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Sync YA Lit into Your Headphones

Oh how I love Twitter for pointing me to awesome happenings in YA and Library Lands.

Have you heard about Sync? Sync combines two of my favourite things: YA lit and audiobooks.

Sync is an online community that seeks to build the audience for audiobooks among “readers” 13 and up. All summer long, Sync will be giving away two free downloads a week (a popular YA title paired with a classic) which appear on Summer Reading lists. Listeners are invited to join a conversation about these titles with the authors, narrators, publishers, librarians, and other listeners.

Sync has created a special site for educators and librarians with a variety of tools for promoting the program and the use of audio books. Here you’ll also find the complete schedule of weekly giveaways, which includes YA titles by James Patterson, L.A. Meyer,  and Suzanne Collins. Oh, and there’s some Canadian content, too! Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston will be up for grabs  August 19 to 25th.

Educators and librarians are encouraged to create profiles for their institutions and reading initiatives.

Go check it out!

Library Loot: January 3-9, 2010

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva at A Striped Armchair and Marg at Reading Adventures that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.

This is my first Library Loot post!  Yesterday, I arrived at the library about an hour early to meet my partner for our weekly R.E.A.D. session. I decided to browse the teen section to pass the time, and ended up wandering over to the teen audio book display.  I selected three sparkling new books-on-CD to take home with me:

  • Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
  • What I Saw And How I Lied by Judy Blundell
  • The Treasure Map of Boys by E. Lockhart

I’ll be listening to them while I do chores around my apartment this week.