Monthly Wrap-up | September 2017

Monthly wrap-up September 2017

I know its already been 4 days since September finished and I am little late for my wrap-up post. But life is kinda playing-

  • I was travelling last week so all my schedule just got jumbled up πŸ˜€
  • I was not able to read more
  • My husband got sick in the middle of the month
  • then we had our trip planned for the last weekend
  • most of my time was focused on creating good graphics for my blog?

So overall, the reading time just got cut and I just read 4 books πŸ™ September was a tricky month for me. Let’s go further into the details.

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September Reads

Books Read
  • Harappa: Curse of the Blood River by Vineet Bajpai | β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½
  • The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night | β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green | β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  • Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal | β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Book of the Month

The Crowns of Croswald


Quote of the Month

If people were like rain, I was like drizzle and she was a hurricane.

— John Green, Looking for Alaska



Reviews Coming Up

There were two books that I read last month but was not able to review on the blog. These are the being reviewed for sure, apart from others that I’ll read.

Looking for Alaska by John GreenErotic Stories for Punjabi Widows



Books collected

I went to Books by Weight event last month and was really happy to find some great leather editions. Also, I ordered a pretty big pile of long-awaited books and got some review copies too.

Check out my Stacking the Shelves posts to know what I collected over this month.



SeptemberΒ  Posts

I literally failed this month posting more of the book reviews, but I am glad that I posted in some other categories at least.



Most Popular Post

Top Ten Tuesday #2 | Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List



Instagram Fun (Popular posts)

Follow me on Instagram to see more of my images from this month.
Also, you can follow my personal account β€” @simant.verma β€” to see some images, especially my personal and travel pics!



Songs that I listened to most this month

I was definitely more into Bollywood music this month as there were so many good songs. But this song was definitely the most quirky one πŸ˜›


On the Big Screen

Tv Series

Orange is the New Black: I left Orange is the New Black in mid of Season 3. It got kind of boring. I wanted to see more of Piper but instead, other characters were more in focus. Maybe I’ll continue it later on.

Jane the Virgin: I am currently watching it and I am on Season 2. I am enjoying it so much. the best part is the narrator of the show. I literally love his way of narration πŸ˜€


Daddy: Arjun RampalThis movie was based on a real-life gangster and really did the superb acting. However, the overall storyline was too slow and it was kind of dragging in the second half.

Newton: I really had high expectations from this movie for two reasons. First, Rajkumar Rao was the main lead who is a fabulous actor, and second, it has been selected as India’s official entry for Oscar. Well, I was really disappointed by the end of the movie. It felt as if the movie was finished just in the middle. Rajkumar did a superb job and the concept was very good, but the overall storyline didn’t quite live up to my expectations.



In Real Life / Other Things

  1. My blog completed 2 months in September. While I was happy about it, I was also feeling somewhat perturbed for various reasons that I shared here.
  2. My husband got Typhoid so we were really tensed. He is currently in Bangalore so I took leave and went there for a week. We were glad that it was detected earlier and thus as cured. After returning to Pune, I got sick though it was just cold πŸ˜› Pretty tensed month, huh?
  3. I hosted my first ever giveaway on Instagram and I was really excited. Though I have to admit that the declaring the results was the difficult part of it, you know. But I was happy with the response considering it was my first.
  4. I did the graphic changes on my blog. I have changed the header and logo and other posts graphics and now I am kind of satisfied πŸ™‚
  5. I was successful in keeping myself away from NetGalley πŸ˜€
  6. #TheReadingQuest finished this month and I was quite happy with my performance!
  7. We did a road trip to Gokarna last weekend and it was a fabulous place. probably, I’ll share a post soon about my journey πŸ™‚ Till then here is a pic of the scenic location.





Things I’m Looking Forward to Next Month

  1. Diwali is around the corner and it is my favourite festival. I am really excited about this. This year, for the first time after my marriage, I am not going to my in-laws and I am staying in Pune itself.
  2. I collected some really good books last month and I hoping to read at least 3 books from that stack.
  3. I am definitely going to read my first Agatha Christie this month.
  4. I have to change the remaining graphics on my blog. I really hope that I can complete the pending work.
  5. Continue my NetGalley ban πŸ˜€
  6. Posting more book reviews on the blog.



Special mention

I found a really great blogger over the blogosphere Evelina @ Avalinah’s Books. I really enjoy hopping her blog and reading her posts. Her boyfriend recently joined her blog and it was fun to read about him πŸ˜€






Let's Chat

That’s it for me! I hope you enjoyed reading my monthly update. I would like to hear from you too. How was your month? What was new in YOUR life this month? What was your best read? Have you travelled any place new? You can pick any categories from above and can tell me your interpretations. Also, if you do a monthly wrap-up, leave me your link in comments and I’ll check it out πŸ™‚




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  1. Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks

    And how did you like the Punjabi Widows? I’d love to read that book one day. I’ve read a wonderful review for it!

    Your blog is really beautiful! You did a great job with the graphics πŸ™‚

    Is your husband okay? I’ve heard of Typhoid, but I’m not sure it’s common around here! I hope he’s fine now.

    And awwwwwwww thank you for sharing my posts! And special mention too. I am touched!

    I hope you have a great October πŸ™‚

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      Punjabi Widows was a great read. Nothing like I expected from the title πŸ˜‚ Yes husband is fine now. Thank you so much πŸ™ˆ

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  2. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    Sounds like you had a great month except for your husband getting sick – that must have been super scary. Glad he is doing better. I love your header at the top – it’s so darn cute! Thanks for visiting The Farm and I plan on stopping by here more often – off to check out your recent haul!

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  3. Mallory

    I was just thinking how great your graphics look – your hard work really pays off! I’m also obsessed with Jane the Virgin and am ~ half way through Season 2. That narrator is the best!

    Hope you have a GREAT reading month and thanks for saying “hi” on my blog. I’ll be back to visit in the future πŸ™‚

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      Thank you so much Mallory. It means a lot on getting so much appreciation from this blogging community 😊

      I am half way through season 2 too πŸ˜ƒ I guess the show would have been boring without its narrator. He has done a fantastic job πŸ˜€
      Happy reading month to you too ❀️

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