Weekly Wrap-Up (November 19)


This week has been cold. And also, really cold. Winter is here and I’m hating every minute of it. Overall, it wasn’t such a grand week but whatever. I don’t like to whine and complain, and it’s over now anyway. So, moving on. How many books did I read this week?

Well, now. I’m okay with this. 😄

Books I read this week :

Books I bought this week :

Four. Could be better but at least it’s not as bad as last week. That was a disgrace. 😂

ARC’s received via Netgalley :

I’m getting a tad trigger-happy over there and I find myself getting approved for books I’m not expecting to get. Which is great! But also kind of bad. 😂

This week’s book post :

Published by Corvus, coming in January!


On the blog this past week :

Things were a wee crazy but I made it. Got everything posted and on time and then I had a nap. 😄

Monday : Shared my review for Lie to me by J.T. Ellison

Tuesday : Joined the blog tour for Hell to Pay by Rachel Amphlett

Wednesday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for Snow Light by Danielle Zinn

Thursday : Crazy Thursday! I was on tours for Gone Missing by TJ BreartonThe Puppet Master by Abigail Osborne and The First One To Die by Victoria Jenkins

Friday : Shared an extract for my stop on the tour for Dying Day by Stephen Edger

Saturday : Posted my review for Anything You Do Say by Gillian McAllister

Sunday : Joined the blog tour for Lay Me To Rest by E.A. Clarke

Next week on Novel Deelights :

I’ll be on a few more blog tours next week. I was kind of hoping to be able to squeeze in a review for what I think may just end up my book of the year but my schedule is full. Never really thought I’d say that.

Question of the week : Blog tours? Yay or nay? Not just about your own involvement but also, do you think they make a difference? They seem to be getting a bit of a bad wrap lately so I’m curious to know how you guys feel about them.

Anyway, that’s it! Wishing you all a fabulous week and happy reading! xx

  17 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (November 19)

  1. November 19, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    I’m intrigued to your possible book of the year????? As for blog tours I prefer not to do as many these days I like not having to read to a schedule. I do think they are a brilliant way of getting an author noticed, I’m in two minds about multiple posts on one day ones I do wonder if people actually read all the reviews when so many reviews are posted on the same day. I also like reading not just reviews on blog tours but the guest posts as it’s interesting to learn more about the author…..rambled on a bit there but you did ask 😂😂😂

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    • November 19, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      Ramble away, girl! I love it! 💕

      Yes, I too sometimes wonder about multiple posts a day getting the same level of attention. Personally, I’m guilty of not reading every review that comes my way. Especially not if I haven’t yet read the book myself.

      I’ve been trying to do less! It’s just not working out so well although the ones I’m doing this week are all content posts. Thankfully. I also struggle with the pressure sometimes, although they’re clearly all books I do want to read. Just maybe not by a deadline. And I often longingly look at my bookshelf or kindle, seeing books I really want to read now but don’t have the time for. On the other hand, when the time comes to actually pick a book, I can’t choose and am glad I have blog tours to fall back on. I can’t win. 🤣

      As for my possible book of the year, my lips are sealed. Zipped. Glued tight. 😂


  2. November 19, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    How did you manage to read so much? Did you get any sleep? lol

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  3. November 19, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    I got The Liar’s Girl from NG too – I see our evil minds are in sync!
    And for QOTD – I love blog tours, they are so effective. If lots of blogs I follow are on the same tour, I usually end up reading the book because I’ve seen so many positive reviews.

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  4. November 19, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Well… since you ask… I hate blog tours! I find I’m reading five or six posts about the same book in one day. I don’t mind when the post is an actual review (though so often the reviews are so gushing it puts me off) but when it’s several author interviews etc my brain switches off. Never once have I been inspired to read a book by a blog tour – in fact, quite the reverse. I come out at the end of them feeling I already know way more about the book than I ever wanted to! There! I’ve said it! Admittedly I’ve also said it previously to publishers and publicists who’ve asked me if I want to be in blog tours, even for favourite authors. Truthfully, I think blog tours are destroying the book blogosphere… 😖 I shall take my grumpy self off now and have a nice piece of cake… 😉

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    • November 21, 2017 at 10:15 am

      Interesting take on it and you’re not the first one I’ve seen mentioning that. Hence my question. Funny how other people prefer the guest posts and learning about the author. I too actually prefer reviews. Knowing about an author isn’t going to sell the book to me.

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  5. November 19, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    I want to know your book of the year too, it’s not fair mentioning it but then keeping it to yourself :-)! I love to see your posts every Sunday, they are always so ‘full’ ! I haven’t read any book by CJ Carver yet but if you bought two it means you must really like his series! As for blog tours, I don’t do a lot of them because of different reasons, I hate having to read a book for a certain date sometimes, it stresses me out and I worry I don’t know what to say about the book.. I feel like more eyes are following me than usual and I don’t want to disappoint :-). As for the other way around… I don’t read all of them, I pick a few but when I ‘get it’ and have a feel for the novel I don’t always feel inclined to read much more about that book. I’m also a bit more careful of book reviews in blog tours because most reviews are always so positive that I’ve become wary of their truthfulness sometimes.

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    • November 21, 2017 at 10:18 am

      Soon! But I’ve checked my schedule and it won’t be this week. Sorry! 😂

      I’ve not read a single CJ Carver. I requested the last one on Netgalley, not realising it was the third in a series. What’s a girl to do? 🤣

      Lots of people mention becoming wary of the positive reviews on a blog tour. It is of course a promotional tool so negative reviews don’t have a place in it. If, on the rare occasion, I don’t enjoy the book I’m supposed to review, I contact the publisher and ask for content instead. I’m not going to lie. 😄

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  6. November 19, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Of course, the only night I can blog, my computer doesn’t show me any images, so I can’t see the covers… But I wish you a great week to come!!!

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  7. November 20, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    You have to tell us about your favorite book of 2017, I am curious 🙂 I hope that you enjoyed Mother. I thought it was creepy but really good. As for blog tours, I think they are okay if done in moderation. I have seen tours with over 30 bloggers which I think is too much and then there are blog that only seem to do tours which can be too much too. Otherwise, they are great for publicity.

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    • November 21, 2017 at 10:21 am

      I will but after checking my schedule, it won’t be for this week so you’ll have to wait a little longer. Sorry!

      There do seem to be way more shorter tours going on lately. Those that last a whole month or so are getting quite rare.

      I could never do just blog tours. Although you wouldn’t think so from my blog these past few weeks 😂


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