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The Sunday Post // first week in my internship!!

Happy Sunday everyone!

Oh my gosh it’s been SO LONG since I posted a life update. I want to spend my time and make this post long and detailed but honestly I have other things to do as well so I’ll try to keep it short.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer.


Internship update

Technically my internship started on 16th but this was my first FULL week. It was hectic, I’m not going to lie. It didn’t leave me with a lot of time at home because I come around 8pm.

But, I am quite enjoying it. I tried socializing in the beginning but reached my socializing limit pretty soon. I am talking to new people but haven’t made any concrete friendships. It’s great that I have a couple friends from my college with me so I’m not alone most of the time.

The workspace and environment is GREAT. It’s awesome and I’m loving it so far. I’m not unhappy to spend that many hours in the office.

Reading Update

My reading challenge for this year is 150 books, same as last year. But it may appear that I was too optimistic. I’m ALREADY FALLING BEHIND on my challenge.

On the other hand, though, I am reading much more quality books than I did last year. By quality, I mean books about heavy topics and interesting fiction instead of a ton of romance. I still like romance, and have read one romance book, but that’s not my first pick.

The books I’ve been reading are also longer, so that adds to me falling behind on my challenge.

Currently I’m reading Kafka on the Shore by Karuki Murakami. I started it a couple weeks back but I’m CRAWLING through it. It’s not as good as I expected it would be because of the hype. I’m not enjoying it very much.

The pace picked up only at around 40% but until that I was not gripped by it. The fact that I was reading for barely 15 minutes a day also added to me going through it slowly.

I finally made a big dent in the book last night and now have only 100 pages left. I can’t wait to finish it. I think I’ll go for a fluffy YA contemporary or a rom-com next. I require a pick-me-up read now.

TV Show Update

Last Saturday and Sunday saw me binge on a reality TV series on Netflix called The Circle. I’ll be honest, the show is actually pretty trashy and overly fake. But it’s so entertaining! And it’s good as a min-numbing show to binge.

The show did have it’s meaningful moments, though. It’s based on social media so of course we talk about social media issues and things like catfishing and insecurities.

My favourite part of the show was this one contestant called Shubham. He’s Indian-American and the PUREST CUTEST person on the show. I loved him.

Book Club Meetup

Last Sunday, my Bangalore Bookstagram club met up and it was SO FUN. We went to a restaurant for lunch and chilled there for a long time. While I did go to two meetups last year (we have one every month), this meetup included many new people for me. We’ve spoken on the Whatsapp group but it was good to place faces to names and Instagram IDs.

All of us bonded very well and I made a ton of new friends and connections. The best part of the club is that we’re all brought together by books but we’re on totally different paths in life. There was quite a big age gap between the youngest and the oldest in attendance, and I was actually the second-youngest that day.

Book club peeps with our happy faces!

It was great to bond with people I wouldn’t have spoken to without this bringing us together. And it wasn’t awkward at all. We all had so much to talk about, especially on books.

After the lunch we hit a couple bookstores and I’m super happy to say that two people bought books on my recommendation. I can’t wait to see what they think about the books.

Friend’s birthday yesterday

After 5 long days of internship, I spent the whole day out yesterday as well.

One of my friends’ birthday was yesterday and since all of us hadn’t met in a long time, we decided to make a day out of it. The birthday friend invited all of us home and we had lunch there as well.

It was so nice, and I MISSED that. I missed hanging out with these guys so much and I don’t know how it’ll be if we aren’t able to meet for a long time.

The birthday friend is going to Canada around the end of this year, so this will be his last birthday here. That made the day a little emotional as well. It seems like we’re all heading towards different paths and I don’t want us to split so bad.

So yeah. I’m a little emotional now. But let’s move on.

Getting used to a 5 day week

All my life, I’ve had 6 day weeks. It was either school Monday to Saturday or college Monday to Saturday. All these years I made routines which involved only Sunday being off, and distributing small things throughout the weekday evenings.

But now, the timings are completely different. I get only nights Monday to Friday and whole days on Saturday and Sunday. For the first time ever, I’m experiencing an actual full weekend and I don’t know how to deal with this.

In fact, on Friday, I didn’t feel like the next day was going to be off. All week, I was ready to have a 6 day week. So, to have a Saturday suddenly off was weird.

As I’m not used to these timing, my blogging has fallen behind. In fact, I couldn’t blog all week. I’m just not used to having only the nights free, as opposed to evenings and nights. I don’t know if I’ll be able to blog in the coming week as well.

What I need to do ASAP is figure out a routine involving 5 full days and a full weekend off. I have to plan my blogging and hobbies around work hours instead of college hours. This has to be my first priority. Don’t know how long this will take, but I’ll probably update y’all on it soon.


And that’s all the updates I have for this week!

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How has your last week been? Was it as filled and hectic as mine or more relaxed?

19 thoughts on “The Sunday Post // first week in my internship!!

  1. nualacharlie says:

    Kafka on the Shore was the first Murakami I ever read, I don’t think it’s his best but its a good introduction. 150 books a year seems like a lot, well its 3 books a week but it definitely depends on what you are reading. I seem to be managing somewhere around 90 to 110 a year for the last few years but I’m not sure I could do more but good luck with it.

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    • Sumedha says:

      I read Norwegian Wood as my first Murakami and many love Kafka on the Shore so I picked it up. Quite disappointed but I will definitely be reading other Murakami books.

      Three of the books I’ve read so far are long and thought-provoking books so that could be the reason that I’l falling behind on my challenge. I might reduce it later, though.

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      • nualacharlie says:

        Norwegian wood is the least typical of all the Murakami books, it was ok, but far too linear.
        That is the good thing about the goodreads challenge, you can always move the goalposts.

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  2. Greg says:

    Congrats on the internship! And hope it goes well! Sounds like you’re off to a fantastic start. πŸ™‚ And your Bookstagram club sounds awesome! How cool to find a group that gets on so well over books.

    Have a great week!

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  3. A. Perveen says:

    Happy First Week of Internship. Gosh, do I remember those days. I’m glad you’re enjoying it. Just wait for the phase where you’ll either get addicted to going to work or can’t wait to leave! πŸ˜‚ Trust me, it arrives and oh boy, both are fun!

    As for Murakami, ah well. From experience, I know it’s heartbreaking when you do not enjoy a most hyped author or book but in this case, let me assure you that this particular writer is what you’d call an acquired taste. Kafka on the Shore is, though his most beloved book, it’s also not an easy read.
    If you’re a Murakami beginner, I wouldn’t have advised you to start there. But then again, a lot of Murakami is like taking a slow deep dive into a world paused in time so not sure how much you’d enjoy his other books. If you’re still brave enough maybe give Norwedgian Wood a try. If for nothing else than the lyrical rhythm of the writer’s prose. ❀️

    Have an amazing reading and work week ahead. πŸ’œπŸ˜
    Leaving below the link to my Sunday post in case you want to check it out later. πŸ™‚
    https://saraabesukhan.com/the-sunday-post-4/

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    • Sumedha says:

      Haha well I can’t wait to dive into actual work and experience it all πŸ˜„

      I’ve actually read Norwegian Wood and liked it. Kafka was always the most recommended Murakami so I picked it up next. I do have Killing Commendatore as well, so I’ll definitely give it a try sometime.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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