Welcome to my new 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 blog! 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!
Well it has been one of those weeks where I've been tired and grumpy with lots of housework to do, and resorting to lounging in front of the TV and buying books for retail therapy. I'm awaiting a package as we speak! I haven't really got any reading done this week, spending time catching up with my Gold Rush dvds instead and chomping at the bit to get started on my Horror Month reads for April! Glad it is finally April so I can get on with those bad boys! I'm excited by what is coming this month! I'll be making a start to my Morganville Vampires series read, plus some horror, Bigfoots, ghosts, zombies just for some added fun...
On the book buying side of things I managed to get a copy of the first repo man book. Not my usual type of read but Barb raves about the series and it does have a cute dog! Also picked up a few new additions to series I'm following-Z Children, The Survivalist and Ranger, which is quite exciting! Also a couple of urban fantasy books and a couple of short zombie stories which I hope to fit in this month in Horror Week!
Chuckles Blogging World:
It was another productive blogging week at The Book Cave. I managed to fit in everything I wanted to do and got a few bonus posts done so I'm happy. I did get all the comments left on the blog answered and had enough time to do some visiting too. Can't ask for much more than that. I had been going to do a post the day Brexit was announced as it is a historical moment but I couldn't find an interesting post to do off the top of my head. Maybe I'll save it for Brexit itself in two years time! Links as always to take you direct to any posts you missed this week.
This week I featured a few retro reads and current reviews so you can swamp your tbrs including zombies, mutant monsters, apocalypses, dinosaurs and some Tudor scandal. A nice mixture this week I think.
Eli Constant-Dead Trees
Bobby Adair-Slow Burn Zero Day
Kendra C Highley-Matt Archer Monster Hunter
Ella March Chase-Three Maids for a Crown
Chuckles Mini Reviews Round Up:
Top Ten Tuesday-Ten Short Stories & Novellas to try!
Chuckles Cover Love-Lucy A Snyder
Chuckles Chat-The Library. What is the service like?
Game of Thrones Gossip #8-Tyrion Lannister
Authors Behaving Badly-An example of how NOT to speak to reviewers!
Guest Post-Booker T from http://bookertsfarm.blogspot.co.uk/ discusses why dogs are better than cats in real life and fiction!
Book Challenge Updates:
It was a pretty good month for my challenges. My Monster Month of March was a success with 26 books out of 31 completed and that was with a few days off from reading as the month ended. I'm happy with that. On the series catch up, I completed all but two series. Each of them has one book left to get me up to date so I can maybe them them on to this month without any problem. Overall, a good month for these two challenges.
Monster Month of March Review
Chuckles 2017 Series Read Challenge Review
My Goodreads Challenge total currently stands at 78/250 so I need to push on this week and get a pile of things read.
TBR total of books I own but haven't read yet stands at 818. I've been buying too many books this month but I plan to reduce that total to under 800 by my next post. I'm confident I can do it if I don't buy anything this week. (HAR!)
That's all for this week! Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to visit my blog and leave comments. You guys are great!