Weekly Wrap-Up (August 6)


Oh boy, what a week it’s been. A cold and frustrating one.

For those who don’t know or don’t quite understand what’s going on, I’ve been having Twitter problems. I will sometimes get notified if someone shares my posts. Sometimes! If I share your post, you won’t get notified. If I like a tweet, nothing. If I comment on a tweet, nothing. You won’t see any of it unless you’re glued to your feed like a hawk. Basically, as Mairead so nicely put it, some of us are pissing in the wind.

I first noticed it on Tuesday when, as I do every morning, I shared all the blog posts that had arrived in my inbox overnight. I had a busy day that day and also spent a few hours reading so I didn’t notice until late afternoon that I didn’t have a single notification. So unless everyone all of a sudden decided to stop liking my tweets and thanking me, something was obviously not right.

So, until this is sorted out, I’ve stopped sharing your posts. Believe me, I feel absolutely awful about that! But since nobody is seeing them anyway, or if you do then I don’t know about it, there doesn’t seem to be much point. I was hoping that reducing the traffic on my twitter might solve this somehow but since more and more people have been affected as the week went on, that doesn’t seem very likely.

Twitter DM does work, thankfully. If you need me for anything, you can reach me there or via email and Facebook.

I want to thank you all for sharing my posts as widely as possible. I was on a few blog tours and cover reveals this past week and I hope that those who needed to see that, actually did. It would suck hard if this were to affect what little reputation I have. You’re an incredibly supportive bunch and I feel truly privileged to be part of this wonderful community. Thank you! ❤️

Special shout-out to Vicky @ Cosybooks, Meggy @ Chocolate ‘n’ Waffles and Deanna @ Dee’s Rad Reads and Reviews for trying to salvage what little is left of my sanity! 💕

Anyway, this has all affected my reading as I’ve been spending quite a lot of time on Facebook of all places with other book bloggers who are in the same boat. It has also really brought home how important Twitter is for the book blogging community and how isolated you can feel when that means of communication is taken away from you. Who knew?

If you’re still reading (wow! and also why? 😂), onwards with the wrap-up.

Books I read this week :

Only five. Although I am about 70% into what would have been the sixth one if I hadn’t spent an entire afternoon chatting to the awesome Meggy! 😄


Books I bought this week :

Self-imposed book buying ban still working like a charm, obviously!


ARC’s received via Netgalley :

Still at 92% but with currently only 2 books on my shelf, I’m apparently not doing this right. 😄


No book post this week. It’s becoming increasingly obvious to me that I should move to the UK. 😄

On the blog this past week :

Busy busy BUSY!!!!! Good grief! I need a holiday!

Monday : I reviewed They All Fall Down

Tuesday : I was on the blog tours for Little Bird and Reality Rehab and did my first ever cover reveal for Tracy Bloom’s new book.

Wednesday : Another blog tour, this time for Her Deadly Secret

Thursday : Guest reviewer Christine shared her thoughts on A Mind to Kill and I joined another cover reveal for Caroline Mitchell’s new book in the Ruby Preston series.

Friday : I was on the blog tour for Girls in the Water

Saturday : You guessed it, another blog tour. This one for The Woman in the Shadows. And I had another cover reveal for Vivian Conroy’s Lady Alkmene series.

Sunday : Shared my review for Perfect Prey


Next week on noveldeelights :

Who the heck knows? 😂

In other news, I’ve been changing my name all over the place. Dee is a nickname that I’ve  been using for years, both in “real life” and online. It’s actually just the initial of my middle name (Diane in case you were wondering). But people were getting increasingly confused as Dee isn’t part of my address. So to avoid said confusion, I’ve decided to revert to my official name, which is Eva (pronounced Ava). Hi, nice to meet you. 😉. Feel free to keep calling me Dee or Thingy or Whoosit or Chick or Chum. Whatever floats your boat as long as it’s not something rude 😜

My twitter handle has changed to @noveldeelights. In case you thought I’d disappeared, I haven’t.

Pretty sure this is the longest wrap-up ever. If you’ve read all of that, treat yourself to something fabulous! I’m off to sit in the sunshine, drink some wine and continue my countdown to my Tuscan holiday.

