Weekly Wrap-Up (February 25)


One word : freezing! I may have gotten a little excited when I noticed flowers in my garden and thought Spring was around the corner. So what does the universe do? Send Arctic winds and temperatures. πŸ™„

The Winter Olympics continued to hold my attention and interfered with my reading time like crazy. Thankfully, they’re now finished and things can go back to normal πŸ˜„

BooksΒ I’ve read this week

I read four books this week. Slightly sad but at least I’m still ahead on my schedule for the next few weeks so I can’t really complain.

Books I’ve bought this week

Again, none. This is becoming a little worrying. πŸ˜‚

ARC’sΒ received via Netgalley

Bookpost that landed on my doorstep this past week

I’ve been a very spoilt and lucky blogger this past week. Look at all these pretties! 😍
(Yes, Janel, three are for blog tours 😜)

On the blog this past week

Monday : Joined the blog tour forΒ Blue Night by Simone Buchholz

Tuesday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for Killed by Thomas Enger

Wednesday : I shared an extract from The Meal of Fortune by Philip Brady and joined the blitz for The Scent of Guilt by Tony J. Forder

Thursday : Took the day off πŸ˜„

Friday : Reviewed the brilliant The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Saturday : Joined the blog blitz for Cut The Threads by Robin Roughley

Sunday : Weekly wrap-up

Next week on Novel Deelights

Busy week coming up on the blog. I’ll be hosting stops on five (I know. Shut up. πŸ˜„)Β blog tours and I’ll also be sharing my reviews for The Silent Victim by Caroline Mitchell and The Liar’s Girls by Catherine Ryan Howard.

In other news : This past week marked my first blogiversary! My wee blog is one year old! How the heck did that happen?! I have no idea where the time has gone but what a fabulously wild ride it’s been so far!

So many highlights I never expected. I was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Blogger Bash Awards, which blew my mind. I’ve been quoted in books and just recently, on the cover of one as well. I found my name listed among so many brilliant bloggers in acknowledgments. I never realised how awesome that would feel. It’s rather addictive πŸ˜„

I must thank Karen for holding my hand, for the support and her endless patience when I continuously ruined her day by asking stupid questions πŸ˜‰. Also, thank you to Emma, Sarah, Noelle and Anne for taking a chance on a newbie and inviting me on blog tours. There are so many other people I want to thank but I’m too afraid I’ll leave someone out. Massive thanks to all the publishers and authors who entrusted me with their books. To my fellow bloggers, who welcomed me into their community so warmly. I’ve made some amazing new friends. And last but certainly not least, to you, follower and reader of this blog.

So, I thought I’d might run a wee giveaway. All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me which book you’ve read or bought based on a review I’ve written this past year. It’s as simple as that. This giveaway is open internationally to those who have been following this blog prior to today, as long as the Book Depository ships to your country. An innocent hand will draw two names. The first one will be able to choose books to the value of 20€, the second to the value of 10€. You must of course be willing to share your details with me so the books can be sent off to you. Good luck!

I think that’s it for this week. I think. I have this annoying feeling that I forgot something. Oh well.

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


  35 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (February 25)

  1. February 25, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Happy blogiversary my dear πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

    Liked by 1 person

  2. February 25, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    I have a little better t of book envy for the Stuart Turton book. It is one I will be buying very soon. Some really great reads and some I have also read and have in my to read xx

    Liked by 1 person

  3. annebonnybookreviews
    February 25, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    I am a huge fan of the Lars Kepler series. The newest one is due out in May. I can’t wait!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 25, 2018 at 1:53 pm

      I’ve never read a Lars Kepler book before. πŸ™ˆ


  4. February 25, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Happy blogiversary! Is it really only your first anniversary? πŸ˜²πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‚

    Liked by 1 person

  5. overtherainbowbookblog
    February 25, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Oh goodness loads! Lily alone is the one that stand out thoughxx

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 26, 2018 at 5:20 pm

      Oh, wonderful! I’d almost forgotten about that one πŸ˜„

      Liked by 1 person

      • overtherainbowbookblog
        February 27, 2018 at 6:37 pm

        I went straight to Amazon and brought it always a sign of a great review xx

        Liked by 1 person

  6. February 25, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Congratulations with your blogiversary, you’ve done soooo well in only one year!! Congrats with the bookpost you received as well, that feeling really never tires does it, getting gifts on your doorstep like that! I really couldn’t tell which book I wanted to read because of your review, you pretty much make me want to read all (ok 95%) of the books you review. Seven Deaths of course too, and Thirteen and euhm all of Bookouture’s books and Orenda’s!

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  7. Karen
    February 25, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Happy blogiversary. I can’t believe its just a year, you seem to have been here forever 🀣 I’ve never minded answering your questions – your blog is great and your reviews make me want to read books that I didn’t think I wanted to! 😘

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 26, 2018 at 5:22 pm

      You mean that in the nicest way possible, right? πŸ˜‚

      I think it’s really lovely that I make you want to read books you haven’t even considered. That’s really special. 😘


  8. February 25, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Congratulations on your first year πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰ I’ve bought too many books to mention after your reviews πŸ˜‚ I think the last one was The Defence, you’d reviewed the second in the series. Keep warm xx

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  9. Jo
    February 25, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Happy blogiversary!!!
    Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh, after you put my mind at ease at starting on the fourth book in the series! πŸ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

  10. February 25, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Congratulations, Eva, on your first year of blogging.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. February 25, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    Only 3 blog tours πŸ˜‚ I dare you to say no to a blog tour invite! 🀣

    Happy Blogiversary πŸ₯‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 26, 2018 at 5:24 pm

      I do say no to blog tours! But more keep coming and then I say yes too often, accidentally πŸ˜‚

      Liked by 1 person

      • February 26, 2018 at 7:20 pm

        If that’s what you need to tell yourself to feel better about the amount you commit to, then okay, here’s a hug πŸ€— haha

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  12. February 26, 2018 at 4:13 am

    Happy Blogiversary! What a fantastic book mail week!!
    Oh boy there are a lot of books I have read and/or added to my TBR after reading your review, but the one that comes to mind first is Katherine of AragΓ³n, The True Queen. I have it on my “read this year” bookshelf!

    Liked by 1 person

    • February 26, 2018 at 5:24 pm

      I so look forward to hearing what you think about that one! And thank you! 😘

      Liked by 1 person

  13. February 26, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Happy blogiversary! I’m looking forward to The Meal of Fortune by Philip Brady after reading your review. πŸ™‚

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  14. The Quiet Knitter
    February 26, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Happy blogiversary my dear Eva! It’s been a wonderful year getting to know you & reading your reviews, there have been TOO MANY books I’ve bought because of you, far too many!! The most most recent one was 7 deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, bloody blinder of a book! But also some brilliant historical fiction too 😍 here’s to another wonderful year poppet! Don’t let that dreich weather get you down xx

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  15. wanderingsofabookbird
    February 26, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Hiya lovely! Happy blogiversary to you!!!!
    The book you’ve convinced me to buy was The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – I’m so so excited to read it ❀

    Liked by 1 person

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