Weekly Wrap-Up (April 14)

First things first! Many, many thanks for all the positive vibes you guys sent my way here and over Twitter regarding my doggie. The news was altogether pretty positive and she’s out of the woods for now. Unfortunately, it looks like it might turn into a recurring problem. She’s old after all. But we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. For now, she’s being spoilt rotten … erm, even more so than before.

Yohi would very much like to point out she looks amazing for her age

What the hell happened to Spring?! It’s been so cold this past week, with a few nights even going below freezing point again and I do NOT approve! Still, that does mean I can ignore my garden for a little longer and stay nice and warm on my sofa, surrounded by books.

So, what have I been reading this week, I hear you ask.

| BOOKS I READ THIS WEEK |

Another six off the shelf! I’m happy with that amount because that C.J. Sansom series is one doorstop after the other. This one was a mere 576 pages, although it didn’t feel like it.

I also finished an audiobook but since I started it weeks ago, I didn’t feel it should count 🀣

| BOOKS I BOUGHT THIS WEEK |

I’m continuing with my collection of Harlan Coben books, of which I apparently read more than I thought πŸ™„. I also went ahead and bought the three books in the James Marwood series by Andrew Taylor because of Kate. If you love historical fiction, you should definitely follow her!

These are the April 4th preorders that finally arrived. Why yes, I have already read two of them.

| BOOK POST THAT LANDED ON MY DOORSTEP THIS WEEK |

Lucky, lucky blogger. With thanks to Orenda Books and Penguin!

| ON THE BLOG THIS PAST WEEK |

Monday : Reviewed The Bridal Party by J.G. Murray

Tuesday : Shared my review for My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

Wednesday : This Week in Books

Thursday : Shared an extract from Suddenly Single by Carol Wyer on the blog tour

Friday : Nothing

Saturday : Took the day off

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

I didn’t get any reminder emails so it’s safe to say I didn’t forget to write anything down in my schedule and at least I managed to fill in some of the gaps. Let’s just call it the quiet before the storm. πŸ˜‚

| NEXT WEEK ON NOVEL DEELIGHTS |

Monday : Nothing planned

Tuesday : Blog tour | Review | The Passengers by John Marrs
Tuesday : Blog tour | Guest Post | White Leaves of Peace by Tracey Iceton

Wednesday : Blog tour | Review | The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe
Wednesday : This Week in Books

Thursday : Blog tour | Review | The Garden of Lost and Found by Harriet Evans

Friday : Blog tour | Review | Liberation Square by Gareth Rubin

Saturday : Taking the day off

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Told you things would get back to normal soon πŸ˜‚. Still ahead of schedule though. I’ve read all of them, I just need to write one more review.

In other news, voting is now open in the Annual Bloggers Bash Awards. I’ve been nominated for Best Book Blog, alongside 64 other amazing book bloggers. I don’t stand a chance of winning but if you feel so inclined to cast a vote my way, please do. I don’t know if they rank everyone but if they do, I’d quite like to avoid coming last πŸ˜‚ . You can vote here

Question of the week : Short versus long books. Yes, of course this was prompted by the Shardlake series by C.J. Sansom. Does a high amount of pages put you off starting a book? What is your cut-off point, if you have one?

I personally don’t care. I mean, I read the Game of Thrones series. Some of those went over a thousand pages and it didn’t bother me at all. Obviously I’d need more time in my schedule to tackle something like that than I do now. And preferably someone to hold the book up and flip the pages for me. πŸ˜‚

Speaking of Game of Thrones, the final series starts tonight/tomorrow, depending on where you are. I will be disappearing off social media every Monday until I’ve had the chance to watch the episode myself so don’t worry if I’m late with sharing your posts or just not interacting. Should probably say, interacting even less. I just know the second I go online, there will be spoilers and I will do anything to avoid that. I so can’t wait!

Right, enough babble for this week. Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend. Have a great week and I’ll see you next time. Happy reading! xx

  46 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (April 14)

  1. April 14, 2019 at 10:45 am

    So glad the positive vibes worked for Yoshi, you must be very relieved. Big books really intimidate me, anything leaning towards 500 pages is a big no no for me. πŸ˜€

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  2. April 14, 2019 at 10:55 am

    Yay to Yoshi! And GOT!!

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  3. April 14, 2019 at 11:30 am

    So pleased for you Eva re Yoshi hope he continues to do well. I prefer short books although I did read a much longer one this week.

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    • April 14, 2019 at 11:56 am

      Thank you, Lorraine! 😘

      What book was that? / curious

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  4. April 14, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Sorry – I didn’t notice the books after that photo of Yoshi!

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  5. ChrissiReads
    April 14, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Pleased Yoshi is doing well! He does look good. πŸ˜€

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  6. April 14, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    Yoshi is gorgeous ❀️ give her a gentle hug from me.
    I don’t mind reading big books at all, I read all GOT books and I didn’t realise some of them hit 1000 pages

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    • April 14, 2019 at 5:49 pm

      Do you think you’ll ever read them again on the off-chance he will actually finish the remaining books some day? πŸ˜‚

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      • April 15, 2019 at 9:50 am

        Tbh probably not. I will, if it ever

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        • April 15, 2019 at 9:53 am

          Hit the wrong dam button… If it ever gets released, but probably won’t read it now. I was in the zone and read the others back to Back, and I also don’t watch the show, so it would be too confusing to try and play catch up!

