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!
It has been a week of catch up for sure. In my last Friday post I said that I was taking a week off the blog to lounge around and have a break after my DIY and housework. That turned into a surprise holiday arranged by my dad and I ended up having a seaside break instead. I got back on Sunday and have been trying to catch up on posting blog posts, replying to comments, visiting blogs and more dreaded housework. I do seem to be pretty much back on track now which is good. The irony is that I didn't read a single thing on holiday! I've only read a few short stories since I got back but I do plan to get back into my reading in the coming week.
Naturally, I was book and dvd buying while I was away. I used the famous 'I'm on holiday!' excuse to buy more than I should have done but somehow, I feel no guilt! Now I just need to find a spare bit of shelf for the books I can't fit in and get the dvds watched. Yeah, that could take a while! I'm not sharing all the dvds we got, just what I bought myself!
My dad bought a few superhero boxsets and dvds like the 3 Thor films, Logan and The Wolverine, Deadpool, a pile of Korean films, the Planet of the Apes trilogy, a couple of westerns and Danny Trejo films, a couple of things with Jason Mamoa and Steven Seagal and some cheap horror films. Nice!
Chuckles Blogging World
I'm caught up and back to normal! I even managed to get a few book reviews done!
Chuckles Mini Reviews Catch Up
Carrie Vaughn-Kitty Raises Hell
Cover Love was Elisabeth Wheatley, Top Ten Tuesday was DNF, Can't Wait Wednesday was about Cabin At The End Of The World and Books from the Backlog featured The Tide. I also went around the blogs to pick the best of the week.
Chuckles Cover Love
Around The Blogs With Chuckles
Top Ten Tuesday
Can't Wait Wednesday
Books From The Backlog
Chuckles Chat looked at scenarios we love and hate about YA/NA and Game of Thrones Gossip looks at Brienne. Prepping With Chuckles looks at the importance of having cash.
Game of Thrones Gossip
Prepping With Chuckles
none this week
Finally I'm Back! Holiday report!
Book Tags/Blog Awards
none this week
Currently Reading/Up Next
I didn't read anything during my holiday and since I got back, I've only managed to find time to read a few bits of free serial novels to clear them off my ereader. I've got a few other short stories to look at and then I need to get back into proper books! I'm hoping to look at this one later this week...
Next week on the blog
Cover Love will feature Elisabeth Wheatley, Top Ten Tuesday will be about my summer tbr, Can't Wait Wednesday is The Farm, Books From The Backlog is Endurance, Chuckles Chat is scenarios we love and hate in historical fiction and Game of Thrones Gossip is all about Davos.