Sunday Musings #24: One With Diwali and DIYs

Nov 11, 201840 comments

Hello people

This week flew amidst festivities, lights and lots of cooking. We had a festival called Diwali or Deepavali which literally translates to festival of lights.

We Indians generally make a huge deal of it with loads of fireworks, lights, feasts and of course new clothes. 

And it is a little hard to be away from my family this time of the year but I tried to make the best of it. Look at those pretty lights that I snagged in my room for the occasion. 

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I also kept myself pretty distracted with a bit of DIY projects during the week. I guess the productive bee struck me again. *knocks wood*

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What I read this week:

I didn’t read anything at all except for the books that I am beta reading. So technically I am reading, but they are not going on my count, right?

What I watched this week:

I watched not too much of TV this week and when I did watch I made sure I was doing something useful as well. So I guess I was good after all. 

Diwali

How did I not know about the Disney movie Kuzco? And I am surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did. Maybe the only thing I enjoyed on Netflix this week.

On the blog:

A quick recap of the past week for those who might have missed. 

On Sunday we gave up and accepted that fall is done already.

Winter

We brought back on Monday the review shots with three hyped books.

Hype

On Wednesday we discussed plot holes and inconsistencies.

Plot hole

Flyaway Friday is back and we are all pepped up to fly off to Italy!

Italy

Around the blogosphere

I possibly caught up with most of you all this week, thanks to last week’s fail. And here are my favorite posts from all around the blog world.

  • Here are a new set of comics about book lovers to obsess over from Buzzfeed.
  • Have you ever tried to remember that word and recall every word associated with it, except the one you need? I have and you should try Visuwords (visual words, you see!).
  • With the success of Blogoween Clo from Bookdragon and Sam are back with another event schedule. Catch up Bookend event post for more info.
  • Briana from Pages Unbound posted a thought provoking discussion on getting non bloggers to follow your book blog

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

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Let us talk

Let us talk about your week. How productive or fun was it? Have you heard of Diwali earlier? Leave me a comment.

Diwali

40 Comments

  1. Dani Eide

    I loved the lights. It must be hard to be away from family during the holidays. But how great there is somwhere close to go particpate in the festival! ❤️❤️

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    • Gayathri

      I did enjoy it with video calls and sharing photos online though.

      Reply
  2. Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

    Those lights look GORGEOUS. And just in time for the winter season as well. (I suppose you killed two birds with one stone as they say?)

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    • Gayathri

      I think I will hold the lights until new year. Or does it sound too lazy?

      Reply
  3. melissa's fandomworld

    You’ve been busy! I love your DIY projects and I hadn’t heard of that festival before, it looks so pretty with all the lights. I can totally understand you’re missing your family with things like this happening and being away from home. Liked reading your article, thanks for sharing!

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    • Gayathri

      Thanks a lot! Hope your week is great too.

      Reply
  4. Robin Taylor

    Wow! You are very busy.

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    • Gayathri

      It was kinda productive week.

      Reply
  5. Amanda McGill

    I love the Emperor’s New Groove! I need to watch it soon!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Let me know when you do.

      Reply
  6. Northwoman

    The DIY is great. Enjoy your books this week! Anne – Books of My Heart

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    • Gayathri

      I hope your week was great as well.

      Reply
  7. Eline

    Great post, so much to read ^^ I love your DIY with the bottles. They look so pretty!

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    • Gayathri

      Thanks a lot. You have a good week.

      Reply
  8. Stormi

    I really like the lights!

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    • Gayathri

      I do too!

      Reply
  9. Tasha

    Your lights were so pretty and I adore your decorative glass.

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    • Gayathri

      Yay, thank you.

      Reply
  10. DJ Sakata

    Your like is so eventful, I am a slug

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Ha ha. I wish it was as busy as you think.

      Reply
  11. Christina

    The Emperors New Groove is so freakin SOLID. Every time I watch it I’m reminded what a masterpiece it is lol!

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    • Gayathri

      I can’t believe I am hearing about it just now and I loved it.

      Reply
  12. Maureen @ Maureen's Books

    You’re not the only one who hasn’t heard of Kuzco. I see that one for the first time reading your post now. 😉
    I hope you’ll get to more reading this week.
    Happy Reading!

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    • Gayathri

      You should give it a chance and watch it. You might like it, as I did.

      Reply
  13. Tânia @MyLovelySecret

    All those lights. : I love light, so it seems such a great and beautiful festival. Your DYP projects look fantastic.

    Happy readings! 😉

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    • Gayathri

      Yes last week was quite busy, this week not so much yet.

      Reply
  14. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    My 7-year-old learned all about Diwali as his RE topic last term and LOVED it. Every time they had a lesson, he’d come home and tell us more about it and beg us to take him to Leicester as, apparently, it has the biggest Diwali celebrations outside of India. Unfortunately, Leicester is over 4hrs away from us so we couldn’t but it didn’t diminish his enthusiasm and he wants us to plan a trip for next year!

    It sucks when you have a big event and you are nowhere near your family to enjoy the festivities but I’m glad you had your own mini celebration.

    Have a good week!

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    • Gayathri

      I am psyched that your son read about our festival and I had no clue about Leicester actually. Have you a good week you too!

      Reply
  15. Rachel @Waves of Fiction

    Your lights look so pretty! I remember thinking The Emperor’s New Groove was cute and funny but it’s been a long time since I watched it. Happy reading, Gayathri! 🙂

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    • Gayathri

      Thanks a lot, Rachel.

      Reply
  16. Tracy @ Cornerfolds

    It sounds like your week was awesome! I love your DIY projects! Hurray for The Emperor’s New Groove! That’s one of my favorites. Have a great week 😀

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    • Gayathri

      That was the first time I have heard of the movie and I ended talking about it to everyone I meet.

      Reply
  17. Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks

    I love your projects and your decorations 🙂 I know almost nothing about Diwali, so it’s very interesting to be reading the blogs that talk about it. And also I am slightly jealous of the greenery outside 😀 we are already having pretty cold weather.

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    • Gayathri

      I should have made a bigger post about Diwali then. And it is always this green, I just wish there was a bit of snow though!

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    • Gayathri

      Thanks!!

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    • Gayathri

      Yes I am! Thanks for the visit.

      Reply
  18. Greg

    That festival of lights looks pretty amazing actually. And I think fall is done here too- we actually got a little bit of snow this week! I know, crazy…

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    • Gayathri

      I want snow!! Okay! the desert I am in is never gonna get it though.

      Reply

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