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! I won't comment on any blog that makes me sign in using another account. 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!
How can we be close to halfway through January already??? Still, it has already been a great reading month for me and by this morning I've completed 14 books, a mixture of novels and novellas, a couple that were started before New Year but finished after, the rest all done since. I've managed to do something towards 2 of my 4 challenges so I need to fit in some horror and a couple of paperbacks so that I've made progress on all four. I'm happy with things so far. I have bought a few books in series I'm following which is exciting and a few horror offerings from an author I enjoy. Happy!
The Aussie Flu is racing through our area according to my doctor on Thursday (just my regular check up, nothing to worry about) and she advised my dad and I not to go out unless necessary, which is kind of worrying. I have the food supplies to last us but it is concerning for a doctor to say that. With my dad and I having other health issues, I think we better follow orders! Is it just me or does it feel all end of days with the Rocket Man jibes, all the natural disasters including the fires and mudslides in California, the more frequent bad storms, pandemics...maybe I started the prepper posts at the right time...or maybe I'm reading too many apocalypse books and getting paranoid!!!
Chuckles Blogging World
On the blogging side of things, this week was ok. I launched my new Prepper feature which seems to have gone down well. I am four weeks ahead in almost all of my regular features, which is good. I've been able to keep up quite well with comments and blog visits and I've found a couple of new blogs to follow which look promising. Overall I'm happy.
I am happy to put a few reviews up this week!
Robert Brown-The Last Blade of Grass
Robert Brown-Barren Fields
Sonya Bateman-Wrong Side of Hell
Sonya Bateman-Dance of the Dead
This week along with sampling and going around the blogs, I launched my Prepping With Chuckles posts. The idea is to help with the basics of prepping, giving hints on everything from gardening-alternative medicine, food storage to security and a lot more. Hope you can join us for that as there are lots of topics that might help you get ready for natural or manmade issues. I also did Simone Pond on Cover Love, Top Ten Tuesday was about books I want to read this year that I didn't do last year and Can't Wait Wednesday was all about The Tudors.
Chuckles Cover Love
Chuckles Goes Sampling
Prepping With Chuckles
Around The Blogs With Chuckles
Top Ten Tuesday
Can't Wait Wednesday
This week Chuckles Chat was all about the different ways we use our e-readers and Game of Thrones Gossip looks at Robb Stark.
Game of Thrones Gossip
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Book Tags/Blog Awards
What Makes You Happy Book Tag
Book Challenge Updates
TBR books I own but haven't read-845
Currently Reading/Up Next
A great reading week! I finished A Dance With Dragons (yea!), read a full length Kitty Norville book, and fitted in three novellas and the three Carrie Fisher memoirs, which wereappointing but short. All in all, eight books read! This week I'm trying to fit in a few apocalypse and zombie books. These are up next...
Next Week on the Blog
There will be a samples post and I'll be going around the blogs as usual. Prepping With Chuckles looks at the Bug Out Bag, Cover Love is Simone Pond again, Top Ten Tuesday is Bookish Goals, Can't Wait Wednesday is Gordon Brown, Chuckles Chat looks at Films Based On Books and Game of Thrones Gossip is Jaime Lannister.