Weekly Wrap-Up (December 2)

So, December. Ugh. I have no idea where the rest of the year has gone. I feel like I just sat through all that Christmas malarkey last week and now the season to be jolly is upon us once again. Bah humbug!

I set out with good intentions this week. I had plans. Plans that involved finishing my blog tour reads for the year and getting a head start on the ones for January. By Tuesday, I had read two books and felt incredibly accomplished. And then …. someone (okay, me, obviously) fell into the black hole that is Netflix and I haven’t found my way out just yet. I’ve been binge-watching Hannibal and have come to the conclusion that there is a huge difference between reading and imagining gore/gruesomeness and actually seeing it play out on a big screen in front of you. But I’m enjoying it immensely. In between gagging bouts and watching from behind my fingers. πŸ˜‚

Needless to say, the list of books read this week is short. At least it’s not zero, though. 

Books I read this week

Two. I hardly recognise myself these last few weeks. Months? The force of the slacking off is massive.

Books I bought this week

One. And it’s a pre-order. It won’t even be published until February. I’m beginning to worry about myself.

ARC’s received via Netgalley

Peter May and Jane Harper are for January blog tours. The other one just sounded good. πŸ˜„

Bookpost that landed on my doorstep

I’ve been horribly remiss in taking pictures again lately. These two are also for blog tours, with thanks to Michael Joseph and Avon.

On the blog this past week

A quiet week once again.

Monday : Kicked off the blog tour for The Cold Years by Joel Hames

Tuesday : Nothing.

Wednesday : Shared my Week in Books

Thursday : Again, nothing.

Friday : Joined the blog tour for Cuckoo by Sophie Draper

Saturday : Nothing to see here.

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Next week on Novel Deelights

Monday : I don’t have anything planned.

Tuesday : Blog tour | Guest Post | Facing A Twisted Judgment by K.J. McGillick

Wednesday : Blog tour | Review | The Silent Dead by Graham Smith

Thursday : Blog tour | Review | The Memory by Lucy Dawson

Friday : Blog tour | Extract | Into The Night by Sarah Bailey

Saturday : I’m taking the day off πŸ˜‚

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

In other news, I managed to get my hands on the 200 reviews badge on Netgalley, which was one of my goals this year so despite my other goal of cutting down on blog tours being a massive fail (πŸ™„), I still feel rather accomplished.

Right, I’ll be spending the next few hours trying to compile my list of books of 2018. Wish me luck!

And that’s it for another week. Next week’s wrap-up may either be delayed or not show up at all. I have a huge 50th birthday party to attend on Saturday evening and I have no idea at what time I’ll be home or what condition I’ll be in πŸ˜‚

Wishing you all a fabulous week and lots of happy reading! xx

  22 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (December 2)

  1. December 2, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Congratulations on getting 200 reviews badge that’s brilliant!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. December 2, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Well done with your reviewer badge, as for Hannibal… I loved this series even the gory and eeww bits πŸ˜€
    Like you I have been trying to get ahead, only four books for this months blog tours and fallen foul to films on Netflix and Prime usually rewatching old favs πŸ˜‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 3, 2018 at 11:12 am

      I thought the second half of season two and the first half of season three were a bit boring, to be honest. It picked up again with the Red Dragon but then it was cancelled! Did enjoy it though!


  3. December 2, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Wow! Congratulations on achieving your 200 reviews badge. I’m some way short of that, on around 150 at the moment, so 200 still seems like a distant dream. Maybe next year…

    Of course, you do realize it’s quite a step to the next badge after 200…

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 3, 2018 at 11:14 am

      All those blog tours had to pay off somehow πŸ˜‰

      I did notice the next badge, yes. That may not happen for a while!

      Liked by 1 person

      • December 3, 2018 at 1:18 pm

        The easy bit is making the requests….the difficult bit is the reading and reviewing πŸ™‚


  4. December 2, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Wow. 200 reviews on Netgalley! Well done and congratulations x

    Liked by 1 person

  5. December 2, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Wow, 200 reviews is amazing! I think I’m only at 70, I’m in no hurry though, I don’t mind at all :-). I hope you’ll have a great 50th birthday party next week!! Happy netflixing (and reading)!!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. December 2, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    After reading your post, my Netgalley requesting finger got some exercise! Unfortunately Bridal Party is not available in my region 😑 but I have requested the other two. Have a wonderful week 😎

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 3, 2018 at 11:16 am

      Ooh, I hope your requests are approved! Have a wonderful week, Sandy!


  7. December 2, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    I’m jealous of your 200 badge :p

    Liked by 1 person

  8. December 3, 2018 at 1:21 am

    Happy 50th Birthday! πŸ˜‰

    Liked by 1 person

  9. December 3, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Congratulations for badge! I only got 25 reviews badge! πŸ˜… maybe by next year end I’ll get badge for 50.


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