Free: Headstrong and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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 24 – July 30, 2014

Headstrong by Patrick Link

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Behind the Blog: Inge at Bookshelf Reflections

Behind the BlogGreetings to Inge from Bookshelf Reflections!

Tell us a bit about yourself.

Hi! My name is Inge, I turn 22 on July 18th, and I’m a Dutch resident of Belgium with a passion for English. I’ve been an avid reader and reviewer for the past three years. I study Dutch, English, and German in Antwerp, and my dream is to live in an English-speaking country one day.

I think the best way to read a book is in a very comfy chair with the company of a purring ball of fur.


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

I actually wrote a Facebook note about my existential crisis in a funny way, which was really well received, so I decided to create a blog. It had been an idea of mine for quite some time, but I never got around to it. Then about a week later, Karolina e-mailed me, asking me if I wanted to co-blog on her blog, so here I am!

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What I Want To See More Of (2)

I thought it would be fun to talk about what I as a reader would like to see more of in Young Adult (and Middle Grade) books.

Creative Special Schools or Camps

I’m a total sucker for books involving special schools or camps. Normals schools/camps like you and I would have gone to can be a bit boring but special ones are an extra level of fun (and world building) for me. Examples of special schools/camps? Hogwarts is all about teaching young wizards/witches magic, Camp Half-Blood teaches demi-gods skills they need to stay alive, the school in Storybound has characters taking classes to teach them skills they need to be the type of character they are, Ever After High helps students prepare for their destinies, and the list goes on.

I’d like to see more schools/camps like that but I would love to see more creative ideas as well. School to be an assassin? Spyology homework? Flying lessons after you’re done with homework? You get the idea. There are tons of ideas out there.

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