Weekly Wrap-Up (April 21)

Happy Easter!

It feels like Summer and I’m loving every single second of it! Gorgeous blue skies, glorious sunshine, weeds popping up all over the place and hay fever kicking my arse. Okay, wait, those last two aren’t fun but we’ll take the good with the bad and enjoy it while it lasts.

Of the bad, all that sunshine made me realise how dirty my windows were, mostly due to an inconsiderate other half. So of course I had to clean them. Again! I swear my house would be so much cleaner if I were single πŸ˜‚

Reading-wise. Hoo boy! What a week it’s been! Let’s have a look at what I read.


Best week EVER! There are four 5 star reads on that list! The books I’ll be reading next week have a lot to live up to!

I’m not even worried about “only” reading 6 books because the books in that C.J. Sansom series are just getting bigger and bigger. 650 pages, devoured in less than two days. If you love crime fiction and historical fiction and the Tudor era, this series NEEDS to be on your shelf! SO GOOD!


Nada! Zip! My other half is pleased. Little does he know I fully intend to catch up at some point πŸ˜‰


Just the one but what a corker it is. Enormously pleased.


Monday : Took the day off

Tuesday : Joined the blog tour for The Passengers by John Marrs and shared a guest on the blog tour for White Leaves of Peace by Tracey Iceton

Wednesday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe and shared My Week in Books

Thursday : Joined the blog tour for The Garden of Lost and Found by Harriet Evans

Friday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for Liberation Square by Gareth Rubin

Saturday : Joined the blog tour for Perfect Crime by Helen Fields

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

And breathe! What a fun week that was! Thank you for all the shares on Twitter. I lost track of my notifications at some point and may have missed some people. Apologies! The glorious sunshine made me do it 🀣


Monday : Blog tour | Review | Call Me Star Girl by Louise Beech

Tuesday : Blog tour | Review | Fallen Angel by Chris Brookmyre

Wednesday : This Week in Books

Thursday : Blog tour | Extract | Envy by Amanda Robson

Friday : Blog tour | Review | Picture of Innocence by T.J. Stimson

Saturday : Blog tour | Review | Sleep by C.L. Taylor

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

So much for slowing down, huh? Have to say though, I do so love being this busy. And I’m even ahead of schedule. I have one review left to write for this upcoming week but as far as reading the books is concerned, I’m reading for May. I feel quite accomplished. 😊

Question of the week. Which I totally stole from the lovely Kate at Portable Magic. If you have blog tours scheduled, do you ever read out of order?

Take me for instance and the books I read this past week. First I read one for a blog tour on May 27th, then I read one due May 2nd, to be followed by one due May 13th. One isn’t even for a blog tour at all (hello, Sovereign!). All the while I seem to be skipping over the one that’s due May 1st. πŸ˜‚

Is that something you do as well? Or do you stick to your schedule and just basically try not to panic?

Friendly reminder that voting is still open for the Annual Bloggers Bash Awards

Feel free to ignore the other 64 names on the list and vote for me (Novel Deelights, in case you wondered) πŸ˜‚

That’s it for another week. I have a few reviews to tackle before my mother-in-law arrives for a fun afternoon of board games, sunshine and stuffing our faces full of chocolate. Or ice cream. Or hell, both! Diet? What diet?

Hope everyone has a fabulous week! Until next time! Happy reading! xx

  25 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (April 21)

  1. April 21, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Wow impressive! Looks like you had a very busy and fun week.
    Reading for blog tours… I tend to read in order but there are occasionally exceptions πŸ˜€

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  2. April 21, 2019 at 9:57 am

    Like you, I’m so pleased the sunshine finally arrived. I also cleaned my windows!
    I don’t do enough blog tours to read out of order, but I would probably stick to the order so that I can get them read in time. I’m not as fast a reader as you.
    Happy reading, happy Easter and happy chocolate and ice cream eating 😊
    Amanda xx

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    • April 24, 2019 at 12:11 pm

      If I’m running out of time, I tend to stick to my schedule. But if, like now, I’m ahead, I turn everything upside down. It’s quite fun πŸ˜‚

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  3. April 21, 2019 at 10:14 am

    I have some blog tours coming up and am busy reading books not on them!

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  4. April 21, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Mostly I go in order and I surely read no blog tour books in between but usually I’m last minute reader. If the blog tour is for 21st April, I’ll start it at least 4 days before (I can’t read more than 100 pages a day, so it depends on the length of the book).

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  5. April 21, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Isn’t thus weather wonderful?! I’ve been reading books for tours in the wrong order. I’ve read one for the middle of next before the two before. As long as they all get read and reviewed on time it doesn’t really matte does it? πŸ€” Enjoy your board games and chocolate 🍫🍦

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    • April 24, 2019 at 12:13 pm

      I don’t think it matters at all. It seems a few people find it weird not to stick to the schedule πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

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  6. April 21, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    I read in order for blog tours but that’s because my schedule is so crammed full that I couldn’t fit one in out of order!

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  7. April 21, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    No, vote for me! :p
    I do read out of order! Sometimes my calendar messes up (or is it me?) and I end up reading a book for a tour way too close to my day, but otherwise there’s at least one week between my review and my due day!

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  8. Yvo
    April 22, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Wow your reading week was smashing! Four 5 star reads in a week is more than I’ve seen in a long time… xD Can’t wait to see your take on Call Me Star Girl tomorrow! ❀

    As for blog tours, I don't really do a lot of them and they tend to be further apart, so I kind of read them in order without meaning to? I might 'cheat' next month though if I can get ahead enough with my other May ARCs; Breakers has been sitting on my kindle impatient to be read. πŸ˜‰

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    • April 24, 2019 at 12:15 pm

      I’m really impressed with your ability to stay away from the blog tour addiction πŸ˜‚

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      • Yvo
        April 25, 2019 at 4:49 am

        Only because I know I would fail hopelessly if I would sign up for more. Trust me, all those blog tour mails are so SO tempting! xD


  9. April 22, 2019 at 8:36 am

    As I’ve told you, I like to read well in advance but the exact order doesn’t really matter all that much. Like I told Kate: it’s more important to cater to my tastes than force myself to read a book I’m not feeling atm πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

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    • April 24, 2019 at 12:16 pm

      Yes, exactly! Because when I’m forced to read something I’m not really in the mood for, odds are it will impact my thoughts on it from the start in that “I knew I wasn’t going to enjoy it” kind of way. πŸ˜‚

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  10. April 22, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    I’m intrigued by the C.J. Sansom series. I just added book one to the TBR!

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  11. April 23, 2019 at 1:16 am

    I’m fascinated by the idea of your other half making the windows dirty! How? I imagine him pressing his nose and hands against them to frighten passing neighbours. Or maybe he smears them with jam to trap flies…

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