Life Diaries and Reading Wrap Up – Aug 2019

August was all about reading some great books and spending a lot of quality time with friends. After all, it is the month when we celebrate Friendship day 😉

Trips I made in August:

We had a few trips to enjoy the monsoons with family and friends. The first one was to Bhandardara and you can read all about that in my post here. And then later in the month, we made a trip to a nearby nature resort for a picnic at a place called Girivan resorts. The kids and the adults had a lot of fun! I even went to my hometown in Bhubaneswar during the Indian Independence Day long weekend and spent some long awaited alone time with mom. My husband took up the childminding duties that entire weekend with flying colours!

 

Books I read:

I read some really great books as part of the book club reads in August, and even wrote short review for some of them. Here is a snapshot of all the books I read in August 🙂

  • The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
  • Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
  • Circe by Madeline Miller (Review here)
  • Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith (Review here)
  • Jasmine Days by Benyamin, translated by Shahnaz Habib (Review here)
  • Mix Tape by Jane Sanderson (Review here)

Other highlights of August:

I ran a lot in August, almost to make up for the lost days in the months before. I ran my second 10K community run, I ran a 5K independence run, and I ran a lot in general. Running, reading, my music and my friends have been keeping me alive and happy, I realised.

I spent a lot of me time and time with my daughter too. Went out for a solo breakfast on a Friday morning, and got inked again in my father’s memory. I went for a movie date with my husband after ages, and we watched ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’, keeping up our tradition of watching all of Quentin Tarantino’s movies (we have this tradition for a few other directors too), and had so much fun!

 

So all in all, I had a great month in August – very happy and productive. In a way, I feel almost proud of myself, and hoping that papa will be proud of me too. Looking forward to September now 🙂

Questions to you guys 🙂

How was your month of reading in August? I’ll be looking forward to all your wrap up posts for recommendations 🙂

Which is your favourite destination to travel to in monsoons?

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