Weekly Wrap-Up (May 12)

The May weather is not playing nice. Dark days, wet and miserable, hail and random thunderstorms … what is this fudgery? All I see when I look out of the window is a garden that is slowly starting to resemble a jungle but I can’t get out there to do anything about it.

Luckily, I have books! Which came in especially handy when I was suddenly confronted with an hour long power cut. I was determined to get ahead of schedule again because my Line of Duty box set is on its way so guess what I’ll be doing next week! Somehow, I have still managed to remain completely spoiler free. It’s an absolute miracle!

So yes, getting ahead of schedule. How did that work out for you, Eva? Well, not so good because for some reason, I ended up with a bunch of books in a row that went over 400 pages and I may also have squeezed in one of my own TBR because … why not?


I’ll take that. That’s not too shabby at all! Now if only I could get the reviews written ๐Ÿ™„


I love the Six Tudor Queens series and had Anna of Kleve on preorder for what felt like forever. So obviously, when it finally arrived, I dropped everything to read it. The Doll Factory … I’ve been going back and forth on that one for ages but ultimately, it was sprayed edges envy that won out ๐Ÿ˜‚


As you know, I don’t normally read on kindle anymore these days but I was sent a widget for this one by the publisher and by golly, I just couldn’t resist. It’s Tammy Cohen! I love her books! Why yes, I did already read it too.


What a week! Sure, these are all for blog tours because I just can’t help myself but whatever. Look at The Whisper Man! One of my most anticipated books of this year and it’s finally arrived! I can’t wait to read this one. May need to turn my schedule upside down again. ๐Ÿค” (With thanks to Headline, Orion, No Exit and Michael Joseph)


Monday : Joined the blog tour for The Lost Letters of William Woolf by Helen Cullen with a guest post.

Tuesday : Took the day off

Wednesday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for Night By Night by Jack Jordan and shared My Week in Books

Thursday : Reviewed With Our Blessing by Jo Spain

Friday : Took the day off

Saturday : Joined the blog tour for In Two Minds by Alis Hawkins

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up


Monday : Blog tour | Review | Never Be Broken by Sarah Hilary

Tuesday : Blog tour | Review | The Evidence Against You by Gillian McAllister

Wednesday : Blog tour | Review | Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly

Thursday : Blog tour | Review | Tell Me Where You Are by Moira Forsyth

Friday : Review | Anna of Kleve by Alison Weir

Saturday : Taking the day off

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

See the blog tour on Thursday? Yep, still have to read that ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿคฃ

In other news, I am having some technical difficulties lately which are extremely annoying. My mornings are usually spent on my laptop, where things works relatively normal. Not all of it, but I found a way around it so that’s okay. But for the rest of the day, I am on my iPad and for some reason WordPress does not play nicely. This means, I am constantly logged out and despite numerous attempts to log in, it just won’t let me. So I have to visit blogs via the WordPress Reader and like/share from there. However, being logged out means I can’t comment! In case you thought I was ignoring your wonderful posts, I’m really not.

Guess what I’m doing today! If you think it’s lounging on the sofa with a good book, accidentally having a nap … you’re wrong! Bloody stupid socialising crap for me again. There should be a law against this stuff. I’m so tired, I feel as if I haven’t slept for a week and I worry I’ll end up with my face in a bowl of soup. I can’t even get the tiniest bit excited about there being wine. Oh dear.

Anyway, I should probably try to write a review of two (five) before I have to get ready. So, that’s it for another week. Hope you all have a great one and lots of happy reading! xx

  26 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (May 12)

  1. May 12, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Bah, socialising. Who needs it?

    The Doll Factory is wonderful. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did (clue: lots). I am looking at Netgalley these days but only taking books that are for blog tours, but I was also tempted into the Tammy Cohen when I was offered it.

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    • May 13, 2019 at 4:06 pm

      No idea. I can’t at all understand people who find it fun ๐Ÿ˜‰

      I’ve seen you mention it quite a few times on twitter. That and the sprayed edges envy convinced me so thank you!

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      • May 13, 2019 at 5:39 pm

        No, I don’t find socialising fun either.

        Ah, the spredges. My proof copy didn’t have those but I still loved the book ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. May 12, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    I’m having the same problems with WordPress and my iPad and phone…so frustrating!

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 13, 2019 at 4:06 pm

      Isn’t it? It all started with that new editor, I’m sure. I can only get things to work on my iMac via Firefox but Safari is a pain in the behind all over the place.

      Liked by 1 person

      • May 13, 2019 at 5:51 pm

        I meant to try Chrome on my iPad to see if WP works on there. Safari doesn’t seem too bad on my macbook but I might give Chrome or something else a go as well.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. May 12, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    I have just started The Doll Factory and so far it is pretty good. I really look forward to your thoughts on it, Eva. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 13, 2019 at 4:07 pm

      Wonderful to know, Stephen! Hopefully I’ll find some time in the schedule soon to pick it up!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. May 12, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    I have a copy of The Doll Factory and will probably read next month when I’ve finished all my blog tour reads!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. May 12, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    I’m on the blog tour too for Tell Me Where You Are and haven’t read it yet either although my stop’s not until 24th so no need to panic just yet….

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 12, 2019 at 4:32 pm

      Iโ€™ve been reading completely out of order, which always sounds like a good idea until you lose track of the dates ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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  6. May 12, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    You will love The Doll Factory, I’m sure, you made the right choice ;-). How did you like Stop at Nothing? I got the widget too but I haven’t used it yet and I don’t know if I will atm…

    Liked by 1 person

  7. May 13, 2019 at 1:05 am

    Oh Golly…. If you’re too tired to be excited about wine, then I prescribe a ‘me day’. Tell everyone you are just going to hibernate for the day. โ™ฅ

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    • May 13, 2019 at 4:05 pm

      I’m absolutely having a “me day” tomorrow and I’m very much looking forward to it!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. May 13, 2019 at 8:07 am

    Hope the socialising went well! If I go into blogs via Facebook I can’t share on Twitter, if I go in on the iMac I can’t ‘like’ them. Everything seems to be getting more difficult for everyone, what is the story! Hope the reading week ahead goes well for you:)

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 13, 2019 at 4:09 pm

      It’s so annoying. It’s hard to be supportive when everything is conspiring against you.


      • May 14, 2019 at 11:48 am

        I thought that the like thing bugged me the most because it’s nice to see the familiar faces in support at the bottem of your blog, but not being able to share on Twitter really takes the biscuit (and pisses me right off!!!)

        Liked by 1 person

  9. May 13, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    If it was a creamy soup, it’s probably quite good for the complexion…

    Liked by 1 person

  10. May 14, 2019 at 12:16 am

    I haven’t read since Thursday, help!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Yvo
    May 14, 2019 at 5:34 am

    Ohh you got so many goodies! I’ve been terrible writing reviews lately myself and it actually took me hours today to write one tiny review (I still need two more, and one is a blog tour review due on Thursday xD ) I’m definitely regretting signing up for blog tours right now haha. Good luck with yours! And have a wonderful week. xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 18, 2019 at 10:51 am

      It’s awful, isn’t it? I have a few in my drafts but the words just will not come!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Yvo
        May 18, 2019 at 11:13 pm

        It took me so long to finish writing them! On the other hand, I did get a lot of cleaning and other things done. ๐Ÿ˜‚


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