Weekly Wrap-Up (April 14)

First things first! Many, many thanks for all the positive vibes you guys sent my way here and over Twitter regarding my doggie. The news was altogether pretty positive and she’s out of the woods for now. Unfortunately, it looks like it might turn into a recurring problem. She’s old after all. But we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. For now, she’s being spoilt rotten … erm, even more so than before.

Yohi would very much like to point out she looks amazing for her age

What the hell happened to Spring?! It’s been so cold this past week, with a few nights even going below freezing point again and I do NOT approve! Still, that does mean I can ignore my garden for a little longer and stay nice and warm on my sofa, surrounded by books.

So, what have I been reading this week, I hear you ask.

| BOOKS I READ THIS WEEK |

Another six off the shelf! I’m happy with that amount because that C.J. Sansom series is one doorstop after the other. This one was a mere 576 pages, although it didn’t feel like it.

I also finished an audiobook but since I started it weeks ago, I didn’t feel it should count 🀣

| BOOKS I BOUGHT THIS WEEK |

I’m continuing with my collection of Harlan Coben books, of which I apparently read more than I thought πŸ™„. I also went ahead and bought the three books in the James Marwood series by Andrew Taylor because of Kate. If you love historical fiction, you should definitely follow her!

These are the April 4th preorders that finally arrived. Why yes, I have already read two of them.

| BOOK POST THAT LANDED ON MY DOORSTEP THIS WEEK |

Lucky, lucky blogger. With thanks to Orenda Books and Penguin!

| ON THE BLOG THIS PAST WEEK |

Monday : Reviewed The Bridal Party by J.G. Murray

Tuesday : Shared my review for My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

Wednesday : This Week in Books

Thursday : Shared an extract from Suddenly Single by Carol Wyer on the blog tour

Friday : Nothing

Saturday : Took the day off

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

I didn’t get any reminder emails so it’s safe to say I didn’t forget to write anything down in my schedule and at least I managed to fill in some of the gaps. Let’s just call it the quiet before the storm. πŸ˜‚

| NEXT WEEK ON NOVEL DEELIGHTS |

Monday : Nothing planned

Tuesday : Blog tour | Review | The Passengers by John Marrs
Tuesday : Blog tour | Guest Post | White Leaves of Peace by Tracey Iceton

Wednesday : Blog tour | Review | The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe
Wednesday : This Week in Books

Thursday : Blog tour | Review | The Garden of Lost and Found by Harriet Evans

Friday : Blog tour | Review | Liberation Square by Gareth Rubin

Saturday : Taking the day off

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Told you things would get back to normal soon πŸ˜‚. Still ahead of schedule though. I’ve read all of them, I just need to write one more review.

In other news, voting is now open in the Annual Bloggers Bash Awards. I’ve been nominated for Best Book Blog, alongside 64 other amazing book bloggers. I don’t stand a chance of winning but if you feel so inclined to cast a vote my way, please do. I don’t know if they rank everyone but if they do, I’d quite like to avoid coming last πŸ˜‚ . You can vote here

Question of the week : Short versus long books. Yes, of course this was prompted by the Shardlake series by C.J. Sansom. Does a high amount of pages put you off starting a book? What is your cut-off point, if you have one?

I personally don’t care. I mean, I read the Game of Thrones series. Some of those went over a thousand pages and it didn’t bother me at all. Obviously I’d need more time in my schedule to tackle something like that than I do now. And preferably someone to hold the book up and flip the pages for me. πŸ˜‚

Speaking of Game of Thrones, the final series starts tonight/tomorrow, depending on where you are. I will be disappearing off social media every Monday until I’ve had the chance to watch the episode myself so don’t worry if I’m late with sharing your posts or just not interacting. Should probably say, interacting even less. I just know the second I go online, there will be spoilers and I will do anything to avoid that. I so can’t wait!

Right, enough babble for this week. Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend. Have a great week and I’ll see you next time. Happy reading! xx

Weekly Wrap-Up (April 7)

Bit of an odd week, this one. Lots of laughter, which is always a good thing. But also some stress and worrying and not particularly good news regarding my doggie. An emergency visit to the vet’s brought some relief with painkillers and antibiotics but it’s very much a game of wait-and-see, especially considering her age (15 years). We have a follow-up appointment on Thursday so if you have any positive vibes you can send our way, it’d be much appreciated.

