Weekly Wrap-Up (July 14)

Hello, Sunday. Is it it me or are you coming around faster and faster?

Not much to report this week. The socialising last Sunday went a tad overboard and I felt it on Monday, so that was a waste of a day 😳. The rest of the week was full of wonderful tennis. Today is the men’s final. Guess what I’m doing? If your answer is : “watch it”, you’d be wrong because the in-laws invited themselves and scuppered my plans. FFS. πŸ™„

Have I managed to squeeze in any books? Why, yes, I have. But erm … well, let’s see.


My reading is obviously as hormonal as I am 🀣. Still, three is better than nothing and I’m still ahead of my blog tour schedule and have even managed to read 12 (that’s right, twelve!) books from my 20 Books of Summer list. Feels like I’m winning, doesn’t it? πŸ˜‰

In case anyone wants to guess : there was only one of those three I really enjoyed. Dun, dun, duuuuuun.


This was a preorder that arrived on Friday. Of course, I’ve bought a few more in the meantime but since they’re not here yet, they don’t count. Do they?


With thanks to Transworld and Titan Books. One for a blog tour and one for review. Really looking forward to both!


Monday : Kicked off the blog tour for The Sleepwalker by Joseph Knox

Tuesday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for The Divorce by Victoria Jenkins

Wednesday : This Week in Books

Thursday : Joined the blog tour for A Fatal Game by Nicholas Searle

Friday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for I Looked Away by Jane Corry

Saturday : Shared my review for Blood & Sugar by Laura Shepherd-Robinson

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up


Monday : Review | Stop At Nothing by Tammy Cohen

Tuesday : Blog tour | Review | Child’s Play by Angela Marsons

Wednesday : This Week in Books

Thursday : Guest Post | Author Andrew Joyce

Friday : Blog tour | Review | The Last Stage by Louise Voss

Saturday : Taking the day off because everyone and their dog will be at Harrogate πŸ˜‚

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

That’s not too bad. This is the quiet before the storm. I may need an oxygen tank to survive the week that comes after this one.

Question of the week : Dust jackets! I saw this topic on twitter a while ago and had no idea it was so controversial. So I’m putting the question to you, dear blog readers. Do you remove the dust jacket from a hardback when you’re reading it? I do. Because I don’t want to ruin the jacket, as that is what you see when the book is on a shelf. As soon as I put the book down or finish it, obviously, the jacket goes back on. Over to you!

That’s it for this week. Hope you all have a great one! Until next time. Happy reading! xx

  16 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up (July 14)

  1. July 14, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Dustjacket: same! It’s more fragile than the book πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

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  2. July 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Good question. I actually like to read them with the dust jacket on, otherwise it doesn’t feel like I’m reading the same book! 🀣

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  3. July 14, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    I don’t have book with dust jacket. I mostly buy paperbacks as they are cheap. But surely removing dust jacket will be more convenient. It strange such simple topic can be controversial.

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    • July 15, 2019 at 12:54 pm

      I agree with you. It is more convenient. The jacket slides up and down, it can get damaged …

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  4. July 14, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    I’m thinking you liked I Looked Away because your review was so positive. Which makes me think you weren’t keen on The Chain (may be way off here). I looked at that one but I don’t think it’s one I’d enjoy, more one I would be reading because everyone else is raving about it.

    I always always take the dust jackets off hardbacks. I can’t stand it is they get dog-eared and also they move about all the time when you’re reading. Makes sense!

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    • July 15, 2019 at 12:58 pm

      You are absolutely spot on! You’re really good at this! I already lowered my expectations about The Chain when I realised it wasn’t a debut but even that didn’t work. πŸ˜‚

      Yes, exactly! I totally agree!

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  5. July 14, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    Wow, congratulations on the progress with your 20 Books of Summer. I’m only at half that number but then I’m always over-optimistic about what I’ll be able to achieve and, although it’s allowed, I really try not to swap books from my original list.

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    • July 15, 2019 at 12:59 pm

      Thank you! I’m surprising myself, to be honest. My list has undergone so many changes, I can barely remember what the original one looked like.

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  6. July 14, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    I’ve never really thought that much about dust jackets – I leave them on.

    Have a great week, it looks like a busy week on the blog πŸ˜€

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  7. July 15, 2019 at 8:33 am

    Shocking! Of course dust jackets should stay on at all times – what are you thinking, woman?? I hope you tied the in-laws up in the garden shed and got to watch the tennis after all – great match! (PS – remember to let them out…)

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    • July 15, 2019 at 1:01 pm

      WHAT?! But fingerprints and damage and annoying sliding up and down? Seriously?

      I followed the score online and turned on the TV for the 5th set. The in-laws were hooked, even though they don’t understand a thing about tennis. πŸ˜‚

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  8. July 15, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    I do remove jackets – I usually carry books round in my bag and they’d likely get ripped/stained if I didn’t.


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