Celebrating 5 Year Blogaversary


5 years of blogging…


Yep, today is the blogs 5 year anniversary. I’ve had fun and I hope you have too. Before we get to the 5 Giveaways, yes, I said 5 Giveaways how about 5 interesting facts about myself.

5 Interesting Facts About Me:

  1. Countries I’ve visited; Canada, Mexico, Australia, Africa, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, France, Cayman Islands, and The Bahamas.
  2. Sates in the US I’ve been too; Florida, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, California, Hawaii, & Alaska.
  3. My favorite horse breeds; Friesian, Lipizzaner, Appaloosa, & Quarter Horse.
  4. The month and year I was born Don’t You Want Me by The Human League was in the top 100 billboard list.
  5. I was married at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion.


On To The Giveaway’s


*** ALL GIVEAWAYS END JAN 31ST: Giveaway’s will state if they are USA/CA or International or Both.  Please read our Giveaway Policy before enter.  Please enter only the giveaways you want.  The Winner will be notified by e-mail, and will have 48 hours to respond or a new Winner will be chosen.  Winning entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded.  No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law. ***

(Open Internationally) One (1) winner gets their choice of an $8 Amazon eGift Card or a Book up to $8 (US Dollars) of their choice from The Book Depository.  The giveaway is international, as long as The Book Depository ships there free of charge (find that out here!) And, if you are a US winner, I will most likely ship from Amazon – because it will be there for you sooner!

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(Open USA/CA Only) One (1) Used Hardcover copy of Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs.

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(Open USA/CA Only) One (1) Used Paperback copy of Coyote’s Mate by Lora Leigh.

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(Open USA/CA Only) One (1) Signed by Gemma Brocato New Paperback copy of Cooking Up Love.

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(Open USA/CA Only) Win New Copies, un-used, of Hell On Wheels (Black Knights Inc. 1) and In Rides Trouble (Black Knights Inc. 2) by Julie Ann Walker.

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Make sure to check out all the January Book of Choice Giveaway

Good Luck and Happy Blogaversary!!


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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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76 comments on “Celebrating 5 Year Blogaversary

  1. Congrats on 5 years! Thanks so much for all you do! I have found some of my favorite authors and books from your reviews! 🙂 Oh lets see…5 fun things about me 1-I raise monarch butterflies. This past summer we raised and released 1089! 2. I am a Grandma 3. I love wildlife and love taking pictures 4. I love watching First 48 and Live PD 5. I love doing jigsaw puzzles

    • Thank you for sharing and I’m happy to hear that you have found some great new reads through the blog. Good luck in the giveaway!

  2. 1. Music is my life, and I’m a southern gospel singer ❤
    2. I live for fishing!!!
    3. I collect butterflies!!
    4. I am an atheist..figure this one out lol.
    5. I hate the cold so of course I live in frigid New Jersey 😛

    • Thank you Mya for sharing. It was great to learn 5 fun things about you.
      Have a great day and good luck in the giveaway!

  3. 1. I have been married for 41 years.
    2. I just got back from a trip to Disney World.
    3. I have visited 13 European countries.
    4. I read only romance novels.
    5. Ice cream is my favorite dessert.

    • Cheryl thank you for sharing 5 fabulous facts about yourself. Congratulations on 41 years of marriage. I hope I make it that long. And, Disney World is the best. We love it! Really who can turn down Ice Cream… It’s a comfort food and fabulous dessert. Thank’s for visiting and good luck in the giveaway’s!

  4. 5 Things about me:
    I’ve been married to a farmer for 28 years
    I didn’t want to marry a farmer when I was in high school
    I’m the youngest of four and the only girl
    My husband and I have two beautiful daughter’s (25 & 23)
    I don’t like hamburgers

    • Well thank you Julie for sharing 5 things about yourself. I grew up on a farm. My dad was a farmer before he went to vet school and became a veterinarian, but he still did a lot of the farm life and taught me much. Thank you for visiting and good luck in the giveaways!

  5. Thanks for the giveaways

  6. Congrats about the blogaversary! I’ve been reading your blogs for years. I love the Library Love challenge, it makes me be more intentional about using our public library.
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    • Aww I’m so glad you love the Library Love Challenge. It’s a fabulous challenge and it’s great it’s helping you to use your library more. Library’s need all the help they can get. I’m also happy to hear you have been fallowing for years. I love that you enjoy the blog. Thank you for being a follower and good luck in the giveaway’s.

  7. Thanks for the giveaway and happy anniversary! Cheers to more years. 🙂

  8. Your site looks great!

  9. Happy Blogaversary!! Five fun things about me are: I have a pet ant colony. I have a pet rat. I’m a homeschooler. I’m going to a Laughter Yoga class tomorrow. And finally, I once massaged a sheep!!! 😀

    • ^_^ Great 5 things to share. Thank you. It was fun to read your list.
      Have a great day and happy reading!

  10. Five facts about me…

    I’m 29, mother of 4, wife, book nerd and love playing with toys as much as my kiddos do 😉

    • Oh you made me smile. Thank’s for sharing 5 fun things about yourself.
      Have a great day and good luck in the giveaways!

