Weekly Wrap-Up (March 10)

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? ๐Ÿค”

| 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 ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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 ๐Ÿ˜‚

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

  20 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (March 10)

  1. March 10, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    It depends what mood I’m as to when I give up on a book that’s seems like it’s going to be DNF. Sometimes I keep hoping things might get better….other times I just cut my losses…life’s too short. Oh and thanks for reminding me I have to catch up with Luc Callanach ๐Ÿคฉ

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    • March 10, 2019 at 2:01 pm

      That’s a fair point. There do seem to be different levels of “can’t be bothered with this anymore” ๐Ÿ˜‚

      You’re welcome! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Dare I ask how far behind you are? ๐Ÿค”

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      • March 10, 2019 at 2:36 pm

        I have number 4 lined up and Perfect Crime is on pre order ๐Ÿ˜‡ so not too much behind.

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  2. March 10, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    I struggled with reading on ereader ages back…just not same feeling ever with a book after finishing. Almost like I’m getting it out of the way. Hardly ever on Netgalley anymore tbh…

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    • March 10, 2019 at 1:59 pm

      It seems to take me longer to finish a book on kindle as well, which is a bit odd. But mostly, it’s my eyes that are unwilling to cooperate. You’re right though, it’s just not the same feeling.

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  3. March 10, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    A plethora of delights – sure i can pick a few of these. Strong plot and characters hopefully with suspense anda twist at the end………… or I may have to jump ship! Thankyou.

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  4. March 10, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Enjoy the week!

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  5. March 10, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    I don’t get many dnf’s but I did start a 2nd in book in a series, it just didn’t grab my attention, so put it back on my shelf and I will pick it up again lat a later date because I know I will enjoy it. But there have been the odd books that I have started and withing a couple of chapter I just know there not for me, I will maybe read a couple more jst to make sure and then just give up on. I won’t read or review a book that I didn’t like.

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    • March 13, 2019 at 11:03 am

      I don’t review books I don’t like either. Except on Netgalley if that’s where my copy came from.

      I’ve actually been very lucky with the books I’ve picked up lately so having two DNF’s in a row was quite painful ๐Ÿ˜‚

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      • March 13, 2019 at 12:39 pm

        If its a dnf on Netgalley I dont review I just submit the will not be reviewing this book, and then I think I add a note to the publisher, I have only done this with 2 books on there.
        Like you, I am very good at knowing what I will like, if im unsure I will check out various reviews on goodreads or amazon and see what I can pick up, if Im still unsure I probably wouldnt bother getting it xx

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  6. March 10, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    I love The Crown. I’ve just finished watching series 2.

    I don’t DNF many books these days, mainly because they’re almost all for blog tours and I’m reading them mostly at the last minute. One or two I haven’t been able to get into so I have just left them. I find I’m better at persevering now though.

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    • March 13, 2019 at 11:04 am

      I’ve only been able to watch two episodes so far but I’m hooked!

      I don’t normally DNF many books either. I seem to be quite good at picking out the books I’ll enjoy so having two DNF’s in a row really threw me off.

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  7. March 10, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Oh I hope The Wayward Girls will still come my way too.. I’m still thinking about that first creepy chapter! As for DNF a book, I either read only a couple of pages or I stop at 85% when I know nothing new will come and I don’t really care about the ending anymore. I can do the same with movies btw, watch it right till the end and then with only 5 minutes left I can go to sleep. I hope you have a great week Eva!

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  8. March 11, 2019 at 1:25 am

    I DNF when I get to the stage where the thought of picking the book up makes me groan – can be at 5% or 95%. No guilt! I blame the book, not me… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • March 13, 2019 at 11:05 am

      Yes, exactly! When the ironing starts to look appealing, the book is quite obviously not for me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  9. March 11, 2019 at 9:28 am

    I used to feel bad about giving up on a book but now, if the first 100 pages don’t hook me, it’s bye bye! My TBR is too big for me to have a heart :p

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    • March 13, 2019 at 11:06 am

      I still feel bad but like you say, the TBR is too big to waste time on books we’re not enjoying.

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