Saturday, 11 March 2017

Chuckles Weekend Roundup

 
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!
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Another week goes by and things are going along the same. Despite the continued caffeine withdrawal symptoms (one month and counting) I'm still getting along great in my reading which is keeping my mood up. The Monster Month of March has brought me a mixed quality of books but you expect that and I'm getting through them nicely. Aiming to get that tbr under 800 books before the end of the month! Yeah I know 800 books I own and have yet to read doesn't sound like a reason to celebrate but it was way over 900 at the end of last year so I'm pretty happy!

Book buying this week has been fun! I felt sorry for myself at the start of the week and treated myself to the latest books in the Dirk Patton Voodoo Plague,  Franklin Horton Borrowed World and Darrell Maloney Final Dawn series, a new Darrell Maloney Yellowstone disaster series *screams*, the full omnibus paperback of The Prepper's Crucible AT LAST, and a new apocalypse series to try by Grace Hamilton. Excited! I picked up a few downloads and might save some of them for next week. I also bought some dvds-Scandal S4, Supernatural S10 & 11 and Madam Secretary S1. I do intend to catch up with these and other series eventually! But books come first!

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28 comments:

  1. Yay for book buying! Hope you enjoy your new reads :)
    Wow - you are committed to that caffeine thing! I could NEVER go that long without coffee ;)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. As my posts said, the caffeine was making me ill so there was no choice but to stop it. Now the withdrawals are making me ill but when I think of what damage all that was doing to my system, I'll be happy to never touch it again!

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  2. I can't wait to see what you think of the Carrie Fisher books. I've been wanting to get the latest one but have held off so far. Hope you are able to get under 800 books like you wanted! Hope you have a great weekend and start to feel better from that caffeine withdrawl!

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    1. I'm not really into celebrity bios for the most part but I hear these books are funny so I thought I'd try them. This bleeping caffeine thing is driving me mad...I wish it would hurry up and go away!

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  3. Going to read all of the Carrie Fisher books huh :) I haven't read a single one yet.
    Also, I don't like Disqus myself much.
    Haven't had any coffee for over a week myself, having stomach problems. But I didn't feel any withdrawal this time.. maybe cause generally not being able to eat much is already crap enough, so I must've not noticed the caffeine missing :D

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    1. I've heard good things about the Carrie Fisher books and I need a few laughs I think! Lack of appetite is one of the signs of caffeine withdrawal but it's puzzling that you aren't getting any. Maybe some of it comes down to your own body or other health issues or something. I'm glad you aren't getting lots of symptoms though. Good luck!

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  4. Wow, I hope I never need to quit caffeine. I wouldn’t want withdrawal symptoms sticking around that long. Enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. If you choose in the future to give up caffeine, eat plenty fruit and veg, drink lots of water and fruit juice as that helps limit any symptoms. Also google lists of foods to reduce withdrawal symptoms and take as many as you can. Get advice from doctor about cutting down gradually. Don't go cold turkey like me and you should be ok!

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  5. Hope the withdrawal ends soon. Dark Retreat looks good and what great buys on the DVDs. I've been thinking about checking the Carrie Fisher books out of the library. Hope you and your dad have an awesome weekend.

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    1. I love the sound of Dark Retreat...that type of book always attracts me! I could do with some laughs so I figure the Carrie Fisher books would do the trick. I'm struggling a bit with the book I'm reading-nowhere near as good as the first in the series but I want to get it finished today. That's my weekend excitement...

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  6. Ooh yay for new books! I like the sound of a Yellowstone disaster series. Love that cover of the Yellowstone event.

    I think the Carrie fisher reads would be interesting.

    Hope the withdrawal symptoms go away soon. :)

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    1. I'm quite excited that I now have six series by this author to read-lots of different apocalypse fun! I want to get them all read this year if I can.

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  7. Ooo, Princess Diarist is one I want to read. Curious about the Harrison Ford reveal. Happy reading.

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    1. They certainly had great chemistry in the films so I'm very curious to read about it! I'm glad she got the chance to talk about it before her death.

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  8. I have also heard Fisher was quite funny, open, and honest. Those could be a good pick up. And I live in slight fear of a Yellowstone event; darn geologist teachers and their scare stories.

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    1. A Yellowstone event would be a huge catastrophe indeed. I've read books and watched docs about it as it fascinates me as a subject.

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  9. Great haul! I have thought about picking up one of Carrie Fisher's books so I will be curious about your thoughts. I hope that you get over this caffiene withdrawl soon :(

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    1. I'm not sure when I'll get to them. I want to get all my books read this year but the sheer number makes it impossible!

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  10. I am so tempted to pick up a Carrie Fisher book. I don't usually read non-fiction/biographies but I'm such a fan of hers and people have told me her books are so humorous, I can't help but be curious. I know she also narrated the audiobooks so I'd probably go with that format, but I'm afraid hearing her read might make me sad. The world lost a great talent the day she died.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. It's the humour that is drawing me to the books...so many great reviews of them online. I think Carrie would have been great company on a night out...so tragic that she died like that.

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  11. Buying books is the perfect thing to do when you're feeling sorry for yourself. I also bought myself a couple ebooks that went on sale this week because books make everything at least a little bit better lol. Glad you're excited for your new books and congrats on already making progress on that TBR!

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    1. You have to treat yourself! It's my rule! There are worse addictions that we could have so I'm not going to care...I'm pleased to finally see it moving down a bit. Those author newsletters were fatal!

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  12. Your TBR sounds about as out of control as mine! LOL Congrats on hitting a new milestone!

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    1. It certainly feels that way! I'm getting there slowly but I will get there...Thanks for taking the time to drop by and say hello!

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  13. Oh wow. I didn't think those caffeine withdrawal symptoms were gonna last this long! Sorry to hear that! If I had a TBR of over 800 books I would be a mess LOL! Why do I get anxious about EVERYTHING under the sun??? SMH! You have read 100 books so far??? I know you are an avid reader but still doesn't cease to amaze me! Great job! I'm happy to see so much apocalypses here :) I'll be checking out lotsa your books as I approach Camp NaNoWriMo because my WIP is an apocalyptic and I think I'd like to read some apocalyptic series to "stay in the mood" while I write :)

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    1. They can list from 2 weeks to 6 months. In extreme cases up to a year. None of that cheers me up any! I haven't read 100 books...my reading total for the year so far is 70 completed (varying lengths) plus all the DNFs and those I just deleted from ereaders and goodreads. That overall total is well over 100 now! Yea! Lots of apocalypse stuff to come for you...

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  14. I actually have an essay to write about caffeine addiction and whether it's really an addiction at the moment! Pity I can't reference you...

    I'm thinking of reading Carrie Fisher's autobiographies too. She always seemed so funny and lively!

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    1. I'm guessing they only accept actual book references and stuff huh! If I can help in any way though just say the word. I think Carrie Fisher's books should be entertaining as I've heard good things about it. And the Star Wars diary should be fascinating!

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