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Sunday, July 22, 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 weatherman keeps threatening that rain is coming, and then we can hear thunder and then...nada! We desperately need some rain. My flowers are bone dry. I watered my little evergreen trees that I planted two years ago with the garden hose, and they drank up the water as fast as it came out of the hose!

Waking up to 20 degrees with humidex of 26 degrees. We are expecting a high of 26 degrees with a humidex of 32 degrees. I'll be doing more of this: 

Is anyone out there participating in the #24in48 read-a-thon? You can still join. This is Day 2.

SYNC is over :(  The lovely people at SYNC YA and many publishers have been gifting us with audiobooks all summer long. I'm so sad to see it come to an end, as I always am. I wish it was all summer! I am very thankful for the 26 audiobooks that I downloaded and will be listening to them. There's still time to download the last pair. You have until 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:

Our final week of the 2018 SYNC season brings a couple of special audiobook treats. Both are likely to surprise you and offer good reminders that, when we’re open to making discoveries, both adventure and insight are going to follow.

Thanks to author Elizabeth Fama , we are pleased to provide listeners with the 2013 Odyssey Honor winning Macmillan Audio MONSTROUS BEAUTY, performed by the late great Katherine Kellgren. When man and mermaid meet, the adventures aren’t confined to their own lives. The story here crosses centuries, as well as species, with Kellgren giving each character a distinct voice and the plot every ounce of awesome surprise listeners can bear. The author of this teen novel discovered her own joy of audiobooks when she heard the narrator’s performance and now does much of her own personal reading by ear. Katherine Kellgren recorded more than 250 audiobooks, many with high teen appeal, before her untimely death earlier this year. Put on your headphones and discover love and death, and their fierce echo in the ocean's powers, with the author and narrator who bring them all to life for listeners.

Paired here is another surprise. Did you know that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote science fiction as well as his famous Sherlock Holmes mysteries? In THE LOST WORLD, narrated for Naxos AudioBooks by Glen McCready, we travel to an Amazon River-like part of the world where dinosaurs still roam. Doyle uses his own (1912) knowledge of science and competing theories of paleontology, as well as his knack for creating credible and absorbing characters, to make this listening experience seem almost believable. McCready’s narration fits the style of Doyle’s time; that authenticity offers the opportunity to do some time travel while listening.

Download your final pair of 2018 SYNC titles this week and let us know throughout the coming months which of the 26 audiobooks has come to mean the most to you as a listener. As we start building a collection for 2019, we'll share that information with you here. Thanks for listening!

Happy SYNC season to all! Now download this 13th pair and start listening! Go HERE.

by Elizabeth Fama

The Lost World
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(Professor Challenger, Book #1)

I bought this Daily Deal from Audible this week:

by Dean Koontz

Recap: Last Week On The Blog

Can't-Wait Wednesday: A Curse So Dark and Lonely

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. Some really interesting and unusual books!

  2. I hope you get the rain, but only at night. Have a great reading and listening week! Anne - Books of My Heart

  3. I’m doing the readathon, but I’m going to fail at it. I’m going to try for 12 hours. I’m at 9 right now and taking a break to blog hop. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!


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