Sunday Musings #29: One about being sick and a sleepy week

Dec 16, 201849 comments

Hello people, 

The flu has finally shown signs of disappearing but has got me weak and tired. I even had to skip blogging for a while. But now that I am better, I just dropped in here to give a quick update on my week. 

Well, this week was spent mostly on bed, sleeping and trying to read between watering eyes and my runny nose. I was on Tamilfu which accounted for the sleepiness I guess. Anyway, I am better now and off my medicines. 

What I read this week

I finally finished my target of 35 books for the year and may even surpass it as there are two more weeks for the year end. 

And I also want to update that I completed the year’s A-Z Challenge successfully with One Part Woman by Perumal Murugan for the final O. Yay to me.

You can take a quick look on the books I read for this challenge and I will keep updating the links to my reviews as I write them.

On my blog

As for the Tidyathon, I created a new header and a color scheme for the blog. Let me know how you like them compared to my somber and professional colors earlier.

I hope I get to complete everything on my list before the new year. 

Here is a quick look on what I have been posting on my blog, this week.

My Sunday post on one where the flu took me down

Flu

My Monday review on Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu.

Moxie

Around the blogosphere

I have finally gotten back to blog hopping, but haven’t had the chance to visit everyone yet. I will be there soon. 

Related:  Sunday Musings #42: One About A Short Holiday And The Spring

Here are a few of the blogs I loved this week.

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

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Sleepy

Let us talk

Let me know how your week has been. Do you have any plans for the weekend and how your reading challenges have been? 

49 Comments

  1. Dani Eide

    Love the new design, especially the colors! Congrats on completing your challenge. A goal reached is worth celebrating.
    Sorry to hear about the flu. Glad you are feeling better. I went down last week and understand the sleep thing. Happy New Year’s! 🎉

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    • Gayathri

      Glad you like the design. It means a lot coming from you!

      Reply
  2. Camilla @Reader in the Attic

    Ooooo this is the first time I see this new design! It’s really beautiful and looks very professional anyway.
    I liked the first theme too, but this is very good too. I love it <3

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you and I am glad you like this one. I am still very nervous about this.

      Reply
  3. Olivia Roach

    I am really glad to hear you are feeling better! Also, congratulations on completing your A-Z reading challenge 😀

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    • Gayathri

      Thanks a lot Olivia!

      Reply
  4. Jenn @ Bound to Writing

    I love the new blog design! It’s pretty! I’m glad you’re starting to feel better. Hopefully, you’ll feel like yourself this week!

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    • Gayathri

      I am back to myself. And I am glad that the blog design works!

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    • Gayathri

      I was so worried about this one. Thanks for your input!

      Reply
  5. Melanie

    Congrats on finishing the challenge and glad to hear you are feeling better!

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    • Gayathri

      Thanks a lot. I hope I will repeat it the next year.

      Reply
  6. Amanda McGill

    Great post and congrats on finishing your challenge!

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    • Gayathri

      Thanks a lot!

      Reply
  7. Tasha

    I am glad that you are on the mend and hope that you are feeling 100% again very soon. I love the new banner and the colour scheme. It looks very crisp and appealing.

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    • Gayathri

      I am happy you like my new colors.

      Reply
  8. Stormi Johnson

    congrats on reaching your goal! I hope you’re feeling better.

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you!

      Reply
  9. Eline

    Love the new blog design 🙂 It looks great! And congratulations on the A to Z.
    I’m still trying to finish my author A to Z and it’s actually looking better than when I posted about my 2018 reading challenges. I might well get it done still 🙂

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    • Gayathri

      I don’t think I will do well in an author A-Z challenge. But I am glad it goes well for you.

      Reply
  10. Marcia

    It’s truly liberating to actually just read (or not) after you reach your goal. Congrats!

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    • Gayathri

      Exactly that was my thought as well.

      Reply
  11. DJ Sakata

    I didn’t make the entire alphabet so kudos to you!

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    • Gayathri

      But I bet you read a lot more than me!

      Reply
  12. Christina

    Congratulations on reaching your reading goal!

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you Christina.

      Reply
  13. Rachael

    Congrats on finishing your A-Z challenge!

