Friday, 23 February 2018

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 weekend is upon us and I'm glad to see the back of this week. A nice mixture of insomnia and nightmares has plagued me all week leaving me tired and grumpy. This weekend is going to be one of rest and doing as little as possible to try and recharge my batteries! I'll be watching the Winter Olympics again tomorrow and trying to catch up on some reading if I sleep ok tonight. I've been too tired to really read much and added to a few DNFs it hasn't been a very productive reading week. One week left in the dog reading challenge and I still have FIVE to tackle-it's going to be a race to the line. Three of them are in series that I've read at least one book in so I hope to get through them quickly.
 
I did buy a few books as therapy for having a crap week. Well, you have to don't you! It's practically a RULE that you must buy books to cheer yourself up! I've managed to do that this week, gaining a few books from series I follow. I also bought this interesting book about food prepping on a budget which looks fascinating! I also realised I haven't uploaded my prepper non fiction books to Goodreads so figured I better make a start!
 
PAPERBACKS:
 
 
 
 

Chuckles Blogging World
A bit of a poor week here as well. I'm so glad I have weeks of piost ready to go as I had no energy for writing anything much this week! I did pretty much manage to stay on top of blog comments and visits which is something. I might not be around this weekend as I have a date with my duvet!
 
Book Reviews 
I did at least manage to get a few reviews done and ready to go, a few of which are for the Puppy Love Challenge. I admit I'm doing poorly on it at this moment and I have a week to tackle five books which could be a bit of a riot! 
 
Matthew D Mark-Dark Days Rough Roads

Matthew D Mark-Dark Days Troubled Times

Peggy Webb-Elvis and the Dearly Departed

Kevin Hearne-The Purloined Poodle
Kevin Hearne-The Squirrel on the Train

W Bruce Cameron-The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man

Regular Posts
This week I didn't have the time for a sampling post but I went Around the Blogs as usual, though not as many posts as usual to share. Cover Love looked at a K9 unit which was a good excuse to look at dog covers, Top Ten Tuesday was about books I'm no longer interested in reading and Can't Wait Wednesday looked at Days of Panic, an apocalypse book. 
 
Chuckles Cover Love
 
Around The Blogs With Chuckles
 
Top Ten Tuesday
 
Can't Wait Wednesday
 
Discussion Posts 
Prepping With Chuckles this week was about web site resources that you might find useful, Chuckles Chat looked at how we decorate our blogs and Game of Thrones Gossip was all about Arya Stark!
 
Prepping With Chuckles
 
Chuckles Chat
 
Game of Thrones Gossip
 
Film Reviews 
I actually have two reviews this week!
 
Hatton Garden: The Heist
The Hatton Garden Job
 
Special Posts 
 This week I posted a warning about a dog food recall in the US


Book Tags/Blog Awards
none this week
 
 Book Challenge Updates
 
My Goodreads Challenge-36
 
TBR books I own but haven't read-843
 
Currently Reading/Up Next 
I've just finished Loose the Dogs which was a decent read and started reading Dog Duty. I did have a few DNFs which was disappointing. It's all about the dogs this week to finish the Puppy Love Challenge. 
 
 
Next Week on the blog...
 I'm not sure about whether there will be a samples post this week but I will be going Around the Blogs. Prepping With Chuckles will look at WHY you should think about prepping for your family, Cover Love has more cute dogs, Top Ten Tuesday is about favourite re-reads, Can't Wait Wednesday goes apocalypse again, Chuckles Chat is about regular updates and Game of Thrones Gossip looks at Jon Snow.

24 comments:

  1. Yes, sounds like you definitely need to recharge this weekend so enjoy! Hope the nightmares stop - I HATE them. I've been having weird dreams and my Mom is going to have to deal with some flooding this weekend after just dealing with it last weekend so I'll be worried about that.

    Book buying is definitely in order. I've been doing some of that and using annoying neighbors as an excuse - like I need an excuse. Have a great weekend my friend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't know what has caused the nightmares but I've had enough of it! Last night was ok but a couple of rest days should fix me. I hope your sleep isn't being disturbed by these horrible neighbours. Get the scary Scot to come and sort the buggers out for you...I can be very scary when I want to be...I hope your mum gets a break from this flooding-that sounds horrible and stressful. Books all round I think!

      Delete
    2. I only had one dream which could have been tied to them. I pretty much refuse to let them ruin anything -including my sleep. So far, the waters holding and if she can make it to Monday, the local river should crest. I would love for the "scary" Scot to come visit!

      Delete
    3. They haven't seen anything like me! Mind you, when I start yelling, they won't understand a word I say! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for your mother.

      Delete
  2. I hope you feel better soon! Enjoy the Olympics.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I feel at a loose end now it's all over!

      Delete
  3. Sorry to hear about the nightmares and insomnia! I do tend to have many DNF when I don't sleep well too. Hope you get to rest and feel better this week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was nice and rested this weekend but fell over the ironing board this morning to add to my ills! I'm hopeless! But at least I got the ironing finished!

      Delete
  4. Hope your weekend is better than your week! At least you have good books to make things better. :D I like the sound of the 52 Prepper Projects one. Might have to get me a copy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Books always make things better! My weekend reading certainly improved and I think I'll successfully finish the dog challenge with two left to read! I need to take a look at these prepper books and get some of the supplies for these projects.

      Delete
  5. I hope you get some rest this weekend. Nightmares and insomnia are the worst. :( I'm doing some puppy love reading this week, too. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm hopeful that the stupid nightmares have stopped! I don't get many usually...a handful a year or so but last week just wasn't great! Two books to read for my Puppy Love Challenge!

      Delete
  6. Ugh, insomnia, me too. I've been so glad this week I invested in a good book light, so I can cwtch up and read while my wife sleeps without disturbing her. Good luck sleeping better this week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It just leaves you feeling so drained and grumpy doesn't it. I hate these spells! I generally feel too tired to read when it happens which is double frustrating!

      Delete
  7. Books are a good pick-me-up! And even if they don't work we're still getting reading done, right? Ha ha hope you're feeling better though, seriously. I should get some of those prepper books...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Exactly! Books are just like therapy only they are in your house ready and you don't need an appointment! There are some great prepper NF reads on my Goodreads shelves!

      Delete
  8. Sorry to hear that you haven't had a great week. I haven't had any trouble sleeping for a long time but when it happens it is terrible. I am sorry you have had to deal with that. I hope you have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I wish I could read when it happens-then at least the insomnia would be semi-productive! Reading was better this weekend which was a positive...

      Delete
  9. You do have some great books to keep you company. Hopefully you can relax and recharge this weekend. I still have several books to go for my doggie challenge. I have them done, just need to get the reviews done.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've got two left to read and a few reviews still to write then the monthly challenge catch up post looms. I need to do some work on that!

      Delete
  10. I know what you mean about those sleepless nights. I don't even feel like reading...and that's when I know it's bad.
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Reading is a problem for me on those nights. I don't seem able to concentrate. I tend to switch on the computer and blog instead!

      Delete
  11. Sorry to hear about the insomnia, it is awful not be able to sleep. I hope it gets better for you soon. Enjoy the new books!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jenea! It'll pass but I wish it would hurry up!

      Delete