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text 2017-12-14 15:16
Sign Up Open ~ 2018 Library Love Challenge


Welcome to the second annual Library Love Challenge hosted by Angel’s Guilty Pleasures & Brooke Blogs.


I hope you will join use in celebrating and support libraries.


If you are like use then you like to purchase every book you want to read. And, well that can put a hurt on your wallet. One way to help lessen the hurt is to check out books (prints, ebooks, or audios) from the library. If you do this then it will help save you LOTS of money $$.


Getting a library card in most places is FREE. So, if you love to read and/or listen to books then grab your library card and join the challenge.




Runs: January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018. You can join any time.


  • Put a sign up post on your blog or (dedicate a Goodreads shelf or LibraryThing) and link it below. Make sure it’s public.
  • The goal is to read at least twelve (12) books from the library, but you can read more. While twelve is the minimum, there is no maximum limit. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you.
  • Any format will work for this challenge (prints, ebooks, or audios); as long as you checked it out from the library, it counts.
  • Books can be any genre (fiction, nonfiction, romance, fantasy, mystery, thriller, horror, etc.).
  • Crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed, including re-reads. The goal is to support your local library and save money.
  • Write a review to enter the giveaway – 2 sentences or an essay, whatever works for you, but there is a minimum of 2 sentences. Not sure what to write? How about something like, “The plot was a delight, but the characters didn’t capture me.” “I enjoyed the story and really liked the characters.”
  • As an added bonus: We are offering up a GIVEAWAY with this Challenge. Winner will be picked at the end of the year!! The entries are the direct links to your book reviews and you will have until Jan. 3rd, 2019to enter your reviews in the linky and then the Rafflecopter. Go here to enter the giveaway: 2018 Library Love Challenge Review Link-ups.




  • Dewey Decimal: Read 12 books
  • Thrifty Reader: Read 24 books
  • Overdrive Junkie: Read 36 books
  • Library Addict: Read 48 books
  • Library Card on Fire: Read 60+ books


To join the 2018 Library Love challenge,


  • Please link your sign-up post in the linky below
  • To enter the giveaway make sure you use the 2018 Library Love Challenge Review Link-ups page foundHERE 
  • Grab the 2018 Library Love Challenge button and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post, so others can join the reading challenge too. You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads/LibraryThing (as long as you have a dedicated shelf someplace).


Once you have your sign up post live, add your link below!

Please grab the button to share, too!


Angel's Guilty Pleasures


What you could win: Winner gets their choice of (2) Books, eBooks, or a combination eBooks/Books of their choice up to $12 each. 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! If you prefer, an eCopy I will send a Kindle, Kobo, or Nook edition. 


Find the Giveaway HERE. For signing-up you get one entry in the giveaway.


Join the Goodreads Group Library Love Challenge, where we talk, share, and discuss the books we snagged/read during the 2018 Library Love Challenge – Click Here



SIGN-UP on the Linky HERE


Source: angelsguiltypleasures.com/2017/12/sign-up-open-2018-library-love-challenge
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Library Love
Some #LibraryLove today!
Picked up these lovely books to read. Maybe this time around I'll actually pick up and start reading Midnight Marked. I've graved it 2x's before, but for some reason wasn't in the mood to read it. Third time is the charm. I wanting to finish the Chicagoland Vampires series before Feb. 2018.
As for Jane Yellowrock. I'm taking my time with the series. Sometimes you want to read one after the other and other times you need a little break in-between the books.
Midnight Marked - http://amzn.to/2AJUlIg
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photo 2017-12-08 22:30
Library Book Store Purchase
Went to my library today and found this beauty in the Library Book Store. I've seen this author and book around, but haven't tried it out. My purchase $0.50c helps the library and I get to grab something new to try.
Daughter of the Sword - http://amzn.to/2jxvLkx
Mariko Oshiro is not your average Tokyo cop. As the only female detective in the city’s most elite police unit, she has to fight for every ounce of respect, especially from her new boss. While she wants to track down a rumored cocaine shipment, he gives her the least promising case possible. But the case—the attempted theft of an old samurai sword—proves more dangerous than anyone on the force could have imagined.
The owner of the sword, Professor Yasuo Yamada, says it was crafted by the legendary Master Inazuma, a sword smith whose blades are rumored to have magical qualities. The man trying to steal it already owns another Inazuma—one whose deadly power eventually comes to control all who wield it. Or so says Yamada, and though he has studied swords and swordsmanship all his life, Mariko isn’t convinced.
But Mariko’s skepticism hardly matters. Her investigation has put her on a collision course with a curse centuries old and as bloodthirsty as ever. She is only the latest in a long line of warriors and soldiers to confront this power, and even the sword she learns to wield could turn against her.
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text 2017-11-29 15:10
Monthly Library Love for Nov. 2017


What do you think of this new feature? I’m going to separate my Library Love from my Monthly Wrap-Up posts on the blog. I want to put focus on all the wonderful things you can pick up at your local library. I practically visit my library once a week and I check out the online catalog almost every other day. I also love the book store they have inside and whenever they do a book sale I check it out. You never know what amazing finds you will find; plus all precedes go to the library. Win! Win! 


This is November’s Library Love. The library is a great place to pick up books, movies, manga, audiobooks, magazines and more. I love my library and the freedom to borrow. 


Movies – The Dark Tower, The Fate of the Furious, Kong: Skull Island




Audiobooks – Archangel’s Blade, Magic Slays, Archangel’s Consort, Hexed




Kid Books – Bob and Flow, Brickbeard’s Treasure, Happy Pig Day!, I Broke My Trunk!, In A People House, Rock-a-bye Room, Small Pig, So Sleepy Story, Stop the Stone Monsters!, Subway, The Thank You Book, Goodnight Little Monster, There Is a Bird on Your Head!




Kid Movies – Dinotrux: Reptool Rescue, Finding Dory, Power Rangers Dino Charge: Hero, Lego Batman the movie: DC Superheroes Unite, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justic League Gotham City Breakout, Transformers Rescue Bots: Return of the Heroes, Trolls, Boss Baby, Spirited Away




My library has a book store. When I visit my library I always stop in to see what they have. I love picking up books at a deal and also getting something to pass onto my followers. I found these beauties and plan to add them to my stake of giveaway books for the summer, Win It Wednesday. 


The Darkest Torment (Hardcover $3), DragonMark (Hardcover $3), Halfway to the Grave (Paperback $0.50c), & Awakened (Paperback $0.50c)




Next Month the Sign-Up for the 2018 Library Love will be going live. Get ready for another amazing year of LOVING YOUR LIBRARY!


Source: angelsguiltypleasures.com/2017/11/monthly-library-love-for-nov-2017
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text 2017-11-02 02:39
Flat Book Society Reading Progress Update: I've read 161 out of 320 pages.
Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime - Val McDermid

While the Flat Book Society Read of Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime - Val McDermid officially starts today, I started the audiobook a week or so ago when it came in from the library.


My impressions so far are mixed.  While I'm enjoying the book, on the surface, I'm finding it surprisingly similar to Gulp  - a random mish-mash of history, interviews with an expert or two, and then summaries of some recent or notorious court cases. And at least in the 1st couple of chapters not as much explanation of the science as I had hoped (for instance, I didn't learn anything about the use of entomology in crime scene investigation that I hadn't already picked up from Temperance Brennan). 

P.S. It took a while to adjust to the narrator's accent. I'm not sure I'm 100% sold that audiobook is the best format for this. The book does include pictures and the flashbacks to history and chronology are a bit harder to follow in audio format.


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