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 social media! 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!
Here we are at the end of another week and it's just a few sleeps to go until Game of Thrones is back! I can't tell you how excited I am! I've just rewatched season 4 and I'm not sure how I'll fit in seasons five and six before Monday! Thankfully I have got my dad to start watching it again and he's re-watched season one and is now halfway through season two and is a massive Tyrion fan! So am I. I think he's brilliant. I can't wait to see my dad's reaction to some of the big events in the series!
Moving on to books, it has been a decent reading week. I've looked at a few samples which I'll review on Sunday, and read a few books and deleted a few I no longer want to read. By rewatching GoT my reading time was limited. Next week I need to get a ton done and maybe get below that 800 on the dreaded tbr! I didn't buy much in the way of books but a pre-order arrived along with a few other paperbacks. I bought these before I decided to switch to sampling instead of buying but I am very excited for Shark Island and Warlock Holmes! Besieged and Bad Boys of Brexit were pre-orders coming in and Zombies Run! is a book based on the exercise app which might help get me in shape as I have no mobile phone. I did treat myself to a Happy Game of Thrones Returning gift though...well, you have to don't you!
AUDIOBOOK CD GIFTS TO MYSELF:
I managed to get a really good deal on these two but the rest of the series is too expensive to buy at the moment. Maybe a Black Friday deal...?
Chuckles Blogging World:
I confess that I didn't do that well in blog visits this week. I'm still three weeks ahead in my regular posts and a week ahead in reviews so I'm happy with that. As always, links are provided for all posts from last week and it isn't too late to stop by and leave a comment! Comments are moderated so it might take a day or two to see it on the blog! Don't forget to check out my Next Week section to see what excitement is coming.
I'm not feeling motivated to write any at the moment and I have review notes for books read in May and June which I need to get into reviews and post them online. I'm being really lazy about it and need to do better. I am a week ahead in having reviews ready to post but it won't last long if I don't start getting them written! These reviews were from May when I was catching up with the Morganville Vampires and a few NF.
Rachel Caine-Carpe Corpus (Morganville Vampires #6)
Christopher Whittle-With Hope In Your Heart
Michael Mosbacher-Brexit Revolt
Michael Ashcroft-Well You Did Ask...
I'm three weeks ahead in most of my Regular Features which I'm happy with. It's going to be a big help in allowing me time to go lurking on your blogs and watching some Masterchef Australia which I LOVE! This week on Cover Love I featured SJ Pajonas, I bring you the best of the bloggyverse in Around The Blogs With Chuckles, Top Ten Tuesday continued my look at the Best Urban Fantasy Series, Can't Wait Wednesday was all about Monster Born which looks great, Feed my TBR looked at sharks! I also have a new feature where I share a few thoughts on book samples I've downloaded, called Chuckles Goes Sampling.
Chuckles Cover Love-SJ Pajonas
Around The Blogs With Chuckles
Top Ten Tuesday-Best Urban Fantasy Series pt2
Can't Wait Wednesday-Kris Austen Radcliffe
Feed My TBR-Sharks!
Chuckles Goes Sampling!
Chuckles Chat this week looks at The Rapist Thug as a hero in fiction and why I hate it, while my Game of Thrones Gossip looks at Jon Snow in seasons 1 and 2!
Chuckles Chat-The Rapist Thug Hero
Game of Thrones Gossip-Jon Snow
none this week
Book Challenge Updates:
My Goodreads Challenge total currently stands at 150/250. This was a good week for getting books read and hitting 150 was great.Still a chance of reaching 300 if I can avoid any reading slumps! But 250 would still be a nice booky achievement again.
TBR total of books I own but haven't read yet stands at 808. *grimaces* I hope the sampling for the second half of the year instead of impulse buying helps.
I'm just finishing Melinda Braun's 'Stranded' which was a decent read as well as DNFing two Ann Charles books. Next up this week I plan to look atThe Immortals, which I worry might be too slow for me, The Shadowkiller as I need some Bigfoot in my life and Six of Crows.
Next Week On The Blog?
Chuckles Cover Love features Sarah J Maas, Top Ten Tuesday features part 3 of my Urban Fantasy list, Can't Wait Wednesday features a very long awaited book, Game of Thrones Gossip features Dany in Qarth, Chuckles Chat looks at Selfies and Feed my TBR will be on the subject of sea monsters! There will also be a Game of Thrones special post on S& Ep 1 to enjoy and the first reviews of samples from my ereader!
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!