Once upon a time there was a week in March and then it was gone. There were a lot of dark days, lots of rain and high winds. Twas also not a productive one, yet full of books and some delightful procrastinating courtesy of Netflix. I binge-watched Harlan Coben’s Safe, which is brilliant, and also took the advice of a fellow blogger (thank you, Jacob) and finally started watching The Crown.
Reading-wise, my week was all over the place. A few misses, a few “meh” and a few corkers. Let’s see what I read this week.
| BOOKS I READ THIS WEEK |
This is not as impressive as it looks. Two of those (Until The Day I Die and Closer Than You Think) were DNF’s and will not be reviewed on the blog. I blame me and not the books. I’m in a mood and I need books that start with a bang and grab me by the collar and not let go. When I find I start thinking of other things I could be doing, it’s time to move on to another book.
| BOOKS I BOUGHT THIS WEEK |
Technically, none. I did pre-order the three below but pre-orders don’t count, right? 🤔
| ARC’s RECEIVED VIA NETGALLEY |
None! I’ve only visited there to drop off some reviews and that’s it. I’m increasingly struggling with reading on Kindle lately so my Netgalley days might just be over.
| BOOK POST THAT LANDED ON MY DOORSTEP THIS WEEK |
Excited doesn’t even begin to cover it! Huge thanks to Bonnier Zaffre, Michale Joseph, Avon UK and Headline!
| ON THE BLOG THIS PAST WEEK |
Monday : Reviewed The Shape of Lies by Rachel Abbott
Tuesday : Posted my review for Looker by Laura Sims
Wednesday : This Week in Books which I didn’t stick to 😭
Thursday : Shared my review of Now You See Her by Heidi Perks for paperback publication day celebrations.
Friday : Shared an extract on my stop on the blog tour for The Rain Watcher by Tatiana de Rosnay
Saturday : Joined the blog tour for Punch by Kate North with a guest post.
Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up
| NEXT WEEK ON NOVEL DEELIGHTS |
Monday : Blog tour | Review | The Secret Child by Caroline Mitchell
Tuesday : I don’t know yet
Wednesday : Blog tour | Review | Only Daughter by Sarah A. Denzil
Thursday : Maybe nothing
Friday : Not a clue
Saturday : Might take today off
Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up
Look at that empty schedule! I’m part proud of myself for cutting down and part completely panicking because I’m worried I forgot to write something down 😂
Question of the week : Prompted by my two DNF’s this week, how do you feel about not finishing a book? When do you decide to just admit defeat and move on to something else? Do you have a specific cut-off point, like 100 pages or 20%? On a scale of one to ten, how bad do you feel about not finishing a book? Is there a difference between not finishing a book you’ve bought, received via Netgalley or a publisher? What are the odds you’ll pick this book you’ve not finished up again in future and give it another go?
That’s it for another week. Hopefully next week the sun will be out and the glorious blue skies will return to lift our moods. Wishing you all a fabulous week! Happy reading! xx