
2) The Geography of You and Me

And that is my status of A – Z challenge!

I beta read a romance manuscript of Kavya’s and I am fairly happy with it.

Around the blogosphere

And I finally got back to visiting my dearests’ blogs. I have to say I missed the blog hopping and seeing the wonderful posts others have made.

So here are the ones I enjoyed:

1) If you are into BuJo and are looking for ways to track your reading and blog stats, you should take a leaf out of the Always Opinionated Girl’s post here

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2) I found the freaking hilarious advertisement for a backpack and haven’t take my mind off it. I think you will like it as well.

3) Aime Always shared these tips to change a boring book review into one that is loved by your readers in this post.

4) Don’t we all hate card board cut characters? The Temperamental Writer shares her list of characters that were far far from being one of those. I had to add few those to my TBR right after reading her post here.

5) I have been off from my Twitter game for a while and this guide to book blogger hashtags from Carrie @ Cat on the Bookshelf could not have come at a better time.

6) Elizabeth from Redgal Musings made a guest post on Book Dragon 247 about extroverted bookworms (like me) broke the myth of stereotyping every book worm as introverts. I loved it.

On my blog

A quick recap of the month that passed in my blog

sunshine
Death on the Nile
Library

Widows
The Geography of You and Me

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

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Let us talk

So how was your weekend and your month? Did you like the links I have shared? Did I miss any of your blogs? Let me know I will correct it right away.

25 Comments

  1. Vivien Ayinotu

    I admire your style of blogging Gaya. Keep it up.

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  2. Aimee (Aimee, Always)

    Oooh advanced happy birthday, Gayathri! β™₯ Two books is still pretty good, and you did get to attend a literary festival, which is amazing! Thanks for sharing my post, also! ^_^

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    • Gayathri

      I love all your posts and they are so well put and timely.

      Reply
  3. Laura

    Happy birthday for the 12th! April seems like such a common birthday month, doesn’t it? It’s my birthday, and two of my cousins’ birthdays in April too πŸ™‚
    Have a great month πŸ™‚

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    • Gayathri

      Thanks a lot. And can I say same to you too? Lots of book bloggers have their birthday in April. Is that something we should all mull about?

      Reply
  4. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer

    awwww I LOVE your A to Z graphic!! How cute… I may need to make me one XD Happy Birthday!! I hope your April is fantastic!!

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    • Gayathri

      Thanks Dani. It has been a while since I had your comment here.

      Reply
  5. Kristina

    Happy april !! I’ll try my best to remember on the 12th .. ahaha
    so sorry March wasn’t a good one, let’s hope april would be so much better for you ! xx

    hey, two books is two books ! still an accomplishment!
    I finished none xD woops.. but im soo close right now !! I can smell it ..

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    • Gayathri

      Yes I am super excited for April. And looking forward to reading better than last month.

      Reply
  6. Andreea

    I will start by saying happy birthday because I have this awesome gift of missing birthdays, so better super early than late!

    It’s so cool that you volunteered! And sometimes it’s not the number of books that counts, but how much you enjoyed reading them!

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    • Gayathri

      Thanks Andreea. You are not early at all, as I am usually excited about the birthday right from the first day of April. I am glad the volunteering well as well.

      Reply
  7. Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books

    Oh yay, happy birth-month, that’s so great! I’m sorry you didn’t have such a great month, but that festival sounds like a lot of fun, and it’s so cool that you got to beta-read a manuscript, yay! πŸ˜€
    I hope you will have a lovely month! x

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    • Gayathri

      Thanks Marie. I can feel that April is gonna be great already.

      Reply
  8. Katisha @ Reel Literature

    Happy Birthday Month!!! March felt like a long slog of a month for me, and I’m glad I made it through.

    The links you shared this month are pure gold! I love advertising that gets right to the point, and those backpacks are totally rad! And I needed those book blogger hashtags in my life, so thank you for sharing!!!

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    • Gayathri

      I am glad you liked those links and I love those backpacks too.

      Reply
  9. Shannon

    Another bujoer! (I am out of the habit, but will have to look at that link.)

    You have a lot of links I am interested in checking out.

    Happy Birth month!

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    • Gayathri

      I am not a regular at BuJoing either. But I sure follow most of those accounts.

      Reply
  10. Jenn @ Bound to Writing

    My birthday is in April too! There are a lot of us aren’t there?! πŸ™‚ You’ve had such a productive month even though you didn’t read much. I hope April is a better month for you! πŸ™‚

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    • Gayathri

      YES, there are so many of us! I am already worried about the number of books I will be able to get done in April as I have started with quite a serious one.

      Reply
  11. Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks

    That’s so cool that you were a beta reader πŸ™‚ and I guess 2 books aren’t a whole load, but you did SO MANY other cool stuff! I’ve missed hanging out with you though, I feel like our little group of mods has just been drifting apart and that makes me sad. I miss you all!

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    • Gayathri

      I missed you too and I am back. And Lauren is back too. Let us make the group more active now and I don’t want any of us to drift apart either πŸ™

      Reply
  12. Fanna

    It’s your birth month too?? Me too! April’s pretty special to me also because it’s my birthday πŸ˜€ I guess March was still pretty cool for you because oh my God, Emirates Literature Fest? I missed it and ugh, I wish I was there πŸ™ Though I’m glad you enjoyed <3

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    • Gayathri

      Where are you these days? And you shouldn’t have missed the ELF and the chance for us to meet. And advance happy birthday!

      Reply
  13. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    Is April everyone’s birth month? Lol I saw another blogger say that, and it’s mine too. Two books in March is better than no books! And I’m glad you were able to get back into bloghopping πŸ™‚ Lmao the backpack kickstarter is so funny, thanks for sharing that.

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    • Gayathri

      Yay Advance B’day wishes to you then. I know at least 5 other people celebrating their birthday this month, not bloggers though. See.. April is the best!

      Reply

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