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Sunday, July 1, 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 Canada Day to my fellow Canadians! Happy 151st Birthday, Canada!

The kids are now officially finished school for the year. My older daughter finished Grade 10, and my younger one finished Grade 4. They are very much looking forward to enjoying time with their friends and swimming in the pool!

Yay!! SYNC is back!! If you are not familiar with this program, you can download two audiobooks FOR FREE every week for the next 4 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:

This week we’ve paired a classic most high school students will encounter before graduation with a contemporary gothic novel that offers a good introduction to the genre.

If what you know about William Shakespeare’s play MACBETH is the witches, get ready to find out a whole lot more! This full cast recording from L.A. Theatre Works will chill you as you discover Lady Macbeth, the ambitious woman whose longing for power through her husband leads to madness. More than 400 years old, this drama itself is said to be cursed, and some actors and theaters hold superstitions to this day about what will go wrong when it’s performed. Those witches foretold that General Macbeth would become King of Scotland—but at what cost? If you’d like to try out some variations on the original after you listen, try any or all of these seven movies. Thank you, L. A. Theatre Works, for being brave enough to stage this--and for sharing it with SYNC.

There may be a witch in THE CURSE OF CROW HOLLOW, by Billy Coffey and read by Gabe Wicks for Thomas Nelson, or maybe the old woman is really mentally ill. However, as this tale unfolds in an Appalachian accent perfectly suited to its place, the teenagers who stir the hornet’s nest of possibility bring revenge on their little mountain village. This one’s just atmospheric enough for listeners who like to indulge in scary stories that make the listener think, and wonder, about what they might have done had they been one or another of these characters. Thank you, Thomas Nelson, and thank you, Carpool Book Club, of the Annapolis Valley Regional Library System, for sharing their sneak peak--er, listen--to this week's free audiobooks.

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

by William Shakespeare

The Curse of Crow Hollow
by Billy Coffey

I won these eight audiobooks in a giveaway hosted by Carol @ Carol Baldwin's Blog:

by Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith, and Susan Yankowitz

Gone to Dust
by Matt Goldman
(Nils Shapiro, Book #1)

Bring Me Back
by B.A. Paris

Altered Carbon
by Richard K. Morgan
(Takeshi Kovacs, Book #1)

by Clarissa Goenawan

A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America's Schools
by Rachel Devlin

Torn from Troy: Odyssey of a Slave
by Patrick Bowman
(Odyssey of a Slave, Book #1)

Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy
by Tui T. Sutherland
(Wings of Fire, Book #1)

Thanks again to Carol and for all these goodies!

As you may have noticed in the blogosphere, many people are celebrating June Is Audiobook Month ("JIAM"), and gave away a free audiobook every Friday but only to the first 500 people. This is the one that I downloaded on Friday, June 29th which is the one that I wanted the most:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
by Joanne Fluke
(Hannah Swensen, Book #1)

I bought this from Audible with my monthly credit:

by Jeff Abbott

I received these audiobooks for review:

Believe Me
by J.P. Delaney

Spinning Silver
by Naomi Novik

Tenemental: Adventures of a Reluctant Landlady
by Vikki Warner

Thanks again, PRH Audio and Blackstone Audio!

Recap: Last Week On The Blog

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Bucket List by Georgia Clark

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. I've downloaded a few books from SYNC this summer. No time to listen to them yet. So glad they last for awhile. School has been out for a month here, and it will be starting back up in about a month as well!
    Check out my Wrap-Up Post

  2. Happy Canada Day! I hope the kids have a great summer. Have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!


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