Spotlight Sunday: #11 The one after a long haitus

Jun 24, 201830 comments

I have not posted here in a while and what better than an update post on a Sunday to attempt get back into the groove. Incidentally my blog stats has taken a huge hit, but hey I am having a good time at my home country so that is alright, right? RIGHT?

I can’t say I missed blogging as much as I did miss my fellow bloggers. I have not had time yet to check out their awesome posts yet and I pretty sure I have a lot of blog hopping to do soon.

Even though I am still technically on a holiday, I managed to read a quite bit in the past month, including two unpublished manuscripts that I beta read. So I am confident I might get my book goals for the year covered.

A-Z Update

What I read these days

1. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
I know I am late to the game, but here I am. I loved this and I can’t wait to read the next new one from Becky.

2. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
I totally adored this book and I finished this in an afternoon. I might even continue to look out for more books from the author.

3. The Vegetarian by Han Kang
I had read many reviews about this book (without spoilers) but it still was not enough to prepare me for this. You should read this one. (Review coming soon.)

4. Then the Doorbell Rang by Capria Jalota
I received this ARC set in Dubai from its publicist quite a while ago. I will be reviewing this ARC soon.

I had signed up for the 2018 A-Z challenge hosted by Ginger Mom reads and I realized that I finally achieved the Flamingo status as I have completed 14 books as of now.

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

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Let us chat

So what else did I miss around the blogosphere? Let me know.

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30 Comments

    • Gayathri

      I absolutely agree on that. Holidays are always refreshing.

      Reply
  1. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer

    Down time is just as important as work. I’m glad you stopped in to let us how much fun you’re having! Sounds like your TBR list is intriguing. The Vegetarian was one that caught my eye. Can’t wait for your review! ♥️

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    • Gayathri

      I loved reading The Vegetarian!

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  2. Olivia-Savannah Roach

    Sometimes a bit of a break can be a welcome thing. I am glad you enjoyed your time away but we did miss you too <3 Looking forward to seeing more posts! I haven’t read the ones you recently read but The Vegetarian, The Both Die at the End AND Simon vs The Homo Sapiens are all on my TBR so I am glad to hear positive things about them.

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    • Gayathri

      I was wondering why I haven’t gotten any comments from you in a while, and that is so not like you. And then I found your comments somehow ended up in my spam. I am glad I caught that and you still are here.

      Reply
  3. Tessa

    Even though I am glad that you enjoyed your holiday, I am really happy that you are back to blogging. As a blogger who has taken many hiatuses (perhaps one too many), I know that it can be hard to transition back, especially after seeing the drop in stats. However, I also learned that fellow bloggers are not that forgetful. We will always joyfully welcome you back with open arms!

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    • Gayathri

      Thanks Tessa. I hope I get back to blogging smoothly.

      Reply
  4. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    I am back from my hiatus as well! Same time 🙂 Difference is you take your hiatus on holiday; and my hiatus is anytime I’m not on holiday XD

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    • Gayathri

      Good one DJ. I am glad we both are back now!

      Reply
  5. kristina

    No worries, as long you’re having a good time; all is alright !! xx

    yay for reading on holiday, I wish you continue to have fun for the remaining of it ! xx

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    • Gayathri

      Yes I read quite a bit during my holidays and am still reading more than I would generally. Thanks for your wishes!

      Reply
  6. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I am curious about Then the Doorbell Rang…it sounds so ominous.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    • Gayathri

      It is a romance/thriller. I will add my review soon.

      Reply
  7. Greg

    Hey welcome back! Simon vs the Homo Sapiens is supposed to be pretty good!

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    • Gayathri

      Thanks and I am glad to be back.

      Reply
  8. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    I hope you’re having a good vacation! Congrats on getting so much reading done. I’m way behind on my goals. Have a great week!

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    • Gayathri

      Sadly the vacation is coming to an end soon. But I am glad that I will be back to blogging.

      Reply
  9. Jenn @ Bound to Writing

    I hope you’re having a lovely holiday! It’s been such a long time, but it’s great to hear you’ve been reading some great books! Simon is a favorite read of mine from this year!!

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    • Gayathri

      Yes I got to strike some books off my TBR list finally.

      Reply
  10. Northwoman

    There’s nothing wrong with a holiday and change of pace. Continue to enjoy your trip and the books you read. Anne – Books of My Heart

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    • Gayathri

      Yes I finally got time to read books, even though it meant a long break from reviewing.

      Reply
  11. Megan @ Ginger Mom

    Glad you’re back 🙂 And everyone needs a holiday now and then. Congrats on 14 books already!! That’s awesome ❤

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    • Gayathri

      I am gonna need some help finding books for the other letters soon.

      Reply
  12. Cassandra Winters

    Glad to see you back!

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    • Gayathri

      Yes Finally!

      Reply
  13. lauren

    hope youre having a fab time!

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    • Gayathri

      Yes I am. I will be back on our Discord group soon.

      Reply
  14. Paula Bardell-Hedley

    Great to see you back, Gayathri. Glad you’ve been having fun! 😃

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    • Gayathri

      Thanks and yes I have been having too much fun lately.

      Reply

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