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Sunday, June 3, 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

The last couple of weekends have been hot, but I haven't even been able to get outside and enjoy it because it looks like it's snowing in my backyard! My neighbours on both sides have trees that have thick white pollen and it sticks everywhere and make such a mess. I can't even cut the grass because the pollen sticks to the screen around the motor of the lawnmower and overheats it. 

This is the stuff I'm talking about. Anyone know what type of tree makes this stuff? Is that from poplar?

We had some much needed rain the past few days, and it's dissipated all that cottony fluff which is good.

I bought this Daily Deal at Audible this week:

Sweet Tea and Sympathy
by Molly Harper
(Southern Eclectic, Book #1)

Yay!! SYNC is back!! If you are not familiar with this program, you can download two audiobooks FOR FREE every week for the next 8 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:

Both of the audiobooks you can download during this Week 6 of our 2018 program have won AudioFile Magazine’s Earphones Award for excellence. Listeners will be quick to understand why as they settle into these stellar teen novels.

Josh Sundquist’s LOVE AND FIRST SIGHT, performed by Pat Young for Hachette Audio, is also a title selected as 2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults by the Young Adult Library Services division of the American Library Association. If ever a book needs to be heard rather than read with the eyes, this is the one. At 16, Will has never experienced the sense of sight, and Sundquist builds his character’s perceptions fully around hearing, smell, touch, and taste. Listeners will have many realizations about Will’s credible take on the world: the problem, if you’re blind, of coping with nearly silent electric cars; new people in your life assuming you’re staring rudely at them when you don’t even know that they are across the room; deciding whether to try an experimental surgery that will leave you confused by the onslaught of new stimuli. Pat Young reads with energy and the humor Will needs to get through the first semester of his new life.

Robyn Schneider’s EXTRAORDINARY MEANS, read by Khristine Hvam and James Fouhey for HarperAudio, is the second title in this week’s pair. With two narrators sharing the points of view of Sadie and Lane, listeners can expect their own worlds to fade away as they become engrossed in Latham House, a place where rules don’t always make sense, the threat of death from a near-future tuberculosis epidemic hangs close, and two teens discover first love.

This is a week to give your eyes a rest and just listen. Then you might want to find out more about the authors who make these characters so vivid. You can start with some of Josh Sundquist’s comedy videos, in which he describes life as a guy with one leg, and then listen to Robyn Schneider reading a letter to her 16-year-old self. Remember, too, that each week’s free audiobook displays on our website with suggested additional listen-alikes. If you like these two, you’ll find good suggestions for more like them.

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

by Josh Sundquist

by Robyn Schneider

Recap: Last Week On The Blog

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Like Never and Always by Ann Aguirre

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. We call those trees cottonwoods. Not sure if it is correct, but that stuff clogs AC units and can be messy!

  2. Books I've added to my TBR list are:

    - The Black Witch by Laurie Forest
    - In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
    - Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
    - All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
    - The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
    - Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
    - La Belle Sauvage by Phillip Pullman
    - Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
    - This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
    - Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
    - Scythe by Neal Shusterman
    - Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
    - Caraval by Stephanie Garber
    - Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

    Lots of books to read!

  3. I want to say Cottonwood because it looks like cotton but I don't really know. I look forward to seeing you on COYER. Anne - Books of My Heart

  4. Eww. It looks like funnel spider webs. Glad the rain washed it away:)

    My Sunday Post

  5. The “snow” might be from a cottonwood. We have tons of cottonwoods around here, and my lawn looks like that right now. I feel like I inhale 10 pounds of fluff every time I go running. It even manages to get inside the house and stick on all my stuff.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!


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