Weekly Wrap-Up (March 31)

And just like that, we’re on the last day of March. How the hell did that happen?!

Spring has finally sprung! So have the weeds, so I’ve been outside doing a spot of gardening and enjoying the sunshine to the fullest. During a somewhat odd burst of energy, I even tackled my windows. Completely overdid it so also spent some time on my sofa like some eighty year old granny. But at least the windows are clean so there’s that. One more final word about the arrival of Spring : achoo! Bloody hay fever πŸ™„

Reading-wise, I’ve had a weird kind of week. My concentration levels apparently decided to take some time off and while I felt I was reading up a storm, there were days where I managed about 30 pages in the space of two hours, which really isn’t productive.

| BOOKS I READ THIS WEEK |

Hm. That’s not too bad, I suppose. When I wrote this wrap-up, there were only four. But I managed to squeeze in a fifth one late last night. Still, must do better! By the way, great reads! And one of them may just find its way onto my list of “books of the year”.

| BOOKS I BOUGHT THIS WEEK |

None! Totally nailed it! But I have my eye on lots of goodies that are published on April 4th so don’t get too excited! πŸ˜‚

| BOOK POST THAT LANDED ON MY DOORSTEP THIS WEEK |

With thanks to Penguin and Headline!

| ON THE BLOG THIS PAST WEEK |

Monday : Took the day off

Tuesday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for Nobody’s Wife by Laura Pearson

Wednesday : This Week in Books

Thursday : Shared my review for Whatever Happened to Betsy Blake by David B. Lyons

Friday : Joined the blog tour for She Lies in Wait by Gytha Hodge

Saturday : Took the day off

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

| NEXT WEEK ON NOVEL DEELIGHTS |

Monday : Review | Run Away by Harlan Coben

Tuesday : Blog tour | Review | The Killer in Me by Olivia Kiernan

Wednesday : This Week in Books

Thursday : Publication blast |Review | Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

Friday : Don’t know yet. Maybe nothing. Maybe something.

Saturday : Once again taking the day off

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

This week shall be known as the quiet before the storm because I had a look at my schedule for April and I’m not entirely sure what happened, but it’s just slightly out of control. 😳

Things what annoyed me this week : authors and thank you’s. Getting acknowledged by an author for a review you wrote is of course fantastic. Are they obliged to thank you? No, they’re not. But I’m sure we all appreciate it when they do.

What annoys me are the authors who cherry-pick. Especially on a blog tour. Personally, I feel you either thank everyone individually, post a blanket thank you for everyone or just not thank anyone at all. But to pick and choose and ignore others, I don’t think that’s right. We’ve read this author’s book, we’ve posted our review, we are sharing it like mad all over on a tour that’s all about promoting the author and their book. And when they ignore a review, it’s hard not to take it personally. Someone tweeted something last week about being kind and supportive to authors. I think that works both ways.

Thoughts?

I may make this a regular thing. Things (and people) often annoy me πŸ€”. It’s good to get it out, right?

Time to get to grips with some reviews. Wishing you all a fabulous week and I’ll see you next time . Happy reading! xx

31 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up (March 31)

  1. I agree with you on the author / blogger thing. No, they don’t HAVE to thank us but considering the time we invest it’s just common decency. A blanket thanks is fine and takes like 3 secs. And yes, leaving out one blogger sucks, I would definitely take that the wrong way even though the author probably doesn’t even mean it that way. Also: I often get annoyed by things and people too. It’s not me, it’s them πŸ˜‚

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  2. I can’t believe you haven’t bought anything! I agree on the blog tour thing. It doesn’t bother me at all if an author ignores my random review, I know they are busy but I’ve had my review ignored by an author on a recent blog tour and when I saw her sharing everyone else’s, I had to wonder what was so awful about mine. It was a short tour with a poster – not hard to keep up with. The downside of blog tours!

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  3. I like if I get appreciated for the amount of time I invest in reading and reviewing, but i don’t particularly see if athour thanked me or mentioned me in comments or on social media and when it’s a blog tour I hardly check. But It’s good manner to thank someone for sharing or promoting your work.

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  4. Wow you are killing me with your recent reads! The Passengers, The Librarian Of Auschwitz and Run Away are all very high on my wishlist. πŸ˜‰

    Also, you are completely right about the whole author thing… I mean, thanking only certain bloggers and leaving other (most likely less popular) bloggers out is just a big no no. I mean, it doesn’t really incentivize us to keep joining blog tours and help sharing the love, does it? Support goes both ways; we should make a banner out of it. πŸ˜‰ Have a wonderful week! xx

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