Audiobooks! You all know I love them and recommend them! Today, I'm sharing my top 5 for new listeners! I've been a long time advocate of audiobook listening and can't get enough of them! From Fantasy, to Science Fiction, to Dystopian, to Paranormal Romance, to Thrillers, to Memoirs - I listen to them all! Audiobooks are great for listening during your work day and daily commute. They are also wonderful for when you're out shopping or cooking in the kitchen. Whenever you're doing something where your eyes and hands are occupied, audiobook listening is perfect!
I'm taking this opportunity to share my top 5 from my absolute favorite genres, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy/Fantasy, and Science Fiction! Many of my recommendations cross the genres I've mentioned, so they are all great fun to listen to. Check them out, I think that all of these series are winners with excellent narrators. I recommend them to both those seasoned audiobook listeners as well as newbie listeners. They are listed in no particular order, I loved them all. Enjoy!
Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs, narrated by Lorelei King.
METRO DETROIT’S BIGGEST AND BEST USED BOOK AND MEDIA SALE!
SUNDAY, APRIL 23 THROUGH SUNDAY, APRIL 30 – LAUREL PARK PLACE, LIVONIA
I LOVE Bookstock! As a book blogger and avid reader this is an awesome place to complete my book series collections and find certain editions of books!
I'm going to let you in on a secret. There are tons of brand new and one time read books here. If you're looking for specific books, bring your list and bring a friend for help searching! Not only will you find great deals, but you'll be by buying books that you'd buy anyway and contributing to an amazing cause as the same time. Come out and support literacy programs and buy a few books!
Looking for audiobooks? They have them! Nonfiction titles? They have them. Children's books? They have those too! There is a amazingly huge selection of books and other media.
It's such a joy to be around all of these books and book lovers. Fellow shoppers will not only help you search for a book, but will sometimes recommend good reads as well. I have a great time searching for titles and chatting with others looking the same table(s). I hope that you'll check it out this year. I'll be there early during the pre-sale on day one. If you see me, be sure to say hello! Stay tuned because I 'll be doing a video book haul on my YouTube channel following Bookstock 2017.
Bookstock’s back, offering incredible deals on used books and media Sunday, April 23 through Sunday, April 30 at Livonia’s Laurel Park Place.
Bargains abound at Bookstock, metro Detroit’s biggest and best used book and media sale, where proceeds benefit literacy and education projects in metropolitan Detroit. Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley and Detroit News columnist Neal Rubin are Honorary Co-Chairs of Bookstock and the Mike Morse Law Firm is Bookstock’s 2017 Presenting Sponsor.
Bookstock’s Pre-Sale will kick-off on Sunday, April 23 at 8:15 a.m. with a performance by Livonia’s Churchill High School Drumline. There is a $20 admission charge for the Pre-Sale only, which runs through 11 a.m. and offers savvy shoppers and collectors first crack at Bookstock’s treasure trove of bargains. Bookstock has over 200,000 donated used books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, magazines and records for sale at bargain basement prices. The sale will continue through Sunday, April 30, running Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 9p.m.
A Summer-Long Program Encouraging Literacy Through Listening
The SYNC Audiobooks for Teens program, sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and powered by OverDrive, kicks off its eighth year on April 27th. Authors represented include Daniel José Older, Franz Kafka, Ruta Septys, and Nikki Grimes. With parents, teachers, librarians, and teens looking for good media within easy access, SYNC is the perfect way to engage teens and adults alike with new literature for their earbuds.
There are some wonderful titles this year, so don't miss out! All summer, 32 titles will be given away through the 16 week-long season. Go to their website and sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download. This is my 6th year downloading awesome titles during this event. If you enjoy audiobooks as I do, then you won't want to miss out. Listen to a few of the snippets from titles included this year.
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Feeling Romantic, but have no plans on this Valentine's Day? No worries, stay in with a great read! It is a weeknight after all. I came up with seven reads (both old and new) from various sub genres that are sure to have you feeling the love. The list is in no particular order, as they are all great options..
Read any of these? Let me know which ones are your favorites! What romance titles have you been enjoying in honor of Valentine's Day?
January’s genre of the month is Romance. Suggestions collected now through January 31st at 12 pm EST. Romance is perfect reading in February. The podcast episode will air before Valentine’s Day.
You MUST verify your comment via the below Rafflecopter to be counted. Leave a Speakpipe voicemail comment for the Genre of the Month, ROMANCE! Submit ONE romance book title with author name and why you are recommending it via ONE 30 second or less Speakpipe voicemail. (Example: “My name is Tamara from the Michigan. I recommend It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover because it was one of my favorite romance reads last year and I think everyone should read it.”)
Click here to record your book recommendation!
This month's top ten will feature your most anticipated YA (young adult) fiction titles of 2017. Suggestions will be collected now through January 31st at 12 pm EST. The winners (the top 10 books with the most mentions each) will be showcased in my YouTube Bookish Top 10 video in February.
You MUST verify your comment via the below Rafflecopter to be counted. Leave a blog post comment for the Top 10 Most Anticipated YA (young adult) Fiction titles of 2017! Submit ONE book title published in 2017 with author name. (Example: Court of Thorns and Roses, by Sarah J. Mass).
Want some extra cash for books, Kindle ebooks, Audible audiobooks, DVDs, music downloads, or whatever?! These giveaways are INTERNATIONAL!!!
Starting today, I'm running two monthly $10 Amazon electronic gift card giveaways. You can earn an entries by participating in both my Bookish Top 10 List and my Genre of the Month features. I need new recommendations every month, so every month you have a new chance to win!
How does it work?...Read on to find out!
I'm accumulating monthly Top 10 Lists for my new YouTube feature. There will be a blog posted monthly, so sign up for emails from the blog so that you never miss the new topic! Some of the Top 10 lists may include "Top 10 Urban Fantasy Book Boyfriends", "Top 10 Classics", "Top 10 Non-US Authors", etc. You will be entered to win a $10 USD Amazon electronic gift card by submitting ONE book title w/author name via the Rafflecopter form instructions. That's it! Enter your vote for the list and be entered to win! If you like, you can even earn a few extra entries for sharing and completing other tasks via the Rafflecopter!
Every month I'm going to post a new genre of the month for my podcast feature. There will be a blog posted monthly, so sign up for emails from the blog so that you never miss the new genre! Since this is the podcast, I need audio feedback. You will be entered to win a $10 USD Amazon electronic gift card by submitting ONE Speakpipe Voicemail (30 seconds or less) naming a recommended ONE book title w/ author name. You will confirm your entry via the Rafflecopter form instructions. That's it! Submit your recommendation and be entered to win! If you like, you can even earn a few extra entries for sharing and completing other task via the Rafflecopter!
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