When your beach dreams fail: Sunday Musings #119

Remember last week I was telling you, guys. about how I will go to the beach more often? Guess what, we drove down to the beach yesterday evening to watch the sunset and relax. But we couldn’t actually find even a single parking spot anywhere!

I KNOW it sounds preposterous but we drove around the area twice! It has something to do with the fact that it was the first Friday (the day off) after a long weekend and the sun already is scorching us.

Still I can’t believe it that we drove back without even getting into the beach. At least I went to another mall to cool it off before we reached home.

So much making plans, right? I am not gonna make anymore plans and live life spontaneously.

What I read this week

As I have been saying for weeks now, I am in a sort of “on/off reading slump”. So this week, instead of waiting for myself to get over the slump I decided to read some graphic novels and comics.

I read the Strange Planet and its sequel Stranger Planet by Nathan Pyle, over the last two days. I read it slowly and enjoyed them both.

I also joined an Instagram book club for a read-a-long of Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa, that follows the life a young Palestinian refugee and her life around Middle Eastern countries.

The read-a-long starts on Monday and I can’t wait to read it. Seriously, it has been a while since I have got excited about reading. Fingers crossed, guys.

What I watched this week

I have been swamped with work this week, and I didnt have much time to watch anything. But I have been rewatching Superstore a little bit – an episode or two just before hitting the bed.

On my blog

In case you missed the posts from my blog, last week.

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Let us chat

How has your week been? Did your plans usually work out or does life has its own way to screw you? What are you guys reading? Let us talk.


  1. M. Ravenel

    Sorry you couldn’t get to the beach. I think everyone is getting out more after being locked up for a year.
    Enjoy the rest of your week!

  2. Kymber Hawke

    I hope you have a chance to get to the beach soon. 🙂

  3. Kristina

    Ohnoo.. that’s so sad, it’s just the worst when you got so hyped up to do something- and in the end you can’t because of a reason in particular. we had one day last week where the heat felt like 29 degrees !! (but sadly no beach for me as I was working 1-8 😅 thanksfully though it was a quiet evening)

    I hope you enjoy the readalong, happy you’re excited to experience it xx

  4. Tessa

    Oh, no! I can’t imagine going to the beach and not being able to actually go to the beach. Hopefully when you try again, there will be a spot. Have a great week!

  5. Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

    I hope you get a chance to get to the beach soon.
    I just binged Superstore, it was better than I expected

    Wishing you a great reading week

  6. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    I’m sorry you didn’t get to see the sunset from the beach! Maybe you would have better luck with parking on a weeknight?

    The Nathan Pyle books are charming; we love them both. Do you follow him on Instagram?

  7. Natalie @Natflix&Books

    I lived in FL for a year, like 2 miles from the beach and rarely went because it was always such a pain. I love graphic novels and even picture books when I’m slumping. It gives me the feeling of accomplishment that I’ve read something — even if it only took a few minutes. Happy reading!

  8. Laurel-Rain Snow

    So sorry you couldn’t get near the beach! I guess this means that everyone has come out of isolation!

    Enjoy your books and your week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  9. Charlotte Burt's Books

    I am glad you are getting yourself out of that reading slump, they are always the worst and I get one every few months, some worse than others.
    Fingers crossed you can get a parking space next time you attempt a beach visit.

    • Victoria A Hamel

      Going to the beach and not getting to go to the beach- that stinks!!!! I’m looking forward to hearing about your read-along. I hope you enjoy it.

  10. jessicabookworm

    Sorry you couldn’t go to the beach! 🙁 Thankfully my plans went to plan this week, even if the weather wasn’t great. Take care, happy reading and I hope you’re able to go the beach in the coming week. 🙂

  11. Greg

    Oh I’ve seen some of the Nathan Pyle stuff- i love it! Such wry, understated humor. 🙂 And sorry about the beach though! We have one here that gets super crowded too- the traffic jam to get in one time took FOREVER- that can be super frustrating!

    Anyway- hope you have a great weekend.



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