I know I've been absent a lot lately (much organization going on behind the scenes for the battle!), but I had to pop in really quick and share this with all of you.
One of my favorite things is to listen to audiobooks while I'm doing chores or in the car. I just download them to my iPod and take them with me wherever I go. My library even has a program (through OverDrive) that allows me to borrow audiobooks for my iPod from the library. Cuz let's face it, audiobooks are expensive!
Which is why I'm so excited about this. Sync YA is hosting a free download every week this summer. The idea is not only to introduce new readers to audiobooks, but also to share some great books. Every week they will bring a new YA audiobook to the site that you can download for free for that week only. And they've even paired each book with a classic. So it's a great way to get some of those required summer reading books too. Did I mention it was FREE? No catches, no gimmicks. I tried it myself; it really is free. What could be better than free books?
This week's title is the dyspotian book The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch from Scholastic Audio paired up with John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. These will be replaced with a new pairing on 6/21, so you'll want to download both while you still can.
If you're looking ahead, they've posted the schedule of books that will be available for the rest of the summer as well. There's some great new recent reads out there including Anna Dressed in Blood, Cleopatra's Moon, and Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Check it out!