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Sunday, June 25, 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

My children's extra-curricular activities have finished, and I'm hoping for a more relaxing and quiet July. This is my goal:

Ahhhh, yes! I'm definitely looking forward to that!

 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 9 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 9's theme:

Our AudiobookSYNC offerings for Week 9 include the audiobook debut of the earliest published stories from a teen who later became a prolific fantasy author, and a second that delves into the true history of the teens and women on whom Colonial America’s witch hysteria focused.

Many listeners are familiar with Terry Pratchett’s long-running Discworld novels as well as his delightful storytelling at the borders of fantasy and comedy. THE WITCH’S VACUUM CLEANER AND OTHER STORIES collects for the first time his earliest literary tales, narrated here by Julian Rhind-Tutt for HarperAudio. These 14 funny, fantastic stories were written as part of Pratchett’s teenaged career in journalism and include appropriately teenaged themes including food fights, Tolkienesque little folk fond of practical joking, and bad guys who are as silly as they are daring. Even at 17, the author was creating characters and plots that would become developed in his later adult novels. Rhind-Tutt's delivery is just right for both the author's humor and the short story genre.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff, in contrast, takes us into the grim history of 17th-century witch-hunting in THE WITCHES: SALEM 1692. Teens who know Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible can take a deeper dive here to come face to face with the realities on which that often-assigned work was built. Eliza Foss performs both the individuals affected by the witch-obsessed Puritans and the background explanations in tones that make complex passages accessible and engaging. Drawing connections between the witch trials and other events in America’s history may appeal to many teen listeners as a natural step.

We hope you find these two experiences with powerful voices engaging in themselves. We’re sure that listening to either will encourage further exploration of the themes and details they unfold, and we are glad to say that there are many audiobooks available that would make fine next choices for anyone eager to hear more about these echoes of the past. You can start with the listen-alikes posted on the download pages for the week or search for options in AudioFile's database of more than 35,000 reviews.

The Witches: Salem, 1692
by Stacy Schiff

The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories
by Terry Pratchett
(Children's Circle Stories, Book #2)

I won this audiobook in a giveaway hosted by Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer:

Kiss of a Demon King
by Kresley Cole
(Immortals After Dark, Book #7)

Thanks again, Kimberly and Simon & Schuster Audio! Now I need to get on this series :)

I bought these Daily Deals for $2.95 each at Audible:

by Sibel Hodge

Tilt A Whirl
by Chris Grabenstein
(John Ceepak Mystery, Book #1)

I rarely read e-books, but these deals were too good to pass up, so I bought them for my Kobo (notice a theme?):

The Silent Wife
by Kerry Fisher

The Missing Ones
by Patricia Gibney
(Detective Lottie Parker, Book #1)

Silent Scream
by Angela Marsons
(D.I. Kim Stone, Book #1)

Plague Wars Trilogy
by David VanDyke and Ryan King
(Plague Wars, Books #0-2)

I received these audiobooks for review:

The Inferno
by Dante Alighieri
(La Divina Commedia, Book #1)

Two Nights
by Kathy Reichs

Watch Me Disappear
by Janelle Brown

Bring Her Home
by David Bell

Final Girls
by Riley Sager

Thanks again to Penguin Audio and Random House Audio!

I won this ARC in a Goodreads giveaway:

Zero Repeat Forever
by G.S. Prendergast
(The Nahx Invasions, Book #1)

Thanks to Goodreads and Simon & Schuster Canada!

Recap: Last Week On The Blog

Sunday: Stacking the Shelves and Sunday Post

Friday: Book Review: 4 out of 5 stars for Raging Star by Moira Young

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. Your summer goal looks amazing :) I wish I could do that too! But alas... work. Also, Dante? I wonder how you'll like that :) we had to read it for school! Like regular high school :D

    1. Oh, I'm working full-time, too! I just meant that now my evenings and weekends should be a bit quieter and more settled down and that I can have some downtime to relax in the pool when I can :)

      And I've never read Dante's Inferno. Always wanted to, so here's my chance! I think I'll prefer it on audio. I find classics tough to read sometimes, and audio makes it easier.

  2. You snagged some awesome audios and your plans for the summer sound perfect!!!

    1. I did! So many good ones :) Here's to summer relaxation!

  3. Lots of great books you got there! I hope you have a nice vacation!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

    1. Thanks, Ronyell! Not quite a vacation since I'm still working, but I'm hoping for lots of downtime during the evenings and weekends.

  4. I just saw The Silent Wife somewhere. It looks good. Hope you enjoy it.

  5. I didn't know about the free audiobooks on sync...I'll have to check that out! Some awesome reads there :) Watch Me Disappear looks really good.
    Jo-Ann at Inspiration Pie

    1. SYNC is AWESOME!! I love the program. I'm looking forward to reading Watch Me Disappear.

  6. I didn't know about the free audiobooks either...though the 22nd June has long since passed anyway so too late to look! I don't suppose I need any more books anyway as I'm not exactly running short!

    1. Oops, that's a mistake. I didn't change the date. You have until June 29th @ 7:00 a.m. to download this pair, and SYNC program runs all summer. There is a new pair of audiobooks to download each week!


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