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Gratitude Journal, Red Notice, Cooku With Comali | Talking Thursdays

Hello, my fellow Spirals!

I created this post simply to connect with my readers and talk about anything and everything. The main aim is to give you an update on my life, any books that I have recently found, any show or movie that I have watched, what I like or dislike currently, etc.

Life Update

I think I can happily say that I have had quite a pleasant week so far. I feel like I am starting to be quite optimistic these days rather than my usual negative self. My 6-month break from academics really helped my mental health and I am so grateful for it.

To improve my daily mental health and positivity, I have started keeping a gratitude journal. Have journaled for the past 2 years so far, I really like reading through them at times. It makes me so happy to see that I have come such a long way and all the things that I used to stress about have worked out for me in the end. I was never the one to believe “Everything happens for a reason”, but after the kind of year 2020 and 2021 has been for me, I can see how much truth that proverb holds.

I am still procrastinating like mad but it’s okay. I am not putting too much pressure on myself and allowing myself to relax when I can. When my project ramps up, I am 100% sure that I won’t even have time to breathe peacefully.

Books, Movies & TV Shows

I haven’t been doing much of reading which I am happy about. I am not forcing anything and letting myself read at my own pace. However, I feel like I am kind of in a funk where I can’t seem to find any book that I enjoy. I DNF a book within the first 10-20 pages which is actually a struggle.

Coming to movies, I watched Red Notice with my parents. Technically my mom made my Dad and I watch it because she found it amazing. And I ended up enjoying it as well too! I had added it to My List on Netflix months ago and kept saving it for a later date after hearing great reviews about it. **Spoiler Alert** The movie was good not great UNTIL the plot twist where Dwayne Johnson switches sides. Plus seriously, can a movie with Gal Gadot, Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds ever be bad?!

I have also started The Originals because I am actually getting sick of watching The Vampire Diaries. I am somewhere in season 8 and really bored of it at this point. It sucks that I won’t be completing it but at least I am not going to be wasting my time watching a show I don’t enjoy.

Also to all my Tamilians, Cooku With Comali Season 3 ( translation: Cooks with Clowns) has finally started airing on TV! 🎉🎉🎉 To those who have no idea about this show, it is a very unique take on a cooking competition show where the cooks are paired with people that have no clue about cooking to cook a dish and present to the judges. Season 2 was a MASSIVE hit and for me personally (and for everyone else), it was a huge stress buster. Every time we watch it (and we have rewatched the whole show with 69 episodes, each 90 minutes at least 5 times), we laugh out So. Goddamn. Loud. The comedy is impeccable and authentic because none of it is scripted. It’s just a bunch of people screwing up cooking and the actual cooks getting fed up. Season 3 has been highly anticipated for the past 8 months and it’s finally here!

Comment down below what you how your week went and what you liked or discovered this week.
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By Harini @BookSpiral

Hi! I am Harini and I run this blog. I am a massive lover of books and like to spend all my time reading. My main aim is to explore new topics and unique books and talk about it on my blog. Hope you enjoy the content that I put out!

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