Weekly Wrap-Up (November 12)


This week has been the perfect reminder of why I read. It is and always will be an escape and keeping my head down gave me the opportunity to catch up with all that blog tour reading I still had to do. Win! 😄

Books I read this week :

This week I read 7 books. Technically, 7 and a half but that half sadly ended up being a DNF. It happens.


Books I bought this week :

One. I checked twice to make sure. I’m totally slacking. What the heck?!


ARC’s received via Netgalley :

Two for blog tours, one I didn’t think I’d get. The shelf is growing but my approval rating is still in the 90’s so I’m okay with that.

This week’s book post :

Have a wee story. In case you didn’t know, I live in Belgium. My dear friend Dom lives near Atlanta, where Karin Slaughter is from. And yet somehow, I was the one who introduced her to Karin’s work. Years later, Dom has the opportunity to meet Karin Slaughter at a signing, tells her the story and then sends me my most treasured possession on my bookshelf. 😍 If you’re reading this, Dom, thank you! 😘


On the blog this past week :

Monday : Shared my review for Murder in Little Shendon

Tuesday : I welcomed Larry Enmon, author of Wormwood, to the blog.

Wednesday : This Week in Books

Thursday : Joined the blog tour for The Secret Mother by Shalini Boland

Friday : Pankaj Giri, author of The Fragile Thread of Hope, visited the blog.

Saturday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for the CWA Anthology of Short Stories

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Next week on Novel Deelights :

Next week will be utterly insane on the blog. I have no idea how that happened, other than I can’t seem to stop myself from saying “sure, I’ll help!” but there you go. It is what it is and as long as I actually remember to post all the things I should be posting, it’ll be great! I think. 😄

Question of the week : What is your most treasured possession on your bookshelf?

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

  22 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (November 12)

  1. November 12, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    I love your treasured possession, what a lovely friend, Author and story. Go you, for having a 90 + Netgalley rating. My most treasured book possession is my special edition beautiful embossed, quoted cover of an Anne of Green Gables book. Hubby bought it for me for Christmas a few years ago, and it is my favourite book, and most beautiful book.
    Happy reading Eva,

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    • November 18, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      I’ve never read Anne of Green Gables though I do remember watching it on tv eons ago. That book sounds like a wonderful treasure! Cookies for your hubby! Mine wouldn’t even think of getting me something like that. 😄


  2. Karen
    November 12, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    What a wonderful friend. All of my signed books are treasured and I would never part with them (though to be fair I find it hard to part with any book!!). I can’t believe you only bought one book, are you ill? 🙂

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    • November 18, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      I’m pretty sure I was, yes. Possibly running a temperature. It’s okay. Back to normal this week 😉


  3. November 12, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Casey hill the watched, my fiancé got me it, it’s not on bookshelf as I’ve read it

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  4. November 12, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    That’s a lot of books in a week. I’m retired, still can’t read that fast. Good job-on Netgalley too.

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    • November 18, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      As am I. But I’m also a fabulous procrastinator as is obvious from my ironing pile which may just topple over soon and hurt someone 😄


  5. November 12, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Amazing story, lucky you! My most treasured book… I don’t know really, I have a few top rated books that I really like to look at, a few signed ones.. and there is one that I treasure because it was the first book sent to me by a publisher. I wasn’t particularly fond of the story but I’ll never part with it because it meant I was a real blogger. It’s called What Alice Knew by TA Cotterell.
    You did great this week and I’m sure you’ll make up for it and buy double next week ;-). So what was the novel you DNF?

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    • November 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      This is the first one I have where my name is actually in it so that makes it my most treasured one. And hey, it’s Karin Slaughter! What more can I say? 😄

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  6. Jo
    November 12, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Good luck with the crazy blogging week! My most treasured book is a signed first edition of The Handmaid’s Tale that I picked up in a second hand bookshop a few years ago. It wasn’t cheap, but I love it!

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    • November 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      Oh wow! I can’t believe something so special would end up in a second hand shop but good for you! You must have been thrilled to bits!

      Survived the crazy blogging week! Yay!

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  7. November 13, 2017 at 12:34 am

    What a lovely friend to have! Mine are probably my fab hardback Nonesuch Dickens books which Santa has been giving me one of each year for several years now. I always wanted a beautiful matching set of Dickens and now I’m about halfway there… 😀

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    • November 18, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      Oh, I love that! I picked up a few Dickens books here but they were few and far between. For someone reason, Belgian folks don’t seem to care much about him. Who knew? 😄

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  8. November 13, 2017 at 12:35 am

    Very envious about the Karin Slaughter signed copy. What a lovely gift from your friend. Can’t think of one treasured book but I do appreciate my signed ones x

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    • November 18, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      I’ve had to put it away. I couldn’t stop touching it. The ink might have vanished from the page 😂

      Liked by 1 person

  9. November 13, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Fantastic book post, what a great friend! I love my box set of The Chronicles of Narnia with coloured illustrations. 😊

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  10. November 13, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    That’s a lot of books read! I am impressed as always, how cool is it you got a signed book? X

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    • November 18, 2017 at 12:48 pm

      I think it’s because I know I have at least one weekend coming where I won’t be able to read as much so I’m trying to get a head start 😄


  11. November 13, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Dom is a keeper!
    Once again an impressive reading week for you! I don’t really have a treasured possession on my bookshelf. That sounds so sad 😦

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