Spring has decided to go AWOL so it’s been a miserable week of rain, hail, thunderstorms and dark, grey clouds. I was planning on re-arranging my books and taking advantage of my brand-new bookshelf. Which is when my horribly annoying ball and chain decided that this was the perfect time to patch up our ceiling. Cue pretty new bookshelf being covered in a plastic sheet and my books remain hidden away in a safe place. Bloody typical. 🙄
I managed to read six books this past week. I feel like I read more. Quite frankly, if you could see my schedule, I should read more but it is what it is and there are only so many hours in the day and the household chores don’t do themselves. Believe me, I’ve tried to see what would happen if I ignored them. Nothing, in case you wondered. Rude.
Books I’ve read this week
A bit hit and miss this past week. Some I really enjoyed, some were okay I guess. My first foray into non-fiction true crime with my (non) buddy Janel 😉 didn’t quite go so well but it hasn’t put me off trying again in the future. Ended the week on a high though. Can’t complain.
Books I’ve bought this week
Four isn’t too bad, is it? Even if I have no idea when I’ll get around to reading these.
[Note to self : quit signing up for blog tours and you’d have all the time in the world 🙄]
ARC’s received via Netgalley
Finders Keepers was for a blog tour. The other two, I mean really, come on! How could I possibly resist Perfect Silence?! (Thank you, Nicola, for the heads-up!) And I really enjoyed Emma Curtis’ debut so I’m excited to find out what she comes up with in this new one.
Bookpost that landed on my doorstep this week
With thanks to Avon UK and Orenda Books! Yes, for blog tours. Blah blah.
On the blog this past week
Monday : Joined the blog tour for the brilliant The Fear by C.L. Taylor
Tuesday : Joined the blog blitz for the uplifting The Runaway Wife by Dee MacDonald
Wednesday : Shared an extract on the blog tour for Body & Soul by John Harvey
Thursday : Author Kerena Swan joined me on the blog blitz for Dying To See You
Friday : Reviewed the fantastic Hangman by Daniel Cole
Saturday : Joined the blog blitz for The Family at No. 13 by S.D. Monaghan
Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up
Next week on Novel Deelights
Madness. Sheer madness. It’s not going to get any better in the next few weeks either. 😳
I’ll be joining the blog tours for Finders Keepers by K.T. Finch, Keeper by Johana Gustawsson, Nineteen Letters by Jodi Perry and Pressure by Betsy Reavley. In between, I’ll be sharing my reviews for Our Kind of Cruelty and David Jackson’s Don’t Make A Sound. That’s the plan anyway.
Question of the week : Is there a specific era or setting you find yourself gravitating towards when picking up a book? For instance, I rather enjoy stories set in WWII. But this past week, I was also reminded of how much I love a Victorian era setting. (Any recommendations would be much appreciated, by the way.) Or how about small town living versus big city life? Is there maybe something you avoid like the plague? Curious minds and all that so let me know in the comments!
That’s it for another week. I know have the pleasure (note the sarcasm, people) of spending my afternoon with my mother-in-law. Thankfully, the wine is chilling. 😊
Have a fabulous week and lots of happy reading! xx