Weekly Wrap-Up (August 5)


I will not mention the weather this week. I will not mention the weather this week. I will not mention the weather this week. I will not mention the weather this week.

[Still hot as hell, still no rain. In case you wondered.]

And so this week’s introduction will be short since I have nothing else to talk about. 😂

On to the books then!

Books I’ve read this week

This requires some explanation. Yes, I’m aware there are only 6 books here but … technically it’s 7 because I got halfway through The Defence by Steve Cavanagh when I dropped it because Fatal Inheritance arrived and I’m also halfway through my current read so … 7 😜

Books I’ve bought this week

Argh! Dear self, when I say no more books, I mean NO MORE BOOKS!

To be fair, I’ve been eyeing Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies for ages but I quite wanted a hardcover. I ran out of patience so paperback it is. (Any excuse)

ARC’s received via Netgalley

Three, all for blog tours. I have a few pending but I’m feeling fairly confident I won’t get them. Still, I won’t know unless I try. (Sidenote : how annoying is it to see a publisher constantly tweet asking for bloggers to request a certain title when you yourself have done so weeks ago and still haven’t got it? 😂)

Bookpost what landed on my doorstep this week

The Surrogate by Guy Bolton, Hollywood Noir via Point Blank. The Jacobite’s Wife by Morag Edwards courtesy of Hookline and finally The Light Over London via author Julia Kelly.

On the blog this past week

Monday : Joined the blog tour for The Getaway Girls by Dee MacDonald and author Leigh Russell visited the blog for my stop on the blog tour for Death Rope

Tuesday : Shared an extract on the blog tour for 11 Missed Calls by Elisabeth Carpenter

Wednesday : Joined the blog tour for The Cheesemaker’s House by Jane Cable with a delightful guest post and shared My Week in Books

Thursday : Shared my review for An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

Friday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for Open Your Eyes by Paula Daly

Saturday : Joined the blog blitz for Telegrams and Teacakes by Amy Miller

Sunday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for Murder on the Marshes by Clare Chase and did my Weekly Wrap-Up

Next week on Novel Deelights

Monday : Blog tour | Review | The Lost Letters by Sarah Mitchell

Tuesday : Blog tour | Review | The Girl in the Letter by Emily Gunniss

Wednesday : Review | Do Not Disturb by Claire Douglas

Thursday : Review | The Death of Mrs Westaware by Ruth Ware
Thursday : Review | The Confession by Jo Spain (repost for paperback launch)

Friday : Blog tour | Review | Dead of Night by Michael Stanley

Saturday : I don’t know yet. 😂 I have a few reviews left to write so we’ll see.

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Look at that. Only 3 blog tours. You’re impressed, aren’t you? 😂


And that’s it! Guess what I’m doing this afternoon. That’s right, another Sunday spent amongst people (yuck) doing that pesky socialising thing. I’ve so had it. Even the thought of there being wine isn’t cheering me up.


Wait, no, I’m good. 🤣

Question of the week : When you go on holiday, does your blog go on holiday too? Do you read (duh) but also review? Or not? If you do, do you post those reviews during your holiday or do you wait until you’re back home?

Right, that’s it from me for another week. I have a bit of a backlog in writing reviews (if anyone has seen my reviewing mojo, please send it back) so I need to get my head down for an hour or so now.

Hope everyone has a fantastic week and I wish you lots of happy reading! xx


  30 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (August 5)

  1. August 5, 2018 at 11:42 am

    I have Wolf Hall on my shelves – it feels like I had it on my TBR forever. I hope to read it this autumn. It’s a bit intimidating!

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    • August 5, 2018 at 12:01 pm

      Yes, it is. I hope to read it before the end of the year too. Good luck!


  2. August 5, 2018 at 11:46 am

    When it comes to holidays, I tend to try to get ahead of myself and schedule blog posts for the time I’m away then all I have to do is check they published okay each day and respond to any comments. Because holidays are time for reading as far as I’m concerned. I tend not to sign up for blog tours during time I’m away because dealing with last minute stuff without my laptop, just on a tablet or phone can be problematic…and we don’t need stress when we’re on holiday, do we?

