STS #136 Bought Borrowed and Bagged #86

Posted 4 June, 2016 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Memes, Stacking the Shelves / 50 Comments

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STS #136 – Bought Borrowed & Bagged #86

Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is all about the latest additions to your library – virtual or actual, with books that are  bought, borrowed, won or ARCs  you will be reading soon. Bought Borrowed and Bagged is a homage to to Barron’s Books and Baubles from KMM’ Fever series, and is hosted by Braine over at Talk Supe. Without further ado, here’s what I bought, borrowed or bagged this past week:

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Creative Successful Dyslexic cover - (un)Conventional BookviewsCreative Successful Dyslexic by Margaret Rooke and Mollie King – thank you Jessica Kinglsey Publishers and Netgalley!

23 very well-known people from the arts, sport, and business worlds talk about how dyslexia affected their childhood, how they were able to overcome the challenges and use the special strengths of dyslexia to achieve great success in adulthood. Darcey Bussell CBE, Eddie Izzard, Sir Richard Branson, Meg Mathews, Zoe Wanamaker CBE, Richard Rogers, Benjamin Zephaniah, Steven Naismith, Lynda La Plante CBE, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, Sophie Conran and others share their stories, and their advice.
All reveal the enormous difficulties they faced, the strength required to overcome them, the crucial importance of adult support, and how `the different way the brain is wired’ in dyslexia has enabled them to see something different in the world and to use their creativity in an exceptional way. They talk about `thinking sideways’, and the ability to look at a bigger picture, the often strong visual strength, and the ability to listen, and to grasp simplicity where other people see only complexity. They also talk about how dyslexia continues to challenge them, and the ways they have found to work around this.
An introduction, and final section that includes practical information about dyslexia, are written with the support of Dyslexia Action, and a percentage of profit from the book is donated to Dyslexia Action. The book will be essential reading for teachers and other professionals, and for families affected by dyslexia, and inspirational for people with dyslexia.

Yeah, so I broke my promise to Brandee this week and requested the above book… I think I have a great excuse (or actually TWO excuses) though. First of all, my two youngest children are dyslexic, and I am always trying to find books where well-known people who are successful talk about dyslexia. The other is that I am preparing to write my MA thesis, which will be about teaching foreign languages to dyslexic students.

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Style by Chelsea M. Cameron

Kyle Blake likes plans. So far, they’re pretty simple: Finish her senior year of high school, head off to a good college, find a cute boyfriend, graduate, get a good job, get married, the whole heterosexual shebang. Nothing is going to stand in the way of that plan. Not even Stella Lewis.
Stella Lewis also has a plan: Finish her senior year as cheer captain, go to college, finally let herself flirt with (and maybe even date) a girl for the first time and go from there.
Fate has other plans for Kyle and Stella when they’re paired up in their AP English class and something between them ignites. It’s confusing and overwhelming and neither of them know what to do about it. One thing they do know is that their connection can’t be ignored. The timing just isn’t right.
But is there ever a good time for falling in love?

This one was released yesterday, and I saw someone post about it on Facebook. I’m a huge fan of Chelsea M. Cameron, and I love that she’s written a love story between two girls! I can’t wait to read this.

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Social audiocover - (un)Conventional BookviewsSocial (Social Media #1-3) by J.A. Huss

Grace Kinsella is social.
But she likes the anonymity of being a blue bird on Twitter where she can shoot arrows of pithy filth at her favorite movie star. Virtual love is right up her alley.
Vaughn Asher is dominant.
But only in private. A former child-actor turned mega-movie action hero, Vaughn knows how to navigate a world filled with paparazzi, avoid the tabloids, and have his fun too.
Worlds collide on Saint Thomas when Grace comes face to face with the muse who has propelled her into dirty-tweeting stardom online. And he’s got an offer she can’t refuse. After all, how many people get a chance to live out their sexual fantasies with the man of their dreams?
Too bad the man of her dreams turns out to be a #dick.

I’m also a huge JA Huss fan. And I love re-visiting her books via audio. What can I say, it’s the only way I let myself re-read stuff – even when written by my favorite authors.

Did you get some exciting-looking books this week? Remember to leave me your link so I can check out your Stacking the Shelves and or Bought, Borrowed and Bagged post, too 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Have a spectacular Saturday.

Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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50 responses to “STS #136 Bought Borrowed and Bagged #86

  1. Good find on Creative Successful Dyslexic! I think it’s well worth bending the rules for. 🙂

    I got five review books between three sources so I was way worse than you. Haha!

  2. I’m curious about Style. I’ve read 1 or 2 books by the author and quite liked it. This one particularly interests me because it’s a f/f romance and we don’t see a lot of that in NA.
    Have a great weekend and happy reading! 🙂

  3. vvb

    I like to revert to audio for re-reads too. Hearing pronunciations and such adds to the story. Happy reading.

  4. I really like the simple cover of Style and I’ve yet to read a love story between two females so I’m pretty interested in that 🙂 Hope you enjoy all your books and have a great week.

      • This will only be my second. The first was a fantasy series. Most of what I have found is erotica – not my thing so I’m excited to read this.

        • I don’t mind erotica, but even with that, I really want to have a REAL story and characters who make sense to me 🙂 I’m glad there are non-erotica LGBT stories out there, too, though – there’s more to life than sex 😉

  5. It’s excused! We have to do everything and anything for our kids so I’m sure sassy Brandee will approve. And I’m not surprised to see Huss up there, I’m sure it’s going to be another great romance

  6. I’ll excuse your request, Lexxie…I mean, it’s for your kids and your MA thesis so how could I not?!? LOL Plus, it sounds very interesting. You’ll have to let me know what you think about it if you don’t post about it here. 🙂 I am also very intrigued with Style and I can’t wait to see what you think of it. And yay for Social…I’m thinking of picking up 321 in audio this week. 😉
    I hope you had a lovely weekend! **BIG HUGS**

    • I know, right? I was pretty sure you’d be lenient with me, my dear. And it does sound interesting. I will definitely post a review here, too.
      I had 321 on pre-order, got it this morning… Guess what I’m listening to? *BIG HUGS*

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