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:
Creative 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.
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.
Social (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.