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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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & 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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23 comments on “Angel’s Monthly Wrap Up – July 2018

  1. 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!

  2. Aw, I love that you got Spirograph and Legos for your birthday. How fun!!
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    • LEGOS are so much fun!!! ^_^

  3. 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.

    • July is one of my favorite months too. Longer days, summer weather, and perfect barbecue time. ^_^ Thank’s for visiting.

  4. 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.

    • Oh my a heatwave. Hopeful August was better. I hope you enjoy the books you try. Thank’s for visiting.

  5. I am so envious of your Spirograph! I had one years ago and absolutely loved it. Didn’t realise they were still available!
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    • I didn’t know they still made them. They are a lot of fun! Thank’s for visiting Stephanie!

  6. 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.

    • I just finished up the Pride series in Audio. I loved it all over again. To much fun!! It’s a series I like to visit. Hope you are enjoying. Have a great August and Happy Reading!

  7. 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!
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    • Oh no forgetting to water…. Yep, July just passed in a blink. I like sharing my plants and I’m so happy to have a garden again. Thank’s Tina for visiting. I always like to meet new people to the blog.

  8. 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.

    • I agree with you… July just flew by and the next thing I know we are in Aug. Thank’s for the birthday wish and visiting.

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

    • Glad you enjoyed this months wrap up and thank you for sharing.

  10. 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!

    • Thank’s Kathryn for visiting. No CA winters aren’t that cold lows 50’s high 40’s so we are good their. I can usually keep some flowers blooming year round. ^_^ Have a great day!

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

    • I had to have a do a separate post for all the books I got this month. It was a bookgasmic month. ^_^ I do love the flowers I’ve got going. It’s so nice to be able to have a garden again. That is one thing I missed when we lived in an apartment was having that backyard to enjoy and plant in. Now I can share the joy of planning with my son and he likes to help. Thank’s for visiting Debbie.

  12. Happy birthday! I love your plant photos. I hope you have a good August and enjoy your new books!
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    • I’m ready for school to start at the end of August. It’s been great having my boy do all these camps, but it’s a lot of running around. ^_^ Thank’s for the birthday wish and glad you like the plant photos. Thank you AJ for visiting.