Free: Divided We Fall and The Red Badge of Courage

SYNC is back! For those who don’t know SYNC is a program that gives away audiobooks during the summer. Each week they pair a modern Young Adult book with a classic/required reading book of a similar theme. The books are only up for download for one week but once you download you can listen to them at any time.

Available for download July 31 – August 6, 2014

 Divided We Fall by Trent Reedy

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

I’m hoping to be able to post weekly reminders but you can check out SYNC’s schedule here.

Behind the Blog: Sarah at Confessions of a Bookaholic

Behind the BlogHello to Sarah from Confessions of a Bookaholic!

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m 21 years old and a college student majoring in Public Relations & Advertising. I am hoping to get a job at a children’s publishing company when I graduate. I have always loved to read since I was really young and my go to books are mainly young adult fiction. Since I enjoy reading so much, I’ve started tutoring elementary aged students in reading this year. When I’m not reading or blogging I’m going out with my friends, to the beach, camping, or just relaxing around the house. I’m also a cheerleader, but definitely am not the sterotype when it comes to them. I love Disney and horror movies (polar opposites I know). When it comes to music I tend to listen to whatever is playing on the radio, but I love finding new artists that not many people listen to as well.

How did you end up here in the world of book blogging?

I decided to begin book blogging when I realized that I had no one to talk to about the amazing books I was reading. Most of my closest friends don’t read for pleasure like I do and the one that does only reads every now and then when they have time. So instead of boring them with talking about the books I’ve read, I decided to begin a blog. I’ve been blogging for close to seven months now and am so happy I started, but wish I had done this sooner.

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Quick Thoughts: “Death Cloud”

unnamed“Death Cloud (Young Sherlock Holmes #1)” by Andrew Lane

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Mystery, Historical Fiction

Other Young Sherlock Holmes books

Source: Free download from SYNC

Summary from Goodreads:

It is the summer of 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen. On break from boarding school, he is staying with eccentric strangers—his uncle and aunt—in their vast house in Hampshire. When two local people die from symptoms that resemble the plague, Holmes begins to investigate what really killed them, helped by his new tutor, an American named Amyus Crowe. So begins Sherlock’s true education in detection, as he discovers the dastardly crimes of a brilliantly sinister villain of exquisitely malign intent.