Weekly Wrap-Up (May 6)


I took a bit of a social media break this past week because I somehow fell incredibly behind on my reading schedule. This meant I was reading books the day before my stop on a blog tour and sometimes even writing my review the morning of. It was just a little bit too stressful. Now you would think I would have read, I don’t know, more than 10 books or something, but no.

This may be something you don’t know about me. I love Lego. Always have done, since I was a toddler. Lego sets have changed considerably over the years and as a fan of the city of London, I’ve had have Big Ben and Tower Bridge proudly displayed in my living room for a while already. The OH is a Star Wars fan and on one of his shopping trips, he brought home the Millennium Falcon … in Lego. I don’t particularly like the movies but there was no way I wasn’t going to build this thing. It’s Lego! I’m not even sorry! So far, I’ve been building around my reading, rewarding myself when I’ve finished a book. Which means that even though I started on Monday, the bloody thing still isn’t finished. 😄

This also means I only read 6 books when I was actually aiming for at least 8. Still not sorry though.

Books I’ve read this week

Books I’ve bought this week

Technically, I didn’t buy any! But OH, on that same shopping trip, passed a bookstore, headed inside and came out with four books he thought I might like. Didn’t he do well?
[I didn’t have the heart to tell him I already had The Wildflowers on my Kindle 😊]

ARC’s received via Netgalley

Just the one, which I needed for a blog tour.


Bookpost that landed on my doorstep this week

What a wonderful week it’s been. I feel so incredibly lucky to receive all these goodies and I can’t wait to read them!

On the blog this past week

Monday : Kicked off the week with the blog blitz for Finders Keepers by K.T. Finch

Tuesday : I reviewed Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall

Wednesday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for Keeper by Johana Gustawsson

Thursday : Joined the blog tour for Nineteen Letters by Jodi Perry

Friday : I shared my review for Don’t Make A Sound by David Jackson

Saturday : Joined the blog blitz for Pressure by Betsy Reavley

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Next week on Novel Deelights

More blog tours, obviously. I mean, what else would I be doing with my time, right? Look out for my stops on the tours for The Old You and Fault Lines, both published by Orenda. I will also be sharing an extract from Kill The Angel by Sandrone Dazieri. Plus lots more as it promises to be another busy week on the blog. Probably won’t be able to get any sleep until my holiday in September at this rate 😂

That’s it for another week. I’m off to enjoy the glorious sunshine with a good book. Wishing you all a fabulous week and lots of happy reading! xx

  25 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (May 6)

  1. May 6, 2018 at 11:43 am

    So that’s what you were really doing when you weren’t on Twitter this week! 😂😂😂 Lego models are amazing my son and hubby used to spends hours building them. I Love the mini figures 😀

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  2. May 6, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Don’t you have a lovely husband. Mine would never think to choose books for me.

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  3. May 6, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Reading the book the day before your slot on a blog tour? Tut, tut. Actually, I’m doing that at this very moment! I am so looking forward to my blog tour break in June otherwise I fear I might spontaneously combust.

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    • May 6, 2018 at 11:07 pm

      I’m determined to read quite a bit ahead. My current book is for a tour on Thursday. Makes me feel a bit better already. But I do need to turn down quite a few. It’s all getting a bit too much and my own TBR keeps piling up with wonderful goodies I just don’t have time for.

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      • May 6, 2018 at 11:46 pm

        Same here, I’m being a lot more picky about the blog tours I sign up for and trying to limit myself to no more than one per week that requires a review.


  4. May 6, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    We all need a blogging bream now and then! I garden!

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  5. Karen
    May 6, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    I had Betta Bilda in my day, similar to Lego but cheaper! I hope we’re going to see a picture of your creative efforts when you’re done 🙂

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    • May 6, 2018 at 11:08 pm

      I’ve never heard of that but just googled it and it looks very similar indeed! And of course I’ll share a picture!


  6. May 6, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    What a thoughtful Husband you have. I have been distracted from writing reviews recently too, but instead of lego its been crafting and snail mail. Good to have extra hobbies, but not so good when we have to rush to write reviews we have promised.
    Happy Leo-ing. 😉

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    • May 6, 2018 at 11:09 pm

      Very true! I love reading, obviously, but sometimes it’s nice to do something else. It would just be awesome if that didn’t mean getting into trouble with the reading schedule 😄

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  7. May 6, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    What a fab OH you have! The question is – are you sure you deserve him? 😉

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  8. May 6, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Those pictures give me some feelings of coolness and need to read!!

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  9. May 6, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    I’m always reading my blog tour books at the last minute. Trying to fit too much in and it’s very stressful! Since having my son I’ve got into Lego and I love it too.

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    • May 6, 2018 at 11:01 pm

      I hear you. It’s awful, isn’t it? I’m now reading for a tour on Thursday so I feel a bit better about things but I do get frustrated about not being able to read from my own TBR.

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      • May 7, 2018 at 10:50 am

        Exactly the same here. I never get any of my ‘own’ books read but I do love doing tours. I keep promising to make time for other books but never manage it. This weekend I’ve finished a book for a tour on Sunday, one for today, one for Wednesday and now I’m reading the one that’s due on Friday. I’m exhausted!

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  10. May 7, 2018 at 7:48 am

    I love love love when you’re weeks ahead and then there’s the times when you’re thinking ‘I can do this, honestly I can!’ (Hubby: ‘But I thought you were reviewing that tomorrow? Wow, it’s amazing you can be impartial and still enjoy when you’re up late reading the night before!’ Me in head: SSSSHHHHHHHH!!!;))


  11. Berit&V@Audio Killed the Bookmark
    May 7, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Legos! Eh? One of the ladies in my book club has a Lego habit as well, she has so many things it’s crazy and she has the annual Christmas party at her house so we always get to see all of her lovely creations! My boys also were Lego obsessed when they were younger and we made many a trip to the Legoland amusement park, you would probably be in heaven!💛🧡
    Have a lovely week, I myself I’m trying to get a week of had of schedule, so far I think I’m a day ahead, LOL


  12. May 7, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Oh sorry meant to comment on the Lego thing too! We LIVE for Lego around here and having four boys I’ve been dragged into that and Star Wars. We have the star destroyer, a walker a Tie Fighter and I’ve told everyone if I ever get a book deal the first thing to get is the death star!(who needs food on the table when you have that;)

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