Weekly Wrap-Up (September 30)


I can’t quite believe I’ve been home for a full week already. Tuscany was glorious and warm as always and I had a wonderful time.

Except for the tiger mosquito plague. I’m not entirely sure why mosquitoes love me as much as they do but I wish they didn’t. I stopped counting at thirty bites and ended up coming home looking like someone suffering from the plague. I had one massive bite on a little toe that sadly meant I was unable to fit into any type of shoe for the first few days.

Now you’d think that being unable to go anywhere meant I was reading up a storm instead on my comfy lounger by the pool. But no. I read a measly two books on holiday. Two! That’s completely unheard of. Even worse, I didn’t miss it. Not for a second. Which, considering I had three tour commitments to fulfil upon my return, meant that I had lost all my carefully collected Zen by Tuesday 😂. (and a nagging husband who couldn’t help but rub in how many books I took with me but never even touched)

This weekly wrap-up is also a monthly wrap-up. So let’s see how hugely unsuccessful my reading was in September.

Books I read this month

That’s right. Count them. I’ll help. It’s nine. 9!!!! In a whole bloody month! Four and a half of those I read this past week in a desperate attempt to catch up. So wrong.

Books I’ve bought this month

Filling a few gaps in my Orenda collection and I couldn’t resist Harriet Monckton.

ARC’s received via Netgalley

Plus one I’m not allowed to talk about yet 😊

Bookpost that landed on my doorstep this past month

I could have sworn I’d taken pictures of these but I can’t find them anywhere so the covers will have to do for now. With thanks to Dome Press (for None So Blind by Alis Hawkins, which isn’t pictured), Transworld, Michael Joseph and Killer Reads.

On the blog in September

September 3rd : Shared my review for Perfect Liars by Rebecca Reid

September 4th : Joined the blog tour for The Spy’s Gamble by Howard Kaplan

September 5th : Reviewed The Night She Died by Jenny Blackhurst

September 6th : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for The Angel’s Mark by S.W. Perry

September 7th : Shared my review for The Rival by Charlotte Duckworth

*dance break*

September 11th : Joined the blog tour for Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia

September 13th : Joined the blog tour for Perfect Silence by Helen Fields

*dance break take two*

September 25th : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for the phenomenal The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech

September 26th : Joined the blog tour for After He Died by Michael J. Malone

September 28th : Joined the blog blitz for The Birthday by Carol Wyer

September 29th : Joined the blog tour for The Anniversary by Hilary Boyd

Good to see I took it easy. 🙄

Next week on Novel Deelights

Monday : Review | In Her Shadow by Mark Edwards

Tuesday : Blog tour | Guest Post | One Perfect Witness by Pat Dixon

Wednesday : Blog tour | Review | Tell Nobody by Patricia Gibney

Thursday : Blog tour | Review | The Paris Secret by Lily Graham

Friday : Blog tour | Review | Lies Between Us by Ronnie Turner

Saturday : Blog tour | Guest Post + review | The Secrets You Hide by Kate Helm

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Ah, back to normal. Wonderful. 😳


And that’s it! I haven’t checked out any of your blogs because the mere thought is just too overwhelming to contemplate. But do please feel free to point me in the right direction if there’s anything you really want me to see!

I’m spending the afternoon with my dad, who by now has probably forgotten what I look like because it’s been a while. Hope whatever it is you have planned for today is wonderful and you’re enjoying your weekend.

Wishing you lots of happy reading. Until next time! xx

  30 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (September 30)

  1. September 30, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Goodness those mosquito bites sound awful xx

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    • September 30, 2018 at 11:56 am

      They so are! There are a few that still haven’t gone completely. Apparently I do have some sort of allergic reaction to them but still. I was covered in the smelliest anti-mosquito spray ever and they still got me! Right through my clothes! Bastards 😄


  2. September 30, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Eeek I hate mosquitoes, poor you that sounds awful looking forward to reading your reviews this week x


  3. Karen
    September 30, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Tuscany looks wonderful, just a shame about the mozzi bites. If only there could be some plague that only affects mozzis and wipes them out! I get bitten by midges, but for some reason they only go for my legs??? Hope this coming week is less stressful for your reading time

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    • September 30, 2018 at 12:21 pm

      Huh. How odd! They must be extra delicious 😂. I had one on my bum. Like, how or why?! 🤣

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      • Karen
        September 30, 2018 at 2:29 pm

        There is no answer to that! 😳

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  4. September 30, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    Mosquitos love me too 😧 but Tuscany looks wonderful! Back to the real world now 😉 x

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  5. September 30, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    I think I’d take those mosquito bites to be beside that pool! 😍
    I can’t believe how quick those Kim Stone books are coming out, and I still haven’t even started the series yet! And o yes, I can totally see that you’re not familiar with blog tours 😜

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    • October 2, 2018 at 9:21 pm

      You haven’t?! I binge-read them my first year of blogging. Felt quite accomplished 😂

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  6. September 30, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Yikes! I hate mosquitoes. BUT it sounds like you made the most of it and had a great time despite them 😁
    Don’t feel too bad about your reading month, you still managed to read more than twice as many as I did lol.

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  7. September 30, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Tuscany looks lovely and nice to see some photos xx

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  8. September 30, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    Hope you are ok apart from the mosquito bites! Did you at least relax a little bit?? Lol missed you! Lol still seems you’ve been busy!! Xx

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  9. September 30, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Aside from the bites, you had a good time right? Lol

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  10. Jo
    September 30, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Mosquitoes love me as well. And I had an allergic reaction to something that bit me when I was in Cape Verde earlier this year, so feel your pain!

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    • October 2, 2018 at 9:18 pm

      You don’t know what it was? Eek.

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      • Jo
        October 3, 2018 at 7:19 am

        Nope! It was horrible 😣
        I’ve since found sun lotion and after sun that contain insect repellent, and these worked brilliantly in Majorca – think I had one bite the week I was there! Not sure they’d stand up to more tropical bugs, but for Europe that’s now my go to product 😊

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  11. September 30, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Glad you enjoyed your holiday! It sounds like it was lovely (excusing those pesky mosquitoes).

    I’m really intrigued by the ARC you’re not allowed to talk about yet…

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  12. September 30, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    Oh wow those pics are fab looks like a beautiful place 🙂

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  13. October 2, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Lovely pictures! Sorry about the mosquitoes! We had a lot of them in Greece too, but for some reason they don’t like me as much as they like other people 😀

    I can’t wait to read the new Liane Moriarty book and Resin looks pretty cool too!

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    • October 2, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      Resin is fabulous!

      I don’t know what it is about me and mosquitoes. There could be four people in a room and the only one they go for is me. 😂

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