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you!

      Reply
  14. Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

    I like the new colors and graphics.

    Congrats on meeting your reading goals. I didn’t set too many this year. I feel like it bogs me down.

    Hope you have a great week.

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    • Gayathri

      I feel the same about challenges. There have been years when I have abandoned the challenges.

      Reply
  15. Rachel @Waves of Fiction

    Sorry to hear you got the flu! Hope you are 100% soon! Congratulations on reaching your reading goal. I’m getting close to mine. 🙂

    I do love your new colors. I wish I was more handy with changing things up on our blog. I’d like to update our look soon.

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    • Gayathri

      I have contemplated for a year about changing my blog’s look and I finally did it. I wish I had done it a lot sooner.

      Reply
  16. JJ @ This Dark Material

    Congrats on finishing your reading challenges! And I’m so happy to hear you’re starting to feel better. Hopefully the last vestiges of the flu are quick to leave 🙂 I’m loving the new look to your blog!

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    • Gayathri

      Yay, I am happy with the look too. And thanks for your wishes.

      Reply
  17. Tânia @MyLovelySecret

    Sorry to hear you’ve been sick. I’m happy to hear you’re doing better. <3 Congrats on reaching your reading challenge!!! Also, I love your new blog colours. It looks so cute. 🙂

    Wishes of a happier week.

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    • Gayathri

      Finally I settled down on the colors. I am glad I made the switch.

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    • Gayathri

      Finally I settled down on the colors. I am glad I made the switch.

      Reply
  18. Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books

    I’m really glad to hear you’re feeling better! Take good care of yourself, flu is the worst, ugh.
    Congratulations on reaching your goal, that’s amazing!! 😀
    Thank you so, so much for sharing my post, I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I hope you’ll have a lovely week 🙂

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    • Gayathri

      Thanks for your wishes and I am finally off the flu.

      Reply
  19. Anne

    I hope you get to rest more this week but are better able to enjoy your reading. Sometimes, you just have to let yourself rest. Congrats on challenge! I choose easy ones I know I will manage. Although I did the Blog Ahead Challenge in October and that was challenging. I learned some things which will help me have better habits to keep up, also COYER helped me develop some organizing skills which have made blogging easier.

    I like the new colors. Have a good week! Anne – Books of My Heart

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    • Gayathri

      I remember loving your blog ahead challenge posts and having a discussion about it on your blog. I will have to check COYER out!

      Reply
  20. Laura Thomas

    Your new look is pretty and inviting. Congrats on your challenges. I did pretty good with mine too. And it’s so good to hear you are feeling better. I always think the medicine making you sleepy is a good thing. Rest is required to get well:)

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    • Gayathri

      I finally got off the clutches of the flu and am reading without the aim to reach a goal. This is liberating.

      Reply
  21. Sam@wlabb

    Sorry to hear you have that flu, because the flu sucks. I had it once, and thought I was not going to survive. I am very jealous you finished AtoZ, good job! I have read over 400 books and still have Q, X, and Z to complete. I started the X-Files book by Kami Garcia, but couldn’t get into it.

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    • Gayathri

      I read the X by Sue Grafton. It was the first of Sue Grafton’s for me!

      Reply
  22. Greg

    Congrats on your challenges, and on the new look too! It looks nice. Glad you’re feeling better as well. Hope your weekend is awesome. 🙂

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    • Gayathri

      I am glad you like my blog’s new look!

      Reply
  23. Kristina

    Oh no!! I am so thankful we went for our flu shot at the end of october … probly the most peskiest of all little « bastard » sickness 😒 (we need it, as mom has zero immunitary system following her kidney transplant — so if she’d actually get it, she could die..)

    Onto another topic, yaaay congrats for the reading challenges !! 👏🏼👏🏼
    I’ve long ago step out of the #beatthebacklist challenge.. BUT I did surpass my goal of twelve books on my goodreads challenge; sitting at 20 reads and only missing 10-ish% in my current read to add another to the count! 😄

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    • Gayathri

      I missed the shots too and I am paying the price. I understand about the kidney transplant and the immune system as one of our relatives is going through the same.

      Reply

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