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Sunday, May 20, 2018

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

Happy Victoria Day to my fellow Canucks, and I hope you are enjoying the long weekend!

I wish that I had better news to report on the Stanley Cup Playoff standings for our Winnipeg Jets, but we are down in the series 3-1 :(

We won the first game in the series, but it's been three losses in a row and the Jets have never been on the losing end so far in the playoffs.

Game 2 was on Monday, May 14th and the Golden Knights tied up the series on our home ice.

Game 3 was on Wednesday, May 16th in Vegas. That last goal by the Knights was on an empty net.

Game 4 was on Friday, May 18th in Vegas. I took my kids to the Viewing Party at the arena, and here is my younger daughter all decked out and ready for the #WPGWhiteout:

It was madness in the arena, what an atmosphere! We got our We Are Winnipeg 2018 Playoffs towel:

I still can't believe that cross-check to Scheifele's face didn't result in a penalty for McNabb. You should have heard the arena when that happened, and the response to Scheifele's penalty!

Sadly, this was the end result of the game:

Game 5 is this afternoon, and we need to win the next three games to win the series. I'm not giving up! #GoJetsGo

Ha ha, gotta love Homer!

I bought this Daily Deal at Audible this week:

Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury

I bought this Daily Steal at Downpour this week:

Shot in the Dark
by Cleo Coyle
(Coffeehouse Mystery, Book #17)
I really need to get caught up in this series!

Yay!! SYNC is back!! If you are not familiar with this program, you can download two audiobooks FOR FREE every week for the next 10 weeks. The only catch is that you have to download them before they are replaced with a new pair every Thursday at 7:00 a.m. EST. Once you download them, you can listen at your leisure and they are yours to keep forever!

Here is some info on this week's offerings:

In Week 4, both titles in our audiobook pair are brought to us courtesy of Listening Library. Both feature strong girls who meet challenges to their self assurance with a balance of standing up for themselves and accepting the support of those who wish them well.

BEING JAZZ, written and narrated by Jazz Jennings, is the memoir of a contemporary teen who recognized that, to be herself, she needed to express the girl obscured by a body determined to be male at birth. Jazz came out publicly as transgender at the age of six, co-wrote a children’s picture book as she entered her teens, and wrote and recorded her own story for teens, one of our SYNC pair this week, before her 16th birthday. Listeners may recognize Jazz from television or YouTube; now you can get to know her as a writer and reader as well.

Paired with this memoir is a novel by another young woman teens may recognize by name. Mariko Tamaki is one of the team of cousins who wrote the award-winning graphic novel, This One Summer. SAVING MONTGOMERY SOLE, narrated by Rebecca Lowman, features a 16-year-old girl who feels out of place in her town, or maybe in her life. But Monty also has best friends, and a keen interest in things like ESP and superpowers, so life does hold its promises. It’s a matter of remaining honest with herself, Monty comes to understand. Honesty about both her weaknesses and strengths can help her to feel at ease in her world.

Finding a way through discomfort takes both perseverance and a certain amount of good humor, these two heroines show us in this week’s SYNC audiobooks. Thanks, Listening Library, for adding them to our 2018 collection.

Happy SYNC season to all! Now download this fourth pair and start listening! Go HERE.

by Jazz Jennings

by Mariko Tamaki

Recap: Last Week On The Blog

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. Our long weekend is next week and I plan to unplug and unwind. Looks like you are all having fun cheering your team!

  2. I have a long weekend coming u and plan to do as little as possible. LOL Blogging ahead has been great so all I'll have to do is visit others. Go JETS! You still have a chance:)

    My Sunday Post

  3. I hope the Jets can come back and win. Have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!


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