Angel’s Monthly Wrap Up – July 2018

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July is over. OMG where did the time go? July was a busy month. We had camps every week and my hubby started a new job. I also celebrated my birthday.

I got some great gifts from my boys (hubby & son), Spirograph, LEGO Moana, &Planter for my birthday. I bought myself a lime tree and several books, which you can see the books on my post for Staking The Shelves. We planted some green beans, lettuce, and carrots in the planter I got. It’s late in the season, but living in CA I figured either it would come up or not. So far I’ve got some lettuce growing and green beans.


My flower garden is doing wonderful. Take a look at my beautiful blooms.


After I did my post for July on Stacking The Shelves. Two more mail packages arrived the last few days in July. First up is Hooked on a Phoenix. I won this from SourcebooksCasa on their twitter account. Then we have Skin Deep and Face Off. I borrowed Skin Deep from my library and loved it, so I went looking for Face Off. Of course the library didn’t have and since the books where on sale and I had gift cards from my birthday, I picked them up.


Lots of winners on the blog this month.
Congratulations to everyone!

Ellen L won the 3 Month Audible Subscription to celebrate June is Audiobook Month
Dana W. won the Win It Wednesday paperback copy of Wolf at the Door
Mary D. won the Win It Wednesday paperback copy of The Cursed
Casey G. won the Just Couldn’t Put It Down Giveaway Hop for a $5 Amazon eGift Card
Anita H. won the Win It Wednesday paperback copy of Cowboy SEAL Homecoming
Jana L. won the Win It Wednesday paperback copy of Halfway to the Grave


Make sure to check out all the amazing discussion’s for July. The July 2018 Discussion Challenge Link-Up has some great book tags and discussion topics. 


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

Click Here – Win a Sterling Silver Lucky Charm Pendant, plus an autographed paperback copy of Madam Love, Actually. (Open Internationally). 

Click Here – 1 -Grand Prize: $50 Amazon gift card & 5 – $10 Amazon gift cards. Open internationally. For international winners, equivalent order from Book Depository will be substituted if desired.

Click Here – Signed paperback copy of Blessing of Luna.

Click Here Kindle Fire

Click Here The Fixer, The Enforcer, The Negotiator and The Pretender, ebook or print.









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

Completed: 32 out of 20

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

Completed: 25 out of 21

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

Completed: 41 out of 30

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

Completed: 39 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 114 Books

March Take Control of Your TBR Pile

GOAL: 10 books – Read 12 




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Karla Strand
September 1, 2018 7:39 pm

I remember having hours of fun with the original Spirograph decades ago. I am old. Happy belated birthday to you! It’s amazing how quickly the time really goes!

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction
August 31, 2018 7:05 am

Aw, I love that you got Spirograph and Legos for your birthday. How fun!!

Danielle Hammelef
Danielle Hammelef
August 11, 2018 11:24 am

Happy late birthday! I have a spirograph too and have to get it out again soon. Your flowers are gorgeous and I enjoyed your photos. Where did July go? It’s my favorite month where I live as I love the longer days and warm weather. I can’t believe it’s almost mid August as I type this.

August 9, 2018 7:33 am

Happy belated birthday! Your plants look awesome! mine are all sad-looking because we just had a heatwave and it was pretty intense (I’m soooo ready for summer to be over).

You’re doing fantastic on all your challenges, omg! I’m in awe, plus those books look fun, I’m going to have to check some of them out.

Stephanie Jane
August 8, 2018 6:27 am

I am so envious of your Spirograph! I had one years ago and absolutely loved it. Didn’t realise they were still available!

Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict
August 6, 2018 9:51 am

Happy Birthday! Looks like we’re both reading the Pride series! Well I am only a couple of books in, but it is my binge series for now. I’ve been sneaking a few in between books.

Tina @ As Told By tina
August 4, 2018 11:34 am

Happy Belated Birthday! July felt like it happened in a blink of an eye. I love the plant photos, I wanted to have a garden but I forgot to water my mother in law’s plants for a week so I definitely feel like I cannot be trusted with plants lol.

I hope you have a wonderful August!

August 2, 2018 2:40 pm

Happy late birthday! I feel like July didn’t exist this year because it went by so fast. Looks like you get quite a bit accomplished though.

Kathy Valentine
Kathy Valentine
August 1, 2018 3:38 pm

Fabulous wrap up angela!!! Love the books and your pictures!!! Beautiful flowers!! Shared on all my socials!!

Kathryn Trask
August 1, 2018 1:02 pm

All the best with those vegie plantings, as you say living in warm California should enable them to see life, your winters aren’t really that cold are they? Lovely gifts and I hope you have fun with them, that’s what the givers would have been hoping!

Debbie Haupt - The Reading Frenzy
Debbie Haupt - The Reading Frenzy
August 1, 2018 7:22 am

Wow look at that beautiful garden Angela great gifts from you boys! Great book month too You go

Aj @ Read All The Things!
August 1, 2018 7:21 am

Happy birthday! I love your plant photos. I hope you have a good August and enjoy your new books!

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