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Sunday, July 8, 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 scorching hot here this weekend! I'll be doing lots of this:

Yay!! SYNC is back!! If you are not familiar with this program, you can download two audiobooks FOR FREE every week for the next 3 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’s pair of audiobooks gives listeners excellent opportunities to challenge themselves to see beyond assumptions that some girls just can’t be worth meeting.

Winner of the 2015 Schneider Family Award, Candlewick on Brilliance Publishing’s GIRLS LIKE US, by Gail Giles, provides a wholly realistic experience with two such young women. Narrators Lauren Ezzo and Brittany Pressley take us into the thoughts, emotions, and experiences of two special ed graduates who have taken sheltered employment positions and are becoming increasingly independent. This is a must-listen for everyone, delivering on the Schneider Family Award promise that its winning titles reflect the lives of those with challenging disabilities without making the disability itself the main subject. Biddy and Quincy, the girls who share their lives here, are much more than “Speddies,” or special ed kids, and by hearing them and their intertwining stories, listeners will gain a fuller understanding of what being human can mean. Thank you, Brilliance Publishing, for sharing this one!

Paired with this teen novel is an adult nonfiction book of high interest to teen listeners. THE INVISIBLE GIRLS, by Sarah Thebarge, read for Oasis Audio by Kirsten Potter, recounts what followed when the author spoke to a family of Somali refugees she noticed while waiting for public transit in her new hometown. Yes, there is sadness and anxiety here; however, there is also humor, the satisfaction of human connection across cultures and personal problems, and an underlying thread of how we can create stories from real-life experiences. The author first wrote about meeting and coming to know Hadhi and her five daughters on her blog, where she’s also posted an update about the family since this book was published. Thank you, Oasis Audio, for sharing these quiet and very real heroines with our listeners!

Listening to audiobooks is an excellent way to learn to be a better listener more generally. Meeting the young women and girls in this week’s audiobook pair may inspire you, too, to take more aware listening into your daily life. Who knows where or when you might meet your next new admirable acquaintance?

Happy SYNC season to all! Now download this 11th pair and start listening! Go HERE.

by Sarah Thebarge

Girls Like Us
by Gail Giles

I bought these Daily Deals from Audible this week:

by K.L. Slater

Childhood's End
by Arthur C. Clarke

Don't Wake Up
by Liz Lawler

I bought this Kindle book because it's by a Canadian author, and I love survival stories:

Before Sunrise
by Rick Mofina

Recap: Last Week On The Blog

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis

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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