Saturday, 4 November 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!
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! 

Book Reviews:
Patricia Highsmith-The Talented Mr Ripley

Patricia Highsmith-Ripley Under Ground

Regular Posts:
 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

Discussion Posts:
 This week Chuckles Chat looked at Ebooks v Physical Books and Game of Thrones Gossip was all about the Bad Guys!

Chuckles Chat

Game of Thrones Gossip

Film Reviews:
none this week
Special Posts: 
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. 


  1. I really need to try Patricia Highsmith's work! They're such classics at this point. Thanks for reminding me (and yay that you enjoyed them!).

    1. Definitely not my usual reads but I do love the character!

  2. I'm glad you're feeling better! Ripley Under Ground sounds good! I'll have to check it out! I should do a cull as well, but I always have such a hard time deciding which books should go, especially if I paid money for them. Have a great weekend and happy reading!

    1. I think I find it easier to do a book cull as the majority of what I buy is under £1...makes it easier to part with them! This time round it was a lot of free books from authors and websites!

  3. I’m glad you’re feeling better, and congrats on getting caught up with comments. I’m always behind on comments. It’s a hopeless situation.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  4. Congrats on making some good progress on the reading front. That always feels good. I am so glad to hear the you are feeling better. Have a great week!

    1. Yeah I'm a lot livier these last few days which is nice! Lots to catch up with though!

  5. I'm pretty sure I have a copy of Monster Born on my Kindle. I'm so glad you're feeling better. We've been doing some remodeling (painting, etc) before the holidays so I've been trying to still work in reading. Weekend are the only real time we have to work on things. Hope you have a wonderful week and Booker and Cass send lots of dog kisses your way!

    1. I made a point yesterday of grabbing samples or full books of those I've been spotlighting on Wednesdays. It was time I finally hoovered them up! This week is getting back ahead on posts and dealing with the anthologies clogging up my Kindle...cuddles to the boys!

  6. I'm glad you got to pick up some of the books you were really looking forward to! I remember a couple of those from your "can't wait" posts and I look forward to what you think of them.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. I need to make sure they don't fester for years on the ereaders now! I'm always wanting these books then taking years to read them!

  7. Glad you're back with us. For some reason Highsmith's cover jumps right out at me. I am a sucker for a great cover.
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

    1. I actually like the quirky design too! I'd rather that than covers with a guy sitting on a park bench. Something about the body outline on this cover appeals to me!

  8. Looks like we've been checking out some of the same books. LOL It's great to hear you're feeling better and getting your reading mojo back too. Your book stacks sound like mine. I was just standing in my bedroom with a bunch of books in my hands trying to figure out where they should go. LOL

    My Sunday Post

    1. I'm not getting as stressed on the nights where I don't read so that is something! I plan on watching lots of TV over the festive period (mainly dvds or docs) as well as some junk food and reading!

  9. I'm glad to hear you are feelin' better. And congrats on getting caught up comments too. Hope you enjoy your upcoming read.

    Thanks for stopping by earlier. :)

    1. I need to get ahead on my discussion topics again as I'm lagging on that and reviews. I also need to deal with these anthologies which were breeding on my Kindle and need to be dealt with to get space back! I'll be busy this week but a good kind of busy!