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 social media! 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!
It's the end of another week at The Book Cave and it was a pretty good one overall! Reading was excellent as I tackled more of the Morganville Vampires. I have two books to complete and three short stories then I'm done! I should get those done at the start of August. I just couldn't keep up the book a day schedule with things needing doing around the house. Still, at least I know I will finish one big series this year which is good! This month is all about trying new authors from the ereader and in paperback to see which I want to stick with. August will be about finishing off a few series hopefully, including Morganville. So far, summer reading has been good and I hope it continues! I downloaded some books this week but no paperback purchases except one second hand book!
On the blogging side, I remained ahead by the best part of a week but today I plan to tackle the next three top ten tuesdays which are my own topic choice and a discussion post which will put me three weeks ahead with all my regular posts except Around the Blogs and STS which I complete each weekend. In theory this means I can concentrate on getting ahead with my book reviews which I'm a bit behind with. The goal by next weekend is to be three weeks ahead completely which means more time for blog visits and fun stuff! This will make a huge difference to the Book Cave. The extra work this week means it took a bit longer to answer your comments and visit but things should be back to normal this week. I also revamped my blog with a bit more Game of Thrones and Harry Potter and moved everything into some kind of order! I'm much happier with it now!
This week, the books were recommendations from blogging friends that I decided to try or I've seen the books on their blogs. Don't worry if I don't like them-not your fault!
This bad boy will be hanging up on my bedroom wall very soon!
Chuckles Blogging World:
As I said above, I'm aiming to get three weeks ahead in the majority of my posts to give myself more time for fun stuff online like Pinterest and more blog visits. It meant hard work this week to compose my posts but I'm ahead in Cover Love, Can't Wait Wednesday, GoT Gossip by three weeks, Chuckles Chat by two weeks. Today I plan to do a third Chuckles Chat and my three TTT to get a real head start. Then I need to get as many reviews written this week as I can so I am almost fully three weeks ahead. For formatting reasons I always do my STS on each Saturday and I do my Around The Blogs post through each week so obviously I won't get ahead in the. Things are looking good though! As always, click on the links for any post you might have missed last week and say hi! All comments will be answered.
I'm so frustrated by my lack of progress on reviews which is why I decided on this blog-ahead-fest! This will give me more time this week to get a pile of reviews done and have some in reserve for busy days. That's the plan anyway!
Rachel Caine-Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires #1)
Rachel Caine-Dead Girls Dance (Morganville Vampires #2)
Rachel Caine-Midnight Alley (Morganville Vampires #3)
This week my Cover Love looked at a beautiful set of apocalypse books by Kate Morris. I lurked on the blogs of others to bring you Around The Blogs With Chuckles which looks at the best posts out there that you may have missed. Top Ten Tuesday was best books read in 2017 so far while Can't Wait Wednesday was The Prisoner of Azkaban illustrated! No Feed my TBR this week because I forgot about it!
Chuckles Cover Love-Kate Morris
Around The Blogs With Chuckles
Top Ten Tuesday-Best Books Read in 2017
Can't Wait Wednesday-Prisoner of Azkaban
This week my Chuckles Chat was on AI in your home and my Game of Thrones Gossip Post was on Catelyn Stark.
Chuckles Chat-AI In Your Home
Game of Thrones Gossip-Catelyn Stark
I talk about how Harry Potter reawakened my love of reading and helped my depression, as we celebrate 20 years since the first book was published..
Happy Birthday Harry Potter
none this week
Book Challenge Updates:
Reading With Chuckles June Review
My Goodreads Challenge total currently stands at 132/250. This was another productive week for getting books read.
TBR total of books I own but haven't read yet stands at 819.*sigh* I did show restraint and only picked up a few downloads this week but this month I need the total down below 800 and staying there!
Today I start my July New-To-Me Challenge so I'll be trying a pile of new authors. The immediate plan this afternoon is to read KT Tomb-Dinosaur Island.
I'm going with a few shorter stories/prequels stories that I want to try. MV Stott, JA Cipriano, David Bussell, HD Lynn and Saul Tanpepper are first up!
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!