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!
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!
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
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
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
Game of Thrones Gossip
I actually have two reviews this week!
Hatton Garden: The Heist
The Hatton Garden Job
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.