Weekly Wrap-Up (March 25)


I have no idea where this week went. I could have sworn it was Sunday yesterday and now here it is again! How did that happen? At least, there are now finally some signs of Spring being around the corner. I’ve so had it with Winter.

Productive reading week it’s been again though, even if my list includes one DNF. It happens. Nothing to do but to move on to the next book.

Books I’ve read this week


Books I’ve bought this week

Only three. That’s not too bad. Depending on who you ask.


ARC’s received via Netgalley

I did mention last week that this would be quite the list due to blog tours. And then two other requests came through as well. So let’s just say my rule of having only five books on the shelf and reviewing one before requesting another one has kind of gone out the window.

Oops. 😳

Bookpost that landed on my doorstep this past week

Juliet and Romeo from Dome Press for a blog tour in May and an order I placed myself because I really wanted these pretties on my bookshelves.


On the blog this past week

Monday : Shared my review for The Friend by Teresa Driscoll

Tuesday : Reviewed the fantastic A Talent for Murder by Andrew Wilson

Wednesday : This Week in Books

Thursday : Double Bookouture whammy day. I joined the blog blitzes for The Undercover Mother by Emma Robinson and No Safe Place by Patricia Gibney

Friday : Shared an extract for my stop on the blog blitz for The Choice by Jake Cross

Saturday : Joined the blog blitz for Midday by David B. Lyons

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Next week on Novel Deelights

Erm, well. Four more blog tours. Yes, yes, I know. Shut up. 😄. I’m also hoping to finally share my review for Come and Find Me by Sarah Hilary if I can ever get it written. That book blew me away so hard that I can’t find the words to explain its awesomeness.

Question of the week : Prompted by my paperback haul, how often do you buy a print copy of a book you’ve either already read as a proof or even already own in ebook format? According to the OH, the latter is a waste of money. Good thing he doesn’t have a clue what’s on my Kindle. 😉

And that’s it! Another week bites the dust. I’m sure the next one will be gone again in the blink of an eye. I’m off to catch up on reviews and to spend the afternoon with the in-laws. Seems to me I’m being punished for something 😂.

Have a great week and lots of happy reading! xx

  42 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (March 25)

  1. March 25, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Guilty of buying print copies if I really love a book originally bought on kindle or audio 😄

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  2. March 25, 2018 at 11:36 am

    My OH doesn’t know about all the books on my Kindle either! He only raises an eyebrow at the ones that arrive through the post… In answer to your question, I rarely buy a physical copy of a book I have as an ecopy.

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  3. Karen
    March 25, 2018 at 11:43 am

    I buy print copies of ebooks or proofs I already own – doesn’t everyone! 🙂 For the sake of my purse and my now non-existent bookshelf space, I usually only do this if its a book that I’ve absolutely loved, or I love the cover and want a physical copy to stroke and admire

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    • March 25, 2018 at 11:54 am

      Well, I don’t know. Hence my question 😂

      Same goes for me. I’m quickly running out of space so I am very picky as to when I buy a print copy. Because apparently moving to a bigger house isn’t an option 😂

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  4. March 25, 2018 at 11:58 am

    I also buy copies of books I have already read as a proof eBook, I also have some books originally bought for my kindle as a physical copy to put on my bookshelf too!

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  5. March 25, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Guilty as well, in fact one of my Mother’s Day presents is a hardback of a NG book.

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    • March 26, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      For Netgalley ARC’s and proof copies, it makes absolute sense to me. Maybe a little less if I already own the ebook but the books are so pretty on a shelf. You don’t get that same feeling from your kindle library. I don’t understand why OH can’t see that that’s an excellent point 😂

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  6. March 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    I very rarely buy the physical if I have an ebook just because I have no shelf space left, but if the book’s really special then I will or if the cover is simply stunning.

    I’d love to see a week when you’re on just 1 blog tour 😂

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    • March 26, 2018 at 3:41 pm

      Does the current status work? Because then I only have one in June. But that probably won’t last 😂

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      • March 26, 2018 at 7:50 pm

        June is months away so that definitely doesn’t count 😂🤣 and how are you even booked so far ahead.