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          • April 15, 2019 at 9:55 am

            That first sentence made no sense, I should say, I will buy the new book, but probably won’t read it. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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          • April 17, 2019 at 10:31 am

            The show is very different though so you’re not missing out on anything. I’ve often become slightly infuriated by the things they’ve dropped. I do plan on reading them, if he ever finishes them and I’m not feeling very hopeful that’ll ever happen πŸ˜‚

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  7. April 14, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Ah such a great list of books read this week, Eva! Lots of them are on my anticipated list, hope you loved them all!

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  8. April 14, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Yes, what has happened to spring, it’s bloody freezing!! Those Harlan’s aren’t on your list I’ve got are they?

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  9. April 14, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    So glad Yoshi has made a good recovery πŸ’• I’m trying to read more Harlan Coben, I think those one your list might find their way over to mine πŸ˜‚ What’s a few more books! Long books are a little intimidating, I’d have to wait until I had a stack of reviews waiting in the wings.

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    • April 14, 2019 at 5:47 pm

      Yes, that’s probably the best approach. I read the Game of Thrones books before I started blogging. I have been meaning to re-read them but well, that’s just never going to happen, is it πŸ˜‚

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  10. April 14, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    I have a fear of books over 500 pages, although I will read them. Eventually. Honestly 🀣

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  11. April 14, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Glad the positive vibes worked, Yoshi looks like a little angel (though I’m sure she has her moments). All best wishes going forward x

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    • April 14, 2019 at 5:46 pm

      She’s the most wonderful dog. Stubborn though. Likes to think she’s boss. Pretty much gets away with it too πŸ˜„

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  12. April 14, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Yoshi does look amazing, I’m so happy she’s doing well! Every week I’m astounded at how many books you’ve managed to devour, I really want to read Sleep and Twisted, but who has the time?! Well you do, obviously πŸ˜‚ But I seem to be caught up in blog tour reads with little room for other books… Oh well no one to blame but myself πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

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    • April 14, 2019 at 5:43 pm

      Oh, I definitely know how that feels. I just try to reward myself from time to time with a little treat from my own TBR and this week worked out well for that. I’ll be back to blog tour reading soon though. Still have three left for April and eleven for May so … πŸ˜‚

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  13. April 14, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    I’m so happy to hear Yoshi is doing fine now! A perfect novel for me is between 200-350 pages so anything above or under I’d not pick right away. If I have to choose between a book under 100 pages or with more than 400 pages, I’ll choose the one with most pages and hope for the best that it’s not boring and slow :-).

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    • April 17, 2019 at 10:33 am

      I don’t ever really look at page counts. Unless it’s obvious like Stephen King’s Sleeping Beauties. That’s looking mighty pretty on my shelf but I don’t think I’ll ever read it πŸ˜‚

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  14. April 14, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    So glad Yohi/Yoshi and you have had some good news this week. She’s a cutie.

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  15. April 15, 2019 at 1:31 am

    So pleased about your puppy and congrats on the nomination! I seem to remember The Woods being a particularly good Coben. And of course I don’t mind long books, especially when they’re written by Sansom… πŸ˜€

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    • April 17, 2019 at 10:31 am

      Finished Sovereign this week, by the way. πŸ˜‰

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      • April 17, 2019 at 7:51 pm

        Gosh, you’re powering through them! Hope you’re still enjoying them – must be getting up to the 600-pagers now…

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  16. April 15, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    glad to know Yoshi is doing well. I don’t mind long books or series as long as it’s interesting and gripping till the end.

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  17. April 15, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Ohhhhh Yoshi is gorgeous!! 😍😍😍 Hope she stays well 🀞🏻

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  18. Yvo
    April 15, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    I’m happy to hear she’s doing better! Absolutely adorable by the way. ❀ Congrats on the nomination! And Twisted and Sleep! I'm guessing Twisted is currently at the post office, but I do hope Sleep will be shipped soon so I can devour (err read) it. xD Also, Call Me Star Girl! I'm so behind when it comes to Orenda books haha.

    As for big books; I really don't mind them if the story is good. Like you, I did read the A Song Of Ice And Fire books after all. πŸ˜‰ I also remember reading a few other 800+ pages ones including It, Outlander and my most recent one Colombiano… I do tend to try and stay away from 500+ pages ARCs if it's an unknown author or I'm not sure if the story would be for me. πŸ˜‰

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    • April 17, 2019 at 10:27 am

      Oh, yes. I don’t think I’d tackle ARC’s with that many pages. Well, not intentionally anyway πŸ˜‚

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      • Yvo
        April 19, 2019 at 7:40 pm

        Haha it happened to me once or twice in the past and I’m always checking page count before requesting new titles now. xD One of my favorite ARCs this year has been 800+ pages (Colombiano by Rusty Young) so there are exceptions to that rule. πŸ˜‰

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