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!
Another week has gone by and overall it hasn't been bad. There has been enough of a breeze here to stop the really hot weather in the UK affecting us which is good, my bedroom is finished and looking neater than it has in years and I've got some quality reading done! I got all three of last week's picks read though I did go into the start of this month with one of them but that's ok, and I've already read two books this month! Go Chuckles! I hope I can keep that up over the whole month and can cram in lots of good reads! I'm hoping that a spell of insomnia that hit over the last few days doesn't end up wrecking this month's reading as I get this on and off and have done since I was 15. Still you just have to get on with stuff don't you!
On the booky side of thing, Amazon is annoying me this week. I don't appreciate using the one day delivery service on Thursday to get a notice that the item is coming on Sunday. They'll be refunding THAT payment, I can tell you. Plus I've had two different emails sent 5 minutes apart saying my other package will arrive today and my package will arrive tomorrow, and one sent before that saying it might take up to a week. Talk about confusing! And they wonder why I won't pay a yearly fee for Prime? Service has been getting worse all year but it's the only place I can get all the books I want so I'm stuck with it. *deep breath, focus on the books*
But on a bright note I got to pick more books from the piles that my neighbour's friend is giving away, all FREE! He found two other boxes and I had fun checking them out. So here they are! So pleased to get a few more Matthew Reilly and a few Stephen King, Jeffrey Deaver and Philippa Gregory that I didn't have or had on ebook, same with the Dinosaur Planet books!
Chuckles Blogging World
It was a decent week of blogging all round, staying pretty much caught up on everything and working out possible reads for September and October. I'm feeling pretty organised at the moment! My next task might be going through all my book reviews on Goodreads and my blog and checking if I'm happy with the star ratings and changing those I'm not happy with. I dread to think how long that will take. I swear, I seem to want to invent more work for myself!!!
Russell James-Monsters In The Clouds
Everette Morgan-The Hunt (Tomorrow's Past #1)
Dave Jeffery-Bad Vision
I went Around The Blogs as always with an extended version of 12 posts! Cover Love featured DN Erikson, Top Ten Tuesday was about books that lived up to recommendations, Can't Wait Wednesday was Follow You and Books From The Backlog was Demon With A Comb-Over.
Chuckles Cover Love
Around The Blogs With Chuckles
Top Ten Tuesday
Can't Wait Wednesday
Books From The Backlog
Chuckles Chat looks at Scenarios We Love And Hate In Kid's Books and Chuckles Chuntering was all about reading plans and my new bookcase getting nicely filled.
none this week
July Reading Final Update
Book Tags/Blog Awards
Cake Flavoured Book Tag
Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys Tag
The All About Reading Tag
Currently Reading/Up Next
It was a great reading week! I read Salechii, The Great Zoo Of China and Endurance as planned, along with review copy of Bad Vision. I then started my August reads and have already read Wolf By Wolf and Final Destination 3! These are going to be my next three to start off a new week of reading!