*insert long rant about how crappy this week has been here*
Thank you for all the well-wishes on twitter. I’m fine. There is just a whole lot of family shit going on, which came at me like a speeding train and I felt completely overwhelmed by everything. On top of that, I seem to have landed myself in a reading slump and I’m suffering from a crisis in confidence, partly brought on by being the only blogger who wasn’t thanked by an author for her review on a blog tour. I know I shouldn’t let that get to me but man, it’s hard not to take that personally. (Thank you, shallow tribe! You know why! 😘)
Luckily, Line of Duty came to the rescue. I binge-watched all 5 seasons and am all caught up, ready for more! What a brilliant show. I can’t believe it passed me by all this time. It’s extremely impressive how a show where lots of scenes are just played out around a table can be so bloody thrilling!
Those wonderful days were quickly followed by picking up numerous books, reading a few pages and putting them back on my shelf. Nothing, absolutely nothing was grabbing me. No reading for me today as I have company and for once I’m actually glad about that. But tomorrow, I’m going to have to force myself to read a book for a blog tour and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t worried.
So, what did I read this week?
| BOOKS I READ THIS WEEK |
I don’t even care. I’m okay with this. That could easily have said just the one book, which I needed to read for a tour.
| BOOKS I BOUGHT THIS WEEK |
Adding some more books to my Harlan Coben collection. These have the most wonderful colourful spines and look so pretty on my bookshelf. Little Darlings was one I’ve been waiting for and should hopefully get around to reading soon. (That’s actually one I picked up and put back after 10 pages 😳) The other one, I don’t have a clue where I saw it or why I wanted to buy it, but since I wrote it down I must have had a reason so here it is. 😂
| BOOK POST THAT LANDED ON MY DOORSTEP THIS WEEK |
Courtesy of Avon and Orenda, both for blog tours.
| ON THE BLOG THIS PAST WEEK |
Monday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for Never Be Broken by Sarah Hilary
Tuesday : Joined the blog tour for The Evidence Against You by Gillian McAllister
Wednesday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly
Thursday : Joined the blog tour for Tell Me Where You Are by Moira Forsyth
Friday : Shared my review for Anna of Kleve by Alison Weir
Saturday : Took the day off
Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up
Nailed it 🤣
| NEXT WEEK ON NOVEL DEELIGHTS |
Monday : Nothing planned
Tuesday : Blog tour | Review | Worst Case Scenario by Helen Fitzgerald
Wednesday : This Week in Books
Thursday : Blog tour | Review | Breakers by Doug Johnstone
Friday : There may be something but probably not
Saturday : Taking the day off
Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up
Note to self : This is good. We like this. Try and keep it up. Even if we still have to read the one for Thursday 🙄
Fun little question this week because I’m curious as heck about the answers that’ll pop up. Brought on by little old me saying she’d never read a Michael Connelly book before Dark Sacred Night.
Name an author (or two) whose books you’ve never read. If any of you say Karin Slaughter, I might just hurt you! 😂
My answer would be : Lee Child. It’s a name I see mentioned quite a lot, yet somehow it’s not one that’s made its way onto my bookshelves. Have you read any of his books? Am I missing out something extraordinary?
That’s it for this week’s wrap-up. Wishing you all a fabulous week, preferably with sunshine (not looking good here). Until next time. Happy reading! xx