Angel’s Monthly Wrap Up – September 2018

This month was a busy one in real life and on the blog.

I had a lot of posts go up this month. On average it was three posts a day. Now, I didn’t intended for September to be so busy, but it got away with me. For the rest of the year I’m going to be scaling back and trying to focus more on review posts, discussions, and of course giveaways from me. With life I ended up helping work out and working more days then what my nor is. They hired two new employees. I did all their training this time around, instead of several people showing them what to do, one person did it all. If you don’t know; I work at a vet hospital and do kennel care. They call us Animal Care Consultants… I don’t know when they started putting fancier names to kennel staff, but that’s what I do. So, September was busy. I’d drop my son off to school, then take my hubby to the train, then off I’d go to work for 4 hours then back home to get lunch, do a few items around the house or shopping, then off I’d go to pick up my boy from school. Then depending on the day of the week, we have soccer practice and cooking class. Yep, my son wanted to do cooking class. He loves it. He’s happy as a claim each day he goes. Soccer is a way of life. We do that year round, so that’s not new except that AYSO has started and our weekends are booked too. I feel like I’ve been all over the place this last month.

First Day of Cooking Class


What else! The garden is still blooming. My hibiscus just keeps going and going. I love it. I’ve got green beans growing. I planted them late, but now I’ve got some. The carrots aren’t ready yet and the lettuces is till growing, but it’s all looking good. My AreoGarden inside is producing cherry tomatoes and green peppers. I’ve got veggies….. 

Last, I’ve got to tell you about this app I downloaded onto my iPhone. It’s called libib. It’s a website and an app – that catalogs books, movies, music, and video games. I’ve been wanting to find something to feature and keep track of all my physical books I own. I’ve not had much luck in finding something I like, but LIBIB has changed that. They give you your own domain once you sign up that you can make public if you wish to share/feature your books, movies, music, and more. My public site is: https://angelsgp.libib.comso if you are curious on all the books I’ve got on my bookshelf well now you can see them. I still have some manga to add and some notes on which books are signed, but it’s pretty much up to date. 

LOTS and LOTS of GIVEAWAYS. Check them out:











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

Completed: 51 out of 41+ was out of 20 – increased challenge

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

Completed: 33 out of 40 was out of 21- increased challenge

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

Completed: 45 out of 50 was out of 30 – increased challenge

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

Completed: 47 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 146 Books

March Take Control of Your TBR Pile

GOAL: 10 books – Read 12 



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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 – September 2018

  1. Your month has been crazy! Question about liblib, is that one of the ones I can scan the ISBN and it automatically shelves it for me? I downloaded a couple of apps like that, but I don’t know if that is one of them. The first one I used didn’t recognize the first two books I tried to scan so i got discouraged. I don’t want to have to manually add any information if I don’t have to. I currently keep a spreadsheet of my physical books, but I think it needs updating. I always forget to take off the ones I take to the used book store.

    • To answer your question on Liblib; Yes it is one that you can scan the ISBN and it shelves it for you. You can set up your shelves however you like. I did by author with books and on my manga I did by series. It’s a FREE service too until you get to 5000 or something like that then they have a pay services. I don’t have anywhere near that amount of books. The scan feature is what I really liked about it. It made going through my self easy. I also like that I can showcase my bookshelf online to people. You can turn the feature off, but I like having that option too. I only had to manly enter two books because they where Advance Reader Copies and so the scan code wouldn’t go, but all the others went. I had another app that I bought but had issues with the scan feature and so I stoped using it. It was so discouraging. The other thing I like about Liblib is you can add your reviews to the book and you can also add notes like if the book is signed by the author. So you have those added bonus/features. I really like the app a lot!!

  2. And I thought I was busy in September. I also meant to scale back but went a bit crazy. After this month I’ll be slacking abit. Always that way for the holidays. Enjoy your books. Got some good ones:)
    Laura Thomas recently posted…31 Days Of Thrills And Chills #1 ~ GretelMy Profile

    • Ya, I got a little carried away in September. I’ll be scaling back now that holidays are coming up. Thank’s for visiting, Laura.

  3. Awesome wrap up!! So many awesome reviews and reads!!! I love your garden too!!!And your son’s a cutie pie!! Ty! For sharing a corner of your life!! Shared on all my socials!!💖😉

    • You your a welcome. I enjoying see a slice of life from the bloggers I follow. I’m glad to hear you are enjoying the reviews and books featured on the blog. I’m happy with my garden too. Their was a few years without being able to have one and so I’m enjoying the outside again with my little slice of gardening.

  4. oh that’s great! Many things for you this month!
    Melliane recently posted…Phoenix Unbound by Grace DravenMy Profile

  5. I have a hibiscus too and I love them! I just don’t know what to do with it once Winter hits, I read somewhere that I’m supposed to bring it inside and that’s going to be a challenge.

    I kinda envy you, I wish I could work with dogs, cats, etc. all day. I know it has its challenges, I’ll probably be weeping my eyes out if you have to put a pet down.

    Anyway, awesome harvest!
    Braine recently posted…Finally Got My Own #HEA #justgotmarried #blogger #NOLAMy Profile

    • Ya some hibiscus can survive the winters in colder places and others are made for the heat. Mine is a california hibiscus, so it can stay out year round though we don’t get to cold in CA so most of my plants survive and bloom year round. That’s one thing I like about CA, it’s really the only thing I like is that I can enjoy outside year round without having to bundle up in layers.

      Pets/Animals are so much fun… I’ve grown up around them and I can’t see myself working in a filed without animals. It’s got it’s challenges and when a pet does leave us for the Rainbow Bridge it’s sad. Many don’t understand how hard it is on the staff of a vet hospital. We feel the loose along with the pet owner.

      Thank’s for visiting, Braine. Have a wonderful October and Happy Reading!

  6. You’ve been busy! I’m glad your son likes cooking. I wish I did. Have a great October!
    Aj @ Read All The Things! recently posted…The Sunday Post #166My Profile

    • LOL… I’m surprised he likes cooking. I cook; because someone has too, but it’s not something I have ever enjoyed doing.

      Have a fabulous October and happy reading! Thank’s for visiting, AJ.

  7. WOW! You have been very busy indeed. I had no idea you worked with the furkids and at a vets! So damn lucky. I would give anything to work at one instead of the human hospital. Glad to see your son is loving the cooking lessons. That will help him as he gets older to. Love the hibiscus! So pretty! And the vegetables look delicious! So many books again and loving your reviews. Thanks for the update!

    • I’ve always worked in some type of animal field and I’ve done the customer service angle… People complain about everything and the most mundane things, that I truly never wanted to ever do CS again, so when I applied for a job again I was admit when I started working that I want the kennel work. Most don’t like the hard work. It’s lots of cleaning all the time, organizing, walking, and not just playing with furkids, so they don’t last long, but I enjoy the hard work and the chance to spending time with furbabies. The furkids make it all worth while. I’m surprised my son wanted to do the cooking class, but he loves it and asked to sign up for the next one, so he’s doing it again once this one is over. The garden and flowers are great. I’m so happy to be able to have the outside space to work in again. It makes my day to hear you are enjoying the books featured and reviews.

      Thank’s Mary for visiting. Have a great October.