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!
A bit of a mixed week overall. We are in the middle of a heatwave which has set off my insomnia AND I've torn something in my neck which means I can't get comfortable sitting or lying down. It's all driving me a bit nuts. I hate summer as these warm spells really suck the energy out of me and make me grumpier than usual! I have, however, managed to get some decent reading done which cheers me up a bit. It's been zombies this week! I'm working my way through a Nicholas Sansbury Smith zombie series and I love it! In book three they rescue a military dog called Apollo, a German Shepherd and he's adorable!
On the book buying side of things it has been quiet with books I ordered last week arriving. One is a paperback copy of a book I enjoyed earlier this year-Swamp Monster Massacre. Plus a Tudor colouring book, Game of Thrones guide for seasons 3 and 4, more Game of Thrones journals AND a T Shirt featuring Steve Austin wrestling the Cookie Monster! There is nothing like the arrival of those Amazon boxes! On Thurday a pile of pre-orders are going to arrive so that is something to look forward to. Fun!
Chuckles Blogging World:
Blogging didn't go too badly this week. I'd have preferred to get a few more reviews up but overall it was a decent week. I got most of my regular posts done and I was able to do a decent amount of blog hopping. I would like a bit more time on that, find a few new blogs to follow with similar interests, more time on Pinterest...but I'm pretty busy with stuff and spare time isn't forthcoming! I'm going to take a blog break at some point for a few days to recharge my batteries if I can get ahead this week and schedule some posts! Click on the link provided to go to each blog post if you missed it during the week and feel free to stop by and leave a comment!
A couple of Retro Reads for you this week on the subjects of reapers, zombies and Greek mythology. The other reviews are all from books I read back in March this year.
Eric S Brown-Bigfoot War
Eric S Brown-Bigfoot War 2 Dead in the Woods
Eric S Brown-Bigfoot War 3 Food Chain
Catt Dahman-Louisiana Saturday Night
Stephanie Jackson-The Reaper Within
JW Vohs-Zombie Crusade
JW Vohs-Zombie Snapshots
No funny election post this week as the campaign was suspended in the light of the Manchester bombing. Hope to do one this week though.
Top Ten Tuesday-Ten Winter Books
Chuckles Cover Love-Rhiannon Frater
Around the Blogs With Chuckles
Chuckles Chat-Horrible MCs
Game of Thrones Gossip-The Lannisters
This week I did a special post on the Manchester terrorist attack.
Book Challenge Updates:
My Goodreads Challenge total currently stands at 113/250
TBR total of books I own but haven't read yet stands at 806.Not bad considering the big horror splurge I had!
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!