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!
I'm a bit annoyed with myself this week. I had big plans to get lots of stuff read but it just didn't seem to happen. During the day I was preparing bags to go to charity shops from a clearout of my room and getting general housework done in amongst the blogging so at night I just flopped in front of the tv with Masterchef and a few other things like Missing in Alaska and Alaska River Run. I've been watching the news a lot with the General Election being called by our PM which was a massive surprise, and of course coverage of another terrorist attack in Paris. I struggled for days to start getting through the non fiction books that I need to start dealing with. I do have two finished so I guess that's something! Blogging went better but I really need to get more disciplined with the reading!
On the book buying side of things, I decided to buy a whole zombie series without trying the first one. That was REAL restraint, not! I'm only showing the first book as I'll be showing off the whole set in my next Cover Love post! I have pre-ordered a Tudor colouring book which is pretty exciting and a few more non fiction disaster books just to cheer myself up. War with North Korea is looking like a worrying possibility so it set my panic radar sky high and off I went to buy more scary books about nuclear war! *shakes head* I know, I'm a worrier but I've read so many apocalypse books that I just act compulsively sometimes! It doesn't help with these supposed psychics predicting WWIII this year! Erk! I think my dad wonders about my sanity but just lets me get on with it!
My dad bought be a Game of Thrones charm bracelet for a surprise gift which I LOVE and I treated myself to the carved wooden Night's Watch oath to attach to my bedroom door! After such excitement there is only one thing to say...HODOR!
Chuckles Blogging World:
It was another good blogging week. I managed to answer all comments posted on my blog within two days I think except those left on posts over a week old. It can take me longer to find out about them but I get there eventually! I was able to do some decent blog visiting too. I'm looking at finally getting started on the mythology posts I planned in January and I haven't decided yet whether to continue with the music post I did for the first time last week. Click on the link provided to go to each item if you missed it during the week and feel free to stop by and leave a comment!
My book reviews this week were a mixture of urban fantasy, apocalypse and zombies (cue Julie Andrews singing 'these are a few of my favourite things...'...!) I hope that adds a few new books to your expanding tbrs! If I'm going down, I'm taking you lot with me!
David Nelson-A Long Road Ahead (Blaine Family Chronicles #3)
Ben Reeder-Zompoc Survivor: Exodus (Zompoc Survivor #1)
Caethes Faron-Magic Born (Elustria Chronicles #1)
Judith Post-Wolf's Bane
Eric Methven-EMP: No Finger on the Pulse
VM Zito-The Return Man
Kenneth Cary-Curtain Fall (The Gatekeeper #1)
Chuckles Mini Reviews Catch Up
Top Ten Tuesday-Ten Things that make me want to read a book
Chuckles Cover Love-JA Cipriano
Game of Thrones Gossip-The Night's Watch part 2
Game of Thrones Gossip-The Night's Watch part 3
Rest in Purple-Prince Book Tag
Book Challenge Updates:
I've enjoyed the start of my Morganville Vampires series catch up, having read six books and a lot of short stories.I've also started trying to read more non fiction to get the sods off my shelves and give me some space back!
The Great Chuckles Spring Clearout
My Goodreads Challenge total currently stands at 98/250 which is good but I didn't really make inroads this week the way I wanted to.
TBR total of books I own but haven't read yet stands at 809.Not doing much to help myself get below 800. Stop buying books!!!
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!