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
Thursday : Hosted stops on the blog tours for The Golden Orphans by Gary Raymond and Love Punked by Nia Lucas
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
I not much of a re-reader either – too many books I haven’t read yet to tempt me. However, there are a handful of exceptions that fall into the ‘much loved’ category including A Christmas Carol (rereading is an annual December tradition in our house), Jane Eyre, Rebecca, M R James’s ghost stories and my favourite John Buchan books (some of which I’m rereading as part of my Buchan of the Month reading project).
I haven’t done much rereading since I started the blog….I wonder why!! But I do have favourites that I enjoy reading again, or listening to. Not so much psychological thriller types, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve read Wuthering Heights over the years and some trilogies I like to revisit.
I never get the time to reread books, I have enough trouble reading the books on my TBR pile 😂 as for you only reading one book I’m in shock! But it happens to us all x
Hope your reading mojo returns. Just think of those blog tour books feeling unloved! 😉 I never re-read – I have far too many other books to read as you know but following Twitter chats last night I’m going to re-read The Shell Seekers by Rosamund Pilcher. I first read it when in the 1980s – it was a favourite book then and I’m interested to see if it still would be now.
Aw thanks for the shout out 😘 it’s been a fun week ignoring the book slump! Hope you find your mojo soon until there is always the gifs xx
I enjoyed reading this! I don’t know how to join or get an invite for a blog tour, hopefully someday!
Haha I love the gifs, and that you answered your own question ;-). I think it is wise to do something else when you’re in a reading slump, and the one novel you read looks awesome at least. I’m still in a bit of a blogging slump… I wonder if it’s something in the air ;-). I don’t reread novels although I plan to reread my five stars in 10 years or so, when I’ve all forgotten how they end (I don’t have problems forgetting plots and endings, I have seen enough movies to prove that). Have a great week Eva!
I never reread books, with one exception. I read the In Death series by J. D. Robb…three times! Back when it was 35 books!! I inhaled the books the first time and decided to reread them because I was sure I’d missed stuff. The third read was all about not being ready to let the characters go. Then my sister-in-law intervened and put me onto another series and then I discovered Shelfari and later, Goodreads.
I think it would be a good idea to reread something you read years ago or when you were a teen that you recall loving. You’d be surprised at how fresh the reread will be and might just lift that slump.
I can’t wait to read The Lullaby.
I am not much of a rereader. However, I think it would be a different experience rereading books that you can’t remember much about it. It would feel sort of like the first time. My main issue with rereading has always been knowing what comes next. I hope that you will enjoy The Hobbit though.
Have a wonderful week Eva 🙂
You may only have read one book, but you cheered me up with a fab post!
This wrap up was most definitely not boring! Only last year did I started rereading books, and it works for me, however, I don’t do it often, and I wouldn’t use it as mechanism to get out of a slump, I’ve learnt too just have to let the slump pass. I reread anything that I liked but can’t wholely remember or if it’s been so long since I read it and now I want to read the sequel. If you’re still slumping, message me, I’ve got convo for days, and you don’t even need to hide behind a plant! 😂
One book read and no books bought. Yep something wrong lol haha kidding. I am thrilled to read Last Lullaby I have i on Netgalley and am hoping to get to it soon. I loved her previous book. I am not usually a re-reader so I guess for me it would take many years since I’ve read the book and I forget most of the details of the book and thought it was so good I want to read it again.
Sorry about your reading slump, they are the worst! I found tv to be helpful and really just excepted the slump until it was over. I’m not a re-reader for the most part, the only book I’ve read more than once is This is Where I Leave You because it makes me laugh every time. Hope you’re slump doesn’t last too long:)