Boy, am I glad to see the back of this week. So much stress and anxiety, tis not good for the soul.
On Tuesday, the ball-and-chain and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. Condolences welcome 😉. Now, you’d think that after 20 years, he would know that a) I don’t like surprises and b) I don’t like being the centre of attention. So naturally, he organised something behind my back that “involved other people”. I didn’t know where we were going, what I was supposed to wear, when I was supposed to be ready, nothing. And I hated every single minute of that day. Turns out we just went to a fancy restaurant with his stepbrother and stepbrother’s wife. And it was fantastic, had a really good time, sat outside until midnight, ate great food, drank fabulous wine and a cheeky limoncello or two.
But I could have done without the added stress as doggie wasn’t well again and I hated having to leave her behind with my mother-in-law, the babysitter. Yoshi was incredibly unsteady on her paws, almost toppled over a few times. She wouldn’t eat, she slept a lot. All in all, just not the kind of behaviour I’m used to from her. She’s also started walking into furniture as her sight is going. Anyway, stressful! For those wondering, she seems to be a bit better now but I’m obviously watching her like a hawk.
Obviously, all of this took a massive toll on my reading. I knew those 7 books last week would be a fluke but I wasn’t prepared for this week’s downward spiral. 😂
| BOOKS I READ THIS WEEK |
Yep. Three. That’s it. Apart from a book where I got to 200 pages and then abandoned it. Two absolute corkers up there though! I’m sure you’ll be able to guess which ones 😉
| BOOKS I BOUGHT THIS WEEK |
Of course I was going to get a hardback of The Whisper Man for my shelves! While browsing, I stumbled upon Allen Eskens and I really need to get caught up on his books so there is one. Charlie Donlea is someone I keep hearing lots about. I’ve only read two of his books so far, although I do have the others.
| BOOK POST THAT LANDED ON MY DOORSTEP THIS WEEK |
Black Summer was a book I chose in a giveaway I won. The other two are for blog tours, kindly forwarded on by Zoé 😘
| ON THE BLOG THIS PAST WEEK |
Monday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for Death and Other Happy Endings by Melanie Cantor
Tuesday : Joined the blog tour for Forget Me Not by Claire Allan
Wednesday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for The Serpent’s Mark by S.W. Perry
Thursday : Reviewed Beneath the Surface by Jo Spain
Friday : Joined the blog tour for The Whisper Man by Alex North
Saturday : Took the day off
Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up
I’m impressed with myself for getting this all out there on the right days and on time, considering the week I’ve had.
| NEXT WEEK ON NOVEL DEELIGHTS |
Monday : Review | The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
Tuesday : Review | After the End by Claire Mackintosh
Wednesday : This Week in Books
Thursday : Blog tour | Don’t Ever Tell by Lucy Dawson
Friday : Review | The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter
Saturday : Taking the day off
Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up
Look at that! Just the one blog tour! Do you need a minute? Feel a tad faint? 😂
My next blog tour isn’t until July 3rd. But I’ve only read 5 books from my 20 Books of Summer list so far, so I really need to get a move on. This upcoming week promises to be HOT AS HELL with temperatures of 38°C coming our way. The perfect excuse for doing absolutely nothing but read. Hopefully by the weekend, I’ll have another 7 books under my belt because this silly 3 just will not do!
Right, I have one review to write. I know, you’re jealous. Then I might browse around, possibly buy some more books as I still have a tiny bit of room left on my shelves and it looks stupid 😉.
Hope everyone has a fabulous week! If you’re caught up in a heatwave as I am, stay cool and drink lots of water. If not, erm, sorry 😂. Until next time! Happy reading! xx