Friday, 29 June 2018

Chuckles Weekend Roundup


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!
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It hasn't been the most productive week in the world. Due to extreme heatwave we've had it is too hot to work in the garden, plus we discovered a big wasp nest and I won't let my dad touch it until we get a professional in to look at it. It's also too hot to do anything in the house except sloth around so no advance on the cleaning and tidying. And with the windows open all day, we got a big hairy spider in the toilet last night. *shudders* I personally can't wait for cooler temperatures and rain! It's too hot to put lights on so my reading time has been limited but I've read two out of the three I targeted this week and I'm halfway through the third, so that's not bad at all. Mostly I've been tracking down old episodes of Ninja Warrior and American Ninja Warrior to enjoy. I love that!
 
On the book buying side of things it was a bit slower this week. I grabbed a few downloads free or cheap that I'll share with you. I did pick up a couple more in the Matt Wallace Sin Du Jour series which should be fun, plus some nice sounding horror. Russ Watts is an author I've never tried. I have tried and DNFed another book by Tim Waggoner but I'm ready to give him another try!
 
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Chuckles Blogging World
Despite my sloth speed this week I've managed to keep up to date with blog visits and answering comments so that's good. I didn't get a few things done like samples and book reviews but overall it was a decent enough week for posting stuff.
 
Book Reviews 
 
PA Glaspy-When The Pain Is Gone (Powerless World #3)

Regular Posts
 This week I went Around The Blogs, Cover Love looked at Sara Beth Durst, Top Ten Tuesday was series I'm done with, Can't Wait Wednesday was Into The Dark and Books From The Backlog was Richard Laymon.

Chuckles Cover Love

Around The Blogs With Chuckles

Top Ten Tuesday

Can't Wait Wednesday

Books From The Backlog

Discussion Posts
This week I did Chuckles Chat which looked at scenarios we love and hate in romance and my new feature Chuckles Chuntering talks about how hot the weather is and how addicted I've become to Ninja Warrior!

Chuckles Chat

Chuckles Chuntering

Film Reviews
none this week
 
Special Posts 
none this week
 
Book Tags/Blog Awards 
 
Mid Year Freak Out Tag

Currently Reading/Up Next
I read The Extinction Files Exile and book 8 of the Carrie Vaughn Kitty Norville series, Kitty Goes to War. I'm halfway through Dream Woods which I'll finish today so it was a decent week of reading considering the heat! The next books I'll be looking at are two by Hunter Shea and Shark: Infested Waters. I'm working on a new TTT list of sea monsters to use in a week where the topic doesn't suit me.
 
 
Next week on the blog
 I'm hoping to try and get a samples post done and will be going Around The Blogs. Cover Love will feature KC Tansley, Top Ten Tuesday will look at books I want to read this summer, Can't Wait Wednesday looks at Marked, Books From The Backlog is Hell Divers and Chuckles Chat will be about scenarios we love and hate about mythology.

22 comments:

  1. Sorry about all the heat. We're supposed to get hit with it this weekend - yuk! I hate it when it gets that hot. Always seems to happen around the 4th of July too. Hope you love the Shea books. Fury of the Orcas is probably the Shea book I've read and liked the least, but it was a still a 3/5 read for me. Most of his rank higher though and I LOVED Jurassic Florida. Please keep Dad away from the nest. That just sounds like it wouldn't work out well for either of you.

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    1. I'm not letting him anywhere near it, don't worry! Both of us have never reacted to stings before but I'm taking no chances with that shock thing I can't spell. I kind of want to get Fury of the Orcas out of the way so I can get to the good stuff!

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  2. Sorry about the heat and bugs. I’m not a summer person because I hate those things (and the neighbors who shoot off fireworks constantly). I hope you have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Fireworks are a pet hate of mine too. I was looking forward to an end to that cold snap but not this bloody hot!

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  3. Jurassic Hell looks awesome, as does Kin! And you can't go wrong with Hunter Shea. Happy Reading! :)

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    1. Lots of lovely horror reads waiting for me this year!

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  4. We're getting a heat wave too. It's supposed to be in the high 90's for days and the pool is a mess so we can't use it until we replace the liner. I'm staying inside plopped in front of a fan!

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    1. Sounds like the right place to be Bark! I'm staying inside until the temperatures drop to a sensible level! Funny how in this weather all I want to do is eat junk food...

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  5. Oh nice, looks like a dino-filled week. I like the books with all the sea monsters too :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. The dinosaurs will be taking a back seat for the moment while I tackle the sea monsters! It's a nice dilemma to have...!

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  6. Jurassic Hell looks awesome ha ha, and Jurassic Florida has one of the funnest covers I've seen lately. Funnest- ugh not a word, I know. :) I hate the heat basically so I'm with you on that.

    Good luck with that wasp nest, they can be nasty.

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Anything with Jurassic usually catches my eye! I'll be reading Jurassic Florida today hopefully. My dad has orders to stay away from that wasp nest. I want to hire someone to safely deal with it!

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  7. Mmm, so many dinosaurs!

    I feel like if summers like this are going to continue to be a thing, I'm going to invest in A/C. I totally wilt in heat like this, just like you!

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    1. It's been a bit of a nightmare. I can't get out to do the shopping because I'd have to shut all the windows and the house would be unbearable by the time I got back. Ugh. I can't go weeks of this weather! I wish I has AC too! The desk top fan doesn't really cut it!

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  8. OH NO! A big hairy spider. I hate spiders! I was lucky to get a copy of Jurassic Florida and I loved it. Willbe reviewing it soon.
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

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    1. I bet your Florida spiders are bigger and hairier! *shudders* My spider fear totally put me off even considering a trip to Australia! Maybe I'll stick with the iguanas!

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  9. I love watching American Ninja Warrior. :)

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    1. I admit I get over excited watching it and get nervous for my favourites!

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  10. It has been so hot around here that I am not wanting to go outside. I am trying to walk to the dogs as early as possible before it gets too hot. Kin looks great so I am curious what you will think of that one. Have a great week and enjoy all of your new books!

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    1. It's times like this when I'm glad I don't have a dog! I am in full sloth mode this week but thankfully I seem to be reading more, not less!

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  11. The weather is very hot here as well, I'm glad I don't have to teach in this heat! I hope you'll enjoy your new books and that your wasp (and spider) problems are over soon!

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    1. It's nice when you don't have to do anything in this heat! Having the windows open all day when you have arachnophobia is difficult but I hope we get lucky and the hairy gits stay outside!

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