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!
Is it the weekend already? Hardly seems any time since I was changing the clocks. I don't think the extra hour in bed has done me much good though! I can happily report that I have been reading this week! Yes I read one book, DNFed a pile and am reading another. It feels like I'm getting back to normal which is great. A visit to the doctor to adjust medication has made me feel better and less tired (see yesterdays post) and I'm hoping that the sloth spell is over. I also did a book cull that knocked 60 books off my ereader and makes the tbr look a lot better and I plan to start on the paperbacks over the winter to get them out the house and to the charity shops, leaving me space to get this year's purchases onto shelves instead of sitting in piles on the floor to trip me up!
I have been measured in my book grabbing this week as I've been busy online with the book cull, trolling my October posts to ensure all comments are answered (sorry about the six or so I missed!) and making blog visits more of a priority. I wasn't posting much on my own blog but that will change this coming week. Thanks again to all my blog followers who have stuck with me during this time and not run away!
Chuckles Blogging World:
I have caught up with all the comments from October left on my blog. Somehow despite checking back regularly, I missed about six, so apologies for that! I hope to be back on track this week with a few book reviews or maybe some sample reviews if I get to that over the weekend. As always, a link to each post is provided so you can catch up on anything you missed on the blog last week!
Patricia Highsmith-The Talented Mr Ripley
Patricia Highsmith-Ripley Under Ground
This week I went Around The Blogs With Chuckles, Chuckles Cover Love featured Laini Taylor, Top Ten Tuesday looked at Top Ten Scary Things and Can't Wait Wednesday was all about the apocalypse again!
Chuckles Cover Love
Around The Blogs With Chuckles
Top Ten Tuesday
Can't Wait Wednesday
This week Chuckles Chat looked at Ebooks v Physical Books and Game of Thrones Gossip was all about the Bad Guys!
Game of Thrones Gossip
none this week
I did a couple of information posts this week about book culls and getting back to normal on the blog.
Chuckles Winter Book Cull
Thank You Dear Bloggers!
Book Tags/Blog Awards:
Totally Should've Book Tag
Halloween Creatures Book Tag
Book Challenge Updates:
This week I did a book cull on my ereader, removing all the stuff that I'm no longer interested in reading. It has really lightened the load!
My Goodreads Challenge-193/200
TBR books I own but haven't read-806
Currently Reading/Next Up:
I kickstarted my reading this week by DNFing and deleting about 5 or 6 books from the ereader and I also read Ripley Under Ground by Patricia Highsmith which I enjoyed. I don't read this genre usually but I love the character of Ripley. Here are the next books on the reading list.
Next Week on the blog:
I hope to get a sampling post up along with my usual Around The Blogs post. Chuckles Cover Love features Jenn Bennett, Top Ten Tuesday has Ten People You Want on your Team in the Apocalypse, Can't Wait Wednesday has more apocalypse fun, Chuckles Chat looks at Book Assault and Game of Thrones Gossip has a feature on the Good Guys.