To the books! What did I read this week?

| BOOKS I READ THIS WEEK |

Normally I wouldn’t at all be happy with this but since I was a bit distracted and one of those books was 554 pages and another one was 440, I’ll take it. I don’t know why this always sounds like I’m defending myself πŸ˜‚. I’m so ridiculously pleased I was finally able to get started on the Shardlake series and since I’m nicely ahead of blog tour reading, I’m hopeful I’ll be able to squeeze in book 2 really soon. For now, Leah can breathe a sigh of relief πŸ˜‰

| BOOKS I BOUGHT THIS WEEK |

Still none. I had a few preorders but since they haven’t arrived yet, I’ll show them next week. So far I have the withdrawal symptoms relatively well under control but I’m not sure for how much longer. Getting a wee twitchy.

| BOOK POST THAT LANDED ON MY DOORSTEP THIS WEEK |

All for blog tour purposes and boy, am I excited! With thanks to Quercus, Avon, Michael Joseph and Dome Press.

| ON THE BLOG THIS PAST WEEK |

Monday : Reviewed Run Away by Harlan Coben

Tuesday : Shared my review for The Killer in Me by Olivia Kiernan

Wednesday : This Week in Books

Thursday : Joined the publication day blast for the absolutely wonderful Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

Friday : Took the day off

Saturday : Joined the blog tour for the fabulous 55 by James Delargy

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

| NEXT WEEK ON NOVEL DEELIGHTS |

Monday : I don’t know

Tuesday : No idea

Wednesday : This Week in Books

Thursday : Blog tour | Extract | Suddenly Single by Carol Wyer

Friday : Not a clue

Saturday : Taking the day off

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

You can’t possibly imagine how insanely worried I am that I forgot to write something down in my schedule πŸ˜‚. I have one or two (ahem) reviews to write so there may still be something but … so quiet. Things will be back to normal soon, you’ll see πŸ˜‰

That’s it. The sun is out (yay!), I have reviews to write (boo!) and books to read (woohoo!). Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

I will leave you with this delightful find from my dear friend Rae, which cheered me up immensely these past few days. πŸ˜‰

See you next week! Happy reading! xx

Weekly Wrap-Up (March 31)

And just like that, we’re on the last day of March. How the hell did that happen?!

Spring has finally sprung! So have the weeds, so I’ve been outside doing a spot of gardening and enjoying the sunshine to the fullest. During a somewhat odd burst of energy, I even tackled my windows. Completely overdid it so also spent some time on my sofa like some eighty year old granny. But at least the windows are clean so there’s that. One more final word about the arrival of Spring : achoo! Bloody hay fever πŸ™„

Reading-wise, I’ve had a weird kind of week. My concentration levels apparently decided to take some time off and while I felt I was reading up a storm, there were days where I managed about 30 pages in the space of two hours, which really isn’t productive.

| BOOKS I READ THIS WEEK |

Hm. That’s not too bad, I suppose. When I wrote this wrap-up, there were only four. But I managed to squeeze in a fifth one late last night. Still, must do better! By the way, great reads! And one of them may just find its way onto my list of “books of the year”.

| BOOKS I BOUGHT THIS WEEK |

None! Totally nailed it! But I have my eye on lots of goodies that are published on April 4th so don’t get too excited! πŸ˜‚

| BOOK POST THAT LANDED ON MY DOORSTEP THIS WEEK |

With thanks to Penguin and Headline!

| ON THE BLOG THIS PAST WEEK |

Monday : Took the day off

Tuesday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for Nobody’s Wife by Laura Pearson

Wednesday : This Week in Books

Thursday : Shared my review for Whatever Happened to Betsy Blake by David B. Lyons

Friday : Joined the blog tour for She Lies in Wait by Gytha Hodge

Saturday : Took the day off

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

| NEXT WEEK ON NOVEL DEELIGHTS |

Monday : Review | Run Away by Harlan Coben

Tuesday : Blog tour | Review | The Killer in Me by Olivia Kiernan

Wednesday : This Week in Books

Thursday : Publication blast |Review | Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

Friday : Don’t know yet. Maybe nothing. Maybe something.

