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Today is my Birthday…

And I have nothing more to say as I am totally lost for words… Blank.. Let me try if I can rattle out a few words from my brain.

No idea what one is supposed to do for birthday on the blog, but since one is supposed to spend time with friends on this day… I am doing so too.

Spending the day with you guys since most of you have become my friends, and I am surrounded with more warmth here on the blogosphere than anywhere else, other than family.

So thank you, one and all, for spending this entire year with me liking my posts, commenting, sending me warm vibes, love, happiness, and LAUGHTER!!!


To Nina, my gift hypothesis still stands!! 😂 😂

  • Take care of my health
  • Organize my time well
  • Get Netflix
  • Sleep more
  • DNF books

I will add more to the list when I think of it!! Any suggestions??

As Meggy says

Be gentle with myself

212 Responses

  1. Happy birthday Shalini! You rock as a blogger that’s for sure but you seem to be so much more. Let me rephrase that. You are so much more. For me, you are like a good book. You know, the kind you want to read over and over again because it makes us feel good and it inspires us. Yep, you are definitely this kind of book. Wishing you a great birthday. And a very happy 2019! 💕💖💕

    1. Aaah my darlin Dominique, you bring light to my heart and make it float. Your wishes are most precious. Thank you so much. And I like being a good book, which has a special place in the mantle of your heart. Thank you. Wishing you a happy 2019♥️💕💞

      1. Looking forward to the new year. In the meantime, I hope you will enjoy the time and a special treat or two. Wishing you a happy 2019, too. 💕💖💕💕💖💕

  2. Too bad I can’t send voice comments on WordPress else I would have started singing for you (then again, my singing voice isn’t so great, so it might not have been very good anyway lol 😂😂). A very, very happy birthday to you Shalini. You are without a doubt one of the kindest people that I have met her on wordpress and just one heck of an amazing person.I really hope that 2019 is going to be an awesome year for you, but for now just enjoy your birthday🎉🎉🎉 I hope you have had some wonderful presents😊😊 Have a wonderful day Shalini! 😘❤️❤️

    1. Aaah Michel, how are you darling, I have been worried about your health..
      Thank you so much for your wishes. Not many would use kind alongside my name, I am so happy you saw that in me.
      I hope 2019 is awesome for you too..
      And presents? What are they? 😂 😂 Nopes, haven’t bought a single thing for myself yet… I always buy loads of gifts for me. I know what I like best 😂😂
      I like those words – amazing and kind… Never thought it would be used to describe me 😘😘😍😍💞❤️💞

      1. Honestly my health is still pretty much the same. But I will be visiting the doctor again next week, and probably get some tests after that visit. We’ll see. I’m trying to stay positive, and enjoy the two days off I’m having as much as I can, even though there have been a few moments especially yesterday where I wasn’t able to that. But I’ll be okay, as I said I try to stay positive 😊😊
        Haha…well…both amazing and kind are words that pretty much are definitely words that suit you, and describe you very well 😘
        Haha: well…that’s what I always do as well: buy presents for myself 😂😂 As you say, I know myself best as well lol 😂😂😂
        I hope you will have a wonderful birthday sweet Shalini: enjoy it, because you definitely deserve to have one 😘❤️❤️

  3. Happy birthday Shalini, may your new revolutions around the sun bring great redemption and respite from the all hardship. Stay blessed and happy.

  4. Wishing you a birthday🎊 filled with love💙 and joy 🎊and many more good books to read 📚now and throughout the coming year📉. Another adventure filled year awaits you. Welcome it by celebrating your birthday with pomp✨🎉🎊 and splendor. May the joy that you have spread in the past come back to you on this day……….. This birthday…… I wish you abundant happiness and love💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙. May all your dreams turn into reality and may lady luck visit your blogsphere & biosphere today. 🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁
    Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuu Shalini.🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰

    Liked your new year resolution 😀

  5. Happy birthday, Shalini! Wishing you lots of books to read, enjoy and review. ( The last is a wish for us, your readers, actually 😀)

  6. Happy Birthday, Shalini!!! I hope you have a wonderful day! Thank you for all of your book recommendations and also for helping to lift up your fellow book bloggers. Enjoy! 😀

  7. See? Look at all these wonderful birthday wishes from all your amazing friends! You are definitely well-loved by all!

    Get Netflix, hmmm? That means you’ll have to put your kindle down long enough to watch tv. 🙂 Can you do it? Truly? Haha!

    Definitely be gentle with yourself. You come first, always. 🙂

    Sending you more birthday wishes from afar! Have a great one, my dear! 🙂 🙂

    1. You are far closer to me, darling 😘😘😍😍… I got Netflix hehehe my gift to me… But I really wonder if I would watch it… Free trial for a month, then I would take a call 😂😂

  8. Find your joy each and every day. Happy Birthmonth – don’t limit yourself to just one day. I celebrate Birthmonth with 30 days of feasting and frivolity 😉 I adore you sweet Shanlini! XOXO

    1. Awww… Thank you so much… I am planning to celebrate every month as my birthday gifting myself the whole year through. Hehehe… Thank you my heart… I love you too 💞

  9. Happy Birthday, Darling!!! 💖💖💖 My interweb wife deserves only the best so stand by for one of my awful…. Ly good special Nicole posts JUST FOR YOU!! And Yes!! Take care of your health and get more sleep shouldn’t be a New Years’ resolution, it should be COMMON SENSE! 😂😘😘

  10. Wishing you a fabulous birthday. Hope you’ve enjoyed it so far. What a fabulous set of friends you’ve got stopping by to wish you well. I’m a new friend but very delighted to have met you. Hugs and birthday cake xx

  11. Happy Birthday, Shalini! I wish you the best in the year! I hope everyday you are gentle with yourself!

      1. MY PLEASURE!!! I’m doing fine, thanks for asking 😄 Had a reading slump recently but working my way through it, gotta get some posts up. I’ve read quite a bit but haven’t posted all the reviews. Life’s been steam rolling me lately.
        You’ve been on a roll though! Sooo many books. How’s your life?

