Weekly Wrap-Up (August 26)

 

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Cold! It’s cold! So cold! Looks like summer is officially over. I’m frantically keeping an eye on the weather forecast for glorious Tuscany now and hoping for some lovely 30+ degrees when I get there. Two weeks to go! Squee!

Books I’ve read this week

Another 7 under my belt and also, not listed, a DNF at 50%. Totally counts.


Books I’ve bought this week

The Corset is a pre-order so that technically doesn’t count 😉


ARC’s received via Netgalley

Just happened to be on Twitter for a change when Orion started handing these out so obviously I jumped at the chance.

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Bookpost that landed on my doorstep this week

May have been somewhat excited.

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On the blog this past week

Monday : Joined the blog blitz for The Edge of Sanity by Chris Thomas and posted my review for VOX by Christina Dalcher.

Tuesday : Joined the blog tour for Deceive and Defend by Marilyn Cohen de Villiers

Wednesday : Shared my Week in Books and shared my thoughts on Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough

Thursday : Reviewed Him by Clare Empson

Friday : Shared my review for Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

Saturday : Joined the blog tour for The Glass Diplomat by S.R. Wilsher and shared my review for The Hangman’s Hold by Michael Wood

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up


Next week on Novel Deelights

Monday : Blog tour | Review | Before Her Eyes by Jack Jordan

Tuesday : Review | The Darkness Around Her by Neil White

Wednesday : Blog tour | Review | The Other Couple by Sarah J. Naughton

Thursday : Blog tour | Review | The Third Breath by Malcolm Hollingdrake

Friday : Blog tour | Review | Truth and Lies by Caroline Mitchell

Saturday : Blog tour | Guest post | Daisy Belle by Caitlin Davies

Sunday : Weekly Wrap Up

Ah, well, at least I’m slowing down with the tours, eh? 🤣

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In other news : In case you missed it, I totally nailed the 20 Books of Summer Challenge. With time to spare, even! I’ve added a link to the menu at the top of the page if you want to take a look at what I read, with links to Goodreads and my reviews. I do admit to changing the list a tad as I went on. Some of the books initially listed were taken out as I was invited to join the blog tours for them and as I said from the start, those didn’t count for me. I feel quite accomplished and will definitely join in again next year. How’s your challenge going?

Question of the week : Signed, numbered, limited editions. To read or not to read? Do you put the pretty on a bookshelf and buy a digital version to read instead? Or do you you read the special version?

That’s it! Wishing you all a fab end of August and lots of happy reading! xx

  26 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (August 26)

  1. August 26, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Is it over? Nooooooo!!!! (I came to the same conclusion this morning but won’t be saying it yet, saying that I love autumn and winter for reading so not all bacd!;)) I don’t read paperbacks anymore so they go on the shelf and yes, I grab the e-book, which sounds nuts really, but I think at this stage a paperback would take me forever to read! Congrats on the challenge and great stash!

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    • August 27, 2018 at 10:50 am

      It sure looks like it. Makes me all sad because I can just about live with Autumn but I hate Winter!

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      • August 27, 2018 at 1:22 pm

        Ditto here, well love Autumn actually, used to adore both it and Winter but if last year happens again I’m totally out on anything non Summery!!!

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  2. August 26, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Gave in and had the heating on last night 😨 I have bought the Kindle version of a signed book so as not to damage it, though I don’t have any limited editions. I did catch my OH casually reading one of my signed copies he’d taken down to the pub – it was nearly a divorce! Congratulations on your reading, your summer challenge totals my reading for the year so far. Fingers crossed for some good Italian weather for you. x

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    • August 27, 2018 at 10:51 am

      Yes, we’ve had to turn it on as well. Horrible.

      Wow, OH! They just don’t get it, do they?! Totally grounds for divorce!

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  3. August 26, 2018 at 11:21 am

    It’s windy and very grey outside so definitely looks like winter here! I think I’ve only got 1 signed book that I had to read for a blog tour, so I guess the answer is no it’s not set aside. 😀

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    • August 27, 2018 at 10:52 am

      Very windy here today as well. Bit of sunshine, coming and going, but it’s so chilly!

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  4. August 26, 2018 at 11:28 am

    I don’t have any limited editions or I won’t invest for them but any kind of paperback signed, non-signed are welcome on my shelf. They are not just for showcase, I will red them for sure. I can read faster with paperbacks than e-copies. If I have read digital/paperback format first I won’t buy the other one.

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  5. August 26, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    I do read my signed editions because I feel they deserve love and warmth, haha!

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  6. Karen
    August 26, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    Our summer is over too. Its cold and rainy today. Congrats on finishing your challenge – just in time for the end of summer eh! I read my signed and special editions, I just take a little more care with them.

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  7. August 26, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    So sad that summer is over, I miss the sun already. Lucky you going away for some sun. I read my special editions, but sometimes get the e book too. Ha ha, for the blog tours! As long as you enjoy it.
    Amanda. x

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    • August 27, 2018 at 10:55 am

      It makes me sad too. Summer always seem to be over so quickly whereas winter seems to go on forever!

      I am still enjoying the blog tours. My conscious effort to do less of them isn’t really working anyway 😄

      Have a great week, Amanda! xx

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  8. August 26, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Who waited for the first weekend that temperatures dropped below 20° to have the first (and last) bbq of the year? Exactly, yours truly. It was better than I thought though ;-). I’m going to read The Corset via The Pigeonhole.. I hope I like the genre… I can’t wait to read your review of Before Her Eyes tomorrow! Happy reading this week!

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  9. August 26, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    Yay to completing the challenge! We’ve not got the heating on but it’s miserable here 😓 look forward to trying to keep up with your posting this week lol x

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    • August 27, 2018 at 10:57 am

      I caved and turned the heating on. I can’t stand being cold.

      You’re off to a good start 😉😘

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  10. August 26, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    I read the special edition! But, I have to ask, what book did you DNF?

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  11. August 27, 2018 at 12:17 am

    As always, an impressive list of books, love the thrillers, and looks to be a very full week ahead!

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    • August 27, 2018 at 10:58 am

      I wouldn’t want it any other way. I quite like being this busy! Have a great week! x

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