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!
This week the weather was certainly cooler with the odd shower of rain which was a relief to me and my garden plants. I'm sleeping ok which is unusual for this weather but I feel dog tired and slothy every single day when I get up! The good news is that I am still getting some reading done. This was a slower week but I completed two books, DNFed one and read two samples but really I should have done more. Still, better than nothing! I'm still watching season 7 of American Ninja Warrior and enjoying it. On the book buying side of things I did have a bit of a horror splurge this week. I just can't resist my creature feature books. I'll be sharing those bundles of joy with you today!
Also this week I've started the long job of sorting my Goodreads shelves into some kind of order. I changed my short story shelf to books under 50 pages, and added new shelves for anthologies and novellas. At the moment my novella shelf goes to books between 50 and 150 pages but I don't know if that is how I want it or if I raise it to 200 pages. Decisions! I also broke up my dinosaurs and monsters shelf into sub categories-animals go bad (domestic animals), insects and arachnids, dinosaurs, Bigfoot, sea monsters, monster myths (ie Jersey Devil, Wendigo, Mothman etc). It'll make it quicker to find something if I'm doing TTT lists. Still got a ton to do but it's a work in progress! Need to do a bit more each day and gradually it'll get done!
Chuckles Blogging World
Busy week at the blog and I'm pleased to get a few book reviews done and the long awaited samples post!
Nicholas Sansbury Smith-Extinction War
Jeff Strand-The Haunted Forest Tour
Wren Cavanagh-The Last Flag
This week Chuckles went Sampling as well as going Around The Blogs. Cover Love looked at Tina LeCount Myers, Top Ten Tuesday was about the best books we've read in 2018 so far, Can't Wait Wednesday was An Unwanted Guest and Books From The Backlog featured Cursing Stones.
Chuckles Cover Love
Chuckles Goes Sampling
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 in Geographical while Chuckles Chuntering looked at the weather, sunflowers and sorting those Goodreads shelves.
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Book Tags/Blog Awards
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Currently Reading/Up Next
This was a decent enough week for reading. I had planned to read three books but I dealt with two of them, reading Megalodon in Paradise and DNFing Hungry Things. I also read Lake Lurkers and three samples. Decent but could do better! I didn't get started with Contest but I'm reading it next, plus I want to look at Wolf by Wolf and Gameland.