The new year didn’t exactly get off to a great start at Casa Novel Deelights and my blogging / reviewing break over the holiday period, which I thoroughly enjoyed by the way, (the break, not the holiday period) resulted in my totally losing my mojo. I’d forgotten how much fun it was to read without thinking of a potential review in your head all the time. When the day came to write my first review of the year, I struggled like mad. But I made it and I think things are coming together again.
My first week of reading didn’t quite pan out all that brilliantly either but I’ve set things straight this week and I’m feeling much better about things as my Goodreads challenge is off to a great start.
Books I read this week
Books I bought this week
I bought quite a few books over the holiday period including Before We Were Yours, And Then There Were None and The Boy Made of Snow so I was trying to slow down a bit this month. Personally, I think three isn’t too bad. The OH thinks it’s too much. 😄
ARC’s received via Netgalley
In case you missed it, Bloodhound Books is now on Netgalley. I received A Cold, Cold Heart by John Nicholl from them but since it’s not listed yet on Goodreads, I don’t have the image for it. Here are the other books I was approved for.
On the blog this past week
Monday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for On The Bright Side by Hendrik Groen
Tuesday : Joined the blog tour for Hydra by Matt Wesolowski
Wednesday : Reviewed Assassins Hunted by Rachel Amphlett
Thursday : Shared an extract on the blog tour for Stand By Me by S.D. Robertson
Friday : Hosted a stop on the blog blitz for Keep Her Safe by Richard Parker
Saturday : Joined the blog tour for Deep Blue Trouble by Steph Broadribb
Sunday : Reviewed Assassins Vengeance by Rachel Amphlett
Next week on Novel Deelights
A few more blog tours, of course, because I just can’t help myself. On Tuesday, I’ll be joining the tour for Veronica’s Bird and there’s a double-whammy on Friday with stops for Vanishing Girls and The Silent Children. And if they ever get written, I should have some other reviews as well.
And that’s a wrap for the my first weekly wrap-up of the year. I feel like I’ve officially returned now. 😄. Wishing you all a fabulous week and lots of happy reading! xx