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Sunday, June 10, 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


Work has kept me busy with not a whole lot of time for much else! I did catch the last period of Game 5 between the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights. I'm very happy that the Capitals won! Congrats to them!!




Yay!! SYNC is back!! If you are not familiar with this program, you can download two audiobooks FOR FREE every week for the next 7 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:

Most people would prefer to explain themselves than to have judgment fall on them based on other people’s views. How often do we pause in our lives, however, to consider whether our own judgments of others might be unfair?

This week, our teen title, named by the Young Adult Library Association’s as among the Best Fiction for Young Adults in 2018, gives a steampunk riff to the Peter Pan story. EVERLAND, by Wendy Spinale, and narrated by Fiona Hardingham and Steve West for Scholastic Audiobooks, puts us in a postwar London where only children have survived deadly disease. A German Captain wants to snatch as many of them as he can, while a gang of boys led by Pete and sharpshooter Bella take cover underground until they come to the aid of Gwen, who is searching for her kidnapped siblings. Hardingham and West perform their roles with all the drama anyone would hope to hear, making this a fine introduction for new audiobook listeners and a reward for the experienced. If you get hooked, you might move on to the sequel, Umberland, which will be narrated by a full cast.

We’ve paired a novel written during World War I with this. Edgar Wallace’s THE JUST MEN OF CORDOVA, read for Naxos AudioBooks by Bill Homewood, recounts a complex tale of revenge for wartime offenses and personal crimes—as the men seeking revenge have judged them. Of course, the men who judge might also be guilty of similar crimes, mightn’t they? Listeners will need to pay close attention as the story twists through countries, cultures, and occasions for wrongdoing, dynamically led by the narrator's storytelling. It seems that judgment may be easy to make but requires the judge to find some consistency from one judgment to the next. Edgar Wallace was fascinated by morality, and his stories, for film as well as in books, explore morals in surprising ways. Did you know he wrote the movie script for King Kong?

To help direct attention locally to SYNC, this week also features a real-time Twitter chat with narrator Bill Homewood. Come prepared Monday, 11 June, at Noon Eastern Time, to ask him about his work, training, preparation to to bring THE JUST MEN OF CORDOVA or any of his many other audiobooks to voice, or whatever makes you curious about audiobooks or this title. The chat will last one hour, via @audiobookSYNC (the twitter address to which you can post your questions) and with the hashtag #sync18chat (be sure to use that so we recognize that your tweet is related to this event).

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

by Wendy Spinale
(Everland, Book #1)

The Just Men of Cordova
by Edgar Wallace
(The Four Just Men, Book #3)


Recap: Last Week On The Blog


Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Should Have DNF'd

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Campfire by Shawn Sarles


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!

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