Friday, 20 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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 It has been quite a manic week in my personal Book Cave! Enjoying the cooler temperatures and rain has allowed me to plan the next stage of getting my room sorted out! A new bookcase was bought yesterday which I'm clearing space for and the rest of my room looks like the apocalypse has already hit! I'm in my comfy new computer chair too which is great. I've been doing a bit of work each day on my Goodreads shelves to get them fixed and I think I'm about two thirds done now which is great! Need to get a pandemic shelf sorted and add more to my YA shelf but most of the big jobs are thankfully done. When I'm sure the heatwave is over, we are swapping two bookcases over so the big one id downstairs and the smaller goes into my dad's room. It'll maximise space. And my new bookcase going into my room means nights of work ahead to sort out the books and dvds!
 
It has been an exciting week for book purchases and book grabbing! If you saw my Chuckles Chuntering post you'll have read that my neighbour's friend was doing a book clearout and I picked up a pile of horror, SF, fantasy and historical books for my collection. That was exciting and there could be more to come! I'm not repeating them all here or my post would be ultra long today! I also got a few for myself and the rest of last week's downloads to share! Reading has been slow as my tv digibox is on it's last legs and I'm trying to get everything off it onto disk before it breaks down!

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PAPERBACKS





Chuckles Blogging World
 Busy week as usual trying to keep up with things and remembering to go to Twitter, which I think I forgot yesterday. I hope to find more time to look for blogs about horror and apocalypse books and get more ideas for book grabbing!

Book Reviews
 
SM Wilson-The Extinction Trials
 
Carolyn McCray-Neo Jurassic
 
Regular Posts 
I did my usual Around The Blogs With Chuckles this week but no samples post as I was too busy. Cover Love was Brandt Legg, Top Ten Tuesday looked at short stories, Can't Wait Wednesday was Breakdown and Books From The Backlog was about Falling Sky.
 
Chuckles Cover Love
 
Around The Blogs With Chuckles
 
Top Ten Tuesday
 
Can't Wait Wednesday

Books From The Backlog

Discussion Posts
Chuckles Chat looked at Scenarios We Love And Hate in Creature Feature and Chuckles Chuntering talked about stuff that needs to be done and an unexpected windfall of free books!
 
Chuckles Chat
 
Chuckles Chuntering

Film Reviews
none this week
 
Special Posts 
 
July Reading Update
 
Book Tags/Blog Awards
 none this week

Currently Reading/Up Next
Not a great reading week. I did finish Matthew Reilly's Contest which was really good but never got to anything else. This week might not be any better for reading but these are the next three on my list anyway.


20 comments:

  1. I hope you enjoy your new books! I badly need another bookshelf, but there’s no space for it.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. That was what I was thinking...lack of space in my room is a nightmare but I've just about squeezed it in. Who needs room to walk in anyway!

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  2. Sounds like a pretty productive week and congrats on the new shelf. I saw Fear University reviewed some place recently and already added it to my wishlist. It's been a "tad" bit cooler here this week which has been good. They are calling for rain all weekend and as long as we don't get storms, I'll be okay with it since everything is so dry. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. I'm pleased to get the new bookcase! I moved stuff last night to get the old one into it's new position, ready for this one to slot in! I reckon I'll use it for fantasy, SF and thrillers! Then I can rearrange the other bookcases into genres and tidy it up a bit! I hope you get the rain without the storms-I hate storms. I'm glad it's a bit cooler for both of us!

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  3. I hope you enjoy Fear University! I liked that one a lot.

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    1. I would never have picked it up based on the title or cover as it sounds like a YA paranormal but the blurb sounds really good!

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  4. Kilborn's Endurance is one that I want to read, too. :)

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    1. I've been so keen to read it for so long! It's time to finally get to reading it! I want these three books read before the end of this month for sure as I'm way behind on my planned reads! I'm bumping the new-to-me authors to next month's planned Authorfest!

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  5. Nooo for a bad reading week! And ugh, please, send me the rain!

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    1. I've been badly trying to clear tv programmes from the stupid digibox in case it needs reset or replaced. Ugh it'll take ages to do it! This weekend I'm getting the priority stuff dealt with!

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  6. Well that settles it. Thanks to Devour, I am never going on a cruise ship!

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    1. With the books I read it isn't safe to go anywhere! Not safe to stay in the house either!

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  7. Those downloads look awesome!!! Hope you enjoy them all...and you get a chance to do some reading. :-)

    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. Reading this week could be a vain hope but I want to get some slotted in. Gameland is split into sections so I might tackle that first.

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  8. It sounds like you will have your house just the way you want it in no time. I need to figure out how to fit some more bookshelves in my house! I hope you enjoy all of your new books :)

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    1. I hope I'm on the last leg with all these removals. I think it has been more stressful than moving house!

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  9. Oh boy, I've got to go check out some of these. You found some good ones!

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    1. They look like a good mixture of reads so I'm pretty excited about them!

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  10. You downloaded perfect summer reads!

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