Welcome to my new 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 blog! 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 weekend roundup! I haven't got as much reading done this week as I would have liked. I've been tired all week and spent a lot of time curled up in front of the TV watching my Gold Rush dvds. Over the last two weeks I've binge watched seasons 1-3 and enjoyed seeing them again. I do need to put a lot of effort in for the last week of the month to get a few more books read and up the total a bit. I don't think I'll get all 31 targeted books read as a few are over 300 pages and I doubt I'll have time but I plan to get close.
On the book buying front, I had a bit of a field day! I had a few issues with companies online this week and got stressed out so that was the excuse needed to treat myself to a few books to cheer myself up. Nothing like a bit of retail therapy eh? I read Bigfoot War and loved it so just HAD to buy the rest of the books. As you do. I grabbed the newest zombie book by Nicholas Sansbury Smith and another apocalypse series. I did also grab a few downloads. Am I going to get my book target down to 800 by the end of the month? Hmm, looking doubtful at the moment. Oh well, at least I have more shiny books to enjoy! Now I need to focus on what I'm planning to read next month...
Chuckles Blogging World:
On the blogging side of things I had a productive week overall with plenty of posts uploaded and some good discussion posts. I had a few things to do around the house so I fell a little behind on blog visits so I'm sorry if I didn't appear too often at your blogs this week. Hope to do better next week and be a little less stressed! Anyway this is what was going on at The Book Cave last week with links to each post in case you missed it.
This week I featured four more books in the brilliant Arisen zombie series which I read back in February. If you like fast paced zombie action then you really need to check it out. Book #1 Fortress Britain is quite often free on Amazon. I also reviewed a monster book about a megalodon shark which was enjoyable, and did the latest in my Mini Reviews Catch Up where I review several books on one post.
Michael Stephen Fuchs-Three Parts Dead (Arisen #3)
Michael Stephen Fuchs-Genesis (Arisen #3.5)
Michael Stephen Fuchs-Maximum Violence (Arisen #4)
Michael Stephen Fuchs-Exodus (Arisen #5)
Chuckles Mini Reviews Catch Up: Apocalypse and UF roundup
Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Short Stories
Chuckles Cover Love: G Michael Hopf
Chuckles Chat: Blog Content. What attracts you to follow a blog?
Terror Hits London: A look at the terrorist attack.
Game of Thrones Gossip #7: The Stark Children
Book Challenge Updates:
My Goodreads Challenge total currently stands at 76/250 which is pleasing.
I'm progressing well with my Monster Month of March, getting lots of sharks, Bigfoots and zombies etc read. Not sure I will get all 31 books read as time is running out and there are big books still to tackle. As long as I get close I'm happy.
TBR total of books I own but haven't read yet stands at 826. I had hoped to get down to 800 tbr books left by the end of March but a huge book splurge this week seems to have put paid to that! Still, I hope to hit that goal in the first week or two in April so it isn't a disaster!
That's all for this week! Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to visit my blog and leave comments. You guys are great!