Sunday Musings #46: One With The April 19 Wrap Up

May 5, 201914 comments

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If I say that April flew fast, it is not an exaggeration. It just seems like it was just yesterday that I was planning for my birthday and it is already one month past the D-day. But April did bring in some fun and yes it is time for the April’19 Wrap up already.

I live in the middle east, if you didn’t already know, and we are getting ready for the holy season of Ramadan, which would be starting tomorrow. 

If I say that April flew fast, it is not an exaggeration. But April did bring in some fun and yes it is time for the April 19 Wrap up already. Click To Tweet

During the month, most people here fast through the day. Most of the shops, stores, and eateries will have a different timing than usual, and some may be open all through the night. Even for outsiders like me this season is a big deal, especially since the normal working hours is reduced to six per day and there are  lots of night bazaars and discount sales.

So there is more to look forward this month.

Quick April 19 updates

I celebrated my birthday on a cruise and though the food was nothing to write about, the view was amazing. And the highlight was that it started drizzling when we were out in the sea.

It was equally hilarious and exasperating because it rarely rains here, and when it does it is only to spoil my plans. Anyway, it was fun.

April 19 Wrap Up

One of the highlights this month would be attending my first book club  meet and it was so much fun. Read more about the meet up here.

April 19 Wrap Up

I am surprisingly still continuing my evening runs, even if it is not daily. The rising temperature is not helping the matters and I kinda have to wait for it to turn dark before I could venture out. 

What I read this month:

I did fairly well this month, even when I didn’t read much during the first two weeks of April. Four is not a bad number based on my past track records.

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

My monthly top picks

Working from home has a huge advantage when it comes to binging on Netflix. I know I sometimes abuse that freedom but hey as long as the work gets done, even if it is just at the nick of the time right?

So here is a list of my top pick of movies and TV series I watched in April’19

  • Avengers – Endgame
  • Avengers – Infinity war (rewatched before the epic finale)
  • Meteor Garden – Chinese drama
  • Boys over Flowers – Korean drama
  • Cuckoo Season 4 
  • Lucifer – Season 2 (kinda giving up on it!)

On my blog

Here is a quick look on what I posted this week on my blog

Sunday Musings #45: One About The Book Club Meet And Catching Up On Movies

April 19 Wrap Up

Monday Review: Ghachar Ghochar 

April 19 Wrap Up

Wednesday Tag: Seven things I like in a book 

April 19 Wrap Up

On Friday I posted this list of Book Covers That Made Me Question My Sanity – Part Two

April 19 Wrap Up

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

Around the blogosphere

Let us talk about posts I loved from the blogging community last week now.

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April 19 Wrap Up

Let us chat

How was your week and the month? What are your currently reading? Let us talk.

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  1. Anne - Books of My Heart

    I hope you find some great reads to enjoy in May before it flys by. It is going so fast already. Yay for book club.

    • Gayathri

      I totally agree! I am doing great on my reading this week.

  2. Amanda McGill

    Looks like a good month! Happy belated birthday!

    • Gayathri

      Thank you!

    • Gayathri

      Thank you!

  3. DJ Sakata

    I blinked and April was done!

    • Gayathri

      Sigh.. I feel the same.

  4. Jenn @ Bound to Writing

    Sounds like you had a lovely April and birthday!! I hope your May goes well! 🙂

    • Gayathri

      Thank you!

  5. Tânia @MyLovelySecret

    I feel that every month goes by faster than the previous one. Happy belated birthday. =D I’m so sorry about the rain, but I’m sure the view made up for it.

    Happy readings!
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

  6. Ara @ Open Pages

    Yay for a productive month! Happy belated birthday, btw.

    My April was also pretty productive, and if May goes the way today went, it’ll be busy and VERY productive too? Here’s hoping we both have a good May!

  7. Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

    A cruise seems like a wonderful birthday gift, sorry about the rain. My husband and I are currently watching Lucifer, we are enjoying it.

    Have a great reading week

  8. Greg

    The cruise sounds fun, although sorry to hear about the rain! It does look like you had an amazing view though!


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