Welcome to my 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!
I can't believe it is the end of another week and time for another roundup. I've been busy this week getting started on the long overdue spring cleaning. I can happily report that the bathroom surfaces are gleaming and as soon as that power steam gadget is fixed, I'm treating the wallpaper, skirting boards and wooden floor to a deep clean! My dad is currently dealing with the kitchen, battling the mice again. The kitchen wall paper will be getting the steam treatment too. I'm going through the cupboards to get rid of all the things we don't need (off to the charity shop) and then we're building a made to measure cupboard to store all the food a bit better. After that it is time to move all the living room furniture into it's new arrangement. I'm dreading it. Six bookcases to be emptied, moved and refilled. A heavy cabinet with tons of breakable ornaments, computer desk and chair, sofa and two chairs, heavy TV unit...ugh! The garden needs plenty done too. Need that all done before end of summer.
I've still been picking up book bargains online...I mean, it's rude not to! There are a lot waiting to be uploaded and I'll get round to it, with the other computer tasks that need doing. I have to go through all my files and declutter, organise my Goodreads shelves and get everything labelled correctly, get my files onto disk for easier access, book cull of my ereaders as my Kobo is full, get priority reading lists done...and more. It's depressing just thinking about it. On the reading side of things I'm feeling that I want to start reading again so maybe things will be ok!
Chuckles Blogging World
My blog feels as if it is getting back to normal this week with a couple of book reviews from earlier this year and most of my regular posts.
Two this week, both from January 2018.
Orion Enzo Gaudio-EMP
Sonya Bateman-Master And Apprentice (Gavyn Donatti #2)
I did my usual Around The Blogs post and Cover Love looked at Lucy Hounsom. Top Ten Tuesday was my own topic of Stay Out of the Woods, Can't Wait Wednesday was Sole Survivor and Books From The Backlog featured Clean.
Chuckles Cover Love
Around The Blogs With Chuckles
Top Ten Tuesday
Can't Wait Wednesday
Books From The Backlog
Chuckles Chat returns with a series of genre topics that starts with What We Love And Hate About Horror. Game of Thrones Gossip looks at the Brotherhood Without Banners.
Game of Thrones Gossip
none this week
none this week
Book Tags/Blog Awards
Chuckles Spring Book Tag
Currently Reading/Up Next
I feel a bit better about starting to get back to my reading so I'm going to get on with the Extinction Trials this week. After that I do hope to read Carolyn McCray's Neo Jurassic.
Next week on the blog...
I'm not sure if I'll have time to do samples but I'm already working on my next Around The Blogs. Cover Love looks at Yumoyori Wilson, Top Ten Tuesday is EMP, Can't Wait Wednesday is Sanctified, Game of Thrones Gossip is Joffrey Baratheon, Books From The Backlog is The Pleasure Palace and Chuckles Chat looks at What We Love And Hate About Fantasy.