Angel’s Monthly Wrap Up – October 2018

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October is over… OH MY GOD where did the year go? Only two months left in 2018! I had a lot of fun in October. I planted a few new plants in the garden in my backyard. Made cupcakes and rice crispy treats with my boy. He loves too cook. This was the first time I picked up the pastry bag and OH MY what a difference it makes for icing the cupcakes. I’m in love and from now on I’ll be getting the pastry bags. Easy Easy Easy that’s what those pastry bags are.

My mom and step-dad (grandparents) came for a visit. While the boy was at school I took them to the Japans Tea Garden and the SF Botanical Garden all located at the Golden Gate Park and both are in walking distance from each other. It was the first time I had been and them. We had a great time out and both places are very nice. If you visit San Fransisco I’d recommend visiting these locations.

Last, HAPPY HALLOWEEN. We did all the usual halloween stuff. Like carving pumpkins, trick or treating at daddy’s work and out that night, and the party at school. We also had several birthday parties we went too.


LOTS of GIVEAWAYS. Check them out:








I had a surprise giveaway on the blog this month. Keep an eye out for more!


I and some other’s hosted events during the FraterFest Read-A-Thon. I tried to do a few of the challenges too; besides my own offered. 


I also participated in the Fall Into Books Challenge; which took place in Sept & Oct.



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: 35 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: 50 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 159 Books

March Take Control of Your TBR Pile

GOAL: 10 books – Read 12 

2018 Fraterfest Readathon

GOAL: 3 Books – Read 2 


This is a combination of September and October Winners on the blog!

Amber won the $10 gift during the Stuck in a Good Book Hop.

Nikki S. won the giveaway for the paperback copy of Moon Called by Patricia Briggs.

Jana B. won the giveaway for the 1st 4 books in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series offered up during the Books That Need More Attention Giveaway Hop.

Jackie B. won the giveaway for any book up to $12 during the FraterfestRAT event, Halloween Bookshelf / eReader Scavenger Hunt. She picked Sealed With A Curse (paperback).

Dan D. won the giveaway for any Halloween type/themed book up to $12 during the Howl-o-Ween Giveaway Hop. He picked Penpal by Nathan Auerbach.

Megan K won the September Book of Choice Giveaway Hop and picked Love, Hate And Other Filters by Samira Ahmed. 


Windburn, Jinn’s Dominion, Dragon’s Ground, Archangel’s Prophecy, Witch’s Reign, Bound, Fighting for Everything, Highland Hellion, Gone Hunting, Soulfire, Lionheart, & Proven Guilty.


Thank’s for stopping in and checking out October’s Monthly Wrap!


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Melanie Simmons
November 3, 2018 2:51 pm

Isn’t it funny how we never visit attractions and sites around our home unless family or friends are in town? I know I’ve been like that in Atlanta and also in Columbus Ohio. Glad you had a good October. I hope November is just as much fun.

Kathy Valentine
Kathy Valentine
November 1, 2018 8:46 am

Awesome pictures angela!!! Great wrap up too!! Shared on all my socials!!😉💖

Aj @ Read All The Things!
November 1, 2018 7:44 am

Those cupcakes look yummy. The botanical garden looks like a nice place for a walk. I went to the one in Denver recently, and it was very pretty. Have a great November!

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