Saturday : Once again taking the day off

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

This week shall be known as the quiet before the storm because I had a look at my schedule for April and I’m not entirely sure what happened, but it’s just slightly out of control. 😳

Things what annoyed me this week : authors and thank you’s. Getting acknowledged by an author for a review you wrote is of course fantastic. Are they obliged to thank you? No, they’re not. But I’m sure we all appreciate it when they do.

What annoys me are the authors who cherry-pick. Especially on a blog tour. Personally, I feel you either thank everyone individually, post a blanket thank you for everyone or just not thank anyone at all. But to pick and choose and ignore others, I don’t think that’s right. We’ve read this author’s book, we’ve posted our review, we are sharing it like mad all over on a tour that’s all about promoting the author and their book. And when they ignore a review, it’s hard not to take it personally. Someone tweeted something last week about being kind and supportive to authors. I think that works both ways.

Thoughts?

I may make this a regular thing. Things (and people) often annoy me πŸ€”. It’s good to get it out, right?

Time to get to grips with some reviews. Wishing you all a fabulous week and I’ll see you next time . Happy reading! xx

Weekly Wrap-Up (March 24)

This has been one of those weeks that went by in a flash and I can’t remember a single thing about it. Apart from a gloriously sunny day on Friday and feeling like just maybe Spring has indeed finally arrived.

Other than that though, I’ve got nothing. I lead such an exciting life. πŸ˜‚

So, on to the books. That’s why we’re all here anyway, right.

| BOOKS I READ THIS WEEK |

Not bad, eh? Look at me squeezing in books from my own TBR. I’m also almost halfway through the new Harlan Coben and have finally started the C.J. Sansom series in between. I’m also listening to an audiobook over breakfast each morning. Slow going but it works for me as one or two chapters is apparently as far as my attention span will stretch.

| BOOKS I BOUGHT THIS WEEK |

Why yes, I am collecting Harlan Coben books. Why do you ask? πŸ˜‰

I’m also not buying any more books until April 4th. Really. After that, all bets are off.

| BOOK POST THAT LANDED ON MY DOORSTEP THIS WEEK |

So excited about these. All for blog tours and as you can see up above, already read one of them. Huge thanks to Riverrun, Quercus and Simon & Schuster.

| ON THE BLOG THIS PAST WEEK |

Monday : Took the day off

Tuesday : Joined the blog tour for Mama’s Gone by Leopold Borstinski

Wednesday : Hosted a stop on the blog blitz for A Body in the Lakes by Graham Smith and shared My Week in Books

Thursday : Joined the blog blitz for Toys in the Dust by N.M. Brown

Friday : Shared my review for Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward

Saturday : Took another day off

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Two reviews per week? I can live with this. πŸ˜‚

| NEXT WEEK ON NOVEL DEELIGHTS |

Monday : Nothing planned

Tuesday : Blog tour | Review | Nobody’s Wife by Laura Pearson

Wednesday : This Week in Books

Thursday : Review | Whatever Happened to Betsy Blake by David B. Lyons

Friday : Blog tour | Review | She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge

Saturday : Nothing planned

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

For once, I’m actually ahead. I have one of these reviews still to write but other than that, I’m totally winning! πŸ˜‚

I had a huge rant planned for today but I don’t have the time to write it up anymore so maybe another time. My in-laws are on their way over for a fun an entertaining afternoon (note the sarcasm, people). I should probably get ready.

Hope everyone has a fabulous week! See you next time. Happy reading! xx

Weekly Wrap-Up (March 17)

What a miserable week it’s been. Storms raging all over the place bringing lots of high winds, hail and rain. At one point it looked like my garden pond may have flooded but that potential crisis was luckily avoided. I wasn’t quite looking forward to searching for fish in the grass. As it is, we had one casualty. Not a fish but my pretty bird bath, which toppled over and broke in two pieces. RIP bird bath. You will be missed.

