Welcome to my feature Chuckles Weekend Roundup where I will be looking at what books I've received, anything interesting I've done or bought or watched and other random stuff. I'll be taking a look back at what happened in my blogging world too, sort of like The Sunday Post that some of you do!
Please note that I'll be visiting your STS/SP as normal, but I don't follow or leave comments on blogs run by Google Plus, or DISQUS as I refuse to join something just to leave comments, and I won't allow DISQUS to follow new people, update my profile or post tweets 'on my behalf'. I am the only one who does that on my social media! I won't comment on any blog that makes me sign in using another account. Sometimes, I have problems leaving messages on blogs hosted by Wordpress-they try to block me because I deleted my account with them but I will persevere as it only happens the odd time!
Another week has gone by and I must admit I'm tired. We're working on getting the kitchen reorganised and turning a junk cupboard into a shelved food storage cupboard. All food will be at a good height rather than crawling around on the floor to see into the back of the old one! I got most of it done yesterday and it wasn't as bad as I feared. We'll use the old cupboard to store things like my dad's bird food, bottled drinks and cans of juice and cleaning products. I've cooked a bit more, made soup and smoothies which is part of the healthier eating without starving regime for this year!
I did a bit of reading this week and I only have two of my required reads for the month ready to go, and then I can get on with mood reading until the month ends. My challenges are going well, the TBR is reducing, I'm fitting in good TV to watch and getting a few pesky tasks done on the computer. Very productive week! I am a little behind on my regular posts but I'll catch up with that at the weekend, and I'm motoring through the book reviews!
I picked up Into the Sounds, the sequel to Into the Mist and I'm reading both for my World Reads post next month which features New Zealand. I also found a short story featuring the same characters on an adventure in France. Nice!
I snagged books 12 and 13 in a spin-off series from the Bug Out books by Robert Boren which I loved. As I've been pretty good overall I treated myself to a new-to-me author and zombie series book one!
Chuckles Blogging World
I've got a few things to catch up with but I should get that done this weekend. I need to go through my Kindle and note down every book I have on it, as I've already done with the Kobo. I then need to mark off which books on those lists have already been added to Goodreads and which still need to be added and get them uploaded. Ugh. Another job for this weekend!
I got a few more off the review backlog done so I'm doing well with that. I'm still aiming to get all or most of last year's books reviewed by the end of this month.
Carrie Vaughn-Kitty in the Underworld #12
Carrie Vaughn-Low Midnight
Carrie Vaughn-Kitty Saves The World
Carrie Vaughn-Kitty's Greatest Hits
Martha Wells-Rogue Protocol #3
Martha Wells-Exit Strategy #4
I went Around The Blogs to find the latest posts to share from all the blogs I visit. Cover Love looked at Elizabeth Briggs, Top Ten Tuesday was great new authors I tried last year and Books From The Backlog featured Haunted House.
Chuckles Cover Love
Around The Blogs With Chuckles
Top Ten Tuesday
Books From The Backlog
Reading Challenges Update 2
Book Review Backlog Challenge Update 2
Tackling the TBR
none this week
Book Tags/Blog Awards
Greek Gods Book Tag
Currently Reading/Up Next
I've been busier around the house this week so not as much reading time. I did read The Chalk Man and The Farm as planned, DNFed Alpha Farm which was poor and started on Into the Mists which I'll get stuck into tonight. I plan to read Into the Mist, a sequel to it and a short story with the same character. After that it is mood reading for the month so I'm still deciding what to read!