Friday, 6 July 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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Another week of this hot spell has been survived and there is no end in sight to it. I'm getting grumpier by the day and wishing for winter again. I'm not designed for weather like this and I can't get on with tasks around the house that need doing. I'm rearranging furniture in another room-at least, I want to but it's too hot to shift any of it. Too many things needing done at the moment but we'll just have to muddle on. Other than that, nothing really of note to report on.
 
On the reading side of things I'm pleased to have read one novella and three books this week so that has been productive in spite of the weather. I'm keeping up ok with answering comments left on my blog and blog visits but I haven't got anything much done other than posting the regular posts, which is annoying. I just didn't get time to do any book reviews this week or the samples I hoped to deal with. Maybe next week! So to the books I got! Iread a couple of powder mage short stories and that intrigued me to get Promise of Blood which, being fantasy, is out of my comfort zone. In fact, the first three downloads are all new authors to me. The other three are authors I'm giving a second chance to.
 
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Chuckles Blogging World
 It was a decent week without being earth shattering and I'd liked to have got a couple of book reviews done. I'll try again next week!

Book Reviews
 none this week

Regular Posts
I went around the blogs as normal but no samples post which I'd hoped to do this week. Cover Love was KC Tansley, Top Ten Tuesday was a last minute change of mind about books connected to America, Can't Wait Wednesday was Marked and Books From The Backlog featured Hell Divers. 

Chuckles Cover Love

Around The Blogs With Chuckles

Top Ten Tuesday

Can't Wait Wednesday

Books From The Backlog

Discussion Posts
Chuckles Chat was about scenarios we love and hate about mythology and Chuckles Chuntering was a moan about the weather again and wishing for a lottery win!
 
Chuckles Chat
 
Chuckles Chuntering
 
Film Reviews 
none this week
 
Special Posts 
 none this week

Book Tags/Blog Awards
 
Ultimate Book Tag

Currently Reading/Up Next
 This week I read four books which was quite good going. I read Hunter Shea's Jurassic Florida, PK Hawkins Shark, Tim Waggoner's Teeth of the Sea and Tim Meyer's Sharkwater Beach. I'm pleased with that. Next up are going to be a couple more horror selections!


Next week on the blog
I'll be doing my usual regular posts and book reviews!
 

22 comments:

  1. The Powdermage series is the best flintlock fantasy I've ever read (given, that sub-genre is still pretty small, but it's growing!). If you enjoyed the short stories, chances are you'll like the full length novels too. Plus, the first trilogy is all done, so no waiting a year for the next book :-)

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    1. That's the advantage of coming late to a series-the books are already there to binge on and no long waits for the sequels!

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  2. I hope it cools down soon! Have a great week.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. The forecast is hot for next week again and I'm annoyed! Mind you, summers used to be like this when I was a kid. Those were the days that I didn't moan about it!

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  3. I liked both Megalodon in Paradise and The Contest! Two great reads. Hope you survive the heat! :)

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    1. I'm certainly hoping that I like them!

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  4. It has been so hot here as well. I had all of these plans for things I would get done during my week off and I haven't accomplished anything. Enjoy all of your new books!

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    1. It's frustrating isn't it! I have so much that needs doing and it's just too warm to get started on any of it!

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  5. I love that cover of Marked. It's been hot as hell here too. We had a heat index of 105 of the 4th and of course, we were outside cooking. I had a headache by the end of the day even though we had shade, tents and even fans outside. It was nice but boy, was I ever ready for that last guest to leave. Hope it cools down for both of us soon.

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    1. I'm glad I wasn't entertaining in that heat! I agree, lets hope for cooler temperatures and a bit of rain soon!

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  6. I hope the heatwave breaks. We've been stuck in one too but today it finally rained!

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    1. Yea for rain! It's a cloudy start here today but the heat is making it stuffy as well. Looks like a lot of us are suffering at the moment!

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  7. Ooh, you're going to read Contest. It's one of his older books but I had a blast with it. Hope you like it too. It would be a great movie. I'm also reading Megalodon In Paradise. I've been reading his new series and came across this. I'd forgot to read it. Yikes! i grabbed some new creature books that I'll share on my Sunday Post. I hope you get a break from the heat soon. Our weather is hot, hot, hot and no end in sight either.

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    1. Contest sounds really good so I have high hopes for that!I need to get started on Megalodon tonight as I've been lazing around all weekend! I'll be checking out your creature books for sure! I'm becoming obsessed with horror at the moment!

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  8. Ooh, nice to see Promise of Blood on here. It's very good.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I liked the two short stories I read so I figured why not give it a go. It'll be something different from my usual reads!

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  9. Blackout looks good, and I liked Warcross although I have some quibbles about the romance. Hungry things looks like a trip!

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    1. I do have concerns about the romance but I figured I'd try it as I'm now looking for books about games, contests, dangerous trials and stuff like that and this would fit.

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  10. I keep hearing good things about Brian McClennan's books -- I really must try them at some point.

    Still too darn hot here, too; officially a drought now.

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    1. It seems never ending at the moment, this weather. I wanted to try a bit more fantasy so I read two prequel short stories in the powder mage series and i liked the world, the magic and the characters so fingers crossed I'll like the book!

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  11. The Hollow Places looks like it would be a bit creepy. I love the cover. I have to creep and look at your posts this week as I have missed a few. Hope all is going good.

    Mary my #SundayRoundup #26!

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    1. It does look creepy doesn't it! I'm excited about this book haul!

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