Reading-wise, things are going pretty well. I probably could have squeezed in one more book if I hadn’t spent a few hours rearranging my bookshelves. Under duress, I might add. 😜. Now I can’t find anything. It’s all very fine to sort books alphabetically by author but when the only thing you remember is a title, …. πŸ™„πŸ˜‚

Anyway, let’s see which books went from the TBR shelf (downstairs) to the “read” shelf (upstairs) this week.

| BOOKS I READ THIS WEEK |

Sadly, The Dollmaker was another DNF at 72%. Netgalley has been letting me down lately. It’s probably not a bad thing I won’t be using it anymore soon due to my struggles with reading on a kindle. πŸ˜‚

| BOOKS I BOUGHT THIS WEEK |

Oops. But! 🀣 Lizzie Borden was a preorder that arrived this week. And I already owned the Jo Spain books on Kindle so they don’t count, right? 😳

| ARC’s RECEIVED VIA NETGALLEY |

Nothing! I thought it would be hard to stay away from there but so far, it’s actually been a breeze.

| BOOK POST THAT LANDED ON MY DOORSTEP THIS WEEK |

Also, nothing. But I am expecting at least one goodie next week so it’s all good!

| ON THE BLOG THIS PAST WEEK |

Monday : Joined the blog tour for The Secret Child by Caroline Mitchell

Tuesday : Nothing

Wednesday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for Only Daughter by Sarah A. Denzil and shared My Week in Books

Thursday : Shared my review for The Girl Next Door by Phoebe Morgan

Friday : Nada

Saturday : Zip

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Quiet week. Felt pretty good. We all know it won’t last though, right? πŸ˜‚

| NEXT WEEK ON NOVEL DEELIGHTS |

Monday : I don’t have anything planned

Tuesday : Blog tour | Guest Post | Mama’s Gone by Leopold Borstinski

Wednesday : Blog tour | Review | A Body in the Lakes by Graham Smith

Thursday : Blog tour | Toys in the Dust by N.M. Brown. (I don’t know what I’m posting since I haven’t received it yet 🀣)

Friday : I don’t have anything written down

Saturday : Definitely taking the day off

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Another relatively quiet one. I could get used to this.

That’s it for another week. I have the whole day to myself and a pile of reviews to tackle. If I can stop procrastinating for long enough, I may even be able to finish my current book. Which, in case you wondered, is The Night Olivia Fell and it’s so good!

Wishing you all a fabulous week. Until next time! Happy reading! xx

Weekly Wrap-Up (March 10)

Once upon a time there was a week in March and then it was gone. There were a lot of dark days, lots of rain and high winds. Twas also not a productive one, yet full of books and some delightful procrastinating courtesy of Netflix. I binge-watched Harlan Coben’s Safe, which is brilliant, and also took the advice of a fellow blogger (thank you, Jacob) and finally started watching The Crown.

Reading-wise, my week was all over the place. A few misses, a few “meh” and a few corkers. Let’s see what I read this week.

| BOOKS I READ THIS WEEK |

This is not as impressive as it looks. Two of those (Until The Day I Die and Closer Than You Think) were DNF’s and will not be reviewed on the blog. I blame me and not the books. I’m in a mood and I need books that start with a bang and grab me by the collar and not let go. When I find I start thinking of other things I could be doing, it’s time to move on to another book.

| BOOKS I BOUGHT THIS WEEK |

Technically, none. I did pre-order the three below but pre-orders don’t count, right? πŸ€”

| ARC’s RECEIVED VIA NETGALLEY |

None! I’ve only visited there to drop off some reviews and that’s it. I’m increasingly struggling with reading on Kindle lately so my Netgalley days might just be over.

| BOOK POST THAT LANDED ON MY DOORSTEP THIS WEEK |

Excited doesn’t even begin to cover it! Huge thanks to Bonnier Zaffre, Michale Joseph, Avon UK and Headline!

| ON THE BLOG THIS PAST WEEK |

Monday : Reviewed The Shape of Lies by Rachel Abbott

Tuesday : Posted my review for Looker by Laura Sims

Wednesday : This Week in Books which I didn’t stick to 😭

Thursday : Shared my review of Now You See Her by Heidi Perks for paperback publication day celebrations.

Friday : Shared an extract on my stop on the blog tour for The Rain Watcher by Tatiana de Rosnay

Saturday : Joined the blog tour for Punch by Kate North with a guest post.