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    • August 6, 2018 at 11:59 am

      No, we don’t! I accidentally signed up for a blog tour. I’m hoping to get the book read and reviewed before I leave but I’m not holding my breath. 🙄

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  3. August 5, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    My blog will definitely be on holiday when I’m away on holiday because I wouldn’t want the hassle of anything going wrong whilst I’m away from my PC. I might even put a little sign or gif up letting people know I’m away. What about you, what do you do?

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    • August 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm

      I’m not sure yet what I’m going to do. I didn’t post anything for two weeks last year, although I did write one or two reviews that I shared when I got back home. But I found getting back into the swing of things after two weeks away quite hard. I do have one blog tour that falls in the middle of my holiday but I can’t decide if I should review other books I’m taking with me or just read for pleasure for two weeks.

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  4. August 5, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    I’ll mention the weather…..its too bloody hot! Bring on Autumn, I’m melting!

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 5, 2018 at 2:34 pm

      😂! Thank you for mentioning it for me! I love the heat but this is ridiculous!


  5. August 5, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Lots of reviews coming up. 🙂 I read Wolf Hall years ago and must read Bring Up The Bodies. WH was exceptional. I’ve read lots of fiction set in that era but WH got under the skin of Thomas Cromwell.

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    • August 5, 2018 at 2:33 pm

      That’s why I want to read it. I’ve read quite a bit of Tudor history myself but I really only know Cromwell from the Wolf Hall tv show.

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      • August 5, 2018 at 3:16 pm

        I started with Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir in my teens and went from there. It is a fascinating period of history, particularly in a global context.

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        • August 6, 2018 at 12:01 pm

          I love Alison Weir’s Tudor books. Have you been reading her Six Tudor Queens series? I think it’s brilliant.

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          • August 6, 2018 at 12:04 pm

            I haven’t – I read her earliest fiction (Lady Jane Grey and Elizabeth 1) and some of her non-fiction.

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  6. Karen
    August 5, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Yes, unless I’ve mistakenly agreed to a blog tour post whilst I’m away, my blog goes on holiday too although I don’t generally advertise it! I prefer to take “reading for pleasure” books away with me unless I desperately need to get any review books read but will wait until home before posting reviews.

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    • August 5, 2018 at 2:32 pm

      Which is what I did, mistakenly agreed to a blog tour. I hope to read and review it before I go but don’t quite fancy my chances 😂. I have no idea yet what I’m taking with me but I would really love to do the reading for pleasure thing. I miss it.

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      • Karen
        August 5, 2018 at 7:35 pm

        and me, although I think this year will another pile of review books for my holiday, just to try and keep on top of blog tours!

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  7. August 5, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Sometimes I try to schedule ahead, but usually reading like mad if I’m away. Then reviews stack up on me. Need a good way to handle that too!

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    • August 6, 2018 at 12:02 pm

      Exactly. And I quite miss the whole “reading for pleasure” experience. Sometimes it’s just nice to sit back and enjoy a book without worrying about what you’ll say about it.


  8. August 5, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Oh Little Liars sounds like an intriguing read! I also really look forward to your review on Wednesday and finding out how you feel about Do Not Disturb. I know you’re a fan, as am I. I’m sharing mine tomorrow but we might differ this time :-). Happy reading this week lovely. I’m still looooving the weather haha :-).

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    • August 6, 2018 at 12:03 pm

      Doesn’t it? I couldn’t wait to grab a copy after reading Cleo’s review.

      I’m still enjoying the weather, despite my complaining about it. It’s the nights that are wearing me out!


  9. Yvo
    August 5, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    Want to swap weather? I’m pretty sick of the cold myself haha. xD Only three blog tours, I’m impressed. 😛 Have a wonderful week!

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 6, 2018 at 12:04 pm

      Well, no, thanks. You can keep your cold weather 😂

      Liked by 1 person

      • Yvo
        August 7, 2018 at 10:15 pm

        xD We had two mild days, but tomorrow the cold and rain will be back and I’m SO not ready for that. (It’s a good excuse to stay inside and read though haha)


  10. August 5, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    I usually spend my holidays at home so I read and write reviews as normal but don’t post them till my “holiday” is over – and then I feel super virtuous for a couple of weeks ‘cos all my blog posts are done in advance! 😇 Then I run out and it becomes chaos again… 😡

    I do hope you enjoy Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies – I loved them! 😀

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    • August 6, 2018 at 12:05 pm


      The life of a blogger. Nobody appreciates the dilemmas and the struggles we go through! 😉

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