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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Stacking The Shelves and Sunday Post

This meme is hosted by Tynga over at Team Tynga's Reviews, which she describes as follows:

"Stacking The Shelves is all about the books we are adding to our shelves each week, sharing with you our excitement for our newest titles and maybe have you discover a new book in the process!"

Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

We've had a bit of rain this week, which we desperately needed. The temps have taken a nosedive since I opened the pool (figures, LOL!), and our heat isn't looking like it is going to return anytime soon. For the next two weeks, the highest temp is 22 degrees Celsius, which is 71 Fahrenheit. So, still pleasant, but not going to warm up the pool that much!

 Have you all been taking advantage of the FREE audiobooks that SYNC has been offering? I love this program! Each week during the summer, there is a new pair of audiobooks up for grabs and you need to download them before the new pair is up which takes place every Thursday at 7:00 AM EST. The pairing consists of a newer YA book with a classic or non-fiction title, and it's based on a weekly theme. The books are suitable for ages 13+.

Here are the Week 8 FREE audiobooks, which you can download HERE. You have to download them by 7:00 AM EST on June 22nd. Once you have downloaded them, the audiobooks are yours to keep forever and listen at your leisure.

Here is information about Week 8's theme:

During Week 8 of AudiobookSYNC, our pair of free audiobooks features American cultural history that may be new to many listeners. Both come from insiders, rather than providing viewpoints from outside the cultures they portray.

THE RED UMBRELLA by Christina Diaz Gonzalez is historical fiction based on Operation Pedro Pan, an early 1960s project to send unaccompanied Cuban children to the United States in order to avoid what their families feared would become Fidel Castro’s denial of parental authority. Kyla Garcia’s performance for Ideal Audiobooks brings total realism to the voices of Lucia, Frankie, and their Midwestern foster parents. This audiobook is a fine example of how the audio format can enhance reader appreciation and understanding through authentic pacing and accents.

Paired with this teen novel is the classic by African American scholar W.E.B. Du Bois, THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK. Rodney Gardiner’s well-executed reading for Dreamscape Media allows contemporary teens to access African American culture at a time slavery and Reconstruction were still in living memory and an intellectual, from the vantage point of a Harvard-educated black man who was a political and social scientist. Here again, the pacing and tone of the performance provide an authentic support for listeners who might struggle to read this important work on their own.

This week’s pair celebrates the power of the audiobook medium to overcome cultural stereotypes and gives listeners the opportunity to stretch beyond their own assumptions. We hope you’ll share these opportunities and take a look at the listen-alikes the audiobook publishers have suggested on AudiobookSYNC’s download pages for the week.

The Red Umbrella
by Christina Diaz Gonzales

The Souls of Black Folk
by W.E.B. Du Bois

I won these e-books from Armchair BEA giveaways:

Air Awakens
by Elisa Kova
(Air Awakens, Book #1)

by Eliza Green
(Feeder, Book #1)

Thanks again to the authors who donated prizes and the hosts at Armchair BEA!

I won this paperback in a giveaway hosted by Jenna at Falling Letters:

The Girl of Fire and Thorns
by Rae Carson
(Fire and Thorns, Book #1)

Thanks again, Jenna!

Recap: Last Week On The Blog

Sunday: Stacking the Shelves and Sunday Post

Saturday: COYER Summer Reading List

What books have you added to your shelves this week? If you are also participating in either of these memes, please leave me the link to your blog post in the comments so that I can come and drool over all your goodies!


  1. I really enjoyed Rae Carson's book. I'm still reading Thick as Thieves, which is very good. Just got 2 new Louise Penny books from the library too.

  2. Oh the weather sounds simply delightful. WE have 2 days in the 90's mid week but the rest looks comfortable with temps between 73 and 80. Feeder looks interesting. Have a lovely week!

  3. Great week you had and glad you are having good weather!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

  4. Oooh The Feeder cover intrigues me!
    Enjoy all your books :)
    My Book Haul


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