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

| NEXT WEEK ON NOVEL DEELIGHTS |

Monday : Blog tour | Review | The Secret Child by Caroline Mitchell

Tuesday : I don’t know yet

Wednesday : Blog tour | Review | Only Daughter by Sarah A. Denzil

Thursday : Maybe nothing

Friday : Not a clue

Saturday : Might take today off

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Look at that empty schedule! I’m part proud of myself for cutting down and part completely panicking because I’m worried I forgot to write something down πŸ˜‚

Question of the week : Prompted by my two DNF’s this week, how do you feel about not finishing a book? When do you decide to just admit defeat and move on to something else? Do you have a specific cut-off point, like 100 pages or 20%? On a scale of one to ten, how bad do you feel about not finishing a book? Is there a difference between not finishing a book you’ve bought, received via Netgalley or a publisher? What are the odds you’ll pick this book you’ve not finished up again in future and give it another go?

That’s it for another week. Hopefully next week the sun will be out and the glorious blue skies will return to lift our moods. Wishing you all a fabulous week! Happy reading! xx

Weekly Wrap-Up (March 2)

Hello, March! It’s good to see you! Although why you had to announce your arrival with dark, wet and miserable weather is a mystery to me. Still, we’re another step closer to Summer so I’m not complaining. Much.

I am horribly sleep deprived. The most sleep I had in one night was about 5 hours and it wasn’t even in one go. That said, I have been oddly productive as evidenced by the fact I tackled my pile of ironing at 8 o’clock in the morning. Totally scared myself there. Self and I had a good long talk and agreed this can never happen again.

Reading-wise, I was able to squeeze in a few new releases as a treat to myself. So, what did I read this week? Let’s see.

| BOOKS I READ THIS WEEK |

Not as impressive as it looks since Looker is only 180 pages long. But! I do have a few other things still on the go that I wasn’t able to finish this week (one of which is almost 500 pages) so you know, it’s okay. I’ll take it.

| BOOKS I BOUGHT THIS WEEK |

Just two. Which according to the OH is still too much. Huh? Does not compute.

| ARC’s RECEIVED VIA NETGALLEY |

Apparently After She’s Gone is the second in a series, which I wasn’t told when I was invited to read it. πŸ™„ Run Away, well, I don’t quite remember requesting that one. Immense lack of sleep will do that to a person. But I’m thrilled I got it!

| BOOK POST THAT LANDED ON MY DOORSTEP THIS WEEK |

Another good week at Casa Novel Deelights. Huge thanks to Penguin, Headline, Agora, Avon and Ebury!

| ON THE BLOG THIS PAST WEEK |

Monday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for Inborn by Thomas Enger

Tuesday : Reviewed Dead Memories by Angela Marsons

Wednesday : Shared my most incoherent review ever (!!!!) when I joined the blog tour for The Taking of Annie Thorne by C.J. Tudor and posted My Week in Books

Thursday : Shared my review for The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Friday : Reviewed Between The Lies by Michelle Adams

Saturday : Joined the blog tour for The Blameless Dead by Gary Haynes

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Made it! Bye-bye, frantic February!

| NEXT WEEK ON NOVEL DEELIGHTS |

Monday : Review | The Shape of Lies by Rachel Abbott

Tuesday : Review | Looker by Laura Sims

Wednesday : This Week in Books

Thursday : Review | Now You See Her by Heidi Perks

Friday : Blog tour | Extract | The Rainwatcher by Tatiana de Rosnay

Saturday : Blog tour | Guest Post | Punch by Kate North

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Well, would you look at that! Not a single review blog tour! I know, you’re impressed, aren’t you? πŸ˜‚

Now, I do remember saying that March was going to be slow. Famous last words. Some last minute additions and a glance at Netgalley publication dates and well, let’s just say there is no Hobbit trilogy binge-watch in my near future. But that’s okay! I have it all under control! Really! Where’s the wine?

Right, that’s it! My Sunday afternoon shall be spent writing some reviews and reading up a storm! Hope you’re having a lovely weekend, however you’re spending it. Have a great week! Until next time. Happy reading! xx

Weekly Wrap-Up (February 24)

Happy Sunday! Not entirely sure where this week went. But it’s been full of lovely Spring temperatures, beautiful blue skies and glorious sunshine. Long may it continue! I’ve had it with the cold and miserable weather. Bring on Summer!