Wishing you all the most fabulous week and lots of happy reading! xx

  24 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (August 6)

  1. August 6, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Hi Eva, I admit, I was a little confused when I saw your name change, but makes sense now. I think twitter has been really weird over the past week. I haven’t been having my notifications much either. They aren’t completely gone but not ‘normal’. I hope i gets fixed soon, as I to miss the book community twitter chat.
    Some great books as always. I particularly like the look of Friend Request.

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 7, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      So sorry about the confusion. I handled that totally wrong. At least I didn’t change the picture too! 😄


  2. August 6, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Hi Honey. What a crap week we have had. Like you I have read basically nothing & not shared a post…just caught up in this terrible mess. I hope for our sanity it gets sorted soon because tbh not so sure how long I will continue…..btw I’ll have to introduce you to more sayings!!! xxxxx

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 7, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      I’d love to learn more sayings! I do sort of feel like this week of hell has brought some of us closer together, albeit in misery, and that’s never a bad thing. 😘

      Liked by 1 person

      • August 7, 2017 at 7:46 pm

        Eva I’ve learnt a lot during this whole debacle. The support from all bloggers has been amazing. We’re not a bad auld bunch😊 It’s definitely woken me up to a few changes I need to make across the board….this being one!!! Blog chatting!! xx


  3. August 6, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Wow I’m so jealous! Tuscany??? Amazing!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Karen
    August 6, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    It looks like I’m one of the few bloggers running free that hasn’t been put in Twitter ‘jail’. Hope it’s all sorted for you soon lovely xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 7, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      It’s weird how it just affected some and not all. Still, I’m glad you weren’t one of them. Although maybe you just didn’t notice since you’re not actually around 😄


  5. August 6, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    So frustrating…hope all gets sorted very soon x

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Vicki_cosybooks
    August 6, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    You did better than me…I managed a measly 2 books, which is ridiculous considering I couldn’t even chat to anyone on twitter! I really hope you’re fixed soon…big hugs xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 7, 2017 at 4:13 pm

      The frustration over twitter stopped my concentration when I was reading. Use that excuse too 😉


  7. August 6, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Hello sweetie, it’s been a rough old week eh? Twitter is being overly mean to people & it’s just not nice! Poo to you Twitter!! I’m reading & liking posts but not sharing to keep in Twitter’s good books lol pissing in the wind is a good saying, one I tend to use too often 😂😂

    Much love xx

    Liked by 3 people

    • August 7, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      It’s been totally poopy! Looking good so far today though.

      I’ve been reading and liking too. Commenting a bit more. I’ve always meant to do that so this has been the perfect excuse.

      I love sayings like that! I’m sure you have many awesome ones as well! ❤️

      Liked by 2 people

      • August 7, 2017 at 5:05 pm

        I’m concentrating on commenting & not sharing too much just to be on the safe side. I feel bad that some folk will feel ignored or left out but can’t please everyone.
        Most of my sayings are too rude, or local dialect so no one would understand xx

        Liked by 2 people

  8. Yvo
    August 6, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    I had to snort at the pissing in the wind comment haha. Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Twitter has been eating at least half of my comment, like and other notifications as well. Booo!! Fingers crossed things will be fixed soon… Even tried updating Twitter but that didn’t do the trick. I’ve already finished Hide And Seek as well. 😉 Have a wonderful week!

    Liked by 2 people

    • August 7, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      Isn’t it just a brilliant saying? I love stuff like that!

      Twitter seems to be behaving much better today. At least I’ve been able to interact with people. Finally!

      Liked by 2 people

      • Yvo
        August 8, 2017 at 1:35 am

        Oh yay! I haven’t been interacting much anyway as I’m trying to stay away from social media to get out of my slump… But I did see more notifications popping up already. 😀

        Liked by 1 person

  9. August 6, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    Twitter is being a pain in the arse for me as well .. let’s hope we all have a better week and manage to fit in a bit of reading! xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 7, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      Indeed! Hope it’s all working better for you today! I seem to be doing okay on twitter but am seriously scared of posting too much 😂

      Liked by 1 person

  10. August 7, 2017 at 1:46 am

    You are so funny! I loved so much of this post but one of my favourites ( I do believe I snorted):

    “Feel free to keep calling me Dee or Thingy or Whoosit or Chick or Chum”

    Can I call you Al?

    You are wonderful! Twitter better buck up and fix this!

    Big hugs 🤗 💕🤗

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 7, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      Al! Hahahaha! 😂. I forgot about that song!

      Glad I could make you laugh, lovely! ❤️😘

      Liked by 1 person

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