Weekly Wrap-Up (March 17)

What a miserable week it’s been. Storms raging all over the place bringing lots of high winds, hail and rain. At one point it looked like my garden pond may have flooded but that potential crisis was luckily avoided. I wasn’t quite looking forward to searching for fish in the grass. As it is, we had one casualty. Not a fish but my pretty bird bath, which toppled over and broke in two pieces. RIP bird bath. You will be missed.

Reading-wise, things are going pretty well. I probably could have squeezed in one more book if I hadn’t spent a few hours rearranging my bookshelves. Under duress, I might add. 😜. Now I can’t find anything. It’s all very fine to sort books alphabetically by author but when the only thing you remember is a title, …. πŸ™„πŸ˜‚

Anyway, let’s see which books went from the TBR shelf (downstairs) to the “read” shelf (upstairs) this week.


Sadly, The Dollmaker was another DNF at 72%. Netgalley has been letting me down lately. It’s probably not a bad thing I won’t be using it anymore soon due to my struggles with reading on a kindle. πŸ˜‚


Oops. But! 🀣 Lizzie Borden was a preorder that arrived this week. And I already owned the Jo Spain books on Kindle so they don’t count, right? 😳


Nothing! I thought it would be hard to stay away from there but so far, it’s actually been a breeze.


Also, nothing. But I am expecting at least one goodie next week so it’s all good!


Monday : Joined the blog tour for The Secret Child by Caroline Mitchell

Tuesday : Nothing

Wednesday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for Only Daughter by Sarah A. Denzil and shared My Week in Books

Thursday : Shared my review for The Girl Next Door by Phoebe Morgan

Friday : Nada

Saturday : Zip

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Quiet week. Felt pretty good. We all know it won’t last though, right? πŸ˜‚


Monday : I don’t have anything planned

Tuesday : Blog tour | Guest Post | Mama’s Gone by Leopold Borstinski

Wednesday : Blog tour | Review | A Body in the Lakes by Graham Smith

Thursday : Blog tour | Toys in the Dust by N.M. Brown. (I don’t know what I’m posting since I haven’t received it yet 🀣)

Friday : I don’t have anything written down

Saturday : Definitely taking the day off

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Another relatively quiet one. I could get used to this.

That’s it for another week. I have the whole day to myself and a pile of reviews to tackle. If I can stop procrastinating for long enough, I may even be able to finish my current book. Which, in case you wondered, is The Night Olivia Fell and it’s so good!

Wishing you all a fabulous week. Until next time! Happy reading! xx

  20 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (March 17)

  1. March 17, 2019 at 11:13 am

    You just had to mention fish in this post didn’t you πŸ˜’πŸ€£πŸ˜‚. And I can’t for life of me understand why rearranging your shelves didn’t bring you as much joy as it did me 😜!!

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    • March 17, 2019 at 11:30 am

      It’s the theme of the month. I’m considering make it a recurring one every March πŸ€”πŸ˜‚

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  2. March 17, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Have good week!

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  3. March 17, 2019 at 11:21 am

    We have a hole in the garden where the pond will be at one point soon I hope, and that was filling up quite nicely this week with all the rain so I’m not surprised you nearly had to go fishing in the grass πŸ˜‚ I read The Dollmaker too this week, I considered DNF’ing in the beginning but it kinda grew on me and I ended up really enjoying it. Happy reading 😊

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    • March 17, 2019 at 11:28 am

      It’s not as much fun as it sounds. Who knew? Our old neighbours used to have a pond and their fish ended up in our garden. Bit stressful when you have a dog running around πŸ˜‚

      I’m glad to hear The Dollmaker ended up working for you. I really enjoyed Ewa’s stories and was always sad to see those coming to an end but the other chapters just weren’t able to hold my attention.

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      • March 17, 2019 at 11:38 am

        Ewa’s stories were definitely the best part! I wouldn’t be able to DNF at 72% though, when you’re almost there and you’ve already invested so much time.

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        • March 17, 2019 at 12:22 pm

          I wouldn’t normally either but I did try to pick it up again and soon realised I just couldn’t be bothered 😳

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          • March 17, 2019 at 12:24 pm

            Good for you! Everyone’s always saying life’s too short to read what you don’t enjoy but so few of us actually live by that.

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  4. March 17, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Are you on a NetGalley diet, too? Some wonderful titles you purchased this week, Eva.

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    • March 17, 2019 at 11:26 am

      I’m struggling with reading on a kindle so I don’t have much of a choice but to avoid Netgalley these days but it’s not bothering me as much as I thought it would. It’s not like I’m not buying enough other books to see me through πŸ˜‰

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  5. March 17, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Olivia is good isn’t it? Happy reading Eva.

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  6. March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Too bad about the Dollmaker – it looked good. That Trial of Lizzie Borden looks great!

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    • March 17, 2019 at 12:22 pm

      It did look good and it’s getting some great reviews too, so don’t let my opinion influence you!

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  7. March 17, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    I can’t wait for this wet and windy weather to pass it so depressing!


  8. March 17, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Once again I like the look of ALL the books you have bought. Happy reading.


  9. March 17, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Hope the weather’s quietened down over by you. It’s been horrendous here too with many plant casualties πŸ˜’ Enjoy your (quiet) week πŸ˜‰


  10. March 18, 2019 at 1:18 am

    A shame about The Dollmaker – I was quite tempted by the blurb, but I’ve not seen many glowing reviews. No book post???? Not good enough! I’ll send my postman round… πŸ˜‰


  11. March 18, 2019 at 11:34 am

    ‘It’s all very fine to sort books alphabetically by author but when the only thing you remember is a title, ….’ I HAD THE VERY SAME ISSUE SEVERAL TIME THIS WEEK! I’ve arranged my ‘read books’ and my ‘TBR’ by author and now I’m stuck xD Now I’m thinking of rearranging everything by title!!!
    Yay for getting Before She Knew Him! πŸ˜€


  12. March 20, 2019 at 6:50 am

    Sorry to hear about the rains and bath bird. I am envious of your JO Spain collection. I loved The Confession and recently got Dirty Little Secrets which I can’t wait to read. Have a fab week.

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