Action Replay: May 2016

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Only seven posts last month. Do I need to say how busy I was? Well, it was not only that. After the over hectic blogging that happened during April, I intentionally took it slow last month. I normally am someone who would write five posts a week, but this time I could barely come up with one a week. Work was drowning me with back to back projects. But you know what? I enjoyed it to the core. If there is one thing that I love, it is being busy. Even if it means I do not have a few minutes to spare. This month was completely like that. But I did plan well. And this time blogging was not a priority for me. Twenty six posts in April and that too 'All about me', squeezed every ounce of writing energy from my body. I then focused on something else that I was lagging behind. Reading.

I read three books this month and I'm half way through the fourth one. This is the pace I love in reading. I normally try to finish a book in a day or two, but with work piling on, it was tough. I planned my time well this time. Work was strictly reserved for office alone. Once I got home, it was only reading and then the household chores. I read a bunch of thrillers and a mystery this month. 'Sharp Objects', was a wonderful read while 'Dark Places' was good but not great. I enjoyed it thoroughly though. Sidney Sheldon's 'The Tides Of Memory' by Tilly Bagshawe was a surprisingly good read. I've hated books of Sheldon she's written until now. 'Chasing Tomorrow' was particularly disappointing, but this one was really good. I'll be reviewing this too in a while. After these intense reads, I picked up P.G. Wodehouse's 'Galahad At Blandings' and I always have a smile whenever I read it. I'm halfway through and looking forward to pick up another thriller soon.

Everything else was pretty much "as usual" in May. Cal and I are slowly ticking off things from our resolutions list. Our weekends have been really busy because of this, but then you need to lose something to gain something. I spent some time in the company of great friends too and felt instantly rejuvenated. When you realize that your blogger friends have slowly now become your offline best friends, the happiness that comes with it is quite something. A couple of them have become my go to people for everything I need. Right from listening to my random rants to discussing some juicy gossip, they always leave me with a smile on my face.

Cal and I were following the IPL from day one, the cricket buffs that we are. This time we went and saw a couple of matches live too. It's a pity that RCB couldn't lift the cup this time and I honestly feel that the team, especially the bowlers let Virat Kohli down. What a player he is! But the fact that eight men couldn't come up with eighty odd runs in eight overs is something hard to digest. Sigh. What's over is over, right?

Work is going to be taxing this month as well, but I love the energy that comes with it. But writing will be a priority too. Especially since LOL has made it to the directory of best Indian blogs for the fourth year in a row. I owe it to her (my blog's a female, yeah) that I keep her updated and healthy. I did lose a lot of readers this month and the comments on the few posts that I wrote were minimal. I know that I haven't replied to the comments on my posts from April, but that was such a hectic month that I barely had the time to breathe. I'll get around to it soon. Very soon.

June is going to be a very happy month, I can sense it. Habits and hobbies are taking good shape and this makes me happier than ever. I'm going to try to have atleast three posts a week from now on. 12 posts a month is pretty decent, right? I might also finally finish of that fiction series of mine. Oh damn, I've forgotten the story myself. I shall try and complete it at one shot, if possible.

Okay now enough about me. Tell me how did May treat you?

12 comments:

  1. Pretty 'low key' May, eh?
    Are you sure a chance meeting with friends didn't cheer you up a bit? :P

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    1. Did you even read the whole post? :/

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  2. Happy June babes :) Reading is the best thing to do. I have been reading a lot of books this year.

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    1. Thank you Nikita. Happy June to you too :)

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  3. I also love being busy. The feeling of being alive. I need to read more. I have picked up a heavy book - all HR core content and though I am loving it, the pace is slow. I will finish it soon and head to the next one. You are right about meeting blogging buddies offline. I don't have many but I truly enjoy my time when I get. ;)
    Have a happy June and it's lovely to tick things off your bucket list. Keep doing that!

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    1. HR core content?? WOW! :D

      Blogger buddies turned buddies is quite something :)

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  4. After April I just wanted to go into hibernation :P Even I did some reading over the last few weeks, trying to catch up with my goal. Take it easy girl... but from what I know I am sure you love being the busy bee :)

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    1. A to Z does that to all I think!

      I do love being the busy bee, but now it is all about reading for a while :)

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  5. Soumya, this almost sounds like the way May was for me too! After writing throughout April, I just decided to not write much in May and catch up on some reading and that is what I did!
    I'm glad you had a great month! Hope you have a jolly June.

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    1. Ah ha! A to Z did that to you too eh? :)

      Thank you, my dear. I hope you have a wonderful June as well.

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  6. I am a regular reader of your blog, but this is my first comment here! :) I enjoy reading your posts. I took up writing poetry after regularly visiting your blog! :)

    I haven't enjoyed Sidney Sheldon's books at all! I have stopped taking her books from the library! I loved reading PGW's Pigs Have Wings! I must say, it was like walking behind PGW letting him explain the story in his own words! :) Watch his BBC Documentary if you love his stories! :)

    Have you ever read David Baldacci's books?

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    1. Thank you for commenting Jayanthy :)

      Ah, I'm so glad you did.

      I will look up that documentary and watch it soon. David Baldacci, I'm yet to read one of his. But I've heard they're really good.

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