On the flip side, this weather somehow has me wanting to clean my house from top to bottom and work in my garden which is all kinds of weird. So I’ve been fighting that urge with every fibre in my body. Hopefully that feeling will pass soon or I may need to undergo an exorcism πŸ˜‚

Reading-wise, I was determined to do better this time after a rather disappointing two books last week. So let’s see how I did and what I read.

| BOOKS I READ THIS WEEK |

Woohoo! I’m pleased with seven books, especially because Their Lost Daughters is an audiobook and those take way longer to finish.

Lacking a bit of enthusiasm there, dude. 7 books! I mean, at least you could smile a ….. oh, wait. You brought wine? All good! Carry on! 😊

| BOOKS I BOUGHT THIS WEEK |

Well, I had to, didn’t I? Wouldn’t want my TBR to run out with all that reading I’m doing. 😏

| ARC’s RECEIVED VIA NETGALLEY |

All this not requesting is fine and dandy and when I DO request, I get the dreaded “denied” email, which I assume is the universe trying to tell me something. But then we have the lovely publishers who invite me to read something and that seems to be a “no, thank you” I haven’t quite mastered yet. Oops.

| ON THE BLOG THIS PAST WEEK |

Monday : Joined the blog tour for All The Little Lies by Chris Curran

Tuesday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for The Shape of Lies by Rachel Abbott

Wednesday : Joined the blog tour for Apple Of My Eye by Claire Allan and shared My Week in Books

Thursday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for My Last Lie by Ella Drummond

Friday : Joined the blog tour for The Glovemaker by Ann Weisgarber

Saturday : Shared my review for To Kill The Truth by Sam Bourne

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

And …. breathe!

| NEXT WEEK ON NOVEL DEELIGHTS |

Monday : Blog tour | Review | Inborn by Thomas Enger

Tuesday : Review | Dead Memories by Angela Marsons

Wednesday : Blog tour | Review | The Taking of Annie Thorne by C.J. Tudor

Thursday : Review | The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Friday : I don’t know yet.

Saturday : Blog tour | Review | The Blameless Dead by Gary Haynes

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

So close to officially surviving February! Am I slowing down? We will see. But I can tell you, you should prepare yourself for the low amount of blog tours in March. I am learning! Somewhat. πŸ˜‰ (Okay, almost, curse those last-minute additions! πŸ™„πŸ˜‚)

In other news, this week marks my two year blog birthday. How the hell did that happen?! Sometimes it feels like I only started yesterday. Sometimes it feels like I’ve been doing it for too long already. πŸ˜‚

Still having fun though, so I guess I’ll go on for another year πŸ˜‰

Thank you to all of you who follow, read my reviews and leave comments. You’re a fine bunch! ❀️

Right, that’s it for another week. Someone (read : I) has four reviews to write for the upcoming week, books to read and lovely sunshine to enjoy. I hope the sun is shining where you are as well. Have a fabulous week and lots of happy reading! Until next time! xx

Weekly Wrap-Up (February 17)

After the longest January ever, February is positively flying! We’re currently having some lovely sunshine and Spring temperatures and that just makes all the difference, doesn’t it?

I can’t say it’s been a productive week though. Unless you count the three hours I spent on cleaning my oven. Yes, it was necessary. The hubby, who’s also the chef in our house, made a right mess of it. After all these years, I still haven’t managed to add “cleaning” to his list of duties πŸ˜‰

Reading-wise, well …. why don’t we take a look?

| BOOKS I READ THIS WEEK |

Well. Erm. I don’t even have an explanation. In my defense, I have been listening to an audiobook which takes a lot longer to finish obviously. But somehow that doesn’t seem like a sufficient excuse to end the week with two finished books under my belt. Must do better.

| BOOKS I BOUGHT THIS WEEK |

None. I didn’t even realise until I started writing this post. All the books I really, really, really want to read aren’t published yet.

| ARC’s RECEIVED VIA NETGALLEY |

All The Little Lies for a blog tour, courtesy of Killer Reads. My Lovely Wife was a wonderful present from Michael Joseph. I’ve had my eye on that one for a while already so I was very excited to get that one!

| BOOK POST THAT LANDED ON MY DOORSTEP THIS WEEK |

Ooh yes, it was a good week at Casa Eva. Huge thanks to Transworld, Atlantic, Headline, OneWorld and Pan MacMillan. That’s probably it until Summer πŸ˜‚

| ON THE BLOG THIS PAST WEEK |

Monday : Shared my review for The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

Tuesday : Joined the blog tour for East of England by Eamonn Griffin with a guest post by the author.

