What’s up, people?: Sunday Musings #81

Jun 28, 202036 comments

Remember my laptop was making weird noises a while ago, and then it subdued? Well, that didn’t last long. I had to send it for a repair last week and I am making do with an old laptop for now.

It has been a learning curve but it works for now. But damn, I miss my laptop very much, especially because a number of keys don’t work in this one.

And I hear it is going to take another 2 weeks to get it back, no thanks to the CoCid situation. Sigh.

What I read this week

I know I had been talking about reading Daisy Jones and the Six for more than two weeks now and I finished it this week finally.

And not just that, I also finished Lord Edgaware dies by Agatha Christie, read as a part of the ClassicsNChristie book club.

Not bad eh? That brings a total of books on this year’s reading scale. And this is how my A to Z reading challenge looks like now.

What I watched this week

As I was saying last week, I am keeping the Netflix viewing to the minimal. Each day this week I watched

  • Community season five two episodes or less
  • Line of Duty one season

There is something about the Brit thrillers right? I love them.

On my blog

I am quite happy how the week turned out on the blog. Here is a recap in case you missed out the buzz.

How To Finish What You Start: Stop Being A Serial Starter

Book Blogging Is More Than ‘Just For Fun’

Poet X, The by Elizabeth Acevedo – Book review

Solar eclipse 2020: Sunday Musings #80

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

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From the Insta-world

And my week was fairly active on Instagram too. Go take a looksie.

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Let us chat

What was your week like? What are you currently reading and watching? Let us talk.

36 Comments

  1. Nadene

    Sorry to hear about your laptop. Issues like those are a pain. Hope the problem will be fixed.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I hope so too.

      Reply
  2. Whispering Stories

    It’s horrible when your computer has to be repaired. At least it can be fixed (hopefully). I hope you are enjoying Line of Duty, I’ve watched them all (that have been released) and they are fab.

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    • Gayathri

      Oh I am loving the Line of Duty.

      Reply
  3. Finitha Jose

    Laptop issues are the worst. Mine got completely crashed last month. Using a new one now.
    Great going in the A to Z Challenge! I need six more to complete mine and still can’t find anything for X and Z.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Yay to new laptop.. I got mine just a few months ago.

      Reply
  4. vidya

    here;s hoping your laptop reaches you sooner than you think ..i hate using anything else other than my laptop too.. even for the things people use the phone, i prefer to use the laptop 🙂 (like whatsapp and insta….)
    and i loved the poet x;; that sky bridge is so cool

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    • Gayathri

      YES. I use the laptop for everything.. Insta and whatsapp too.

      Reply
  5. Shelleen Toland

    Computer issues are the worse. Having the internet go down for a day is horrible too, happened to me on Tuesday.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Oh I can’t even imagine a day without internet.

      Reply
  6. Kathy West

    I just got a new laptop through work and love it.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Which one did you get?

      Reply
  7. Kate @ Bitch Bookshelf

    You’re really coming along on that A-Z list, and your Instagram shots are gorgeous.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Thank you.

      Reply
  8. Natalie @Natflix&Books

    I hope you get your laptop back soon! Shipping is taking forever right now. Happy reading!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I have no idea when that would be though.

      Reply
  9. Laura Thomas

    I remember you commenting about your laptop making weird noises. Not the best time to have to send it off to be repaired, I agree. I hope they sort it out for you soon. I have so many books I should be reading and instead I’m rereading some old favorites. I think it’s comfort reading. LOL

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    • Gayathri

      Oh rereading is definitely more comforting.

      Reply
  10. Heather Duff

    That sky bridge looks equally terrifying and amazing!

    Hope your laptop gets sorted!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      It definitely was. Walking over was surreal.

      Reply
  11. Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

    I hope your laptop is returned soon.
    Those skies in your pictures are beautiful

    Wishing you a great reading week

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Doesn’t look like it is going to be anytime soon.

      Reply
  12. Stacy Renee @ LazyDayLit

    I hope you get your laptop back soon! I hate having computer issues! It really puts a damper on blogging!
    Have a great week and happy reading! 🙂

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      YES. I hate using anything but my laptop.

      Reply
  13. Rachel

    I hate having computer problems! Hope you get your laptop back soon. That bridge looks beautiful! Happy reading! 🙂

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Thank you. I hope so too.

      Reply
  14. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Oh, that’s terrible about your laptop. Let’s hope you have it back soon. I don’t even have a spare laptop, so I’m sitting here, fingers crossed, hoping that mine stays functional.

    Enjoy your books and your week, and I do love Netflix these days. I haven’t tried the Britbox movies lately. Something to consider.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and stay safe.

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    • Gayathri

      Haha. I hope your laptop stays topnotch too.

      Reply
  15. Tânia @MyLovelySecret

    I hope your laptop gets fixed and you may get it back before the two weeks. I rely on my laptop so much for my PhD course and research that I don’t know what I would do if it happened to me…

    Happy readings!
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Thank you. I hope it does too.

      Reply
  16. Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

    I haven’t watched any TV shows at all lately. I kind of get stuck on Twitter a lot these days – so my reading is down, too. But it’s OK, I did read some good books anyway.
    I need to read Poet X, as I have that one on my kindle. There are so many great books I want to read. Hopefully, being off from work right now will help with that.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading, Gayathri

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    • Gayathri

      Oh Twitter is definitely a huge time consumer. I hope you manage it well.

      Reply
  17. jessicabookworm

    Hey Gayathri, it has been a hot week here! I only read one book and watched two shows this week, as I was back to work almost full time this week, but it was good to be back! Take care and happy reading in the coming week! 😃

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    • Gayathri

      Yay, glad you got back to work. I hope you are staying safe though.

      Reply
  18. Greg

    Good luck with the laptop! I hope they can get it fixed for you. It’s hard to use a different machine when you’re used to a certain one!

    Lovely pics as always! that sky bridge looks amazing!!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      And many keys don’t even work. Ugh. I hate this.

      Reply

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