Morning Meanderings… My Equivelent To A Candy Store… New Books!


Happy Sunday!  Sky is looking cloud free here today and the sun is shining!  YAY!!!

For the past two days I have been on the North Shore checking on our cabin, chatting with the neighbors… and reading … GLORIOUS READING.  It is amazing how much time I can make for reading when I drive out of cell phone and internet range.  I finally finished The Three and read two more books – Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf, and The Young World by Chris Weitz.    I finished Essentialism by Greg McKeown and have two hours left on my audible audio on my phone, The Weight Of Silence also by Heather Gudenkauf.  (That’s what 8 hours in the car will get me 🙂 )


Here is what came into my home this week:



Uncaged by John Sanford and Michele Cook  (Random House audio)

And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard (Random House audio)

January Thaw by Jess Lourey (I purchased this one at the Brown Bag Author event last week)

Sweet Water by Christina Baker Kline ( William Morrow – Harper Collins)

Help For The Haunted by John Searles (William Morrow – Harper Collins)

Benjamin Franklin’s Bastard by Sally Cabot (William Morrow – Harper Collins)

Getting Life by Michael Morton (Simon and Schuster)

The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand (Little Brown – Hachette Book Group)


It is crazy to believe that we are at the end of June already and thus, at the end of audio book month!  As tomorrow is Monday and is usually dominated by It’s Monday What Are You Reading, I will more than likely put up a wrap up post tonight.  All comments from the audio book posts in June will go into a drawling for a $25 gift card.  I will be drawing that winner in the next few days as we start to roll out July and I have a whole other theme for that…. 😉

If you have missed any of the audio book related posts – it is not too late to put in your two cents:



Please watch this site for June audio book related posts.  For every post you comment on in June that has this audio book symbol:

Audio month, Book Journey, Sheila DeChantalI will put you into a drawing for a $25 book certificate for each comment (Barnes and Noble or Amazon – your choice).  Winner will be drawn in July.



Intro to Audiobook Month

The Acting Of Narration with Johnny Heller

Delicious by Ruth Reichl

A Day In The Life Of Narrating by Narrator Therese Plummer

The Beginning of Narration by Narrator Allyson Johnson

The BEST audiobooks according to the listeners

If I Can’t Have You by Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris

Top 5 audiobooks according to narrator Tavia Gilbert

Look Ma!  NO hands!  Audiobooks MY Way!

Things To Look For When Picking Your Next Audio by Narrator Xe Sands

Then and Always by Dani Atkins

Beyond Books by Narrator Karen White

The Other Story by Tatiana De Rosnay

The Narrating Life by Narrator Patrick Lawlor

Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Woods

The Art Of Secrets by James Klise

The Best Part Of Narrating By Narrator Ellen Archer

That’s Narrating!  By Narrator Khristine Hvam

24 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… My Equivelent To A Candy Store… New Books!

  1. Went to a great branch of our local library yesturday w/spouse. Got mega stack of books and 3 CD from the Sale shelves: a German and a Canadian cookbook, Spark’s Nights in Rodanthe ( movie is a top 10), Paris in Love by Eloise James( anything Paris is mais qui), 2 Amish genre and Object of Beauty by Steve Martin. And barely spent a $10 bill! Cookbooks and Martin are hard cover. Rest are trade paper except Rodanthe which is mass market movie tie in cover (I hate those covers). Also donated a bunch of my GoodReads/First Reads wins.

  2. I also recently finished reading The Three and am interested to hear what you thought about it. I haven’t posted my review yet and am still trying to wrap my head around it….was that kind of book! I still can’t decide whether or not I liked it!

  3. I haven’t done as much reading as I would have liked over the past few days.

    An interesting selection.

  4. Candy for the soul! The type that really whets my appetite. I see books—especially large quantities of them—and I salivate! lol You got a LOT of reading done, Sheila 😀

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