March and April, not the best, not the worst!

One third the year is over, and this year seems to be going a bit faster and a bit better for me. I wanted to be consistent this year, and I feel, for the most part, I have been. Still eight months left in 2018, but I think I can say that the end of the year reflections will be a happier one than last year. Fingers crossed, touch wood, nothing upsets that applecart.

April 2018 Reflections

Reading and Writing in March and April 2018

After a good first couple of months in reading, I had a slightly slower March and an absolutely horrendous April 2018. Just 2 books read in the last month, and that’s too less I think. IPL might be what’s distracting me from reading though. From my reads the past couple of months, I would recommend Angels and Demons, by Dan Brown, and Following Fish, a travelogue by Samanth Subramanian. These two were my favorite reads recently, and most of the other reads have been short stories.

#WednesdayVerses weekly prompt went successfully in March, but with Reema and I are both opting for fiction for #AtoZChallenge 2018, we took a break in April. I wrote Reaching for the Stars for a picture prompt. Other regular writers also seem to be on a break, which we hope will end soon. It’s always nice to see other poets writing for our prompt! On a happier note, I look set to finish AtoZ Challenge this year, and I’m happy witht that. It’s not easy to write 7 Sentence Fiction, but I loved the challenge, and some turned out real nice. I wish I could have read more bloggers, but that’s a complaint that continues each year I guess.

March and April 2018 – Health and Life

I haven’t lost weight, but on the bright side, I haven’t gained weight either. My doctor says that with current treatment involving intake of ghee, there might be a few months where the weight remains constant. It’s okay. I haven’t walked as much as I wanted to, but I haven’t been idle. Maybe May will change that, and bring back the step counts of January or December 2017. Hoping so.

I attended the book launch of The Vengeance of Indra, a book that I had been looking forward to since a year. I might have already finished reading it, had it not been for this stupid reading block I’ve fallen victim to. Trying to get out of it though. When I went out with my friend for her birthday treat recently, we discovered an eatery that just blew our minds. More on that later.

I went to Kerala after a long time, and it was a nice break from the mundane routine of home-office-home. The weather in Wayanad wasn’t too hot, so I enjoyed the trip for the most part. It was nice to have sis for company as well.

Looking forward to May, and hoping the books befriend me again. How about you? Had a good April 2018?

(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
29th April, 2018)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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