  11. Happy blogoversary! I know I am a follower for at least 2 years, maybe more. I love sewing your recs and hope you’ll enjoy at least another 5 years of blogging.

  12. Happy 5 year Anniversary , I enjoy your blog and reviews.

    • I’m glad you enjoy the blog and the reviews. Thank’s!
      Good luck in the giveaway and happy reading!

  13. Congrats on your blog anniversary!

  14. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging!

  15. thanks so much for the giveaway!!

  16. Congrats on your blog anniversary! Five fun things about me are that I have mounds of books piled all over my apartment, I have a turtle, I love going to auctions, I teach Sunday School and I like to repurpose junk into art

    • Very cool repurposing junk into art. A turtle that’s a good pet ^_^. Thank’s for sharing.
      Good luck in the giveaway and thank’s for visiting.

  17. Congrats on your 5 year blogging anniversary! Here’s to many more.

  18. Congratulations on your 5 years and a wish for many more! I enjoy your site.

  19. Congrats on your 5 years!!

  20. Congrats on the FIVE YEARS!!! What an accomplishment you have there.

  21. Happy Blogoversary :):):) I’ve been following you for the past couple of years and your blog seems to grow and grow, happy for you, I’m glad I’m a little part of it. Man you seem to have such an amazing life 🙂 new goals: how to live like Angela :):)
    okay five things about me
    1) Mexican/American so I’m bilingual 🙂
    2) currently in terrible books slump, I’m talking months girl, so I stay up watching Kpop videos and kdramas. Its an addiction I tell you.
    3)I have a cat
    4)I like watching zombie movies, shows and playing zombie games,, random I know.
    5) favorite genre would be fantasy, but I used to be very into paranormal

    • Thank’s for sharing 5 things about yourself. It was nice. I’m glad to have you as a little part of the blog. Have a wonderful New Year and good luck in the giveaways!

  22. Congratulations on your 5 year milestone!

  23. Congrats on 5 years!! Thats amazing! And thats cool that you got married at Disney. I got married in Vegas!
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  24. Congrats! That’s exciting! I am happy to have you in the blogsphere. Anne – Books of My Heart
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  25. Congrats on your 5 year blogaversary! Love your blog and wish you many more years of success. Thanks for sharing your interesting facts. You are so fortunate to have traveled to so many places. I have always wanted to visit Australia.

    • It was a blessing to have a family that loved to travel when I was a child. They felt that visiting other countries and coulters is more rewarding then learning about it in school. I have to agree! I had fun visiting all these places and hope I get a chance to visit more. I hope you get a chance to visit Australia. I want to go back again with my family some day.
      Good luck in the giveaways and have a wonderful week. Thank’s for stopping in.

  26. Happy 5th Blogaversary! And thanks for sharing those facts about your self and the giveaways. I love horses too. Especially Freesian’s. Have you seen the video of the horses dancing in the dark with the lights on them. It’s gorgeous!
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    • No I don’t think I’ve seen that video of horse. I have a few other horse people friends on Facebook and then find some interesting things to share, but that one I don’t think I’ve seen. It was fun to put together some fun facts for everyone and we all love giveaways ^_^. Thank’s for visiting and have a great day!

  27. CONGRATS Angela!! What a great accomplishment. And I love the five facts you shared. What a great way to celebrate. That is an impressive list.
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    • Thank’s Jen. I thought it would be fun to share some fun facts and I’m glad everyone is enjoying.
      Have a great week!

  28. Congrats on 5 years.
    Ok here’s 5 fun facts about me.
    I’ve been blogging for 13 years.
    My hair is long enough for me to sit on.
    I have 4 brothers and 1 sister.
    Rats are my favorite pets.
    I’m a grandma.
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    • I love the 5 things. Thank you for sharing! I’ve got a co-worker who loves rats and she brings it in to work ^_^.
      Have a great day and good luck in the giveaways.

  29. Congrats on 5 years!

  30. Happy blog birthday angela!!! Love this blog! Shared on all my socials!😉💖👑

    • So glad you love this blog. It makes my day when people tell me they enjoy the blog. I’m happy to have you follow and share. Good luck in the giveaways and have a wonderful day!

  31. Happy Blogoversary.

  32. “Share with me 5 fun things about you or just say something nice!” Happy Blogoversary and many more!

  33. Congrats on 5 years – that’s quite an accomplishment!

  34. Congrats on 5 years! Here’s to another 5!
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  35. Congratulations on your anniversary. Really love your blog.

    • I’m happy to hear you like the blog, Anita. It makes my day to hear when someone likes the blog.
      Good luck in the giveaway and have a wonderful day!

  36. Happy blogoversary!!!
    i love what you are doing since the beginning so i hope you will enjoy sharing with us for a long long time

    • Thank you, Miki. I’m glad you have enjoyed the blog from the start. I hope to have many more years of sharing!
      Have a great day and good luck in the giveaways!

  37. Oh happy anniversary! That’s great!
    I hope you’ll continue for long as I love to read your posts!
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    • Thank’s Melliane! It’s been a fun 5 years and I hope to have many more.
      Good luck in the giveaways and have a wonderful week!

  38. Congratulations on 5 years in the blogosphere!
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