Saturday, 21 October 2017

Chuckles Weekend Roundup

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! 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 passes and we are marching through October if you can believe that. It is surprisingly mild here with a cool tinge and it looks like we're evading the storm expected to hit England. Last night I was safe and cosy in my warm house, reading part two of A Storm of Swords and loving it! This is the best book so far in the series and I'll be reading more today. Yes the books are long and each will take a while to read but I do feel fully engaged in my reading again which is more important! Due to my Game of Thrones 'stuff' splurge during the week, there hasn't been much book buying going on, just a few downloads from the last couple of weeks that look interesting. 


Chuckles Blogging World:
 It was one of those running through treacle weeks again but I got most of what I needed done. I'm averaging two posts a day which is fine and that might go up with book tags (I'm working on a few) and films I hope to get watching. Horror month has been a bust and I just started another Game of Thrones book instead! Well, it is kind of horror isn't it...? Also, I've been tagged in a blog sharing frenzy on Twitter and there are several hundred messages to look at and a ton of blogs to check out! I haven't had time so far but I 'hope' to check some out today! I'm already following a few new people on bloglovin' through it and will be adding to that this week I hope! It's very exciting so thank you Dragonfly for adding me!

Book Reviews:
There was one review I intended to do this week that I never got round to but other than that I got a few done. With my reading slumps recently, I'm not far behind on my reviews now so I better get my reading into high gear again! 

Paul Mannering-Hell's Teeth

Hunter Shea-Loch Ness Revenge

James Herbert-The Rats

Melinda Braun-Stranded

Regular Posts:
No sampling this week again as I was in a Game of Thrones reading frenzy! I went Around The Blogs With Chuckles as usual, Cover Love featured Angela Hunt, Top Ten Tuesday looked at Ten Favourite Drama TV Shows, and Can't Wait Wednesday featured a new apocalypse series by James Hunt.
Chuckles Cover Love
Around The Blogs With Chuckles
Top Ten Tuesday

Can't Wait Wednesday

Discussion Posts:
This week, Chuckles Chat looked at Reading Goal Pressure and Game of Thrones Gossip was all about Robb Stark.

Chuckles Chat

Game of Thrones Gossip

Film Reviews:
none this week
Special Posts: 
 Last weekend, most of the UK were preparing for the tail end of Hurricane Maria and I posted a bit about that and what I was doing to get ready. I also talked about a Game of Thrones inspired shopping splurge!

Preparing for the Storm

Chuckles Goes Shopping!

Book Tags:
The Fall Book Tag

Book Challenge Updates:
My Goodreads Challenge-191/250

TBR books I own but haven't read-842

Currently Reading/Next Up:
 After a massive reading slump I was finally able to finish part one of A Storm of Swords and I'm currently reading part two which so far is the best I've read. I plan to finish this by Monday maybe then see what I feel like doing!

Next Week on the Blog:
Next week I'll be going around the blogs as usual with maybe a few new blogs being included for the first time! Cover Love features Kristen Painter, Top Ten Tuesday is Reality TV shows I like, Can't Wait Wednesday features some more apocalypse fun, Game of Thrones Gossip is looking at Gendry, Hot Pie and Jaqen H'Ghar, while Chuckles Chat discusses anthologies. I hope to do a few book reviews, maybe a couple of film reviews if I get any watched this weekend and I'm working on a few book tags which is fun! I've been tagged for a blog award so I'll get that posted this week too! 



  1. Really, every time I come to your blog I go "yes, yes, must pick up Game of Thrones sometime soon, I really will, I will!" But there's so many other books...

    This autumn is pretty mild, isn't it? I remember as a kid getting up for school it used to be freezing in the morning already by late October, but at the moment I'm not yet wearing a jacket outside!

    1. I've loved the first three books, though the third one was the version split into two parts. I'm starting the fourth one A Feast For Crows tonight!

      Very mild autumn though it was a bit colod this morning. Great reading weather!

  2. I need to sort through my Twitter feed. I managed to follow a few new blogs but so many were coming in I was a tad overwhelmed and needed a break. I'm not very active on Twitter anyway so I'm under a bit of a learning curve. Glad you guys missed a lot of the storm. We are currently under a bad air advisory because an old plastic plant in town caught on fire last night. 18 hours of burning with no end in sight. It's driving the dogs crazy!

    1. I'm using that Twitter feed to check out the actual blogs to see if any have similar interests to me or the same taste in books! Most seem to be into YA, contemporary, romance and crime which is just my luck!

      Ugh, hope it won't keep affecting the poor boys!

  3. I got all excited when I saw Kings of the Wyld! I loved that one, and I hope you will enjoy it too!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. I like the sound of the characters in this one!

  4. Haha, I think I was tagged in that Twitter blog sharing frenzy, too. Those blog frenzies have happened to me a few times, and I love it because I discover new blogs.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. I'm sure I saw your name in the melee! I was going to name a few but wasn't sure that they'd want to be swept into the frenzy!