Angel’s Monthly Wrap Up – June 2018


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SUMMER BREAK is in full swing. The last day of school was a party day and early dismissal. My son said Goodbye to Kindergarten and Hello to First Grade… Grandma also came to visit on the last day of school and stayed for a week of fun. They painted a birdhouse, painted several picots, played games, and went for walks. We also took a 3 day mini-vacation with grandma where we went to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park, then took a little drive on HWY 1 to the McWay Falls, and back to San Francisco.

The FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia started in June and we have been watching all the games. We are big football fans and this year the World Cup has been very entertaining and bloody. Wow the collisions, fighting for the ball, etc.. has had some injuries that where brutal.

This summer I planned several summer activities to keep our boy entertained. I’ve got swim lessons going all summer long, soccer class once a week, and several different week long camps, that take place in the AM for 3 hours, throughout the summer break scheduled. This week my son took part in BRAIN: Invention Creation Camp – “Create your own toys using motors, cable, light bulbs, and other materials to make artifacts that you can play with. Learn about machines and vehicles.” Doesn’t that sound like a fun? I never had these cool camps when growing up. I’m a bit jealous. We also have been doing the Summer Enrichment Series Grade 1 that is being offered in June and July at our Library. 

A little news on the blog: If you don’t know or haven’t noticed yet, I’ve got a page set up called My Stars Mean. If you every want to know what my rating means this page has it. I also have at the top menu under Reviews an audiobook review list featuring all audiobook reviews and an audiobook reviews by narrator. So, if you are ever looking for a review check under the Reviews section or type in the title of a book in the search engine on the side bar.

We had lots of winners on the blog this month.
Congratulations to everyone!

Linda T won the Win It Wednesday paperback copy of She’s No Faerie Princess
Cassandra D won the Win It Wednesday paperback copy of Awakened
B.J. B won the Win It Wednesday paperback copy of All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire
Jan J. won the June Book of Choice Giveaway Hop her pick was Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach
Danielle H. won the Beach Reads Giveaway Hop which was a $10 Amazon eGift Card
Janie M. won the Win It Wednesday paperback copy of When Darkness Comes


Drizzle & Hurricane Books shared their thoughts on How I avoid reading slumps (and how you can, too)

The June 2018 Discussion Challenge Link-Up has several great posts on it. Stop on in and check out what everyone is talking about.


We all love giveaways, so check out the current giveaways happening:

  • A verity of items – Click Here
  • $5 Amazon GC (Open INT) Click Here
  • Angel’s Guilty Pleasures is giving away any book of your choice, up to $25 (US Dollars) (Open INT) Click Here
  • Angel’s Guilty Pleasures is one Used Paperback copy of Wolf at the Door
    (Open USA/CA Only) – Click Here


Make sure to double check $ pricing. Some books are still free while others are back to their original or sale price. All links lead to Amazon Affiliate Links

Freebies off Amazon – Preacher: Sons of Sangue, Deadly Obsession, Rain of Ash, Tempted by a Vampire, Pirate Nemesis, Tempting Boundaries, Dragon Got Run Over by a Reindeer, & Dekario


Amazon eCopies Bought – Miss Fix-It, Not Her Gargoyle & Iron Magic


Audiobooks Bought – One Fell Sweep (Audible Credit) & Southern Spirits (picked up for $1.99)


Paperbacks BoughtStand & Deliver

Library BoughtLeopard’s Fury & The Last Wolf

Review Books
Thank you to the authors, publishers, and tour hosts

Received from Authors – Planet Dragos by Thea Harrison, Rebel Bear by Anna Lowe & Rebel Lion by Anna Lowe








Discussion ChallengeGOAL: My level will be 11-20 – Creative Conversationalist

Completed: 26 out of 20

Try Something New: My Goal: Level 3: 21-40 books

Completed: 20 out of 21

Audiobook Challenge: My Goal: Binge Listener (Why read when someone can do it for you) 20-30

Completed: 37 out of 30

Library Love Challenge: My Goal: Library Card on Fire: Read 60+ books

Completed: 30 out of 60+

The Series That Never… Ends Challenge: My Goal: Level One – 5-9 books – Surviving the Book Tsunami

I picked the Charley Davidson Series (13 books/9 to read) for this challenge. I haven’t read or listen to any of the books I have left in the series, yet!

Goodreads Challenge

GOAL: 150 – Read 91 Books

March Take Control of Your TBR Pile

GOAL: 10 books – Read 12 


Books: Pressed to Death, The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Vol. 2, The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Vol. 3, ARC Rebel Bear, ARC Rebel Lion, The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Vol. 4, The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Vol. 5, & Casting Spells
Audio Listens: The Mane Attraction, Shards of Hope, The Mane Squeeze, Allegiance of Honor, About a Dragon, Beast Behaving Badly


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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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14 comments on “Angel’s Monthly Wrap Up – June 2018

  1. That BRAIN camp sounds like to much fun!! I want to go too! I think it’s awesome that your newsletter has an option to do weekly emails. I’ll have to look into mine to see if that’s a possibility.
    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction recently posted…June 2018 Wrap-Up & Best of the BunchMy Profile

    • I finally figured out how to set up my email to offer a weekly option. Some people don’t want to get emails everyday…. The BRAIN camp was great. He had so much fun. Thank’s for visiting!

  2. Thank you so, so much for sharing my post 🙂 I hope you’ll have a wonderful July! <3

  3. You’ve certainly been busy this month! Nice that you son had time to do things with his Grandma, such a special relationship. Read your review of Ocean Light and totally agree with you.
    Kathryn Trask recently posted…Rainy Day Friends. Jill ShalvisMy Profile

    • Glad you enjoyed Ocean Light’s review. It is a nice time every time grandma visits. We always have fun! Thank’s for stopping in.

  4. Awesome wrap up!! Loved the pictures and all the books!!Shared on all my socials!!

  5. I love all the photos. It looks like a busy month. I went to summer camps when I was a kid, but I don’t remember them being very fun. They were like going to school, but outside. I hope you enjoy your new books and have a great July!
    Aj @ Read All The Things! recently posted…The Sunday Post #153My Profile

    • I know, my summer camps weren’t all the great. Thank you AJ for visiting and have a great July. Happy Reading!

  6. I love the idea of that creative summer camp! We didn’t have such things here in the UK when I was a kid (or even now I think), possibly because the holidays aren’t so long?

    • I’ve got about 2 maybe 2 1/2 months to fill with actives for summer break here in the US before he starts 1st grade. I never had any of these fun creative camps growing up, but that could be I grew up in a small town. We now live in a big city, so their are more options. I’m excited for next week… It’s Spy Camp. That sounds cool and fun! Thanks’ Stephanie for visiting. Have a wonderful day and week.

  7. Sounds like you had a nice time with your son and his grandma! And thats great he has so many fun camps to keep him busy this summer!
    The book Disciple recently posted…#SundayPost: So Hot!My Profile

    • It’s always a fun time when grandma visits. We do so many different fun activities and adventures. I’m glad I’ve got him set up in a few different camps. He liked his first one and I hope he enjoys the others. Thank’s for visiting.