Friday, March 11, 2016

Friday Bookish Post - March 11, 2016

    

Thanks to Freda from "Freda's Voice" and Gilion at "Rose City Reader" for hosting these bookish link-up!  Click one of the buttons to go to the link-up page.


SYNOPSIS

English professor Lila Maclean is thrilled about her new job at prestigious Stonedale University, until she finds one of her colleagues dead. She soon learns that everyone, from the chancellor to the detective working the case, believes Lila—or someone she is protecting—may be responsible for the horrific event, so she assigns herself the task of identifying the killer.

More attacks on professors follow, the only connection a curious symbol at each of the crime scenes. Putting her scholarly skills to the test, Lila gathers evidence, but her search is complicated by an unexpected nemesis, a suspicious investigator, and an ominous secret society. Rather than earning an “A” for effort, she receives a threat featuring the mysterious emblem and must act quickly to avoid failing her assignment…and becoming the next victim.


BOOK BEGINNINGS

When summoned by the department chair, one shows up on time.  I hurried past the row of faculty mailboxes with minutes to spare and greeted Millicent Quayle, a squarish middle-aged woman whose dull brown hair perfectly matched her suit.  As executive assistant, Millicent presided over the front desk that guarded our leader's inner sanctum.  She was practically humming with efficiency as her fingers flew over the keyboard, and I stood quietly until she mustered up the will to drag her attention away from the computer screen.

FRIDAY 56

I picked up my bag, turned off the bulb and pulled the door shut behind me, noticing that there was light spilling into the hallway through the half-open door to the next room.

That light had not been on before.

Was someone else down here?

~~~oOo~~~

Book Blogger Hop   

Thanks to Billy B at the "Coffee Addicted Writer" and Ramona at "Create With Joy" for hosting these link-ups!  Click on the buttons above to go to their blogs.

This week's BBH question from Vicki Lee @VLZBooks.com:

Do you believe audio books are the future and why do believe? 

If we're talking audio will dominate the book world and make print and e-books obsolete, no I do not believe that.  Many people predicted that ebooks would be the death of print, but that hasn't turned out to be true either.  Each media in which a book appears (print, ebook, audio, video, etc.) brings something unique to the table.

Sometimes there's just nothing like holding a physical book (aka 'bookbooks') with a glass of my favorite cold beverage (or cup of my favorite hot beverage), putting up my feet and getting lost in the pages.

I love my ereader because it allows me to store a ton of books.  Seriously, if I had to have physical copies of each book in the house, they could probably be stacked from floor to ceiling and cover every inch of available wall space in one of our rooms.

Video books  (movies, etc.) have the added benefit of a visual as well as an audio component.  Sound and visual effects can be powerful conveyors of a book's message.

26 comments:

  1. Ouuu this seems like it'll be a great read! I am definitely intrigued. I hope you enjoy/enjoyed it!

    Here's mine --> MIND GAMES

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    1. Thanks, Danica! It was wonderfully spooky!

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  2. Wow, the book sounds great! I hope you enjoy it! Here's mine: Friday

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  3. I have seen this one around and it sounds interesting.

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    1. It was a new author for me, but then I say that a lot. :O)

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  4. Sounds like a good mystery. I enjoy both historical novels and mysteries. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope warm spring weather comes to you soon!

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    1. Hey, Carol, me too on the historical novels and mysteries! Have a great weekend!

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  5. Millicent sounds like a dreadful woman... lol
    Happy weekend!

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    1. She really is, Freda! :p You have a great weekend too!

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  6. I LOVE my print books.

    E-books are forgotten on my iPad, and I so much prefer holding a book instead of a device or listening to a tape.

    ENJOY your weekend.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

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    1. My 'old-school' sister! Have a super weekend, Elizabeth!

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  7. Now this sounds good. I love a mystery and especially one with lots of suspects to choose from. Keeps you guessing.

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2016/03/11/the-friday-56-97-forest-of-memory-authenticities-and-captures/

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    1. Plenty of suspects, Laura, and plenty of bodies. Yikes!

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  8. I agree with you with one comment. The narrator can ruin and audio book.
    Sportochick’s Musings Answer

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    1. Teri, do you think some folks by audio (say as opposed to ebook or print) because they really like the narrator?

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  9. I agree with you -- audio books will NEVER replace printed books, and e-books won't, either. I think that these three formats will just continue to co-exist, and people will gravitate to the one they prefer at the moment. However, printed books will, I think, ALWAYS be preferred by most readers. There's just nothing in the world like walking into a bookstore, picking up an interesting book, and browsing through it. There's also nothing like kicking back on the couch with a good book lovingly held in one's hands!

    Happy Reading! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!! :)

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    1. I have this much-loved, much-used hardback volume of The Complete Works of Shakespeare. Listening to an audio, watching a video or 'turning pages' in my e-reader all have their place, but will never e.v.e.r. replace holding that heavy book in my hands. :O) Thanks for stopping by, Maria!

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  10. I've been looking at this book to read. It sounds so good.

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    1. It goes to prove, Yvonne, that academia is murder. :p

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  11. Omg. This sounds super good. Hope you're having a great weekend!

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    1. Glad you like it, Kendra! You have a great weekend, too!

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  12. I love the cover of The Semester of Our Discontent. It sounds like it will be interesting. You make a very good point about the different story telling formats holding their own worth. I may not prefer audiobooks over print (or e) books, but I do think they have their place.

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    1. I'm a purpleholic anyway, LF, so you /know/ I liked the cover too!

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  13. This sounds like a good mystery to me! it's new to me as is the author. Hope you have a good rest of the weekend! Here's my Friday meme

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    1. I hear you, Maria. Every time I'm starting to think I might be a little bit 'well-read', along comes new authors and books. :O)

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