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        • March 26, 2018 at 7:57 pm

          I suppose there are people out there with far better organisational skills than me 😂

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  7. March 25, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    I love the netgalley hauls you got this week, so looking forward to hearing about those, especially No Safe Place.
    I won’t buy the book if I got a paperback proof, but I would if I only had the ecopy, but only if the book was amazing and I will read it again. Just through lack of space, otherwise I would probably get them all!!

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    • March 26, 2018 at 3:43 pm

      My review for No Safe Place is up already so you can look for that on the blog, if you like. Stonking good book!

      I think most of us are basing our decisions on lack of space. Clearly we all need to move to eight bedroom mansions 😂

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  8. March 25, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    There are even more awesome reads on Netgalley this time than normally, I swear! I’ve even broken my own rule and have caved in. I should check how many there are but I’m afraid to go there and request even more ;-). I normally don’t buy print copies if I have the ecopy already but I’m sure I could find a few that I’d like to have if I had enough money and space. Oh and great mug!

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    • March 26, 2018 at 3:44 pm

      I know, right? I normally just go and grab the books I need for tours but these two were right on my dashboard and I couldn’t resist 😄

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  9. March 25, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    I’ve got my eyes set on Her Name Was Rose.. I hope it’s a good one!

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    • March 26, 2018 at 3:44 pm

      I’ll let you know as soon as I get around to it. Probably won’t be until around pub day though.

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  10. Jo
    March 25, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    I try not to buy books that I’ve got on my Kindle. Emphasis on the “try”. There are some that I buy if I LOVED the book, or it has a particularly stunning cover. It also happens if I have the opportunity to get a copy signed. In short, yes – I do this a lot! 😀

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    • March 26, 2018 at 3:57 pm

      Yes, I don’t do it all the time either. But I do quite like having an entire series in print so when I already own one or two on kindle, I’ll buy the whole set in paperback. Or maybe that’s just an excuse that sort of works on the hubby 😉😂

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  11. thequietgeordie
    March 25, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Only if it’s something I’d want to read again and again. Don’t Make A Sound is on my radar at the minute.

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  12. Yvo
    March 25, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Ohhh so many new NG goodies! I’m sitting on my hands right now not to go any request these. xD

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  13. March 26, 2018 at 12:16 am

    Are you at all concerned that your incoming titles outnumber your ‘read this week’ titles? This has been happening to me on a consistent basis and I’ve decided it must stop. I’m completely overwhelmed. I have decided that next month I will NOT request anything from NetGalley or Edelweiss, AND I am going to start publishing a monthly TBR post. Hopefully that will keep me on the straight and narrow so that I can do more than drown (or tread water) with my number of books to review. (now stands at 183 titles)

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    • March 26, 2018 at 3:56 pm

      Gosh, no. Not at all. I already long ago accepted I have a lot of books I will probably never get around to reading. Still can’t stop buying more though 😄

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      • March 26, 2018 at 4:05 pm

        Love your attitude. I wish I could think like you. I’m riddled with guilt if I’ve been given a book, agreed to review it, then just left it lingering… I’ve recently done an inventory of my review queue and realized that there are a few titles that have been there since 2015 !!!! I must do better. Thus I’ve put myself on a temporary NetGalley ban. 😦

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        • March 26, 2018 at 9:29 pm

          Oh, yes. It’s different with books you’ve been given. I’d feel guilty as well.


  14. March 26, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Haha – never! I fear I agree with your OH on this one. Sorry! *runs off*

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  15. March 26, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Come and Find Me was brilliant wasn’t it? I can’t say I buy paperbacks of books on the kindle but I have been known to buy a nice hard copy for the shelves.

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  16. March 26, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    I finished Come And Find Me last night! Loved it, loved it, loved it. As to your other question I definitely always buy a physical copy if it’s one of my favourites, e-copies just aren’t the same! 😜

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    • March 26, 2018 at 9:32 pm

      I love that series and her writing so much!

      Exactly! They are not! At least nobody can take the print copies away from us but ebooks feel temporary to me. Like if amazon has issues and the cloud crashes or whatever it does, they’ll all be gone! Imagine the horror! 😱

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      • March 26, 2018 at 9:34 pm

        I know aaaargh! 😳 makes me want to go through my Favourites list on my Kindle and make sure I have copies of each one! 😂

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