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!
This week has been dominated by weather issues as the Beast from the East has come in from Russia and Storm Emma has come up from Europe, hitting the UK at the same time. On Wednesday we got hit with a foot of snow around our house. It's the powdery stuff that is easier to walk in but the wind is howling and it it feels so bitterly cold that you don't want to venture outside! Thankfully, I have supplies, a warm fire, and we haven't lost power so we are doing fine. Today the media reported that these cold conditions are expected to last well into next week which is longer than expected but it shouldn't affect us too much.
I am worried about a delay on my Amazon packages which are to come next week! I have ordered emergency chocolate supplies, books and slippers you can heat in the microwave! My little frozen tootsies can't wait for those bad boys! My reading has taken a hit as my bedroom has no fire in it and it feels like an icebox but I can't read downstairs while my dad is watching football. Gah, bookworm problems! I'm hoping to get up early and read tomorrow which might get me kickstarted. I have lots of good horror to read this month!
Chuckles Blogging World
Thankfully, we haven't lost power so I've been on the computer as normal. I've been able to get my next set of posts done, kept up with the comments left on the blog and visited as many as I could. Time has been tight as usual but I'm happy with the way the week went.
I was in a bit of a mad rush to get my reviews posted and finish my books for Barb's Puppy Love Challenge. I was right on track until I noticed that it was the first of March and I wasn't finished...guess who forgot there were just 28 days in February! Stupid Chuckles! Oh well, I got 11 out of 12 looked at so I'm happy enough overall. Next I'll be on to my Monster Month of March so expect horror and beasties all month!
Cherise Kelley-Dog Aliens
Renee George-The Money Pit
Bobby D Lux-Dog Duty
PD Workman-Loose The Dogs
Simone Pond-Beyond Sight
This week I went around the blogs but didn't get the chance to read any samples. Cover Love was all about dogs again, Top Ten Tuesday was about favourite re-reads and Can't Wait Wednesday featured The Arrival.
Chuckles Cover Love
Around The Blogs With Chuckles
Top Ten Tuesday
Can't Wait Wednesday
This week on Prepping With Chuckles I looked at Common Sense Reasons to Consider Prepping, Chuckles Chat looked at whether or not we do regular updates each month, and Game of Thrones Gossip followed Jon Snow in season three.
Prepping With Chuckles
Game of Thrones Gossip
none this week
This week I posted about the storms battering the UK
Beast From The East
Book Tags/Blog Awards
Behind The Screen Tag
Book Challenge Updates
My Goodreads Challenge-40
TBR books I own but haven't read-843
Chuckles Challenge Update February
Puppy Love Challenge
Monster Month of March
Currently Reading/Up Next
Last week I was spending my time getting caught up with the Puppy Love Challenge but this month it is all about the monsters! I'm still finishing Extinction War, but next up areThe Last Flag, a zombie game show, the next Kitty Norville book and The Haunted Forest Tour. Love that cover!
Next Week on the blog
I'm going around the blogs and I'll have a sample post up as well. Cover Love is about Jacob Franks, Prepping With Chuckles looks at Alternative Light Sources, Top Ten Tuesday is books I must read in March, Can't Wait Wednesday is Sanctified, Chuckles Chat looks at Reviewing Samples and Game of Thrones Gossip is about Samwell Tarly.