Oh, January, you’re killing me. First of all, if you could stop with the white fluffy shit or rain falling from the skies, that’d be brilliant. A girl needs some sunshine. Desperately. (Like seriously, I don’t have enough light to take pictures for Instagram. This is just not on!)
If I thought last week was making me grumpy, this week things went to a completely different level altogether. I’m not the most diplomatic of people so I kept my mouth shut and bit my tongue so much I was worried I’d lose a piece of it. It all resulted in a bit of an existential blogger crisis and words of wisdom from someone who “talked me off the ledge”, so to speak. This blogging community, for all its talk of being loving and supportive, is often anything but. And when it shows its true colours, I feel like running a mile. It’s quite sad. As if there isn’t enough drama in the world, and yet some people feel the need to create extra when there is no call for it at all.
So, time to make some changes. I don’t like most people at the best of times. It’s why I spend so much time surrounded by books. That is where my focus will be. Ignore everything and pretty much everyone else. Sounds like a good plan.
Now if WordPress could get its act together and stop deleting stuff from my posts after I’ve saved the drafts, that would be great and maybe I can finally find some Zen again!
| BOOKS I READ THIS WEEK |
Sadly, I’ll Find You was a DNF at 46% so I don’t feel that counts. But I’ll gladly consider the other five a major accomplishment, especially since The Chestnut Man was over 500 pages long. I’m on the blog tour for that one on Tuesday but let me tell you right, it’s an absolute corker!! And Janel and I flew through Dirty Little Secrets yesterday because it’s awesome!
| BOOKS I BOUGHT THIS WEEK |
Nothing. Not due to lack of trying, mind you. It seems all the books that are calling my name aren’t published yet. What you see here is my haul from last week’s virtual shopping with Janel. Fun times!
| ARC’s RECEIVED VIA NETGALLEY |
One for a blog tour, two I was invited to read. My shelf is slowly getting out of control, although I’m still hanging on to the 90-91% approval rating. Still, when they send you books, what’s girl to do? 😂
| BOOK POST THAT LANDED ON MY DOORSTEP THIS WEEK |
The Glass Woman courtesy of Michael Joseph for the blog tour in February. Breakers and Call Me Star Girl were sent to me by Orenda. Totally excited!
| ON THE BLOG THIS PAST WEEK |
Monday : Reviewed Bridge to Burn by Rachel Amphlett
Tuesday : Reviewed Blackberry & Wild Rose by Sonia Velton
Wednesday : This Week in Books
Thursday : Reviewed Gone By Midnight by Candice Fox
Friday : Joined the blog tour for The Woman Inside by J.P. Carter
Saturday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for A Promise to the Dead by Victoria Jenkins
Sunday : Shared an extract on my stop for the blog tour for In Safe Hands by J.P. Carter and posted my Weekly Wrap-Up
| NEXT WEEK ON NOVEL DEELIGHTS |
Monday : Blog tour | Extract | I’ll Find You by Liz Lawler
Tuesday : Blog tour | Review | The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup
Wednesday : Blog tour | Guest Post | Out of the Silence by Owen Mullens
Wednesday : This Week in Books
Thursday : Review | Don’t Turn Around by Amanda Brooke
Friday : Blog tour | Guest Post | The Boy at the Door by Alex Dahl
Saturday : Blog tour | Review | The Last by Hannah Jameson
Saturday : Blog tour | Extract | Beton Rouge by Simone Buchholz
Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up
Let the insanity of February commence! 🙄
Question of the week : Book jackets. This is a serious and obviously very deep question. When you read a book, do you take off the jacket or not? I’ve seen people mention they don’t because they want to protect the book. Now, I do take it off because I want to protect the jacket, which is ultimately what you see when you peruse my bookshelves. Thoughts? If any? 😂
That’s it for another week! Time to get my head down and fly through an enormous stack of February books to read. I may not survive this month!
Wishing you all a wonderful week and lots of happy reading! xx