          1. Eeks😱 Does that mean what I think it means? Lol, you’re the opposite of me! I tend to read contemporary romance or sci-fi/fantasy with good endings when I’m down. To balance things 😁 What title are you planning on devouring next?
            Btw, totally off-topic but is the onion samosa that’s really popular called irani samosa? The type that’s vegetarian without potatoes and is flat, not the ‘bonda’ type.

          2. I think so, the small ones are onion ones Irani samosa and big ones are with potato aloo samosa. Yummy 😋

            When I am down I want brain totally distracted, thrillers cause adrenaline rush and negates the ‘downer’ hormones

          3. Haha 😁 thanks! I’ve never used chaat masala before. From your words it sounds like the kind of small thing that you underestimate but actually makes a sizeable difference!

  12. Happy Belated Birthday Shalini. I do nothing on my birthday except my kids usually take me out for dinner. I wish you all the best in the coming year and that something wonderful happens for you.

    1. Yayyy… Cutie you are… You are making my year so special already… Do you know how much I love you… You should by now… I fan girl you so much… 😍😍😘😘 We are both 23 from now on… 😂 😂

      1. Yay!!! I’m so glad. I promise I’ll be back chatting soon. I’ve been a bit down and taking some time offline, but once I get home from visiting family for the holidays, I’ll be back! 🙂 xoxo

  13. Awww readers really get to our heart, eh? I wouldn’t want it any other way.
    Also nice resolutions! Ive giggled a bit at « get netflix » ahaha, me too I spent my time without it for a while, stopped it, and i’m back on 😂😂

      1. Yeah, same 😂 I first got it in the middle of summer… didnt worked well as I was more into youtube stuff *aherm*

        I still have a few days before Alex come back … so I thought hey, as I had 7days off out of the 12 he was gone surely i’ll get a use of it xd

  14. I like to see posts from you about you now and then, though I’m not as able to engage. But yes, do take care of yourself. However, Netflix may reduce not increase sleep!

    1. Yayyy thank you so much.. The day was filled with chores, sweets, and books… And of course, I did get Netflix, yet to find time to binge on it

        1. I saw the dragons movie, I loved it… Troll hunters is new for me…
          Basically, I haven’t seen TV or movie in 2 or 3 years now… Hence I thought I should see something… Will bookmark troll hunters.. Keep suggesting Yayy… I was planning to binge on 31st night

  15. Happy, happy belated birthday, Shalini!!! 🎉🎊❤️❤️ I only got to blog hopping today because of the holidays, but I felt like I must write! You’re important to me. Thank you for being in my blogging life. You’re amazing and a very good friend to many of us. We’re lucky to have you in the blogosphere. ❤️😊🎂

    1. Oh honey, you have no idea how important you are to me. For me, Dora means happiness, cuteness, my darling. These words come when I think of you. When I see your comment, I always have a smile. When any review if mine finds a place in your post, I am like a kid, wanting to clap and jump. You make me feel like the happy kid…
      Your words warmed the papillary muscles of my heart and made it quiver in a good way. I have tears filming my eyes knowing your thoughts. I am so happy that the warm vibes I send to each one of you, reaches you.
      Thank you my dear heart for all the love you send me… It is returned in plentiful back to you. Hugs and kisses always 😘😘💕💕💞💞

      1. Your words sound like poetry… I love reading them! ❤️ I’m so happy we have each other here! 💗💃💃 I hope you did have a wonderful birthday and I wish you a happy, happy new year for next week, too!! 🎉🎊❤️

  16. Belated birthday wishes Shalini! 🥂May you be gifted with life’s biggest joys and never-ending bliss! Have a beautiful new year! xoxo 🎉🎁💕

    1. Awww…. Thank you so much BMR, books I have, wonder I think about occasionally.. I have different loves… For the rest – The search is on😂
      Thank you 💕

  17. Although we chatted on your big day, I feel like a delinquent friend for not commenting here too. Sorry!!!!! Lol.
    And don’t you worry… you and your gifts are never far from my mind… 😉 😉
    By the way, I see I have lots to catch up on on your blog. looking forward to getting to it! Lol

  18. Happy Belated Birthday Shalini! With the holidays I’m way behind on visiting and I’m sorry I just now saw this one and didn’t get to wish you the best on your special day. 🙂

  19. Hi Shalini, I’m reading this post exactly after a month of your birthday. Belated wishes ! And since we are still in the first month of the year, wish you a beautiful year ahead. I love your wish list. May you make them true… Best wishes…

    1. Awww…. That is so sweet of you… It was nice to celebrate it with everyone in the blogosphere..
      My wish list is half done – got Netflix and I am kind to myself

  20. Hi Shalini,
    It’s been a while since I was last active on the platform and I hope you have been doing well.
    Also, I see that I have a lot of catching up to do! For starters, is there any book review from your blog that you think an irregular reader like me shouldn’t have missed? Please mention, if any! 😀

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