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Sunday, July 16, 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

The weather here is gorgeous, and I am planning to do this for the rest of the day:

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 12 FREE audiobooks, which you can download HERE. You have to download them by 7:00 AM EST on July 20th. Once you have downloaded them, the audiobooks are yours to keep forever and listen at your leisure.

Here is information about Week 12's theme:

During Week 12 of AudiobookSYNC’s season, our pair of free audiobooks includes a nonfiction exploration of flavor and a teen novel in which food also plays a significant role.

Mark Schatzker’s THE DORITO EFFECT: THE SURPRISING NEW TRUTH ABOUT FOOD AND FLAVOR, from Dreamscape Audio, is filled with revelations, produced by many sciences, that inform us about the experience of our sense of taste. Narrated by Chris Patton, who earned an Earphones Award for his performance here, THE DORITO EFFECT explores the natural and manufactured chemicals that impart flavors; how our physiology influences our sensing taste; and how trends in agriculture and marketing influence what might be available for us to taste.

Deirdre Riordan Hall’s teen novel SUGAR, from Brilliance Audio, takes its title from the main character’s nickname. At 17, Mercy is overweight, and her obese mother is abusive. Narrator Tara Sands brings each of the multiethnic cast members, with their widely differing personalities, alive so that listeners feel Sugar’s despair, hopes, efforts, and endurance against her load of burdens. Listeners from the Northeast will be pleasantly surprised to discover a character of Polish-Puerto Rican heritage, a common combination in some neighborhoods that rarely appears in contemporary teen fiction. On the other hand, the bullying that is also realistically depicted in this novel will seem familiar to almost every listener.

This week’s pair of free audiobooks offers a lot of food for thought, although listeners may rethink their options about a good snack to choose after hearing them.

by Dierdre Riordan Hall

The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor
by Mark Schatzker

I bought these audiobooks at Audible's $4.95 sale this week:

by Peter Clines

by James L. Rubart

Recap: Last Week On The Blog

Sunday: Stacking the Shelves and Sunday Post

Friday: Audiobook Review: 3 out of 5 stars for Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy

Saturday: The 10th Canadian Book Challenge: Wrap-up Post

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. Hope you are enjoying relaxing. I just read Option B by Sheyrl Sandeberg and Adam Grant. I found it helpful in dealing with going on in life after the sudden death of your spouse and how to think about things in a different way.

  2. Yay! Glad that the weather is good! I hope you have a great week!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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


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