Weekly Wrap-Up (April 29)


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

  17 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (April 29)

  1. April 29, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    I think you need to clarify that the non buddy ready didn’t go quite so well because of the book, not because of the company 😂🤣

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  2. April 29, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    I think Gustawsson covered my two favorite settings (WWII and Jack The Ripper) so I don’t know what’ll be next but I have faith that she’ll make me love that one as well. I hope you survive the week, I don’t know how you keep up with all the blog tours and reviews! Happy reading lovely!

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    • April 29, 2018 at 8:39 pm

      I’m hardly keeping up at all at the moment! I finished Keeper around 2am last night for my stop on Wednesday. I’m now reading a book I’m supposed to review on Tuesday. It’s panic stations at my house 😂

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      • April 29, 2018 at 8:47 pm

        And you’re still reading comments and stuff, I think I’d have a breakdown :-). Good luck darling, but I know you’ll deliver a terrific review again!


  3. April 29, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    I’m taking a blog tour break in June for many of the reasons you’ve mentioned and to prevent total burn out but it’s hard, really hard, to ignore those invitation emails when they come through. My May reading list is MADNESS as well.

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    • April 29, 2018 at 8:43 pm

      It really is! My blog tour break is currently planned for September since I’ll be on holiday but I already know there will be two Orenda tours and there’s no way I’m skipping those 😄

      Good luck for the upcoming month! I feel your pain so if you’re struggling, I’ll be right here for moral support. xx

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      • April 29, 2018 at 8:48 pm

        Thanks, I guess there are worse things in the world than having to read lots of books! And I’m pretty sure there are some cracking reads on my list. So all good really.


  4. April 29, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    I hope your MIL doesn’t read your blog posts and tweets!

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 29, 2018 at 9:28 pm


      No, no idea where to find me. Or at least I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it 🤔

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  5. April 30, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    I’m such a little copy cat coz I love Victorian and WWII too. Apart from that, maybe a new favourite is the eighties? Purely for the nostalgia! Don’t burn yourself out. 😘

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