I’m sure you’re all glad to know I’ve had a much better week than last time. Staying away from social media really helps. Who knew?!
The weather is still incredibly mild for this time of year. Yes, the leaves are falling and yes, it feels quite crisp in the early morning. But I also still have lovely flowers blooming in my garden and I’m still only wearing the two layers, whereas normally around this time of year that would be three. At least. 😂
I’ve also been trying to mix up what I read a bit more since I’ve actually been able to for a bit, as I have committed to less blog tours for a change. This has also very much brought home the need to make a change. Finally, I hear you say 😄. But yes, I had almost forgotten what it’s like to just read for fun as opposed to reading to a deadline and my determination to take on less tours has only grown.
So, what I have read this week?
Books I’ve read this week
Tear Me Apart will not be reviewed as I was incredibly disappointed with that one. It surprised me as I really enjoyed J.T. Ellison’s previous book. I’m on the tour for The Lingering in late November so you have a bit of a wait for that review but it’s fabulous! And I really, really enjoyed Dracul as well so look out for that review. At some point. 😉
Books I’ve bought this week
Requires a bit of an explanation. Technically, Keeper and A House of Ghosts were pre-orders. However, they never arrived as my carrier sent the package back because it had been damaged. After receiving a refund, I had to buy them again. So they don’t count.
For the eagle-eyed among you, yes, The Wicked Boy is a non-fiction book. Which has been added to my ever-growing list of buddy reads with Janel at Keeper of Pages.
ARC’s received via Netgalley
One for a blog tour, one not for a blog tour but for that same list of buddy reads I mentioned above.
Bookpost what landed on my doorstep this past week
Why, yes, I did read those immediately. I was far too excited to leave them on my shelf. With thanks to Orenda Books and Transworld.
On the blog this past week
Ah, a quiet one. I regret nothing 😂
Monday : Kicked off the blog tour for the fabulous The Lost Daughter by Gill Paul
Tuesday : Nothing!
Wednesday : Shared my Week in Books
Thursday : Zilch!
Friday : Shared my publication day review for Fatal Promise by Angela Marsons
Saturday : Nada!
Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up
Bet you can’t remember the last time that happened! Neither can I. 😄
Next week on Novel Deelights
Can I keep things up?
Monday : Nothing planned.
Tuesday : There may be a review but it’s not written yet so who knows.
Wednesday : Blog tour | Review | Closer by K.L. Slater
Thursday : Blog tour | Guest post | Love Funked by Nia Lucas
Thursday : Blog tour | Guest post | The Golden Orphans by Gary Raymond
Friday : Blog tour | Review | The Dark Place by Stephanie Rogers
Saturday : Nothing
Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up
Okay, well, not as quiet as last week and I accidentally double booked as well. 🙄
Still, baby steps, eh? 😂
Question of the week : Reading slumps. We all have them. As you know I had a massive one while on holiday. A time when I usually read close to 15 books. But this time around managed barely two. I’m still not over that 😂.
So, what do you do when you’re in a reading slump? When you pick up book after book and within the first five pages decide it’s just not working for you. When suddenly doing household chores seems like the most fun thing to do. Do you just go off and find something else to do? Do you stubbornly persist and hope that, even if it takes going through 50 books, you’ll finally find one to settle on? Do you aim for a Best Drama Oscar and declare your life is over?
I would normally go on a Netflix binge or catch up on tv shows (I’m looking at you, Supernatural!) or watch older shows and movies again on DVD like Game of Thrones. I’ve been meaning to watch The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogies for months but there’s that pesky thing called “lack of time”. I am determined to do this in December and I’m so looking forward to it.
And that’s it for another week! Wishing you all a great one and lots of happy reading! xx