Wednesday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for Where She Lies by Michael Scanlon and shared My Week in Books

Thursday : Joined the blog tour for Flowers over the Inferno by Ilaria Tuti

Friday : I was going to post my Silent Patient review but a) I didn’t want to interfere with the blog tour and b) I haven’t actually written it yet. 😳

Saturday : Nothing

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

| NEXT WEEK ON NOVEL DEELIGHTS |

Monday : Blog tour | Review | All The Little Lies by Chris Curran

Tuesday : Blog tour | Truths and Lies | The Shape of Lies by Rachel Abbott

Wednesday : Blog tour | Review | Apple of my Eye by Claire Allan

Thursday : Blog tour | Review | My Last Lie by Ella Drummond

Friday : Blog tour | Review | The Glovemaker by Ann Weisgarber

Saturday : Social Media Tour | Review | To Kill the Truth by Sam Bourne

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

It’s fine! Everything is fine! I have it all under control! πŸ˜¨πŸ˜‚

In other news, thank you so much to the wonderful person who nominated my blog for the Best Book Blog award at the Blogger Bash thingamajig. It’s very much appreciated and I’m truly grateful. I don’t stand a chance in hell but for once it’s true what they say, being nominated is fabulous enough as it is.

That’s all I have for this week. I have reviews to write (three to begin with) and books to read (also three and that’s just for the upcoming week) so I should probably get to it. Although …. mmmm, lunch. πŸ€”πŸ˜‚

Wishing you all a wonderful week and lots of happy reading! Until next time! xx

Weekly Wrap-Up (February 10)

This week’s wrap-up is a bit on the short side as I’m expecting friends really soon and I suspect they’d like me to be dressed in a more appropriate way than I am right now.

Another week of potential tongue-biting but instead I’ve just been rolling my eyes a lot and have found the best way to deal with seeing people showing their true colours, is to laugh about them in private.

Live and let live, people. It’s not rocket science.

Thank goodness for books, eh? I mean, sure, wine provides a good escape too but my liver prefers the book option. πŸ˜‰

So, how did I do this week?

| BOOKS I READ THIS WEEK |

And another six books bite the dust. I was aiming for seven. Not entirely sure what happened. πŸ€”

| BOOKS I BOUGHT THIS WEEK |

Confession time. I just really wanted to buy something. Anything. I wasn’t even picky. In The Night Wood caught my eye because of the cover. A River in the Trees as well but since I’m on a historical fiction kick lately, that was a bonus. The Companion has been on my wishlist for ages so I fixed that.

| ON THE BLOG THIS PAST WEEK |

Monday : Hosted a stop on the blog tour for You Belong to Me by Mark Tilbury

Tuesday : Joined the blog tour for What Happens in France by Carol Wyer

Wednesday : Shared My Week in Books

Thursday : Hosted a stop on the blog four The Lost Man by Jane Harper

Friday : Shared an extract from Stalker by Lars Kepler for the blog tour

Saturday : Joined the blog tour for The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

| NEXT WEEK ON NOVEL DEELIGHTS |

Monday : It seems this spot is empty. I’m as surprised as you are.

Tuesday : Blog tour | Guest Post | East of England by Eamonn Griffin

Wednesday : Blog tour | Review | Where She Lies by Michael Scanlon

Thursday : Blog tour | Review | Flowers over the Inferno by Iliara Tuti

Friday : Review | The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelidis

Saturday : Might take the day off

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Well, that’s a surprisingly quiet week in the midst of the February chaos. Either that or I forgot something. Eek.

Right, that’s it. Told you it would be short today. I haven’t even been able to think of a question of the week. I’ll try and do better next week πŸ˜‰

Have a fab week and lots of happy reading! Until next time! xx