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!
It has been a great start to July on the reading side of things with Chuckles attacking the shorter books and prequels-8 novellas and 2 DNFs. It kickstarted me and hopefully the rest of the month will go well. The great news is that all were new-to-me authors and I plan to read on in four series based on what I've read so far (3 urban fantasy and one cozy mystery). That is kind of exciting! I've already grabbed the next books ready to read later this year.
I've been a little slack on the blogging front, taking a few days to reply to all the comments but I'm following more blogs and trying to adjust to reading a lot more posts! Hopefully it will be better this week. I did have a bit of a mini splurge this week but nothing too bad. I just can't resist those brown Amazon packages! I can smell them coming out of the delivery van you know! Overall it has been a decent enough week.
Chuckles Blogging World:
As I mentioned earlier, I've been following more blogs which means more posts to read and it has taken longer to reply to comments this week. I hope to have adjusted to the new regime better this week! I am still happy with my replies but I'm definitely not as good at time management at the moment! I don't feel I got enough posts put up this week. As usual here are my posts from the week. Just click on the provided link for each post and feel free to leave a comment. Comments are moderated so it might take a day or two to see it on the blog!
I managed to get a week ahead in book reviews but I do want to be further ahead than that. I'll try to get a few done today but Saturday is generally quite busy on the blog! I don't know why I struggle to get motivated to write them...I even take notes as I read to make it easier to do them but it doesn't seem to speed up the process!
David Estes-The Moon Dwellers
Rachel Caine-Feast Of Fools (Morganville Vampires #4)
Rachel Caine-Lord of Misrule (Morganville Vampires #5)
I'm still three weeks ahead in my regular feature posts which I'm pleased with. This week on Cover love we had zombies from Keith C Blackmore, Top Ten Tuesday was about the Best Urban Fantasy Series, Can't Wait Wednesday featured a new Kevin Hearne release, Feed my TBR was about books on Anne Boleyn and I share with you the best blog posts on Around The Blogs With Chuckles.
Chuckles Cover Love-Keith C Blackmore
Around The Blogs With Chuckles
Top Ten Tuesday-Best Urban Fantasy Series pt1
Can't Wait Wednesday-Kevin Hearne
Feed My TBR-Anne Boleyn
Chuckles Chat this week was about badly behaved children in public while my Game of Thrones Gossip featured Margaery and Loras Tyrell.
Chuckles Chat-Things That Drive Me Mad About Children
Game of Thrones Gossip-Margaery and Loras Tyrell
none this week
none this week
Book Challenge Updates:
With it being the first week in July, I take a look at my blogging statistics for the first half of the year, in coloured pie chart form!
My Goodreads Challenge total currently stands at 146/250. This was a GREAT week for getting books read. Happy!
TBR total of books I own but haven't read yet stands at 812.*sigh*No real sign of the pile going down is there...
I've just finished Pit Perfect by Renee George which was enjoyable and starting on Nearly Departed in Deadwood by Ann Charles.
SD Perry-Resident Evil: The Umbrella Conspiracy
Next Week On The Blog?
Chuckles Cover Love features SJ Pajonas, Top Ten Tuesday features part 2 of my Urban Fantasy list, Can't Wait Wednesday features a new urban fantasy find, Game of Thrones Gossip features Jon Snow, Chuckles Chat looks at The Rapist/Thug heroes and Feed my TBR will be on the subject of sharks! There will be a Norse Mythology book tag too...
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!