Weekly Wrap-Up (November 26)


For the first time since I started blogging, I actually found myself in a bit of a reading slump near the end of the week. It was a bit odd as the book I was reading wasn’t even bad. I just kept thinking of other things I could be doing, which never happens and my concentration was shot to pieces. So I spent part of Friday and Saturday catching up on some tv shows and by late Saturday, I was back to my book and enjoying it. I guess I just needed a bit of a break.

I still managed to read 5 books so that’s perfectly okay. On the other hand, I fell behind on my blog tour reading again which is of the bad.

Books I read this week :

Books I bought this week :

Technically 6 but five of those go together and I’ve only received two so far so I’m keeping them under wraps until next week. 😄


ARC’s received via Netgalley

For blog tour purposes.


No book post this week so moving on!

On the blog this past week :

Monday : Joined the blog tour for The Silver Wolf by Rob Sinclair.

Tuesday : Joined the blog tour for The Prisoner’s Wife by Gerard MacDonald and shared an extract from DK Hood’s Don’t Tell A Soul

Wednesday : Joined the blog tour or We Have Lost The Chihuahuas by Paul Mathews

Thursday : I was on two blog tours. The first one was for Dying Breath by Helen Phifer and the second one for Mother by S.E. Lynes

Friday : Shared my review for the first case of Walden of Bermondsey by Peter Murphy and Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Saturday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for Whiteout by Ragnar Jónasson with a fabulous guest post from translator Quentin Bates.

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Next week on Novel Deelights :

I’ll be on the blog tours for Now You See Me, The Last Post, Her Best Friend, You’re Next, The Liar’s Promise and The Liverpool Girls. Yes, that cutting down on blog tours thing is working out really well! 😂

I’ll also be sharing my publication day review for Anything For Her by GJ Minett and my review for what might possibly be my book of the year. I promise.

Question of the week : Reading slumps. Are you familiar with them? If so, what do you do to get over them? Do you force yourself to keep going? Do you just pick up another book? Or do you take a break and do something else? What works for you?

That’s it for another week! See you next time! Happy reading! xx



  27 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (November 26)

  1. November 26, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Book slumps are awful and audiobooks always help me when I get in one.

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  2. The Quiet Knitter
    November 26, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Slumps are awful, I find grabbing a book I really want to read helps, or picking up one I know I love helps too. But I try to mix up my time so will take an evening off reading & knit instead to see if that helps too.

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    • December 1, 2017 at 5:57 pm

      I’ve been reading a lot less this week. It’s helping. I read a lot of books this year. I think my brain has just had enough!

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      • The Quiet Knitter
        December 1, 2017 at 6:17 pm

        Think the key is reading when & what you like


  3. November 26, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    I can’t remember the last time I had a proper reading slump, but I do get the odd day when I don’t feel like reading at all – so I don’t. I think if you force it, you’ll be less likely to enjoy the book. It can be hard when you’ve got a blog tour coming up and you just don’t feel like reading that book right now but you have to, so I’ve cut down on blog tours, massively – I guess I just have more will power than you :-p muwhahahahahaha!

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    • December 1, 2017 at 5:58 pm

      Yes, you do. We will just call that a positive quality, shall we? To cancel out all the negative ones. 😂😂

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      • December 1, 2017 at 6:01 pm

        😂😂😂 I see that insult wrapped up in a compliment! But that’s okay, I’m all about yin and yang, the balance of life and all that, and I NEVER forget 😏

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  4. November 26, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    I like the sound of Her Best Friend. When I have reading slumps, I tend to turn to Netflix for a break, these slumps usually happen after reading a really good book, and before I’m able to get into the next one. I’m glad yours didn’t last too long.

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    • December 1, 2017 at 6:01 pm

      I have resisted the urge to turn to Netflix as I may not be able to find my way back at all from that black hole 😂


  5. November 26, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    I only get a slump if I read too many of the same so I try to pick up another genre, that works for me. Other than that, if you don’t feel like reading, then don’t read for a few days, a week, whatever.. it’ll come back 🙂

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  6. thequietgeordie
    November 26, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    I can get slumpy if I’m on too many tours. I always take a break with re reading an old favourite.

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    • December 1, 2017 at 6:07 pm

      I think that’s may be the case with me. Too many tours!


  7. November 26, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    I haven’t experienced a real reading slump but, like others have said, the nearest I’ve come to it is when I’ve found myself having to read something for a tour deadline. I’ve taken a self-imposed break from blog tours in December and it feels great to catch up on review copies from authors (as I’ve been feeling guilty about how long I’ve had some of them) or just to choose something from my TBR pile. I have The Tide Between Us to read as well, and confusingly also another book called The Tides Between. Pretty sure I going to mix up the titles and authors at some point.

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    • December 1, 2017 at 6:09 pm

      Tried and failed the blog tour break. Even already have some lined up for January. To be fair, they’re all books I’d read anyway. It’s odd how the deadline makes such a difference.

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      • December 1, 2017 at 8:01 pm

        My quiet December for blog tours is undoubtedly going to be followed by a manic January in which all my good work is undone! Us bloggers, eh?


  8. November 26, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    It’s a sad state of affairs when we consider reading five books in a week a slump isn’t it?! I did something similar recently and a relative laughed in my face having taken three weeks to read one book! 😂

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    • December 1, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      😂! That’s a fair point actually! I’ve done worse this week. That’s unheard of in my world. 😄


  9. November 27, 2017 at 12:36 am

    I regularly don’t read for a few days at a time – if I read too much I get bored and start being overly critical. But if I hit a real slump that lasts longer than that, then I re-read a favourite author, like Reginald Hill or Agatha Christie, to get me back in the mood… 🙂

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    • December 1, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      I can’t even imagine that. I read every day and if something interferes with that, I get incredibly cranky. Even if this week, it’s only been a few pages a day. But I think that may have helped.

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  10. November 27, 2017 at 1:18 am

    I recently took 3 weeks off reading and stayed busy with other projects and tv. I pulled out some of my favorite romantic comedy movies and I actually loved the break. I think a reading break every once in a while is helpful to get recharged. And I haven’t done a blog tour since June and probably won’t do any in the near future. 5 books in a week in amazing though, that’s closer to my month lately:)

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    • December 1, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      I tend to do that in November and December. Catch up on tv I’ve missed, play video games, watch older tv shows again on dvd. I’ve not been able to do that this year because I’m an idiot and signed up for way too many tours. I keep telling myself to slow down or stop doing them but I can’t resist the lure 😄

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  11. November 27, 2017 at 7:07 am

    I agree with Renee about reading breaks. That is what helps me get through reading slumps or a change of genre. Glad your break helped 🙂

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    • December 1, 2017 at 6:15 pm

      Breaks are indeed helpful. I just need to time them better because of blog tours I’m on. I may get in trouble otherwise 😳


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