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Well, I wanted to keep posting updates regularly so that i stay on course with my list. Though not exactly, but to the maximum possible extent.

The weekend was another waste except for lots of cooking, binge watching and reading. One good thing is that my erratic sleeping hours are a bit under control. I have made​ new rules about food and sleep cycles.

  1. No food after 10pm. If at all I’m too hungry or craving for something, then i can have a fruit or a few grapes.
  2. No coke or caffeine after work hours. Try to limit myself to one coffee a day.
  3. Get back to drinking green tea and atleast one bottle of water per day.
  4. Little or no rice in main courses while adding more veggies and protein. Add soups to dinner menus.
  5. Make mental notes of sugar and salt intake. Regulate and control it.
  6. Finish food in fridge before cooking anything else.
  7. Finish groceries at hand before buying anymore.
  8. Minimal usage of Carol’s resources.
  9. Sleep early and wake up early. I know, this is the toughest of all!
  10. Make proper use of lunch break at office. Maybe, walk for 20 minutes everyday! Do something other than work.

Well, i know I’m making too many lists. But to me, making lists is the most effective way to get back on track. I’m tuned that way. I think most of the tasks on my list are actionable and pretty much reasonable. Let’s see how it goes. It will be good if i atleast suceed doing half of the list. As Don Tillman would say, it is like a Gordian knot where one of these might help me get everything done.

Talking of Don Tillman, i have started reading “The Rosie Effect” by Graeme Simson. The 2nd one in the series after “The Rosie Project” which was one wonderful book. 50 pages into it, i now think i need to revisit Rosie Project again! There seem to be lapses in memory. 😋 Memory loss at 27(28 in a month!). Anyways, totally loving Rosie Effect but thinking of keeping it on hold and reading Rosie Project again. I’m not exactly sure where to buy the book but need to search for it. For the love of Don and Rosie, I need to reread it.

Good night ppl. Signing off for the day, Shabba Kher.

Shop Alone!

I don’t know what everyone else calls it, but to me it is clear cut and really cheap therapy which works amazingly well.
I love to shop alone. No, I go shopping with friends too. But when I crave for lone time and when my brain is too busy with thoughts and has absolutely no capacity to handle any kind of conversation, shopping is the only solace. I know that it costs me money, but I always try to have it under control and only shop as much as I can afford. The grocery lists I usually make, come to my rescue. I roam around those big grocery aisles and clear my brain in the process. I don’t know how it works, but it works for me. I roam around in the mall for hours and it leaves me tired enough that I just go home and fall asleep. Hours of lone time and one good night sleep does all the magic.
Sometimes, I get the feeling that there must be something wrong with me to find solace in such a weird habit. Am I strange? I have no idea if it is a good thing or a bad thing. But that’s me and one of my weird traits. 🙂
It was on Friday, when I was feeling a bit low and was absolutely clueless(like I am on most of the days!). Adding to it, there is a mall at 10 minute walking distance from office and with the weird trait i have, no wonder my feet took me there. You know what I bought? Books again! A total of 4 that cost me around 1500 INR. I’m crazy to buy so many books costing me so much especially now when I haven’t read a single book in the last 3 months!
And then, the shameless me wanted to buy another book for 800 as it was a book by a favourite author written after a good 7 years of break. It was then that my brain awoke from its very deep sleep and told me NO and that I can buy that book as a birthday gift if I was able to finish reading these 4 before my birthday. Nice challenge, thought my heart and said, ok.
That way, I left the mall with mixed feelings and cleared thoughts.
So, now I’m on a mission of the reading kind. To complete reading all 4 books in less than a month. Will keep you posted with reviews of my kind :).

Take care people.

Love
Sahasra

Musing Mondays – 4

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Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

So, this week I choose “I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…”. Sometime back I finished reading “The year I met you” by Cecilia Ahern. I wanted to do a review ever since and somehow could not get myself to do it. Well, I am planning to review it this week and since i have stated it over here, I guess I will have no other option but to do the post. 😛 🙂
And, I’m currently reading “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger. I am sure most of you have already read it. But i am a bit lagging when it is the case with classics and don’t blame me, I’m just a late bloomer with English Classics.

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: Do you enjoy debating / discussing the books that others are currently reading? Why, or why not?

I do enjoy debating/discussing the books that other are currently reading only if i have read it earlier. There is no chance i would say a word when i haven’t read the book and again, i try not to talk in case if the reader doesn’t want any spoilers to be revealed. But once they are done reading, i would like to discuss everything about the book with no objections at all if they are ready to discuss. 🙂
So, this is me with the Monday Musing after skipping it last week. 🙂 I wish i don’t skip it more often. But then, that’s up-to me and you all have a great week and happy reading and Take care people. Bye Bye.

Love
Sahasra

Musing Mondays – 3

Musing Mondays are hosted by Miz B and it is one cool meme.

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Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:
I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…

I very well know that i am not posting this on Monday but since i decided to make this a tradition on the blog, i thought it is better to be late than never and hence the post. Well, this week i choose, “I’m currently reading…”. I am currently reading Brida by Paulo Coehlo. I have started reading it sometime last year and never got anywhere near completion. It is fiction but not the regular type. When it is Paulo Coehlo, fiction doesn’t seem like fiction. It has all the spiritual and emotional rides you can find. And i find traits of personality development concepts too. Naturally, a normal fiction book makes me read from end to end without breaks and i would complete the book in no time. But this is not the same case with books like these. These spiritual books never allow me to do that ‘at a stretch’ thing. I will have to read a part only to be forced to stop and ponder over those thoughts and words and sometimes was even forced to give some serious thought and then move on to the next page or chapter. Now, with my heights of affection towards getting distracted, would i ever be able to finish such books on time?. That never happens and i take very long time to complete reading them. And Brida is one of those. As much as i love reading this book, i hate myself for taking so long for completing it. Now, i don’t want to put it down for the second time again just because i am tempted to read a thriller or romance. The book is interesting and time taking as well. I hope i complete it soon and come back with a review. But till then, bye bye.

Have a great day people. 🙂
Love
Sahasra. 

Musing Mondays – 2

Musing Mondays are hosted by Miz B. I copied this wonderful idea from Smitha.  Thank you people for this really cool meme 🙂

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Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:
I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…

Well, this week i choose, “I bought the following book(s) in the past week..”

As i rambled in my previous post, i bought 3 books last week. There was a sale and i was there for the last 2 days of it and obviously was attracted and had no choice but to buy. It was not that i had lots of money to spare or the books were irresistible, i just had to buy them. By brain reasons out that if i was there, i was there for the purpose to buy. Strange, it never reasons me that way when i window shop for dresses!. May be that is also for the best. If not for that, i would have been bankrupt and would be writing another confessions book by now. 🙂 Okay, i am famous for the endless chatter and rambles so let’s get to the point.

I bought these books the past week.

1. Kipling by Jad Adams — I am more interested in reading Gandhi by Jad Adams but then, at a sale, you live with what you get!

2. Someone special by Sheila O’Flanagan — Did i ever tell you, Just like the way it is with Korea, anything and everything about Irish or Ireland interests me.

3. A short walk in the Hindukush by Eric Newby — Travel books always have a special spot in my heart. One should be surprised if i bought 3 books and at-least one of them isn’t a travel tale.

Though i started this meme during the blogathon, i did it because i really liked it. I wanted to do this as a habit and make a tradition on my blog. So, here i am with my Musing. 🙂

Hope you all are having a great Monday. Good bye and take care.

Love
Sahasra