What a week. Crap here, shit there and at the end of it, I was left to wonder what we’re doing it for. That may be slightly vague but I really don’t want to get into it. Let’s just say I’ve often been telling myself this week that this whole blogging malarkey is supposed to be fun and sometimes, it just really doesn’t feel like it. Don’t be surprised if you see (even less) of me around social media. Those places really are cesspits.
Moving on. My reading took a massive hit this week. Granted, two of the books I read were close to 500 pages but that’s not much of an excuse, is it? Let’s see what the damage is, shall we?
Books I’ve read this week
Yep. Three. That’s it. Oops.
On the other hand, I had a whale of a time chatting to fellow book bloggers and even virtually (sort of) attended the brilliant Quercus event on Wednesday. I was given some more Instagram master classes, rearranged a book shelf, wasted a few hours trying to buy an exclusive from Goldsboro whose website kept crashing and even managed to squeeze in some ironing. It’s not like I didn’t DO anything 😂
Books I’ve bought this week
Just the one and it was all because of peer pleasure, quite frankly 😉
ARC’s received via Netgalley
For blog tour purposes. I requested two more but they’re pending.
On the blog this past week
Tuesday : Joined the blog tour for Palm Beach Finland by Antii Tuomainen
Thursday : Hosted a stop on the blog blitz for Our Little Lies by Sue Watson
Friday : Joined the blog blitz for The Warning by Kathryn Croft
Saturday : Shared an extract on the blog tour for Without Rules by Andrew Field
Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up
Next week on Novel Deelights
You may want to sit down for this one. 😉
Monday : Blog tour | Review | The Lost Daughter by Gill Paul
Tuesday : I don’t know
Wednesday : This Week in Books
Thursday : Not a clue
Friday : Review | Fatal Promise by Angela Marsons
Saturday : Look at all these gaps in my schedule!
Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up
Are you all feeling okay? 😂
Question of the week : Blog tours. Yes, I know they’ve pretty much been discussed to death but this isn’t about how successful they are or whatnot. What I’m interested in this time around are the actual posts, reviews and content. I’d like to know if there’s something you never read. Personally, I skip promo posts because I find them a waste of time and I never read extracts. I will, once in a blue moon, read a guest post or a Q&A. It depends on the author or the topic they’re talking about. As for reviews, if I still have to read the book myself (and we all know how close I cut it sometimes), I won’t read it because I don’t want to be influenced in any way.
So, what about you? Do you like content posts? Do you feel they add something to a tour? Which ones are your favourite to read? Which ones do you pass on?
And that’s a wrap, once again. I have an insanely busy weekend ahead of me. I’m writing this early on Saturday morning. Later on, I have friends coming over who will be spending the night. There will be wine and limoncello. 🥂 We have elections here tomorrow (Sunday) morning (boo hiss!) and I also have a birthday dinner to attend. Fingers crossed I’ll be awake (and sober) enough to get this post out.
Wishing you all a most wonderful week and lots of happy reading! See you next time! xx