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text 2016-11-02 19:27
Reading progress update: I've read 80 out of 208 pages.
Out of Sync: A Memoir - Lance Bass,Marc Eliot

I lived thru the NSYNC period, went to 2 of their concerts, and had their posters on my wall. I never knew the behind the scenes struggles with Lou Pearlman. What a snake.

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text 2016-10-29 02:09
Nonfiction November
Jeannie Out of the Bottle - Wendy Leigh;Barbara Eden
Yes Please - Amy Poehler
Dad is Fat - Jim Gaffigan
Out of Sync: A Memoir - Lance Bass,Marc Eliot
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban - Christina Lamb,Malala Yousafzai
Bossypants - Tina Fey
A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy - Sue Klebold,Andrew Solomon
The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir - Ruth Wariner
The Girl with Seven Names - Hyeonseo Lee,John David Mann

I know it's a few days early, but I'm kicking off Nonfiction November with Barbara Eden's autobiography. Got it at the library because it just looked too interesting not to check out. I have high hopes for this month. Lots of good reads lined up. I have noticed most of my 5 star ratings are nonfiction.                  

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review 2015-12-03 03:05
Review: Out of Sync by Bronwyn Green
Out of Sync (Bound Book 5) - Bronwyn Green

Morgan Weaver isn’t happy. He’s in a job he hates, working for the family business. He spends little time outside the office, and he hasn’t composed or played music in years. Once a promising musician, Morgan walked away from what he loved to fulfill his father’s expectations.

 

On the other hand, James (Jamie) Shepherd continued making the music that he and Morgan loved and is now a famous musician. Once roommates, James and Morgan haven’t seen each other in over ten years. However, James remained friends with Morgan’s sister, Tristan, so when he finds out that Morgan is refusing to play at her wedding, he decides to confront the man who used to be his best friend.

 

Right from the start, Out of Sync captured my mind and heart. I found myself engrossed in Jamie and Morgan’s story, uncovering what happened that drove a wedge between them, and watching them rediscover their passion and love for both music and each other. With the time that has passed, both men have matured and hardened, providing a hurdle to overcome, yet allowing each to be more comfortable with himself and the sparks between them. 

 

This story gave me all the feels. The author does an amazing job capturing the longing and heartache both men have felt over the years. When they finally come together, it is amazingly sexy and passionate. I ached for the pair as they navigated the bumpy road to happiness. And their journey is filled with detours and potholes, causing this reader to cry out in heartbreak. I love the emotion the author packs into the story, crashing into me from all sides.

 

Additionally, Ms. Greene creates fabulous settings with amazing details and clarity. One of my favorite examples is a scene early on, when James makes breakfast for Morgan. The descriptions were so spot on that I could see and smell the eggs cooking. It's these kind of touches that make the story come alive and more memorable.

 

In the end, I really loved reading Out of Sync. Jamie and Morgan’s story is touching, hot, sexy, and sweet, but at its core, it is a wonderful romance that swept me off my feet. Out of Sync hit all the right notes and left me satisfied.

 

My Rating:  A, Loved It

Originally posted at That's What I'm Talking About

Review copy provided by author

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review 2015-11-10 18:33
Another Audio DNF
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You - Ally Carter,Renée Raudman

Was a free audiobook download via SYNC .

 

I tried but I am just not in the mood to listen to this narrator. Her "teen" voice sounds childish and forced and more like a tween and it is grating on every single one of my frayed nerves.

 

I may get back to this some day when I'm less grouchy. But probably not.

 

The book may be fab, nothing against the book, but I just can't do it right now. 

 

 

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text 2015-06-04 17:05
Free Audio this week @ SYNC
SYNC Returns ~ Summer 2015!
We look for the missing
in SYNC Week 5!
Download the free YA Novel & Summer Reading Classic
pair from SYNC here »

This Week's Audiobooks:
Available to download free June 4 – June 10

A CORNER OF WHITE
A Corner of WhiteBy Jaclyn Moriarty
Read by Fiona Hardingham,
   Andrew Eiden, Kate Reinders
   & Peter McGowan
Published by Scholastic Audio

The first in a rousing, funny, genre-busting trilogy from bestseller Jaclyn Moriarty!

This is a tale of missing persons where characters exchange messages across worlds, through an accidental gap that hasn't appeared in centuries.

"It all adds up to a terrific fantasy voiced by equally terrific narrators."
– AudioFile Magazine

 

DRACULA
DraculaBy Bram Stoker
Read by David Horovitch,
   Jamie Parker, Joseph Kloska
   & Cast
Published by Naxos AudioBooks

For a century Bram Stoker'sDracula has reigned supreme as the undisputed masterpiece of horror writing. We have all grown up under the shadow of the elegant Count, at once an attractive, brutal and erotic creature of the night. In 1897 Bram Stoker wrote a story expressing the most persistent nightmare of the human condition. Take this opportunity to dream again…

"Highlights of this production include a childlike portrait of Mina and a bone-chilling portrayal of Harker and Van Helsing as the tension of the twisted plot rises and Dracula's sinister powers and needs are revealed.
– AudioFile Magazine

Thank you to Scholastic Audio and Naxos AudioBooks for generously providing this week's titles.

Available for a Limited Time:
Remember — download these titles before they are replaced by a new pairing on 06/11/2015! While the title availability is time-limited, your listening time is not. Once you have downloaded the MP3 files, the audiobook is yours to listen to at your leisure.

Downloading Tips:
Download the OverDrive app to deliver SYNC summer audiobooks to you. The app is available for every major desktop and mobile platform, including Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android phones and tablets, Kindle, NOOK, Windows 8 PC and tablet, Blackberry and Windows Phone.

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