Sunday Musings #44: A restful week with a lot of ME time

Apr 21, 201942 comments

I kinda took a break, unplanned of course, last week as I didn’t feel inspired to blog. I know taking such an unplanned break is a strict no no for most of us bloggers, but I have made peace with it. I just couldn’t get myself to switch on my laptop at all.

But it is a good thing because I found the mojo back and I am talking to you only because I want to, not because my schedule says so. I used this week to laze around the house particularly doing nothing, not talking to friends or family and got some reading done. I can say it was quite the quality ME time I was craving for. 

What I read this week

And yes, but now I am back to be the chatter box that I usually am.
After not reading for about the first two weeks in April, I had a great reading week finally. I read three books in a week and I liked them all. Isn’t that great?

  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath 
  • Truth or Beard by Penny Reid 
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

What I watched this week

Boys over Flowers!

Meteor Garden! 

Tell me all you Kdrama freaks how come none of you recommended me about this series. I am so completely obsessed that I can’t even talk about it. I LOVED THEM BOTH. I will speak about them more once I have calmed the heck down. 

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unplanned break

I finally watched Shazam last week and I loved it. But again I can’t wait for the Avengers Endgame this week. 

Around the blogosphere

I know I have not visited many blogs recently but hey, I will make it up alright? I will be around dropping in with a comment very soon. But here are some of my picks from the last week for now.

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Let us chat

Do you take such unplanned breaks and then feel guilty about it? If you are good at planning holidays, oh please let us know how you do it. Let us talk. 

42 Comments

  1. Maureen Bakker

    I’m glad you found your mojo back! We all need a little break sometimes! 🙂
    Have a great week and happy reading!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I totally needed that break and I am glad I took it then.

      Reply
  2. Karina

    Have you watched the original Meteor Garden? That’s actually much better 😁

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Oh I have not. Guess I should hit that next.

      Reply
  3. Christina - Recipe & A Read

    Thank you for sharing! I’ve not read OR watched what you have but they all look good 🙂

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Yes they were good.

      Reply
  4. Olivia Roach

    If you need a break and you need you time don’t feel like you have to tell us! I don’t think unplanned breaks are a no no if you are defending and caring for your mental health <3 I want to read The Bell Jar and also I love Agatha Christie so I hope you enjoyed the mystery.

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    • Gayathri

      You should read Bell Jar as soon as you can!

      Reply
  5. Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

    Sometimes we need a break, and to do nothing is just as important. I’m glad you were able to get your blogging mojo back and read 3 books you liked this last week!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Yes I did, Thank you!

      Reply
  6. DJ Sakata

    I loves Penny Reid!

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  7. Marcia Marques

    I need some “me” time every once in a while (I think we all do) and I’m planning on taking a big break in the summer 🙂

    Reply
  8. Kate @ Bitch Bookshelf

    I FREQUENTLY take unplanned blogging breaks! I completely understand.

    Reply
  9. Sam @ Sharing Inspired Kreations

    That sounds like a lovely week to have had! I’m jealous – haha!

    Reply
    • Megan

      I’m glad you got some me time! We all need it now and then.

      Reply
      • Gayathri

        Thank you!

        Reply
  10. Amanda McGill

    Sometimes you just need a break to recharge!

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  11. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    Sometimes we all need a break. I’m glad you had a good one. I’ve recently cut back on how often I post because I’ve been busy with life. Have a great week!

    Reply
  12. Tânia @MyLovelySecret

    I have taken so many unplanned blogging breaks that I no longer see them as a “no no”. Sometimes it’s what you need to recharge batteries and feel once again inspired. There’s no reason to feel guilty.

    Happy readings! 😉
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

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  13. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    Meh, sometimes you just need a break! Everything will still be waiting for you when you return. 🙂 (As evidenced by people commenting now you’ve returned! lol)

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I am glad that they do! Thank you.

      Reply
  14. Ara @ Open Pages

    Ahh, did not expect to see my post on your list omg. Thank you!

    I’m glad your unplanned break went well for you! I haven’t blogged in a few days, or done much of anything to do with reading (my daughter and I have been down with colds) but I have work to do, so here’s hoping my blogging mojo comes back soon!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I hope you are feeling better now. And thank you.

      Reply
  15. Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

    We all need a break now and then for whatever reason, no need to feel guilty for taking some me time.

    Have a great reading week

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I NEEDED to hear that. Thank you!

      Reply
  16. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious Blog

    YAY for me time! I feel like a lot of us are going on brief breaks right now, and there is nothing wrong with taking some time for ourselves! I am glad that you are back and refreshed now.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Yes I have been wondering about how there are so many of us taking a break at the same time too.

      Reply
  17. Greg

    Sometimes unplanned breaks are good! Glad you had a good week, and happy to hear you had some good reading too!

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you for the kind words, Greg!

      Reply
  18. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I loved The Bell Jar when I read it…back in the day.

    Enjoy your books and your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      It was worth the re-read. I loved it too!

      Reply
  19. Sam@wlabb

    Yeah for re-charging and me-time. It’s always good to take a time out. I have been working my way though the Winston Brothers book. I had book 1 ages ago, and then I saw books 2 – 4 on Hoopla in audio, so I listened to those. I love Reid. Her books are funny.

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    • Gayathri

      Yes I totally agree, she is funny and sassy! I will definitely try out the rest as well.

      Reply
  20. Anne - Books of My Heart

    I didn’t do hardly any commenting last week because life got in the way. I think it’s great you took a break and are enjoying your reading now. I love Penny Reid and Agatha Christie. I’ve read almost everything they’ve written. Very different genres but both great. Have a lovely week!

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    • Gayathri

      I am going to continue reading both Agatha Christie and Penny Reid as well.

      Reply
  21. Sophie

    I used to feel guilty when I took unplanned breaks but now I don’t anymore. If I need it I need it. I consider this as a better strategy to get back with drive again and still blog on the long term!

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    • Gayathri

      I am slowly understanding it is okay to not stick to the schedule once in a while too.

      Reply
  22. Lashaan Balasingam

    It’s definitely important to take a break whenever you can, especially when you don’t feel inspired. I do want to read the Bell Jar someday myself! Happy reading! 🙂

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Bell Jar is worth all the talks. Hope you get to read it soon!

      Reply

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