Strap yourselves in for the most awesome weekly wrap-up ever! And by awesome, I mean boring. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! It’s going to be wild!
Books I’ve read this week
Yes, that’s right.
Need a moment to let that sink in? It’s okay. I understand. I’ll wait.
We talked about it on last week’s wrap-up. (By the way, apologies for replying to your comments so late!) I just knew this reading slump was around the corner so I’ve been doing what I had planned to do in December. I watched The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies, spent a massive amount of time on YouTube and just generally had a blast. Shout-out to Karen, Janel, Kate, Rachel and Zoë for the laughter this week. Reading slumps do not need to be a big drama. Yes, I’m getting in trouble with my schedule but it is what it is. And when you’ve picked up and started five books, only to put them down again after barely 20 pages, it’s time to admit defeat and do something else.
Books I’ve bought this week
Hm. Do you think there might be something wrong me? 🤔
ARC’s received via Netgalley
Two for blog tours, two I was invited to view.
Bookpost that landed on my doorstep this past week
Apart from two pre-orders (The Reckoning by John Grisham and Tombland by C.J. Sansom), this lovely ditty arrived. The book obviously, not the bear. With thanks to No Exit Press! And a few other things but I’ve been seriously slacking on taking pictures and updating Instagram. This slump is clearly all-encompassing.
On the blog this past week
Wednesday : Joined the blog tour for Closer by K.L. Slater
Friday : Closed down the blog tour for The Dark Place by Stephanie Rogers
Next week on Novel Deelights
Monday : Blog tour | Extract | The Last Train to Helsingor by Heidi Amsinck
Tuesday : Don’t know 😄
Wednesday : Blog tour | Review | One Way Ticket to Paris by Emma Robinson
Thursday : Blog tour | Review | Keep Your Friends Close by June Taylor
Friday : Not a clue
Saturday : Possibly nothing
Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up (which will hopefully be way more exciting than this one!)
Why yes, I do still need to read those blog tour books. Oops. 🙄
Question of the week : This week’s question is all about re-reading books. Quite a few of you mentioned last week how re-reading an old favourite might sometimes avoid a reading slump. Re-reading is a completely unfamiliar concept to me. I’ve never read a book twice in my life. But I am actually gearing up to do so next week with The Hobbit.
So, are you a re-reader? Does it take a certain book? What I mean is, if you take one of those psychological thrillers with a twist you won’t see coming (groan 🙄), surely that’s not worthy of a re-read? Because you know what’s coming, right?
For me, yes, I watched The Hobbit this past week and I read the book many, many moons ago so I remember very little about it and I think it will be interesting to read it again now, being older although possibly not wiser, and make comparisons with the movie along the way.
What sort of books lend themselves to being re-read? The classics? Anything and everything? Is there a book you’ve read more than twice? What is it about it that makes you keep coming back to it? Does it ever freak you that there are so many other books you’ve never read and may not get to now? 😄
And that’s it this week. Treat yourself to something nice or yummy for sitting through this entire post. 😂
Wishing you all a fabulous week and lots of happy reading! Until next time! xx