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Sunday, May 27, 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

It's over :(

The Winnipeg Jets lost to the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 last Sunday, which knocked them out of the series.

It was a good run, and we are so proud of our Winnipeg Jets for making history. They have never made it this far in the play-offs before, and they made it further than any other Canadian team. They gained valuable experience and are going to come back better, which will make the next season even more exciting!

Best of all, Laine finally shaved! 😄

I bought this at Audible's 2-for-1 sale this week:

by Scott Sigler

The First Taste
by Jessica Hawkins

I bought this Daily Steal at Downpour this week:

by Jeff VanderMeer
(Southern Reach, Book #2)
I still need to read the first one!

I received these audiobooks for review - creepy ones that I can't wait to get into!

Backwoods Ripper
by Anna Willett

The Nightmare Room
by Chris Sorensen
(The Messy Man, Book #1)

Thanks again, Tantor Audio!

Yay!! SYNC is back!! If you are not familiar with this program, you can download two audiobooks FOR FREE every week for the next 9 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:

Here we are at Week 5 of SYNC’s ninth season! How’s all the listening going where you are? We’d love to see you share your responses and pictures, too, on any of the social channels we follow (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr, too).

This week our audiobook pair features two novels, one realistic and the other touched by magic and fantasy. From Dreamscape Media, Sandhya Menon’s WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, performed in two voices by Sneha Mathan and Vikas Adam, offers a story for both romantics and more practically-minded listeners. High school grads Dimple and Rishi wind up in the same summer web development program, at first unaware that their traditionalist parents have picked out prospective spouses for each of them. That’s certainly not a topic Dimple is interested in pursuing….until…well, sometimes the heart takes us to unexpected conclusions. This title was NPR’s Book of the Year (2017) and is noted on the 2018 Amelia Bloomer List of feminist books for youth.

Paired with this realistic romance is the BAKER’S MAGIC of Diane Zahler’s fantasy, performed for Live Oak Media by a full cast that includes Tavia Gilbert, Michael Crouch, Stephen DeRosa, Kenneth Cavett, L.J. Ganser, Robin Miles, Stina Nielsen, and Elisabeth Rodgers. A baker’s apprentice whose craft seems to reflect her moods, an evil magician, pirates, and a princess all have roles in this lighthearted tale. There’s plenty of music, too, for listeners who need to catch their breath between chapters. You might want to bake before sitting down to listen so you have plenty of pastries on hand when your stomach adds its chords.

Our selections for SYNC reflect the range of interests and ages teen listeners include. This week’s pair offers something for younger teens, in BAKER’S MAGIC, and, in WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, teens getting ready to break away from childhood after high school. Of course, many listeners will be interested in both ends of the spectrum; that’s the beauty of audiobooks, which give every listener the opportunity to explore a wide range of writing and performance styles.

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

by Sandhya Menon

by Diane Zahler

Recap: Last Week On The Blog

Tell Me Something Tuesday: Comparisons - Yeah or Nay?

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. Sorry your team lost. Since they made it so far in the playoffs, hopefully they’ll do great next season. Have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. I have been pretty narrow in my audio listening places. I mostly listen on Audible or Overdrive. I get audios for review from 8-9 publishers but I put them all into iTunes. I've been hesitant to start another account at Downpour or others even tho I do get their emails. And I already have enough trouble resisting the audible daily deals. Altho I force myself to get them at the library instead of buying them if possible. Anne - Books of My Heart


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